MCT is a type of oil typically derived from coconut oil containing a medium-length chain of fatty acids that help the break down of CBD to your body. Read more MCT acts as an effective carrier for CBD and is becoming known as a superfood. We look at how it works, why it’s highly regarded and why it is paired with CBD. What is CBD? CBD or Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in industrial hemp and cannabis with many benefits. Is it legal? YES. Our 99% pure CBD is as pure as it gets!!! It is derived from industrial hemp and contains ABSOLUTELY NO THC, making it 100% legal. How do you use it? Our CBD can be used in many ways but we have
CBD with MCT Oil: Why They Are Better Together
If you are familiar with Equilibria, then you may have noticed that our ingredients are always front and center. While you’re probably aware that our Daily Drops and Daily Softgels contain our clinical-grade, full-spectrum, organic hemp concentrate, what you may not realize is that MCT oil is an essential part of the formula to help you make the most of these ingested CBD products. Perhaps you’re wondering, “What is MCT oil?” and “Why is it in my CBD?” At Equilibria, we’re here to empower you with science-focused information so you can understand the how and why of the CBD process, like why we use MCT oil in our products.
Before we can dive into more about the specifics of MCT oil, it’s important to know why we use a carrier oil in our CBD.
What is carrier oil?
Carrier oil is an oil used to help transfer another material into your body. For instance, it’s frequently added into skincare products and soaps to help our bodies take in the full benefits of essential oils. But the concept of carrier oil is certainly not exclusive to bath and beauty products, the majority of CBD brands also add some sort of carrier oil to their hemp oil to promote better absorption into the body.
There are several different types of carrier oils, but much like CBD, be aware that not all of them are created equally. Choosing a trusted brand who sources a safe, top-notch, high-fat carrier oil can play a significant role in the effectiveness and overall experience from your CBD products. We pair our superior-quality, organic MCT oil with our organic, premium, full-spectrum CBD to provide you the best CBD journey possible.
What is MCT oil?
MCT oil, or medium-chain triglyceride oil, is a type of oil typically derived from coconut or palm oil containing a medium-length chain of fatty acids with 6-12 carbon atoms. There are four kinds of MCT oil: caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), capric acid (C10), and lauric acid (C12). The number denoted to each type corresponds with the number of carbon atoms in each MCT.
Caproic acid (C6) and lauric acid (C12) tend to be less favorable choices of MCT oil than caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10) because they can have a bitter flavor profile, undesirable side effects, and don’t offer the same potency benefits.
Why is MCT oil the best choice for our CBD?
CBD is fat-soluble, or in other words, it dissolves in oils or fats. In their natural state, CBD molecules are generally too large for our bodies to properly absorb, therefore it’s critical to have a carrier oil containing a high amount of fat, so that your CBD can be absorbed the best it can. MCT molecules have a smaller structure than CBD and can help break down the molecules to enhance bioavailability, or the degree and rate your body can absorb the hemp-based molecules into your system.
It’s usually considered the preferred choice for CBD because it contains an abundance of fat, can be broken down at a faster rate, and more readily processed by the body than other long-chain triglycerides, like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.
Research indicates that MCT oil might offer its own health benefits as well. Some studies suggest that it may act as a source of energy, play a role in managing your hunger cues, and aid digestion.
About our MCT Oil
At Equilibria, we understand that even the smallest details can make a big difference in your results, which is why we carefully consider every ingredient and make science-driven decisions. Our MCT oil is organic, coconut-derived, and composed strictly of C8 and C10 triglycerides to provide the most favorable outcomes. Not only that, but we specifically use MCT obtained from coconuts because it’s considered to be more sustainable than MCT oil from palm oil. We truly care about what goes into your CBD products and want you to reap the full benefits from all the therapeutic molecules in our full-spectrum hemp extract.
Throughout the entire process of formulating our products, we continuously conduct research and take steps to meticulously ensure you’re getting top-quality CBD and MCT oil. We always have our products third-party lab tested, so you know exactly what’s going into your CBD. Rest assured that your MCT oil is safe and a necessary part of the equation.
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MCT oil & CBD oil – A happy partnership
MCT oil is a commonly used carrier for cannabidiol (CBD). It is a high fat oil which is extracted from either coconut or palm.
For years fats have been viewed as the enemy of health, weight loss and well-being. Now we know better. Fats have many vital roles and are an important part of a healthy diet.
MCT goes a step beyond. It is an oil that is packed with nutritional benefits as well as having a role in enhancing and targeting other ingredients.
Medium chain triglycerides: fast facts
- Medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is fat-based and rich in caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid.
- MCT oil is used as a carrier for CBD because it helps to increase bioavailability.
- The addition of MCT to CBD as a carrier oil prevents the cannabidiol from being broken down in your digestive tract.
- Consuming MCT oil is linked to good gut health and weight loss.
What is MCT oil?
Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are fatty acids found in coconut oil and palm oil. It is often reported that they boost energy and support an increase in brain power. It is a clear liquid with no smell and is often added to food or coffee (also called Keto or Bulletproof Coffee) and smoothies.
MCT oil is a general term for several different oils including caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid. Each has varying effects and are found in different amounts in MCT oil.
Most MCTs get their reputation and quick effects from by-passing the digestive tract and going straight to the liver to be broken down. They quickly become high-energy ketones and are transported to the bloodstream. This quick action makes them a source of fast energy and a useful delivery method for other substances such as CBD, which can be broken down in the digestive tract.
Benefits of MCT oil
Some studies have observed a link between a diet rich in MCTs and weight loss. They appear to have links to good gut health and can modify the gut microbiota to support metabolic processes. At the same time, they are both antifungal and antimicrobial, which keeps your digestive system healthy. MCTs have considerable potential for gut health, weight loss and provide a quick source of energy that can reach your cells faster than other forms.
Note: The amount of MCT consumed when taking a CBD oil is minimal. A few drops of MCT oil are not going to provide these same health benefits.
MCT oil vs coconut oil
Coconut oil is packed full of beneficial oils, 62% of which are MCTs. However, of that percentage, a large majority is lauric acid. While lauric acid is beneficial it does not behave like other MCTs and can be broken down in your digestive tract instead of the liver.
Coconut oil is a great choice and can work well in many diets. However, if you want the benefits associated with MCT oil it is best not to buy coconut oil.
MCT oil & cannabidiol (CBD)
When adding any food supplement to your diet it is important to consider its bio-availability. Bio-availability refers to the amount of active ingredient that will reach your bloodstream.
CBD is often broken down by your liver before it can be used by your body. If you ingest CBD, only 4% to 20% will reach your bloodstream and this could take up to two hours.
However, this is still a well-used method of consuming CBD. It is still used because:
1. Ingesting CBD is convenient, and it can easily be added to food or drink.
2. The effect of CBD is often longer when it has been ingested.
3. Taking CBD in this way means that you won’t need to carry any other items such as vaporisers.
Because ingestion is the method of choice for many CBD users there has been lots of research into ways of making it more efficient. It has been found that the amount of CBD and other cannabinoids that reach your bloodstream increases when combined with fats. MCT oil is particularly effective at doing this.
CBD is fat-soluble so the MCT acts as a carrier and prevents it from being broken down in the digestive system. This allows a greater amount of CBD to reach your bloodstream than if you were to swallow the CBD.
MCT oil is a source of healthy fats that can build your energy and maintain your gut health. When combined with CBD the key benefit is enhanced bioavailability of CBD.
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CBD Isolate in MCT Oil
YES. Our 99% pure CBD is as pure as it gets. It is derived from industrial hemp and contains ABSOLUTELY NO THC, making it 100% legal.
How do you use it?
Our CBD can be used in many ways but we have formulated a CBD tincture in MCT(fractionated coconut oil) that has proven to be a therapeutic support for our customers, unrivaled by any other product we’ve seen.
Dosing and Strengths
Our 99% pure CBD isolate comes in four strengths; 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, and 2500mg. This tincture is easy to administer from our liquid dropper bottle and has a half-life of between 24-48 hours. What this means is CBD can stay in your system for up to approximately ten days, with noticeable affects for relief from acute issues disappearing typically after 24-48 hours. So a dose daily, every other day, or as needed would be required for acute issues.
Which strength bottle you need will be determined by the severity of your issues. Our Certified Aromatherapists and trained AI therapy coaches can help create a customized dosing schedule to maximize the therapeutic benefits you receive while staying within your budget!