Carrier Oils

Cannabis oils are made using a carrier oil, or base oil, which dilutes the concentrated cannabis extract to a point where it can be used medicinally.

Carrier oils are the base oils that carry, or deliver, active compounds such as CBD and THC. Cannabis oils are often used medicinally as they can be administered and measured easily. 


What carrier oils are commonly used for medical cannabis products?


MCT oil is the most commonly used carrier oil in medical cannabis products. MCT oil offers a range of benefits compared to other options, including improved absorption and longer shelf life.

Other popular options include olive oil, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil.


How do I choose the right carrier oil for my medical cannabis product?


Your prescribing specialist will help you find the best option for your specific health condition. Factors such as bioavailability, taste, and shelf life will also be taken into consideration when choosing the best CBPM for you symptoms.


Are there any potential side effects of using carrier oils in medical cannabis products?


While most people tolerate carrier oils well, some patients may experience stomach discomfort or allergic reactions. If you know that you have issues with a particular carrier oil, it’s important to discuss this with your prescribing specialist before starting any medical cannabis treatment.

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