What is MCT OIl?
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is a fatty acid found in coconut and palm oil. On its own, it reportedly boots energy and supports an increase in brainpower. It also offers benefits such as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. In our case, MCT oil derived from coconuts serves as a carrier oil for the cannabidiol (CBD) in our products. Its long shelf life (over two years) is also helpful, meaning your C4 Healthlabs CBD oils will last longer than other products that use other carrier oils.
Why MCT & CBD Oil Work So Well Together
A term often used while discussing CBD is bioavailability. This refers to the effectiveness of a compound to be delivered to the body’s bloodstream. Dependent upon the method of ingestion, the delivery of CBD to the body may include passage through the digestive system, which breaks down the compound and decreases its absorption rate. For most of us seeking therapeutic effects from CBD, the goal is to lessen that breakdown. This is where MCT oil comes into play.
Because CBD is a fat-soluble compound, it is most effective when consumed in conjunction with a saturated fat, such as MCT oil. As a carrying agent, MCT envelops the CBD so that it avoids the first-pass metabolism process, which is where CBD gets broken down by the liver and eliminated from the body. Instead, the CBD is absorbed directly through the gut wall. By avoiding this initial breakdown, a higher concentration of the ingested CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream. This allows you to benefit from the compound’s therapeutic effects quickly and with less CBD.
C4 Healthlabs Uses Organic MCT Oil Derived from Coconuts
C4 Healthlabs uses the highest quality, organic MCT coconut oil in all of our CBD oils so that your body can absorb as much full-spectrum and isolate CBD as possible. Our NATURAL oils contain two ingredients only: CBD and MCT oil. Our CITRUS oils add only therapeutic-grade essential oil. By using minimal, high-performing ingredients, we ensure that each dose is as potent and purposeful as it can be.