There are many different types of CBD oils available on the market, but what is the difference between them? This article will help you understand which CBD oil has the best base(carrier) oil and why. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that doesn’t cause any high or intoxication. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, as well as being able to reduce anxiety, seizures, and nausea. The most common type of CBD oil sold in stores today are hemp-derived products because they contain less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana). Hemp-derived CBD oils can be extracted from either complete plant material or just the seeds.

Now that you have a base understanding of CBD oil let’s talk about the carrier oils included in the CBD oil you purchase. Most people interested in CBD oil buy one with the best reviews online, but they don’t always consider that most of the tincture is the carrier oil. Hemp seed oil and MCT Oil are both natural oils that can be used as a base for CBD, and both these oils have their own unique properties, so it’s worth understanding the differences between them. 

Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. It also contains a good amount of protein. Hemp seeds contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce naturally on their own, meaning hemp seeds help supply us with all we need to function properly. Hemp seed oil has been shown to improve heart health by lowering cholesterol while increasing HDL levels (the “good” cholesterol) as well.

MCT oil, short for medium-chain triglycerides, is a form of saturated fat found in coconut and palm oils. MCTs are metabolized quickly by the body, which makes them an excellent source of fast energy. This is why they’re often used as a supplement to help with weight loss and manage appetite. In addition, these fatty acids have been shown to improve mental performance and reduce inflammation levels in the body. 

Which is a better base in CBD oil?

Hemp seed oil and MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil are both popular choices for a base in CBD oils. But which is better? Hemp seed oil, also known as hemp extract or cold-pressed hemp seed oil, is extracted from the hemp plant’s seeds. It has an earthy smell and flavor with a slightly nutty taste to it and has been used medicinally since ancient times. On the other hand, MCT Oil is made by extracting fatty acids from coconut or palm kernel oils and synthetically in the lab. In terms of sheer synergy and possible entourage effect, hemp seed oil is the clear choice. One company that utilizes organic hemp seed oil as the carrier oil is Roma Leaf. They believe high omega fatty acids and proteins deliver better and longer-lasting results. 


Ultimately, both Hemp Seed Oil and MCT Oil are both great bases for CBD oil. You can’t go wrong with either one! The only thing you need to keep in mind is the taste factor and any health benefits that may be of interest to you. If it’s more important for your tastes buds than hemp seed oil or if a specific ingredient like omega-3s will benefit your body more than another type of fatty acid, then, by all means, use whichever base fits your needs best. 

We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about the difference between hemp seed and MCT oil as a base for CBD oil. 

Which would you prefer and why? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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