How CBD Benefits from MCT Oil
There’s now enough evidence to make rationally disputing the health benefits of CBD nearly impossible. So, now people want to make the most out of what they purchase and consume. CBD comes in various forms, brands and strengths. The body uses each formula differently and at different speeds. If you prefer taking CBD in forms that may be slow to take effect, there is a way to help your body better absorb its benefits – MCT oil.
What Is MCT Oil?
Medium-chain triglycerides are triglycerides with two or three fatty acids having a chain length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms. Triglycerides are either stored as fat or used as energy. MCTs are rapidly broken down in the body and absorbed for energy because they go straight to the liver where they are turned into ketones.
Ketones are produced when the liver breaks down fats. Unlike regular fatty acids, ketones can pass from the blood to the brain, providing an alternate source of energy for the brain.
The foods with the most MCTs are:
- Coconut oil
- Palm Kernel Oil
- Goat Cheese
You can also get MCT oil on its own without needing a separate vessel to enjoy the benefits. So why are MCT and CBD such a good fit?
Why MCT and CBD Go Together
Cannabinoids or CBD are fat-soluble and most effective when consumed with fat. This includes tinctures, supplements, gummies and other ingestible forms of CBD. Combining MCT and CBD allows for a relatively rapid release. The MCT is metabolized into energy, helping your body burn those fats and put the cannabinoids they hold to use right away.
This is particularly helpful if you take CBD in supplement form, which a lot of people do because it’s easy, convenient and allows uniformity of dosage. When you take supplements, some components are broken down in the stomach. Then, they’re absorbed by the small intestine and make their way to the liver. In the liver, a large amount of CBD is lost as it’s broken down and expelled.
When paired, MCT helps CBD go quickly to the liver where it enters the bloodstream faster and at higher concentration levels. The known benefits of CBD are maximized and not lost in the metabolic process.
Choose High-Quality CBD
Not only is the quality of your CBD important, but high-quality manufacturers are adding MCT to their CBD supplements, tinctures and more to ensure you get the most from their products. You get the benefit of better absorption of the CBD product and the general health benefits of MCT. We call that an all-around win!