One of the ways to bring the CBD in your body is by using carrier oil. CBD as you already know, is a fat soluble molecule. In nature, there are plenty of crops, vegetables and fruits rich in fats. A lot of them are used as carrier oils for different tinctures, extracts, cosmetics etc. One of the most popular carrier oils are made from sesame seeds, coconut, olives, hemp seeds, avocado, grape seeds, raspberry seeds, walnuts and others.
The body has two different ways for absorbing compounds, a water-soluble pathway and a fat–soluble pathway. CBD is a fat-soluble substance and thus can’t go directly to the bloodstream. We use the oil “ to carry” the CBD and other phytochemicals.
It is very important to get the most possible effect when consuming CBD and consider how to improve their bioavailability. In other words, , we care about the proportion of a substance that can have the maximum effect with the same amount in our systems after being introduced into our body.
When CBD is combined with a fatty vegetable oil, such as sesame oil or whatever, it binds directly to the fat molecules that our body is familiar with processing, strengthening CBD absorption and bioavailability.
Another benefit of using the carrier oil is that it makes measuring doses much easier and accurate.
Also, a very important aspect is that the carrier oils bring their own health benefits.
Here is why we use Organic Sesame Indicum Oil:
Sesame is a plant cultivated for its edible seed, oil and flavorsome value. The Sesame seed is a reservoir of nutritional components with numerous beneficial effects along with health promotion in humans. The bioactive components present in the seed include vital minerals, vitamins and health compounds. It is called the “Queen of Oilseeds” due to its high degree of resistance to oxidation and rancidity.
Benefits of Adding Carrier Oils to CBD?
Let’s discover in details the three main reasons carrier oils are used.
Carrier Oils Enhance CBD Absorption
One of the main reasons CBD oil manufacturers dilute hemp extracts like CBD in a carrier oil is to improve absorption in the gut and the bioavailability..
Bioavailability is the proportion of a substance that can have an effect in your system after being introduced to the body in one form or another. In other words, it’s how much effect you’ll get from your CBD after consumption.
When anything is ingested, it moves through multiple organs, breaking down bit by bit along the way. If you ingest CBD oil, it travels to the stomach, then the small intestine, then through the metabolic system to your liver. The liver metabolizes the oil before it goes out into the circulatory system.
Fat-soluble substances , like CBD cannot enter the bloodstream directly. First, they need to get packaged up into tiny droplets called micelles. These micelles then enter the fatty lymph tissue — a network of fat-based compounds and immune cells. Then, they travel up the body through the lymph, eventually entering the bloodstream directly above the heart. In the diagram above, the lymph is the green tubes (called lacteals). These lacteals carry the CBD (and other cannabinoids) to the lymphatic system.
Absorbing fats in this way requires a series of enzymes in the digestive tract to prepare the fat molecules for absorption by breaking them down and turning them into micelles. When we eat fats, taste receptors in our mouth send signals to the digestive tract to get these enzymes ready.
Carrier Oils Make Measuring Doses Easier
For example, the difference between 5 mg and 50 mg of CBD extract is minuscule — 50 mg of this highly-refined source of CBD is about the size of a match head.
Getting precise doses like 7.5 mg requires a precision scale and can’t be done accurately with the naked eye or at home. We need special equipment for this, which simply isn’t realistic and extremely expensive for most CBD users.
The solution is to first dilute the extract (paste) into a carrier oil at a predictable amount —such as 300 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, or 1500 mg CBD per bottle like you’ll find listed on most CBD oils.
From here, a larger amount of oil with dissolved CBD is much easier and more accurate to measure. The same 50 mg dose can be measured by counting the drops of oil or measuring the fluid in a dosing syringe.
This makes CBD dosing significantly more accurate and consistent. In addition, it creates space for small dosing errors.
Carrier Oils May Offer Additional Health Benefits
Many carrier oils bring health benefits of their own.
For example, coconut oil is widely recognized for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and may help increase levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Olive oil is reported to reduce the risk of heart disease in other ways.
Other carrier oils offer antioxidant benefits, provide a small amount of energy to the body, offeringomega-6 fatty acid and omega-3 fatty acid as well.
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) belonging to the order tubiflorae, family Pedaliaceae, is a herbaceous annual plant cultivated for its edible seed, oil and flavorsome value. It is also known as gingelly, til, benne seed and popularly as “Queen of Oilseeds” due to its high degree of resistance to oxidation and rancidity.
Sesame seed contains 50-60% of high quality oil which is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and natural antioxidants, sesamin, sesamolin and tocopherol homologues. These bioactive components enhance the stability and keeping quality of sesame oil along with numerous health benefits. Sesame seeds are considered as valuable foods as they enhance the diet with the pleasing aroma and flavor and offer nutritional and physiological benefits. Recent studies on the antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic activities of sesame seed, have greatly increased its applications in health food products that assert for liver and heart protection and tumor prevention. Sesame seed is high in protein, vitamin B1, dietary fiber as well as an excellent source of phosphorous, iron, magnesium calcium, manganese, copper and zinc. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances, sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans and have a cholesterol lowering effect in humans.
Sesame seeds composition
Sesame seed is rich in oil, contains high amounts of (83-90%) unsaturated fatty acids, mainly linoleic acid (37-47%), oleic acid (35-43%), palmitic (9-11%) and stearic acid (5-10%) with trace amount of linoleic acid.
Sesame seed oil have a wide pharmaceutical application and have played a prominent role in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries.