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What are Carrier Oils and Why Do They Matter in Your Hemp CBD When it comes to purchasing a CBD product, it's only natural to focus on the active compound with all the therapeutic benefits: the CBD itself. While it's crucially important to know where the CBD is coming from and how it's processed, it's also important to take a look at the entire ingredient list and see what else is in there. Unfortunately, like many supplements, there can be some funky hidden (or not so hidden) ingredients in CBD supplements that don't help support our health. What's a carrier oil? A carrier oil is just that – a carrier or delivery medium for the more active ingredients within a particular formula. While carrier oils won't have the same impact as the actual CBD within a CBD formula, it actually makes up the bulk of most CBD supplements since the hemp extract itself is highly concentrated. It's important that the carrier oil is high quality and ideally has some health-boosting properties as well. This creates a more well-rounded health supplement with only upsides. At Veggimins we use one of two different options as a carrier for our CBD: a cold-pressed organic hemp seed oil, or organic coconut MCT oil – both of which nourish the body with healthy fats that support our nervous system, brain health, skin and metabolism. Why use a carrier oil at all? When CBD is extracted from hemp, it is highly concentrated, and generally has a very thick, waxy texture. It needs to be diluted in order to be administered as an oral supplement, or used in a skincare formulation. If you take a look at each of our extracts you'll notice that they list different numbers on the front of the label. This is the total mg of actual CBD per bottle. The higher the strength, the more of this highly concentrated CBD extract is included – meaning, it's more concentrated. The lower the number, say for instance our 60 mg option, will have less of the CBD extract to carrier oil as a ratio. Hemp oil vs CBD extract While both hemp seed oil and hemp CBD extract come from the cannabis (hemp) plant, hemp seed oil is derived from the seeds exclusively and is generally made via a cold-pressing method. While it's a very healthy source of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, it doesn't contain any CBD. Hemp CBD extract is produced in a similar fashion to an essential oil – through an extraction process involving either solvents, steam distillation, or through a CO2 process. It comes from the leaves, stalks and even flowers of the hemp plant. At Veggimins we use a CO2 process because it's environmentally friendly and free of all harsh chemicals, and it's very low heat which helps retain the hemp plant's beneficial properties and constituents. What is MCT Oil? MCT is a big buzz word in the health industry. It stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fat typically found in foods like coconut oil. Compared to its counterpart - long-chain triglycerides - MCT oils are broken down and burned as energy with more ease than other forms of fat. MCT's are absorbed by the liver, where they can either be used as an energy source on the fly or turned into something called ketones. You may have heard of the word ketones in reference to ketosis - a metabolic state achieved through a "keto diet". This diet involves reducing carbohydrate levels to a low enough level over time that the body and brain are forced to switch from running primarily on glucose for energy, to running on an alternative source of fuel: ketones. This is why MCT products can be a very helpful energy source on a keto lifestyle. Every Ingredient Matters Our foundation at Veggimins is the belief that food is the best medicine. It means all ingredients matter, and we put a great level of care into formulating our products to be food-based and completely free of common supplement and food additives. We embrace quality and efficacy not just with the active ingredients in our products, but in all ingredients. Check out our full range of hemp CBD extracts, chocolates and skin serums HERE.

When it comes to purchasing a CBD product, it's only natural to focus on the active compound with all the therapeutic benefits: the CBD itself. While it's crucially important...keep reading

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08/ 22/ 2019 News,

Superfood Miso Lime Black Sesame Tahini Dressing

What's better than your favorite raw sesame tahini? Exotic raw black sesame tahini, that's what! Today we'd like to share about the amazing health benefits our latest Dastony seed butter...keep reading

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08/ 8/ 2019

8 Reasons Why We Should Be Eating More Raw Food

Eating enough fruits and vegetables is a cornerstone of any healthy diet – regardless of whether we''re eating low carb, high carb, vegan, vegetarian, or keto. Our bodies require the nutrients that fruits and vegetables so abundantly provide...keep reading


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08/ 1/ 2019 News,

Signs Your Pet Has Anxiety and How CBD Can Help

For those of us with pets, we all know - our furry friends are like family members - we love them to pieces and want them to feel their absolute best. The issue is, even when we know something is off with our pets, we can’t always understand exactly what is going on with them...keep reading 

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07/ 18/ 2019 News,

10 Tips For Sticking with a Plant-Based, Whole Foods Diet While On The Road

Are you planning an epic road trip this summer? Are you visiting a new city, or perhaps even a new country? If eating healthy is a top priority for you, the idea of traveling to a new place may cause some anxiety...keep reading

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07/ 11/ 2019 News,

Vegan Blueberry Lavender CBD Milkshake

Happy 4th of July! Time to celebrate freedom, the immense blessing that is life here in America, and milkshakes. Yep milkshakes. This is definitely not your typical blueberry milkshake...keep reading

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07/ 3/ 2019

Digestive Issues? Why Food Combining May Be Your Saving Grace

We all know that nutrition is important - what we eat consistently has a huge impact on our overall health. But what many don't realize is it's not always about what we're eating -  when we eat and how we combine things plays a major role as well...keep reading

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06/ 27/ 2019 News,

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

If you were to have gone gluten-free 10 years ago, it may have meant swearing off delicious baked goods forever *gasp*. Thank goodness times have changed...keep reading

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06/ 20/ 2019

5 Ways CBD Oil can Help Manage Your Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can be caused by several personal, social, and economic factors in people’s lives. In a 2018 UK survey, 74% of people had felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope with life...keep reading

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06/ 11/ 2019 News,

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating This Juicy Fruit All Summer Long

If there was one fruit to completely sum up the season of summer it would have to be the watermelon. Juicy, sweet, and oh-so-refreshing, not only does its appearance in the grocery store signal that summer is finally near...keep reading

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06/ 6/ 2019 News,

Post Workout Tropical CBD Green Smoothie

Whether you've just finished an amazing workout or woke up today feeling sore from yesterday's sweat sesh, this is the perfect smoothie recipe to help energize, replenish and revitalize your body...keep reading

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05/ 16/ 2019

Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Over CBD Isolate

CBD has recently found widespread popularity in the treatment of a variety of conditions. When you are considering which CBD oil you should try, the terms you will run into can quickly become confusing...keep reading

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05/ 8/ 2019 News,

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