WHY MCT OIL?
MCT oil also known as medium-chain triglycerides has become increasingly popular in the health and wellness world. We utilize it as a carrier oil for our CBD tinctures because of the lengthy list of benefits it has been researched to provide and for optimized bio-availability. We've discussed the benefits of CBD, but what makes MCT oil a key ingredient to our tinctures?
WHERE DOES MCT OIL COME FROM?
MCT oil is usually extracted from palm kernel oil or coconut oil. We utilize MCT derived from coconut oil.
MCT VS LCT Many people, specifically in the western culture believe saturated fats are bad for your health and could lead to weight gain. When used moderately, researchers have found the opposite to be true. Daily intake of MCT oil can provide various health benefits. Since MCT molecules are smaller than LCT, it is easier for your body to digest. “Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) enhance thermogenesis and may reduce food intake relative to long chain triglycerides (LCT).” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4192077/)
MCT is known to feed neurons “ Clincal studies have shown that consumption of MCTs leads to greater energy expenditure than does consumption of of long chain triglycerides. Such studies suggest that MCT consumption may be useful for weight management.”(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874190/) In addition, MCT is known to have 10% fewer calories than LCT. Shorter chain length means it can enter the cells with out being broken down. This means it can be used as a source of energy quickly, which can lead to increased focus, energy, and endurance.
WEIGHT LOSS AND OTHER BENEFITS
MCT can be converted into ketones. MCT can aid your body into staying into ketosis (the fat burning state.) MCT has been shown to increase the release of the hormones peptide YY and leptin which support the feeling of “fullness.” A long list of digestive issues can be helped with MCT Oil. If you have issues taking in fats or nutrients, doctors may recommend increasing your consumption of MCT. Studies also show that ketogenic diets may have the ability to ease seizures. More research still needs to be conducted however, the benefits of MCT looks very promising and combined with CBD it could be exactly what you need to perform and feel your best.