Unless you’re just starting out in the CBD community, you’ll likely know that most products contain a lot more than just CBD. Microencapsulated MCT oil powders are ideal for keto diets, delivering MCTs that our body can quickly convert into ketones. Looking for a healthy addition to your supplement regimen? Organic CBD in MCT is optimized for nutrition. Order now and save with flexible subscription plans.
CBD and MCT Oil: The Connection
Unless you’re just starting out in the CBD community, you’ll likely know that most products contain a lot more than just CBD . MCT oil is one of the most common of the other ingredients, but why is that? Is there something special about MCT oil? What is the CBD MCT oil connection?
In this article, we answer all the most common questions we’ve heard from the CBD Choice community regarding CBD, MCT oil, and the ways they come together to create the world-class CBD oil tinctures you know and love.
What is MCT Oil, And Where Does It Come From?
Medium Chain Triglyceride oil, better known as MCT oil, is a type of saturated fatty acid that is frequently used in natural products in a variety of fields. These include dietary supplements, foods and beverages, beauty products, and, yes, wellness tools like CBD oil tinctures .
MCT oil can be made from a wide variety of sources, including coconut, avocado, grapeseed, and olive oil bases. Knowing which MCT oil base to use is mainly a matter of personal preference, as each offers more or less the same benefits and dietary considerations.
When it comes to products combining CBD and MCT oil, many if not most manufacturers have elected to use coconut-based MCT oils. Again, this choice has a minimal impact on the final product, and it’s likely that manufacturers make this decision based on a combination of economic cost and environmental impact.
Most users should be unconcerned with the source of their MCT oil. However, if you are allergic to coconut or other tree nuts, be sure to verify whether your CBD MCT oil is derived from such a source.
What Are the Benefits of MCT Oil?
The dietary benefits of MCT oil are the main reason why it has been used extensively throughout many industries. MCT oils are very easy to digest and, in contrast with most saturated fats, are metabolized very quickly and may not be stored in body fat.
MCT oils are rich in healthy fats and contain virtually no carbohydrates, sugars, or other macronutrients. Contrary to common belief, fats are an absolutely essential part of any diet, and healthy fats such as MCT oil provide a rich, readily-available source of energy that can fit easily into almost any diet.
In fact, several diets, such as the keto diet , Atkins diet , and other “low carb” diets, often use MCT oil as a key energy source and a “carb-free” source of rich fats and natural calories.
But What is the CBD MCT Oil Connection?
When isolated from the hemp plants in which it grows, CBD is a fine, white powder. When sold on its own, this powder is referred to as “ CBD isolate ”.
While CBD isolate offers all of the benefits of other CBD products, most users find it somewhat less convenient than CBD oil. That’s because CBD isolate requires the use of a fine powder scale to measure one’s dose, and it typically needs to be taken with a glass of water — lest you choke and wheeze in a fashion reminiscent of the cinnamon challenge !
To make dosing more convenient, most manufacturers produce a liquid CBD product known as CBD oil or CBD tincture . However, making oil tinctures is not as simple as mixing CBD isolate into any old liquid.
In its natural state, CBD is not water-soluble (though some manufacturers, such as CBD Living , use a slightly modified form of water-soluble or “nano” CBD ). Instead, CBD is fat-soluble , meaning that liquid CBD products need to use a fat-rich substance such as MCT oil in order to properly dissolve and suspend the dose of CBD they contain!
Does MCT Oil Improve CBD’s Effectiveness?
On the one hand, MCT oil does not fundamentally change the way your body reacts to CBD. MCT oil will not add additional effects to your regular CBD treatment. Its main purpose is as a carrier oil — that is, to allow the CBD to dissolve evenly and prevent separation from the liquid over time.
But while MCT oil does not fundamentally change CBD’s effects, it can make CBD more effective!
CBD’s effectiveness is determined by the bioavailability of the CBD product you choose to use. Although the concept of bioavailability can be somewhat confusing, it basically refers to the efficiency with which your body can absorb and use the dose of CBD.
Because MCT oil is so easily absorbed by the body (as described above), CBD suspended in it is also very easily absorbed and used. By using a highly-efficient carrier oil, CBD MCT oil products are able to increase the bioavailability of their CBD dose and allow users to get more bang for their CBD buck!
The CBD MCT Oil Connection, In Closing
CBD and MCT oil aren’t the only top-class combination, but it’s hard to deny the benefits that the two offer when working together. MCT oil not only increases CBD’s bioavailability and effectiveness but also fits easily into virtually any diet, provides the body with a rich, easily-digested source of energy, and provides the perfect, fat-rich base that CBD needs to dissolve.
In short? CBD MCT oil products are so widely popular for a very good reason . MCT oil helps bring out the very best in CBD, increasing the effectiveness and convenience of your dose. And because it has a very neutral taste, it works easily with the wide variety of flavors found in CBD oil tinctures.
Microencapsulated MCT oil powder, a unique solution for keto applications
A ketogenic diet is a “nutritional strategy” based on the reduction of dietary carbohydrates. This reduction “forces” our body to produce the glucose necessary for survival on its own and to increase the energy consumption of fats contained in adipose tissue.
In fact, a “Ketogenic diet” is a diet that produces ketones, i.e., chemical substances our liver forms when breaking down fats.
Ketones are a fast and healthy source of energy for the brain and muscles, without being stored as fat tissue in our bodies.
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are a unique type of fatty acids.
They go directly from the gut to the liver and are used by the body as an immediate source of energy themselves or to be quickly converted into ketones.
The features of MCTs are ideal for ketogenic diets, weight management, sports nutrition, functional food, and nutritional products.
MCTs can be found mainly in coconut oil, that is a a good source of C8 caprylic acid – a substance known as “the most ketogenic MCT”, ideal for fat burning and increasing energy levels – and C10 capric acid featuring a few unique benefits in addition to metabolism, like antifungal properties, and a good immunity booster.
A patented international micro-encapsulation technology
Normally MCT oil powders are destroyed in our stomach: this does not happen with micro-encapsulated MCT oil powders.
MCB is a Taiwanese company and an expert in microencapsulation of MCT oil powders. Applying an international patent for micro-encapsulation technology with selective digestibility and phased antioxidant protection, MCT oil powders pass through the stomach and deliver MCTs to the intestine.
Microencapsulated oil powders become more stable and deliver free-flowing and with low surface oil, thus improving consumers’ great satisfaction and experience.
The technology also leads to lower oil leak-out, no caking and higher efficiency during production.
In addition, microencapsulation protects the active ingredients from oxidation caused by the external environment, ensuring product quality and a longer shelf life (24 month).
A line of multi-fat keto blends for several applications
MCB recently obtained USDA Organic Certification.
The company offers a range of clean label and vegan friendly USDA Organic MCT oil powders, beside a range of ketogenic multi-fat keto blends providing a delicious and creamy taste that could be used as a keto coffee creamer.
For instance, KETO BLEND FAT POWDER X8 contains premium C8 MCT, grass-fed butter, coconut oil and ghee, ideal for a keto coffee creamer that can bring multi fats and excellent taste to keto coffee.
The concept of keto coffee creamer has been very popular in the global market. With MCB’s wet blend and micro-encapsulation technology, the stability and taste of the blend makes the product stand out.
MCB micro-encapsulated MCTs – especially the clean label and vegan friendly products – are ideal in several keto applications, including
• sports nutrition
• coffee creamer
• keto creamer
• meal replacement
• keto collagen
• functional bars
• food fortification
• formula milk powders
• medical meals
• pet food
MCB and Faravelli, Inc. offer a one-stop-shop for nutritional fat powder solutions especially for precise and comprehensive keto applications.
MCT solutions by MCB are distributed in North America by Faravelli, Inc.
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Organic Full-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil – Natural Flavor
Coconut-derived MCT oil makes a great-tasting carrier for our organic CBD oil.
Enough with all the acronyms, amirite? Let’s break this tincture down and talk about why you’ll love it!
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides (which is another fancy word for oil — in this case, fractionated coconut oil), and CBD is short for cannabidiol. And that’s all there is to it — just those two ingredients! Our Organic CBD in MCT Oil is definitely one of the healthiest CBD options on the market.
This product is keto-friendly and may help to support a boost in energy and improved weight loss.
And because our MCT oil is odorless, this oil allows you to experience the full, rich scent of the cannabis terpenes.
When will I feel the effects?
How you take this tincture will affect how quickly you may feel its effects.
When swallowed, this tincture is absorbed through the digestive system. This means that it will likely be a longer amount of time, around 1-2 hours, until the tincture takes effect. However, the effects are reported to last longer than other methods of taking CBD.
When taken sublingually (under the tongue), you may experience effects slightly faster because the CBD is absorbed by the blood vessels in the mouth.
Can I mix this into drinks?
Since this is an oil, it may not incorporate well with water-based drinks — you might have more success with thicker drinks like coffee or smoothies.
If you’re looking for something to add to drinks, try our Water Soluble tinctures.
Does this need to be refrigerated?
You don’t need to refrigerate your Organic Full-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil, but refrigeration may help extend its shelf life. Either way, you should tightly close the top after use and store the product in a room-temperature, dry place away from direct sunlight — a cupboard will usually work just fine.
How do the oils differ from the water soluble tinctures?
This CBD oil is a true oil since it is made of two main ingredients: CBD extract and a carrier oil (in this case, coconut oil).
Our water soluble tinctures are also made with CBD extract, but they are emulsified with vegetable glycerin, which allows them to be easily mixed with just about anything.
Can I vape this?
No. Our oil-based products are not designed to be vaped.
Other questions or concerns?
Our customer experience team would love to walk you through using our Organic Full-Spectrum CBD in MCT Oil. Start a live chat, call us at +1 (385) 203-8556, or send us an email at [email protected]