MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil contains medium-length chains of saturated fatty acids known as triglycerides. Triglycerides are naturally occurring fats that you find in animals, plants, and our bodies. At Athlos, we exclusively utilize MCT oil derived from coconuts as more than half the fat in coconut oil is from MCTs, and it also has a sustainable footprint on the environment.
MCT oil is extracted from coconut oil through a process called fractionation where the long-chain fats are removed, leaving an oil-primarily composed of MCT. This process produces MCT oil, which is scentless and tasteless.
MCTs are a vital source of essential healthy fats that are crucial for athletic performance. Compared to long-chain fats, MCTs are metabolized more quickly due to their smaller size and increased ability to permeate our cell membranes without the reliance of specialized enzymes. The absorption happens in our livers, where MCTs have a thermogenic effect and positively impact our metabolism. This is the primary reason behind the claim that the body burns MCTs for energy instead of going into fat stores.
Why is MCT oil used with CBD?
Cannabinoids (CBD) are fat-soluble and, therefore, most effective when consumed with fat. MCT oil serves as an optimal carrier oil for CBD because the body quickly metabolizes MCT. This aids with CBD absorption and allows the body to use it more readily.
Athlos CBD Proudly Offers CBD Tinctures Formulated with MCT Oil
Athos CBD's tinctures contains CBD from high-quality hemp extracts and fractionated MCT oil derived from coconuts. MCT oil increases the bioavailability of CBD and enhances the efficiency of product absorption. Not all CBD tinctures are created equal, and many use cheaper carrier oils. For the best quality, look for tinctures that contain fractionated MCT oil.