Your CBD Products Contain MCT Oil? Why?
When picking out your ideal CBD products, you may notice that they contain MCT oil. This natural oil is an important part of the manufacturing process, as it helps create an easy-to-use product you will enjoy. There are many different types of MCT oil, however, so it makes sense to learn about this important ingredient before making a purchase. Here’s what you need to know.
A Look at MCT Oil
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name describes the substances arrangement of atoms within their chemical structure. MCTs are usually made in laboratories by processing coconut or palm kernel oils. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides.
A medium-chain triglyceride, or MCT, oil is a saturated fatty acid created from plant products. Since they come from plant products, these oils are quick and easy for your body to metabolize. They are commonly used in many kinds of wellness products, including supplements. Many people also use MCT oil to elevate the taste, texture, and digestibility of salad dressings, smoothies, and other delicious foods.
The varieties available on the market today include:
Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of wine production. After grapes are pressed the grape seeds are left behind. The grapeseeds are dry and pressed to extract their natural oils. This oil is commonly used in natural beauty products and is also marketed as more healthy vegetable oil alternative. At Vitality CBD, we use Grapeseed oil within our topical salves.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A true Extra virgin olive oil is not processed or refined. Essentially the oil is 'fresh squeezed' from the fruit of olive trees. The oil is not altered in anyway that would affect the color, taste, nutrients, or vitamins. We personally don't use this oil, as it's a bit too "oily" and has a strong taste we feel clashes with the natural taste of hemp.
Sesame oil is a vegetable oil sourced from sesame seeds. While primarily used as a cooking oil, it is sometimes to enhance the flavor of many types of food and dietary products. It has a nutty aroma and distinctive taste.
Avocado oil is a byproduct of the fruit of the Persea americana plant. As a food product, it is commonly used as a cooking oil and salad dressing ingredient. Within the cosmetics industry, it is also used for lubrication and because of its supposed moisturizing and regenerative properties.
Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil derived from the kernel or meat of the mature fruit from coconut palms. The oil has a great many applications. It has a high saturated fat content which makes it slow to oxidize. This makes it resistant to spoilage, lasting for several months without going bad. The fatty acids in coconut oil are believed to encourage the body to burn fat. Additionally, coconut oil may provide quick energy to the body and brain. One of the reasons we use this as our MCT oil, is because it raises HDL (good) cholesterol in the blood, which may help to reduce heart disease risk.
Why Use MCT Oils in CBD
When creating CBD oil, reputable manufacturers use MCT oil as a carrier for the cannabinoid compounds. This works well because CBD is fat-soluble, meaning it diffuses easily in saturated fatty acids. When used in oils and tinctures, this fatty acid helps the CBD absorb into the body quickly and efficiently. It also achieves that goal without letting the cannabinoids lose effectiveness while passing through the stomach and the rest of the digestive system.
As a result, MCT oil effectively improves the CBD oils bioavailability, ensuring you always receive the most effective products possible. Without a high-quality carrier oil, the CBD may not readily absorb into your body, which decreases its ability to provide the intended effects. You may then feel like you did not get your money’s worth despite the product containing all the right levels of compounds. In the end, it all comes down to helping your body absorb and use the active ingredient, which is cannabinol in this case.
CBD oil and tincture manufacturers have to choose the right MCT oil for their products to meet and even exceed their customers’ expectations. Many use grape seed oil due to its low cost, while others choose organic coconut oil for its high solubility and beneficial health characteristics.
Where to Find Products Made with Organic Coconut Oil
So, where can you find high-quality CBD oil made with organic coconut oil? From Vitality CBD, of course.
We only use the best quality organic coconut oil in creating all our organic CBD oil products. We chose this carrier oil to provide fast-acting products that you can count on whenever you need them most.
Vitality CBD goes well beyond selecting the best carrier oil for our products by ensuring the active ingredient levels are always in the right range. You can see our dedication to creating quality products by viewing our third-party lab results for our oils, tinctures, and salves. We list our results by lot number to give you the most in-depth review of their CBD and THC percentages.
About Vitality CBD™
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