When Is the Best Time to Take MCT Oil with CBD + CBDa?

Posted on April 13th, 2023

MCT or “Medium-Chain Triglycerides” can be found in coconut or palm kernel oil and the supplement has become very popular among health enthusiasts. Luckily, you can also find MCT oil in many of our CBD + CBDa supplements. At Tanasi, we use MCT oil as a carrier for our patent-pending 1:1 formulation of CBD: CBDa, which is already 2X more effective than a product containing CBD alone. Want to learn more about why CBD + CBDa is better together? Check out our research here…and then come back to this post, as we explain why we choose MCTs to deliver our unique formulation to you! 

You see, there is increasing evidence suggesting that MCTs are healthy fats, so we know many people are adding them to their daily diets. So, we wanted to give them the chance to get all their daily supplements from one easy source! Of course, this decision is about more than just convenience. To help you understand why MCT oil is the best carrier oil, throughout this article, we’ll explain what MCT oil is, why it’s a positive supplement and offer some tips to get the most from your dose, including the best time to take MCT oil.

What Is MCT Oil?

Before we can discuss the best time to take MCT oil, it’s important to understand this supplement. MCT has one of the highest bioavailability rates of any source of energy. What does that mean? It contains a specific type of fat that doesn’t make your body work too hard to convert it directly into fuel for energy production. As such, it’s a sought-after supplement for people who follow a Ketogenic diet. Specifically because when you’re on the Keto diet, it might promote ketone production and help boost the body’s thermogenic properties

Benefits of MCT Oil

May Help With Weight Loss

Adding MCT to your diet may boost metabolism and support weight loss efforts. There are various reasons why: for one, taking MCT oil might reduce food intake by promoting fullness. This could be important since many people fall off their diets due to mid-day cravings or nighttime snacking. By taking MCT oil, you may reduce your appetite. In fact, MCT oil might increase satiety and reduce food intake even more than coconut oil. If you want to help decrease your cravings, MCT oil might be effective.

However, MCT oil has other properties that might support weight loss. After all, studies suggest that MCT oil may increase fat oxidation and thermogenesis. Therefore, MCT oil might not only help you avoid overeating, while boosting metabolism and allowing your body to effectively and efficiently burn fat. 

Woman in gray workout clothes stretchingIncrease Energy

Taking MCT oil may give you more usable energy. In fact, studies suggest that MCTs enhance exercise performance under high-temperature conditions. Also, studies suggest your body can absorb and use MCTs at a much faster rate than long-chain alternatives. This is primarily because MCTs go directly to the gut rather than to the digestive system. Thus, they can prove to be a direct and immediate source of energy. 

How and When Is the Best Time to Take MCT Oil? 

For Athletic Performance

One of the main ways you can take advantage of the fast-acting energy you may get out of MCT oil is for athletic performance enhancement. Because it may provide you energy with such high bioavailability, your body might be able to utilize it immediately. This may be especially true if you are adhering to the Keto diet in which MCT oils can boost ketone production for energy use.

For those who are looking to get endurance-boosting benefits and better energy levels from their MCT oil, the best time to take MCT oil may be anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes before the workout. That way, it might provide you with sustained usable energy throughout the entire duration of your workout.

To Help Minimize Hunger

If you are looking to take advantage of its potential weight management benefits, you may consider taking it mid-day. When mid-day hunger creeps in, you may find yourself looking for an unhealthy snack. You may want to consider taking MCT oil to curb any excess cravings in between your meals. 

For those looking to minimize hunger and avoid overeating, you may want to use MCT oil in between meals. One great option for a mid-day snack would be a protein shake or even a smoothie packed with healthy low carbohydrate ingredients like avocados, berries, and more. However, a smoothie isn’t likely to fill you up for long periods. Luckily, you can use MCT oil in your smoothie as it might be able to help keep you feeling fuller for longer. 

Hand using CBD tincture dropper for morning coffeeCarrier Oil for CBD + CBDa

By now, you’re probably ready to find out why we add MCTs to our CBDa + CBD oil supplements. Well, for our formulation to be as effective as possible, it needs to have an optimized carrier oil. Adding such a product to our 1:1 CBD to CBDa formulation helps boost the bio-availability of active hemp extracts. (That means your body absorbs more of the active ingredient, instead of seeing it go to waste.)

What better carrier oil than MCT oil? After all, MCT oil is one of the most bio-available oils in existence. When CBD is combined with a fatty oil like MCT, the CBD binds to the fat molecules which enhances the body’s ability to absorb the oil. Also, combining MCT oil with CBD + CBDs might help to improve the shelf life of our products.

For a carrier oil to be effective, it needs to be taken at the same time you take your CBD + CBDa. And that’s why our high-quality products combine the two ingredients for the best possible effects. At Tanasi, we use both MCT oil and sunflower oil in conjunction with our propriety CBD + CBDa formulation for many of our products.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, MCT oil may offer numerous benefits. MCT oil may be a very useful supplement whether you are looking to help curb your appetite, improve your metabolism, or even as a carrier oil to experience the full benefits of our Tanasi line of CBD + CBDa products. It’s also important to consider when is the best time to take MCT oil to optimize its benefits. While there is no one “right time” to take your daily supplements, there may be a perfect time to meet your specific needs! 

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