CBD products require a carrier oil – and there are plenty of options out there – ranging from palm oil to grape seed oil to avocado oil. Carrier oils bind with CBD, making it easier to dose, absorb and metabolize.
Fractionated coconut oil, also known as MCT coconut oil, is a particularly healthy and effective carrier oil preferred by the Bōdee Organics team. While it is derived from the same source (coconuts) as the coconut oil normally used for cooking, fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, which prevent it from solidifying in cooler temperatures.
Here, we explore why fractionated coconut oil stands out in the crowd when it comes to infusing CBD.
It’s Good for You
Fractionated coconut oil comes with many health benefits. Like CBD, it’s a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It also includes anti-fungal and anti-bacterial benefits. Furthermore, fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, C8 and C10, with are metabolized quickly by the liver for a boost of energy. Initial studies also indicate fractionated coconut oil may assist with brain function.
It’s Flavorless and Easy to Keep
Another reason we love fractionated coconut oil is its lack of flavor. While other types of coconut oils might have a strong coconutty flavor, fractionated does not. This makes it ideal for creating flavored tinctures like ours. Additionally, fractionated coconut oil stays liquid at cooler temperatures and has a longer shelf life, making it easy to dose, dispense and use.
It Absorbs Quickly
Not only is fractionated coconut oil ideal for sublingual absorption (such as through a tincture), it’s also great for fast-acting topicals. For this reason, it’s a common ingredient in all sorts of cosmetic products, including highly moisturizing creams for the face and body. Unlike other forms of coconut oil, it doesn’t leave an oily residue.
While palm oil works perfectly fine as a carrier oil, it’s highly unsustainable – associated with severe deforestation, the destruction of animal habitats and climate change. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is generally more eco-friendly and ethically sourced.
Fractionated coconut oil works synergistically with our other ingredients – including THC-free CBD and plant-based terpenes – to deliver health benefits for all-day wellness. You’ll find fractionated coconut oil in our tinctures, capsules, softgels and our Thrive Body Balm.