Unsure where to start? Learn About Hemp Extract Oils and Ingestibles
What Is Hemp Extract Oil?
You may be familiar with hemp extract oil. Hemp Extract Oil is just one of many types of hemp extracts that are or will soon be available on the market. You may notice other hemp extracts, such as CBN or CBG oil, beginning to appear in the market.
Hemp extract oil is an umbrella term that encompasses all extract tinctures from the hemp plant, regardless of its main beneficial cannabinoid.
Cannabidiol is the most common main cannabinoid at this point and time. Many people utilize hemp extract oil-based hemp extract oil to treat physical and mental ailments or to boost their daily wellness.
How Is Hemp Extract Oil Made?
The safest method of extraction is using CO2 in a closed-loop extractor. CO2 extraction is a common process in the food manufacturing industry and allows for the oil, flavors, and cannabinoids from the hemp plant to remain intact without exposing it to harsh chemicals or solvents.
The resulting extract is then blended with a carrier oil—most commonly MCT oil—and sometimes essential oils or flavorings to create the final product.
Why Is MCT Oil Used As The Carrier Oil?
MCT oil has its own health and wellness properties that work well with hemp extracts. Many incorporate MCT oil into their supplement routine for its benefits in a ketogenic diet or to manage various health conditions.
In the case of hemp extract oils, MCT oil is an excellent carrier because it improves bioavailability. The saturated fat in MCT oil assists the body in absorbing and metabolizing the cannabinoids quickly, which allows them to go into effect faster and more efficiently.
What Are The Benefits Of Taking Hemp Extracts?
Research into the benefits of hemp extracts is ongoing with promising results and safe to take.
The cannabinoids in hemp extracts interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system and serotonin receptors. This can lead to balanced relief from physical and mental discomfort.
Some people take hemp extracts for specific issues and ailments, while others use them as daily supplements to balance their endocannabinoid system for a more general wellness effect.
Who Should Try Hemp Extracts?
When your endocannabinoid system is out of balance, it can cause uncomfortable physical or mental problems. Almost everyone can benefit from incorporating hemp extracts into their daily life.
What Should I Look For In A Hemp Extract?
When purchasing hemp extract oils, it’s crucial to look for products that are grown in the USA using only organic practices. Any reputable company will also have an easy-to-access Certificate of Analysis, which will show the breakdown of cannabinoids, as well as the absence of any heavy metals, harsh chemicals, or solvents.
To get the most benefit from hemp extracts, we recommend staying away from those derived from isolates. These will only contain one cannabinoid, like cannabidiol or CBG, but nothing else. Cannabinoids work best when they can team up in what is known as the entourage effect. Many people find that products derived from isolates are ineffective.
Instead, look for full or broad spectrum. Full spectrum will contain up to .3% THC but offers all of the beneficial cannabinoids from hemp. Broad spectrum is similar, but the THC has been removed to undetectable levels.
Many find the minuscule amount of THC in full spectrum helpful when treating their desired issues. However, if you are sensitive to THC, broad spectrum may be a better option for you.
How Do I Use Hemp Extract Oil?
To use hemp extract oil, start low and go slow with a single daily dose of a dropper ¾ full. Simply place the oil under your tongue for 30 seconds, then swallow.
If you find the dosing to be ineffective after a week or so, increase your dosage or frequency.
How Do I Select The Right Strength Of Hemp Extract?
For daily wellness or beginners, the 500mg tincture is the perfect strength. 1000mg, which is a standard strength, is good for those who have used hemp extracts for awhile or who want a stronger dose. 1500mg is ideal for those who need a high dose for chronic issues.
What Are Some Other Uses For Hemp Extracts?
Hemp extract oil can also be used in hot drinks, smoothies, and recipes. Have fun experimenting and finding new ways to enjoy your daily hemp routine.
What Are Some Other Ingestible Hemp Products?
The most popular ingestible hemp product outside of tinctures is gummies. We offer 25mg gummies, which are simple and delicious to take once a day, especially for those who are younger or more sensitive-to-taste.