Coconut MCT oil and CBD.
In this post, we will learn why the association of coconut medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and CBD is beneficial.
Before we start explaining the role of coconut MCT oils as a carrier in CBD oils; we need a good understanding of precisely what MCT oils are.
MCT are a type of fats that occur naturally in some plants known as triglycerides. In our case, these are extracted from coconuts. Other examples of plants containing MCTs are palm, olive, sesame, soybean and avocado.
The interest on MCT oils by health-conscious people has increased in recent years; It is because our bodies effortlessly digest MCT oils.
On the other hand, the way that our body processes these fats are linked to some benefits.
In the next lines, we are going to describe these qualities.
What are the benefits of MCT oil?
We already know about its use in CBD oils as a carrier for the phytocannabinoids. Coconut MCT oil is also often used on its own to be added to foods, smoothies or beverages.
The main reason behind people doing this is the gains with its use. It serves as a source of rapid energy that quickly enters into our cells without being broken down by the digestive system.
This quick action is what makes it a useful delivery method for substances such as CBD, which are broken down in the digestive tract when ingested losing its bioavailability.
MCT oil and CBD
As we just mentioned, the key is bioavailability, with any food supplement added to your diet, it’s crucial to consider its factor.
In our case, bioavailability is the amount of CBD (and associated phytocannabinoids) that will reach your bloodstream. In other words, the number of phytocannabinoids that are going to have an effect on your body.
When we ingest hemp extracts, they are firstly broken down in the stomach and then absorbed by the small intestine before making their way to the liver. Once phytocannabinoids pass our liver, they can reach our bloodstream. Is in the liver where most of the phytocannabinoids are lost or destroyed. They get metabolized into more than a 100 different metabolites that our bodies eliminate before reaching the bloodstream. Logically, this effect decreases the total amount of hemp extracts available for our body use significantly.
But don’t worry, here is where MCT oil steps in. It acts as a carrier and barrier for phytocannabinoids. MCT “covers” the phytocannabinoids helping to avoid the digestive system as much as possible. Also reduces the formation of non-bioactive products by the liver. It means more CBD reaches your bloodstream. Also, because phytocannabinoids are fat-soluble, they are most effective when taken with saturated fats, such as MCT oils.
This is the main reason behind blending our oils onto coconut MCT, to increase its bioavailability.
We all know that cannabinoids can improve our lifestyles, and most of us want to get the most out of this. MCT oils help us do just that. MCT not only allows larger concentrations of hemp extracts to reach your bloodstream, but they also happen to be good for your health.
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