When cannabinoids are broken down and stored in the body, they are in fat form as compared to water, which means they are fat soluble. Therefore, it is best to consume them with fat for the purpose of increasing absorption. However, you should bear in mind that not all fats are good for this purpose. As MCT oils are viewed as carbs by the liver, it metabolizes the oil directly into energy. In addition, it is able to do so without causing any free-radicals because it is still processed by the liver as fat. With this rapid metabolism, the cannabinoids are also put to use right away.
One of the most common sources of MCTs is palm kernel or coconut oil. But, you should remember that not all coconut oil can serve as a good source. You should have a high grade oil for the achieving the best efficiency. In order to judge the quality of the oil, you should know that at least two third of its fatty acids should be MCTs. Not only is MCT making a splash in the cannabis industry, it is also being used for weight management, brain function and overall health.
MCTs are also being added to medications used for treatment of food absorption disorders such as liver disease and celiac disease. They have also been used for seizures in children, Alzheimer’s disease and cystic fibrosis. You can regulate blood sugar with MCT oil because it causes the sugar in the bloodstream to be stored in muscle tissue instead of fat mass. With this improved insulin function, you can also increase your muscle mass and also provide your brain with constant energy for functioning. MCTs also benefit the immune system due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It is considered an excellent addition to CBD because MCT is also helpful in promoting brain function and boosting energy. Their combination is also useful for metabolism. CBD shifts the metabolism towards fatty acid instead of burning sugar and MCT aids with the fat burning process. You can easily add MCT to CBD oil because it is tasteless, unless flavor is added. This allows it to be consumed in different ways, but the fastest is to place the desired amount under the tongue for 90 seconds. It can also be mixed in your favorite beverage or food or even used in salad dressings.