Benefits of Sunflower Oil with CBD
Organic Sunflower Oil is in our products. Why is this?
All CBD tinctures require a carrier oil in order to deliver a usable product that can be absorbed by human tissues upon consumption. Many brands, including HJB (Haylo’s exclusive brand), choose a MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil for this purpose due to the many health benefits that MCT is believed to provide. However, not all MCT oils are equal.
In comparison to other major brands who use fractionated coconut oil as their source for MCT oil, Haylo Wellness’ CBD tinctures are formulated with organic sunflower oil. Fractionated coconut oil can create a longer shelf life, but it’s also highly processed and non-organic. By bringing in sunflower oil into our product as your CBD’S MCT Oil, you get the benefit of additional vitamins. E, A, C & D! Sunflower oil also provides the benefit of both Omega 3 & Omega 6, key essential fatty acids, which help with the improvement of brain function. The powerful combination of these elements in, sunflower oil can provide a protective barrier in your brain from free-radical damage, while also giving you amino acids that help boost serotonin levels and alleviate stress!
The health benefits of sunflower oil include its ability to improve heart health, boost energy, strengthen the immune system, improve skin health, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, protect against asthma, and reduce inflammation.
Sunflower oil has no cholesterol, is low in saturated fats, rich in oleic and linoleic acids, and loaded with vitamins. All types of sunflower oil are an excellent source of vitamin E and provide a small amount of vitamin K. They do not contain cholesterol, protein, or sodium. By consuming sunflower oil, you also lower your risk of heart disease.
Sunflower oil is rich in polyunsaturated fats, rather than monounsaturated fats that are found in other sources, such as olive, canola, peanut, and coconut oils. Data has shown that people who replaced saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats have a reduced risk of heart disease than those who do not.
Four studies have compared the heart-health effects of a diet rich in conventional sunflower oil, a polyunsaturated fat, with a diet rich in canola oil, which has more monounsaturated fat. The researchers concluded that sunflower oil and canola oil had similar effects: Both reducing people’s levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, according to a 2013 review of those studies, published in the journal Nutrition Reviews. This last point confuses me as it seems to imply that there’s little to no difference between using polyunsaturated v monounsaturated fats in terms of the effect on one’s total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol….directly contradicting the first two sentences! ….???
Sunflower oil’s antioxidant properties strengthen the cell membranes, making it harder for bacteria and viruses to enter the body. In addition, this increases our ability to fight off infections.
Ever wondered about the benefits of sunflower seed oil? You’re not alone. First, a little history: the sunflower was cultivated by American Indian tribes circa 3,000 B.C. Tribes used parts of the sunflower plant to help soothe snakebites and to condition the skin and hair. When it comes to skincare today, sunflower seed oil is a great source of vitamin E, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and is effective for combating skincare issues like acne, inflammation, general redness, and irritation of the skin.
The fatty acid content in sunflower oil is connected to energy levels in the body. Saturated fats can make you feel sluggish, while unsaturated fats, of which sunflower oil has many, can keep you feeling energized.
As mentioned above, sunflower oil is rich in antioxidants and substances that act as antioxidants. Vitamin E, which has a group of compounds known as tocopherols, is a powerful antioxidant that can eliminate free radicals before they can mutate healthy cells into cancerous cells.
Inflammation / Anxiety
Asthma affects millions of people around the world, and this respiratory condition can range from mild to life-threatening. Sunflower oil has been positively correlated with a lower amount and severity of asthma attacks because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, which are derived from its vitamin content, as well as the beneficial fatty acids it contains.
The oil exhibits antibacterial activity against C. Albicans, which is the most common cause of infections in people.