Why CBD and MCT oil are best friends
Many people are probably wondering why MCT oil is used hand-in-hand with CBD.
Well, we will explain what MCT oil is and why MCT is a great carrier for CBD.
What is MCT?
MCT stands for ‘medium chain triglycerides’. MCTs are a certain type of fat that is found in coconut oils, palm kernel oil and dairy products.
What does MCT do?
MCTs are processed by the human body in a different way to long-chain fatty acids. Unlike other fats, they go straight from the gut to the liver. From here, they are used as a source of energy or turned into ketones.
What are benefits of MCT?
MCT oil can help with weight loss quickly. It suppresses hunger and makes you feel fuller. This is because MCTs raise ketones, and ketones suppress ghrelin (also known as your hunger hormone) and increase cholecystokinin, which makes you feel full. MCT oil also has 10% fewer calories compared to other common dietary fats such as those in avocados and olive oil.
The body tends to use MCTs as an instant source of energy, instead of storing it away. Research studies have shown that MCTs causes your body to burn fat and calories and suppresses the accumulation of body fat.
Boost exercise endurance
MCTs increase athlete stamina, and provided an alternative energy source to carbs. MCTs are an immediate form of energy since they don’t get converted to fats and can easily enter your cells without being broken down. Further studies have found that MCTs allow athletes the ability to regulate lactate build-up during exercise so they can workout for longer.
Studies have shown MCTs may provide the brain with an energy boost. It may also help support the brain for overall wellness and health.
MCTs encourages good bacteria to grow and heals the gut lining. MCTs are commonly used as medication for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea (fat indigestion), celiac disease, liver disease, food allergies and digestion problems due gastrointestinal (GI) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) disorders.
Why MCT and CBD go well together?
MCTs are known to be digested easily and quickly through the body. Therefore when CBD is incorporated into MCT oil, it moves through the digestive system faster and gets metabolize immediately. This increases the amount of CBD that reaches the bloodstream allowing for greater effectiveness, as opposed to any other oils which takes more time to be broken down.