You may have heard about the benefits of adding CBD to your MCT oil intake. That's because the two essential compounds are commonly used together and for good reason!
Here's a breakdown of CBD and MCT oil, and the health benefits that come from using them together.
First let’s start with, what is MCT oil?
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is a supplement growing in popularity due to its unique health benefits.
If you're familiar with the ketogenic diet, you're probably familiar with MCTs and MCT oil. Most commonly extracted from coconuts, MCTs are a saturated fat containing medium-length fat chains that are easier for the human body to digest and metabolize than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs).
Benefits of MCT Oil
People who use MCT oil regularly have been known to cite increased energy levels, weight loss and lower cholesterol. For example, some users reported when consuming two tablespoons of MCT oil with breakfast each morning, they noticed a decrease in appetite by lunchtime. A regular intake of MCT oil can promote feelings of fullness throughout the day.
MCT oil is popular among keto-dieters because MCTs contain 10% less calories than LCTs, so the body spends less time storing the fat and more time burning it. Of course it is important to consult your doctor when starting any sort of new diet or health routine.
Coconut oil is made up of 50 to 60 percent of MCTs. There are plenty of uses for coconut oil which has widely grown in popularity over the past decade.
Coconut oil is commonly applied to the skin as a moisturizer, to protect from UV rays, and to help with skin irritations like eczema. Because it has a high MCT content, coconut oil is easier on the digestive tract when ingested and can be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly when used topically.
What exactly is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, also known as cannabis Sativa. CBD comes in many forms, such as CBD oil, CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, or CBD creams.
One of the most important things to note about cannabidiol (CBD) is that it is not psychoactive. The CBD that is used in CBD products is usually derived from industrial hemp.
Benefits of CBD Oil
Most commonly ingested in oil, tincture or capsule form, CBD is used to help promote feelings of calmness and support discomfort in the body.
Through a daily regimen CBD can help relieve feelings of anxiety and depression. Also, people who experience chronic discomfort have been known to use CBD to relieve those symptoms as well.
Taking CBD daily is a great way to manage stress, get better sleep and provide overall comfort to the body.
Why are CBD and MCT oil such a dynamic duo?
CBD in its rawest form is a salt-like crystal extracted from the hemp plant.
In order for CBD molecules to be consumed and metabolized, the CBD extraction needs a catalyst such as water or oil. The raw CBD form is much more fat-soluble than water-soluble, so naturally many CBD producers choose MCT oil as the catalyst or base for their cannabidiols.
LCT fatty acids, though they are still recommended for a well balanced diet, can be harder for our digestive system to process and take longer to be absorbed by the skin. This is why MCT oil is a popular carrier oil for fat-soluble compounds such as CBD. Essentially, CBD and MCT oil were made for each other!
So, why add CBD to your MCT oil?
The answer is, it just makes sense. The health benefits you will receive from using both daily, can improve your overall mood and help your body burn fat. Many CBD products rely on MCT oil as a carrier oil anyways, so when shopping for CBD, check for an MCT oil base for added benefits.
The Primal Bloom Pure CBD Extract Drops are diluted to the optimal serving size and concentration for maximum CBD benefits. Primal Bloom extract drops are based in MCT oil from organic coconuts and flavored with natural essential oil and peppermint.
For best results, use daily and consistently over a period of time. Add it to your morning coffee, smoothies or other recipes you enjoy to add some excitement to your regime!
Once you understand the benefits of each product individually, you can see why adding CBD to your MCT oil is so beneficial. Your body deserves a quality CBD and a routine that supports your health and wellness journey!
All the best,