What is CBD MCT Oil?
CBD MCT Oil can be beneficial for you, from digestion and weight management to heart and brain health. MCT (Medium-chained triglycerides) compounds have been used in the health and beauty industry for many years now due to their ability to soothe damaged, dry skin and hair. These triglycerides are not as popular in Western diets due to the belief that all saturated fats are bad for our health, however, this wholesome fatty acid is one of the most healthy fats out there.
New research is supporting the idea that saturated fats such as MCT oils should be incorporated into our diets on a daily basis. They are proving to be easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and might have more benefits. It is well been documented that MCTs are very easily metabolized and consumed as energy by the body’s digestive system. Providing a source of natural fuel, and instead of being stored as saturated fat and cholesterol-damaging lipid material, they are readily taken in by cells and metabolized to provide the body with clean, ultra-efficient energy supplies.
WHAT MAKES CBD MCT OILS SO SPECIAL?
MCTs get their name because of the length of their chemical structure. All types of fatty acids are made up of strings of connected carbon and hydrogen. Compared to longer-chain fats, MCTs are absorbed more easily since there’s less work for the body to do breaking apart carbon bonds. MCTs are smaller, so they can permeate our cell membranes more easily and don’t require that we use special enzymes in order for our bodies to utilize them. MCTs are fats that are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism. Your gut environment is very important when it comes to your weight. MCT oil can help optimize the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining, which could also help you lose weight!
How MCT Oil Acts as a Carrier for Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are fat soluble, meaning they are broken down and are stored in fat rather than water. Because of this, cannabinoids are most effective when consumed with fat, increasing their bioavailability. However, it appears that the type of fat matters. CBD MCT oil is the most efficient way to take CBD, Coconut oil contains saturated fat at levels are close to 80%, giving cannabinoids the fat cells it needs to move through the body, encouraging faster processing and use by the endocannabinoid system.
Some studies suggest that MCT oil also has some antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties as it contains compounds like antimicrobial lipids, capric acid and lauric acid. CBD MCT oil combined help to increase the fatty acid metabolic function and reduces the burn of sugars. Ultimately improving the endocannabinoid system.
MCT CBD OIL FOR ATHLETES
MCT oil has gained popularity amongst athletes due to its ability to reduce lactate buildup and help use fat for energy. Athletes often use MCT’s to support their nutritional needs when training and during exercise, rising lactate levels can negatively impact exercise performance.
One study found that athletes who took 6 grams or about 1.5 teaspoons of MCTs with food before cycling had lower lactate levels and found it easier to exercise, compared to those taking LCTs. Furthermore, the study found that taking the MCT oil before exercise may help you use more fat instead of carbs for energy.
According to WebMD, MCTs are beneficial for increasing exercise performance, decreasing body fat, and increasing lean muscle mass.
HerbiGold Peppermint CBD MCT oil is 1200mg in a 30ml bottle and costs £59.50