What Carrier Liquids Are Used in CBD Products? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

What Carrier Liquids Are Used in CBD Products?

Carrier liquids used in CBD products are natural plant-based oils such as MCT extracted from coconut oil, sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, and grapeseed oil.

By Petal Mashraki
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published April 20, 2021.

There are several carrier liquids used in CBD products, these are mixed with CBD to improve its bioavailability. In other words, the carrier liquid helps the CBD to be absorbed into the system more efficiently. CBD is not water-soluble, so when mixed with a carrier oil, a higher concentration of CBD reaches your bloodstream quicker.

Most CBD Products Are Mixed With MCT Oil

All CBD oils are mixed in with a natural, plant-based carrier oil. The most common carrier liquid used in CBD products is MCT, which is extracted from coconut or palm kernel oil. Other carrier liquids used in CBD products include hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, pomegranate seed oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and olive oil.

Do Carrier Oils Have Their Own Benefits?

Some CBD carrier oils serve no other purpose than carrying the CBD, while other carrier oils have their intrinsic health benefit. MCT is considered the best carrier liquid and is known to promote skin health and cognitive awareness.

A Final Thought

Because some carrier oils will suit your condition more than others, it is best to check which carrier liquid is used in the CBD product and the health benefits that it may provide. For example, people with liver disorders or uncontrolled diabetes should avoid MCT.