What Are the Benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

What Are the Benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil?

Find out the topical benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil infused with CBD products, and why it should not be ingested.

Joel Taylor - writer and editor for Cannabotech
By Joel Taylor
Reviewed by Taj Schlebusch

Published April 19, 2021.

Apricot Kernel Oil contains many beneficial components and vitamins, but it's only recommended for topical use. The oil contains a toxic chemical called amygdalin (laetrile) which, when ingested, turns into cyanide in the stomach and may cause side effects such as breathing problems, seizures, and even death.

How to Use Apricot Kernel Oil Safely

Ingested in low doses, apricot kernel oil may be beneficial to your health, but it is unlikely to be safe. Medical professionals have experimented with the oil as a cancer treatment, but there is no proof that it works.

There are a few companies, like Nutracrest that sell ingestible CBD oil-infused apricot kernel oil. Apricot kernel oil should only be used topically, and not ingested unless specifically marketed for that purpose by a reputable company with a certificate of analysis for the product.

What Is Apricot Kernel Oil Good For?

Used topically, apricot kernel oil can benefit the skin. It can leave the skin feeling softer, looking radiant, and reduce signs of aging. Apricot kernel oil's omega-6, omega-9, and vitamins A, E, K, and C nourish and moisturizes the skin. The oil may enhance the skin's elasticity and help protect it from free radicals. It is safe to use CBD cosmetic and skincare products that contain apricot kernel oil.

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