You may or may not put the lime in the coconut, but you can definitely put the coconut in the CBD. That’s right — your CBD oil could have MCT oil from coconuts mixed in!
This might prompt the question: Uh, why? And that’s a good thing to ask as it’s always smart for consumers to know what’s in the products they’re using.
With no further delay, let’s crack this nut wide open.
First, why don’t we pick apart the acronyms and terms. MCT oil is:
Bringing it all back together now — MCT oil or medium-chain triglycerides oil. MCT oil is a plant-derived oil that’s used a lot in food, supplements, and personal care products. It’s a popular choice due to its many desirable qualities.
Coconuts are the most common source for MCT oils. But, with 34% of MCT coming from palm kernels, palm kernels have got some serious hooks in market share, too.(1)
It’s important to clarify here that coconut oil is not the same thing as MCT oil made from coconuts. Coconut oil contains a variety of fats, including MCTs. On the other hand, coconut MCT oil only contains MCTs — so it’s a very concentrated source of MCTs.
We’ll focus on MCT oil from coconuts as it’s the dominant kind and is what’s in our CBD products.
There are likely many reasons for this. But we’re sticking to the ones associated with the chemistry of MCT oils.
MCT oils rock because of the size of their molecules. Medium-chain molecules are smaller than those of long-chain (LCT) molecules. Solid science there.
Most other fats you eat or drink are composed primarily of LCTs. But the thing is, MCTS — due to their diminutive size — are easier for your body to process than LCTs. This means your body doesn’t have to work as hard to absorb MCTs. When your body isn’t as taxed with breaking down and utilizing the fat molecules, it’s able to put the MCTs to work sooner and with greater efficiency.
It’s that last one that of particular interest for us here. MCT oil is an excellent carrier oil.
What are carrier oils? Carrier oils are plant-based oils used as helpers in other products. (You’ll find carrier oils in all sorts of health and beauty products.) They help other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients enter your body so they can be used.
Check out What Are CBD Carrier Oils & Why Do They Matter? if you want a full primer on carrier oils.
In the case of CBD, the MCT carrier oil is doing two things. It’s helping deliver the CBD to tissues throughout your body. And it’s making it so that the CBD is more bioavailable to those tissues.
MCT coconut oil has a lot going for it when it comes to CBD! So be sure to read those product labels and see if your CBD has the power of MCT oil optimizing it. (It’ll be listed as something like Medium-Chain Triglycerides, MCT Oil, MCT Coconut Oil, or MCT Oil from Coconuts on the ingredients list.)
MCT oil is an oil that’s most commonly made from coconuts. Research suggests that MCT oils may have several health benefits.
Because of its many favorable qualities, MCT oil makes a wonderful carrier oil for CBD. It has small molecules that make it highly absorbable by your body. When paired with CBD, it amplifies the CBD’s bioavailability.
Most Pure Craft CBD products leverage the advantages of MCT coconut oil, which helps you achieve max results with every dose.
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