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Sunflower Oils For MCT

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.

Lowers Cholesterol

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. 

Heart Health

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!   ….???

Immune System

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.

Skin Care

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.


Prevents Infections

The oil exhibits antibacterial activity against C. Albicans, which is the most common cause of infections in people.


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Are your Nerves getting your Nerves?!

How CBD helps with Multiple Sclerosis & Peripheral Neuropathy  –

We have had many questions about these two things, and yes we know with that being said these two things are not the same thing!

Starting with Multiple Sclerosis, what is it? : Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide (1).

Therefore symptoms to those with it are; pain, muscle spasticity, fatigue, inflammation, and depression. When you use CBD having MS, it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiemetic, antipsychotic and neuroprotective. Helpings with heart rate, blood pressure & physical body temperature. Along with reduced fatigue, pain, spasticity, and ultimately improve mobility.

When visiting your doctor or physician, they will usually be ones to prescribe pharmaceutical opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. These though have the side effects of physical dependency, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, tolerance, constipation, and respiratory depression. If while taking these drugs and taking CBD, please be cautionary for it will make these medications more potent but also these side effects more prominent.

When taking benzodiazepines, these will affect sleep and staying asleep — also giving anterograde amnesia. As well as if you take this medication for an extended amount of time with getting drowsiness or also known as the “hangover effect.” If taking antidepressants to combat the other medication side effects, you will get nausea, fatigue, drowsiness. The anxiety may worsen and vision impairment and dizziness. Thus only causing more problems not fixing things, unlike CBD with no side effects.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? 

As part of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system is made up of two components within the nervous system of humans. It is consisting of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord.

To find out of you or someone else have PN, there must be a thorough examination of medical history and also be given a neurological exam.

Polyneuropathy – cause of peripheral nerve damage

There are many different causes of polyneuropathy, with some of the most common ones being:

  • Diabetes
  • Shingles
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland)

Guillan Barre Syndrom:

One of the severe leading type of polyneuropathy. Characterizations of this would be progressive tingling and weakness, starting in the feet and rapidly growing up the legs. GBS can then affect the muscles that control breathing.


It is a localized neuropathy, which is where only one nerve is damaged. Usually from trauma, compression, or entrapment. Which would be carpal tunnel syndrome, which refers to compression of the median nerve, causing numbness and tingling in the wrist.


Receiving input from various locations of the body. Then to send messages to the brain about the body’s sensations, such as hot and cold, pain, and touch. If a sensory nerve is damaged, these would be the results.
  • Lack of sensation to pain changes in temperature
  • Unusual sensations like vibration, numbness, and tingling, burning, stabbing, electrical, or crawling
  • Pain from a light touch that is ordinarily painless (called allodynia)
  • Loss of position sense and balance problems
  • Change in temperature
Diabetic polyneuropathy is an example of predominantly sensory nerve damage (in this case, from high blood sugar levels). Symptoms usually begin in the toes and feet (on both sides of the body) and may include numbness, prickling, tingling, burning, and pain which become worse in the evening or while sleeping. If the disease progresses, it will then move up the legs, mid-calves, and even hand problems would begin to develop.


Motor nerves transmit messages from the brain and spinal cord, telling various muscles to move. When motor nerves are damaged, the most common symptom is muscle weakness.

Other symptoms and signs may include:

  • Muscle cramping and shrinking
  • Fasciculations (when a muscle twitches without your control)
  • Reflex abnormalities


By regulating how your internal organs, such as your blood vessels, stomach, heart, and sweat glands, function.
Common symptoms and signs of autonomic nerve damage include:
  • Excess sweating
  • Heat intolerance
  • Early satiety
  • Impotence
  • Orthostatic hypotension
Keep in mind, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can range in intensity from mildly bothersome to severe and disabling and develop gradually over the years, or in some cases, over days.


The diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy begins with a neurological examination.

Neurological Examination

Blood Tests

Nerve-Specific Tests

Autonomic Tests

How CBD Can Help:

For example, if a person’s neuropathy is occurring as a result of diabetes, then obtaining better and tight control of glucose (sugar) levels may help preserve nerve function. Likewise, if a nutritional deficiency is the neuropathy culprit, then correcting it, should help the neuropathy. Therefore, CBD can help with maintaining correct blood sugar levels. As well as pain reduction, better sleep, and improved function, even in patients with symptoms refractory to standard therapies.
Many Doctors usually recommend the use of the following, but these only show adverse side effects and can hurt the body over time, only to cause more issues to arise.

1. Browne P, Chandraratna D, Angood C, Tremlett H, Baker C, Taylor BV, et al. Atlas of multiple sclerosis 2013: a growing global problem with widespread inequity. Neurology (2014) 83:1022–4.10.1212/WNL.0000000000000768