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Posted by Ryan Mandaville on

Adding Isolate to a Larger Base (Expanded)

So, you have been making your own infused Isolate concoctions for a while now and you are pretty much a pro now. You have infused all the recommended oils: Coconut oil, vegetable oil and even olive oil. What’s next?!? Did you know that depending on which oil you choose to infuse can greatly change and enhance your CBD for its ultimate potential?  This is next level of Oil based isolate creation! Just starting off creating with CBD isolate? Here's another article explaining the basics of adding CBD isolate to a larger base

I would like to start off by reminding everyone that you should always talk to a health care professional before starting any health supplement. These oils are healthy to use and have lots of benefits, like most things, if taken in moderation. Here are some tips, tricks and some information about different oil infusion recipes!

If you have been keeping up on our articles and blogs, you may recognize this first oil. MCT oil or Medium chain triglycerides, is a common oil found in our Active CBD products. This naturally occurring substance can be found in other oils like coconut and olive oil. This is a great product to branch out of your comfort zone with and has plenty of benefits if used appropriately. All of this info can be found in our other article “What is MCT Oil?”. Follow the link if you would like to learn more about MCT oil, however, this article is going to focus on some other oils you may not be so familiar with.

Throughout this article, we are going to see the benefits of different naturally occurring oils and talk about some different methods of consumption or application. For quick reference, here is a list of the oils we will be discussing.

  • Sesame
  • Argan
  • Peanut
  • Flaxseed
  • Palm Oil
  • Safflower
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower

All of these oils in this article may not be the most cost effective, but can possibly be a good step to living a healthier life style. It’s all about what you find useful, and maximizing the potential for your CBD application. Ok, I know you have got to be excited by now. So, lets get started!

Sesame Oil is a not very well-known health supplement, and is made from, you guessed it, Sesame Seeds. These seeds are primarily found and grown in Africa, although there are a couple of places near India where they are naturally occurring as well. This relatively cheap product is used when cooking in many Asian cuisines. It is very rich in zinc which makes for a popular massage oils. Way back when, it was used as a medicine believed to rid the body of heat.  Low grade oil can even be used when making soap.

    Potential Benefits of Sesame Oil
    • Hair Care
    • Skin Care
    • Protects Heart Health
    • Bone quality
    • Anti-Anxiety
    • Oral Care
    • Cancer Prevention
    • Boost Circulation and Metabolism
    • Reduces inflammation

    Argan Oil is a popular oil for creating topicals. However, this oil is in high demand and is in limited supply from its place of origin, Morocco. The species of tree that the oil comes from is generally found in Morocco and is created from the kernels the tree puts off. The species name is known as Argania Spinosa. In its Native home, Morocco, this oil is a popular oil to be drizzled on top of food like we would normally drizzle olive oil. But the health facts speak for themselves and the world can’t seem to get enough! This oil can be used to make a great oil for dipping bread or can be used cosmetically to potentially treat skin diseases and improve quality of your hair.

      Potential Benefits of Argan Oil
      • Age Spots and Scars
      • Acne and Dermatitis
      • Aging
      • Protection against UV
      • Heart Health
      • Cancer Prevention
      • Improves Digestion
      • Hair Care
      • Nail Quality
      • Liver Health
      • Wound Healing


      Peanut Oil! The name says it all. Derived from peanuts, peanut oil is a popular alternative to vegetable oil. Other names include Arachis and Groundnut Oil. This oil is most commonly used is Asian cultures because of the unique flavor it gives to food. However, it became a popular American product during the Civil War by the confederacy when they ran out of whale oil. (Which is the next oil on the list!...Just kidding, we aren’t jerks harming whales) Though this oil is pretty high fatty acid content, it has a safe balance to potentially boost health in various ways, as well as additional benefits from other vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E. This makes peanut oil a great ingredient for a salve or a tincture! They even made peanut oil into a Biodiesel at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. Being high in fat means high in calories, something to keep in mind for those concerned with weight gain.  But who has time for worrying about that?! What are you waiting for!?

      Potential Benefits of Peanut Oil

      • Controls Cholesterol
      • Boost Heart Health
      •  Cancer Prevention
      • Lowers blood pressure
      •  Supports Cognitive Health
      • Skin Care
      • Boost immune system

        Flaxseed oil, or Linseed oil, most likely came from somewhere in the Mediterranean, however if has been used for thousands of years and now is being grown in many different regions. Many cultures have links back to using flaxseed oil at some point or another. It is also one of the key ingredients in linen, though not very helpful info this particular article, kind of a fun fact for those history buffs. Flaxseed is a common alternative to vegetable oil and has intriguing benefits! It is even safe to use or feed to your animals.

        Potential Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

        • Controls Cholesterol Levels
        • Cancer Prevention
        • Improves Digestive Health
        • Prevents Dry Eyes
        • Reduces Inflammation
        • Improving the symptoms of Crohn's disease
        • Helping to maintain hormonal balance

           

          Can you believe these oils? Such great potential benefits are literally at your disposal with just a minor adjustment to your cooking/eating habits. (Within reason, of course) Well I hope you are keeping up, because we still have more oil supplements to go!

          Attention mothers or mothers to be!!!! I hope I have your attention! This next oil can potentially benefit you and the future president you are currently carrying! Though this oil has gotten a bit of a bad rap for its high LDL cholesterol, if used appropriately, this is one of the most interested oils of all. This oil is derived from the various pulp of the fruits of oil palms. There are many varieties of palms, but the most popular for palm oil is the African oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis) and American oil palm (Elaeis Oleifera). Beta-Carotene is a prime component of Palm oil, which is important for potentially improving energy and improving vision. It is also a great source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, D and E. It has been seen in popular products like peanut butter or potato chips.  This oil is a staple in less fortunate communities because its calorie content.

          Potential Benefits of Palm Oil

          • Increase LDL cholesterol levels
          • Improves energy levels
          • Improves Vison
          • Prevents Cardiovascular issues
          • Reduces Risk of Cancer
          • Supports Healthy Pregnancy

            The Safflower plant has grown in its number of different uses over that last few years. It is an annual plant that had little to no use, except as an oil. Some cultures have been known to use it as a dye, but was ineffective and overall small yields, so it was quickly cast aside for another, more abundant supply. This plant has been an important plant in history, dated uses being all the way back to Egyptian and Greek. There are currently about 60 countries producing this crop. As the market grows, this oil may become a more popular decision than more fatty vegetable oils. The most unique thing about this oil is its potential to relieve the symptoms of PMS, without having to take dangerous, hormonal supplements!

            Potential Benefits of Safflower Oil

            • Protects heart health
            • Prevents Diabetes
            • Weight Loss
            • Hair Care
            • Skin Care
            • Relieves Symptoms of PMS
            • Boost Immune system

              Avocado Oil is another fun one! This particular oil is extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways. Unlike most other oils, Avocado oil is derived from the pulp of the Persia Americana Fruit, AKA an avocado. Imagine that, right? The avocado plant is native to Central America and Southern Mexico. The name is derived from an Aztec word, but in hopes of keeping this article “PG”, I just recommend doing your own research on the history of avocados if you are dying to know. This oil has many benefits and has been used in various cosmetic creams for its moisturizer and regenerative properties.  Though it is usually bleached and deodorized when extracting for such products. Can you imagine mashing up an avocado and rubbing it in your hair? Yuck. Though with all these benefits, I guess it would be worth it.

              Potential benefits of Avocado Oil

              • Neutralize Free Radicals in the body and prevents Cancer
              • Lowers Cholesterol
              • Heart Healthy Fatty Acids
              • Healthy Eyes
              • Great source of Lutein
              • Enhance absorption
              •  Can potentially enhance absorption of Carotenoid
              • Treat Arthritis
              • Prevents Gum Disease
              • Heal wounds
              • Treats Acne
              • Healthy Hair and enhance Hair growth
              • Assist in Digestion
              • Weight loss

                I always see fields full of sunflowers and think about how delicious sunflower seeds sound, but I never really thought of the benefit of Sunflower oil. The main producers of this oil are Ukraine, Russia and Argentina; however, it is used throughout the world.

                Potential Benefits of Sunflower Oil

                • High fatty acid content
                  • Palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid. The combination of fatty acids in the body are extremely important to maintain various elements of human health, and sunflower oil can help maintain that balance.
                • Lower Cholesterol
                • Treats athletes foot
                • Boost heart health
                • Improves Immune System
                • Skin Care
                • Boost Energy
                • Asthma Protection
                • Prevents cancer
                • Reduces inflammation
                • Reduces severity of arthritis
                • Prevents infection

                You did it! You made it to the end of the seemingly never-ending article. Now that you have a feel for the potential benefits that the particular oils can provide, you are going to need to learn about essential oils! Here is a link to a great article on "essential oils". Combining this information with the information you just learned will make you unstoppable! Now its time to maximize your CBD potential when making your own healthy CBD infusions.

                Keep in mind, like with any addition or change to your health regiment, you should contact and discuss the possible side effects with your Doctor. All of these oils posted, though have many health benefits, also have risks attached if you are not familiar with the oils. Please do your own research as well as talking to you Doctor before trying these health supplements.

                Have your own ideas for special blends that you want to share? Do you have a question or comment about CBD? Let us know, and we will respond right away. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletter and visit our website DiscoverCBD.com regularly for the latest updates on research, legislation, and other news impacting you and cannabidiol. Try to keep up! 😊

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