Different MCT Oil Side Effects And Benefits
Posted on March 21st, 2023
If you noticed that we use MCT Oil as a carrier oil in our CBD + CBDa products, you may be curious about the different MCT oil side effects and benefits. You may have already heard that our patent-pending, 1:1 formulation of these two compounds yields 2x the results of a product containing just CBD. Well, MCT oil is also one of our supplement ingredients that is getting a lot of attention lately. With the popularity of low-carb and high-fat diets, more and more people are getting familiar with MCT oil, which we typically extract from coconut oil. Here are some of the possible benefits and side effects to monitor if you decide to add it to your diet.
5 Benefits Of MCT Oil:
1. Weight Loss
One of the most significant effects that people flipping for MCT oil is its link to weight loss and weight management. While there is no definitive research showing its effectiveness for promoting weight loss, MCTs seem to have more satiating properties than coconut oil. While this doesn’t make it a weight loss supplement, it does mean you may eat less when you include MCTs in your diet. Plus, MCTs can help people following the Keto diet, which has helped many people lose weight.
2. Good For Energy
Another big reason some people take MCT oil has to do with its benefits for people on a low-carbohydrate diet. If you are following a low-carb diet, you may lack energy. Generating energy when you aren’t eating carbohydrates can be a struggle. This is especially true if you are just getting started with the Keto diet. After all, your body is used to using glucose as an energy source. Therefore, if you aren’t actively putting glucose in your body or carbohydrates that convert into glucose, you may feel sluggish. By adding MCT oil to your diet, you can help your body produce more ketones. These can then become an energy source while you stick to your low carbohydrate diet. Without providing your body with this immediate energy source, you may find yourself going through what’s known as the “Keto Flu.”
MCT Oil Side Effects and Benefits: Uses In CBD and CBDa Products
MCT oil is an excellent supplement to take on its own. As mentioned, it’s become a particularly popular ingredient for people on a wellness journey, especially for people following low-carb or Keto diets. However, if you are take MCT oils along with a CBD + CBDa product. or if your hemp-extracts include MCT oil, you can look forward to a specific additional benefit.
Here’s the story. At Tanasi, we already know that our unique, 1:1 formulation of CBD + CBDa produces better results than products that only contain CBD. (That’s because we’ve spent years researching the ideal formulation, as you can read more about here.) But we’re always striving to give our customers the most they can possibly expect from our supplements. And that’s why we’ve embraced MCT oils, too.
You see, we add MCT oil to our CBD + CBDa products to use as a carrier oil. But why do we need a carrier oil? And what the heck is a carrier oil, anyways? Keep reading to find out!
What is a Carrier Oil?
Generally speaking, a carrier oil is a plant-based substance that we use to dilute key, oil-based ingredients in order to help “carry” them to the rest of your body. In the case of our CBD + CBDa products, we use plant-derived MCTs to “carry” CBD and CBDa to your bloodstream when you take ingestibles, or to your skin when you use some of our topical products.
But why is it so important in our products? Well, this carrier oil helps to increase the bioavailability of CBD and CBDa in our products. Basically, you want these active ingredients to travel through your body. And having a carrier oil allows their delivery to happen in a more timely manner. This can help to improve the timing of the effects and also the quality of your supplemental experience as a whole.
MCT Oil Side Effects and Benefits: What are the Risks, if any?
When you add MCT oil to your diet, you don’t have to worry too much about it. Especially in the small amounts that we include in our CBD + CBDa products. After all, it’s a natural supplement that comes from extracted coconut oil. Still, there are a few potential downsides to this supplement.
Now, the biggest drawback comes with the high fat content in MCT oil. While it’s good fat, it’s still fat. Because of this, if you take high doses of MCT oil for extended periods of time, it could cause a build-up of fat in your liver. However, this is truly only a concern if you are taking very large doses of MCTs.
Additionally, some people experience stomach discomfort when taking too much MCT oil. If you aren’t taking it in large doses and you are merely using it as a carrier oil for our CBD + CBDa products, though, it’s not likely to come into play. You simply wouldn’t be taking enough of it for it to matter. However, you should always communicate what dietary and supplement changes you are making to a licensed healthcare provider before adding or changing anything.
Overall, there is a lot to like about MCT oil. While it may not be the ultimate weight loss supplement a lot of people are hyping it to be, it’s certainly one that’s worth monitoring and researching. There is enough evidence to suggest it could support your weigh loss journey. Plus, there is also research pointing to how effective it is when used as a carrier oil for something like our CBD + CBDa products. So, the next time you’re scanning our products’ QR codes, or reading over our short list of plant-based ingredients, we hope you’ll feel good about seeing MCT oil included in the mix. After all, here at Tanasi, we value research, and make sure that even our carrier oils deliver the best possible results of all the available options. Rest assured that our research team has spent many years developing industry-leading ingredient blends when it comes to effectiveness. So you can count on our products to deliver excellent value for your money, an assurance that we back up with our 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
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