CBD absorption in the body can be enhanced by using a carrier oil such as medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Our mint MCT tincture is an alcohol-free way to consume our hemp CBD oil. The resinous oil is blended with organic MCT oil for quick absorption and rapid metabolization, and is naturally flavored with mint oil. Each 30 milliliter bottle contains 500 mg of powerful CBD, and less than 0.3% THC. Ingredients: MCT Oil, Pepp Our CBD Tincture—our bedrock, best-selling product—is crafted to seamlessly fit into your every day life. It’s a focused, refined isolate that promotes a healthy lifestyle and introduces balance that helps to transform your daily ritual.
The perfect pairing: MCTs and CBD
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil may provide functional benefits, and can also be used as a carrier oil to deliver CBD to the body.
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is a flavorless ingredient that acts as a carrier oil while also offering a neutral odor and long shelf life. Widely used for its therapeutic properties 1 and antimicrobial 2 and anti-inflammatory effects, 3 MCT oil may be the ideal ingredient to elevate a brand’s CBD products.
As MCTs have become essential dietary supplement and personal care additives worldwide and consumers learn their benefits, an excellent opportunity exists for manufacturers in the CBD industry to invest in this ingredient. MCTs can be incorporated as a high-quality carrier or emollient in the formulation of natural CBD cosmetics and dietary supplements.
What MCTs are
As health trends have grown across the U.S. and around the world, MCTs have skyrocketed in popularity. Composed of six to 12 carbons that are fatty-acid esters of glycerol, their short length enables the body to absorb the oil efficiently. 4 MCTs passively diffuse from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract into the portal vein without requiring the modification that long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) or very-LCFAs do. 4
MCTs are produced in the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore and other parts of the world from vegetable oil fatty acids from natural sources. MCT oil is most commonly derived from palm kernel oil and coconut oil. With both sources, the extraction process is called fractionation and it separates MCT oil into a concentrate. The four types of MCTs include the commonly used caprylic acid and capric acid.
How MCTs are used
MCTs have many applications across the personal care, aromatherapy and cosmetic industries. MCT oil may be used as a stand-alone product or added to lotions, creams, foams, topical aerosols, ointments, cleansing oils, bath scrubs, makeup and CBD oil. MCT oil is a go-to carrier oil for CBD products and CBD tinctures, as MCT is absorbed into the bloodstream faster than longer-chain fatty acids. 4 MCTs are also versatile enough to be incorporated into food and beverage products, with the possibility to offer science-backed functionality.
The potential benefits of MCTs
Clinical research around MCT oil surrounds health benefits such as aiding in weight loss, 5 energy 6 and heart health, 7 and potentially playing a role in alleviating inflammation 3 and mitigating other issues. 8
Among MCT oil’s areas of influence, weight loss ranks high on the list because of the extensive amount of research. In clinical trials, MCT oil has been shown to promote the feeling of fullness, to help reduce body weight and waist circumference, to reduce or prevent obesity, and to help the body burn extra calories. 5
Excess body weight can contribute to heart disease, so by aiding weight loss and with the potential to help reduce inflammation, 3 MCT oil may bolster heart health. 7 A clinical trial around MCT oil consumption and metabolic profile suggested MCT oil is a crucial ingredient to help reduce the risk factors for heart disease, with the potential to aid in maintaining healthy blood pressure. 7
Research has also indicated a promising role for MCTs with specific issues, including epilepsy and autism. One study explored the ability of MCTs to offer increased seizure control. 8 Another study showed positive improvements for people with autism who incorporated MCTs into their diet, tracking results over six months. 9 Other studies have assessed MCTs’ ability to influence memory loss and help patients in an Alzheimer’s disease population. 10
Although more clinical research is needed to further prove any links between MCT oil and benefitting inflammation or other adverse indications, 3 it stands to reason that MCT would be a positive addition to the diet. It provides an immediate source of power for the human body through quick absorption, allowing for faster conversion to energy, according to a clinical trial led by researchers Peter Schonfeld and Lech Wojtczak. 11
The perfect pairing
CBD is a chemical compound derived from the hemp plant, one of 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD is growing in popularity in the U.S. and around the world. According to a CBD report from Research and Markets, the global CBD industry is projected to reach US$13.4 billion by 2028.
CBD will not produce an impact unless it is accessible to the human body, which means a carrier oil can be essential for absorption. 12 In addition to helping increase the bioavailability of CBD, carrier oils can improve the stability of a formulation by making it easier to produce nanoemulsions with small droplet sizes. 12
For manufacturers in the food and beverage or personal care industry looking to incorporate CBD into their product line or bolster products they already have, high-quality MCT can be a seamless addition to natural formulations.
To read additional articles on the CBD niche, visit the “ CBD seeks red-hot status ” digital magazine.
Mike Efting has been a senior executive in the chemical distribution industry for more than 35 years and an entrepreneur for well over a decade. He is the current president and founder of Viachem , a specialty chemical food additive and ingredient distributor, and American Pure Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Viachem that includes premium personal care brands spanning hand sanitizer to CBD.
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2 Khoramnia A et al. “Improvement of Medium Chain Fatty Acid Content and Antimicrobial Activity of Coconut Oil via Solid-State Fermentation Using a Malaysian Geotrichum Candidum.” Biomed Res Int. 2013;954542.
3 Yu S et al. “Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil Affects the Immunophenotype via Reprogramming of Mitochondrial Respiration in Murine Macrophages.” Foods. 2019;8(11):553.
4 You N et al. “Effects of Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Long-Chain Triglycerides, or 2-Monododecanoin on Fatty Acid Composition in the Portal Vein, Intestinal Lymph, and Systemic Circulation in Rats.” JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2008;32(2):169-175.
5 St-Onge MP and Jones PJH. “Greater Rise in Fat Oxidation with Medium-Chain Triglyceride Consumption Relative to Long-Chain Triglyceride Is Associated with Lower Initial Body Weight and Greater Loss of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue.” Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003;27(12):1565-1571.
6 St-Onge MP et al. “Medium-Chain Triglycerides Increase Energy Expenditure and Decrease Adiposity in Overweight Men.” Obes Res. 2003;11(3):395-402.
7 St-Onge MP et al. “Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil Consumption as Part of a Weight Loss Diet Does Not Lead to an Adverse Metabolic Profile When Compared to Olive Oil.” J Am Coll Nutr. 2008;27(5):547-552.
8 Chang P et al. “Seizure Control by Ketogenic Diet-Associated Medium Chain Fatty Acids.”Neuropharmacol. 2013;69:105-114.
9 Evangeliou A et al. “Application of a Ketogenic Diet in Children with Autistic Behavior: Pilot Study.” J Child Neurol. 2003;18(2):113-118.
10 Augustin K et al. “Mechanisms of Action for the Medium-Chain Triglyceride Ketogenic Diet in Neurological and Metabolic Disorders.” Lancet Neurol. 2018;17(1):84-93.
11 Schönfeld P and Wojtczak L. “Short- and Medium-Chain Fatty Acids in Energy Metabolism: The Cellular Perspective.” J Lipid Res. 2016;57(6):943-954.
12 Leibtag S and Peshkovsky AS. “Cannabis Extract Nanoemulsions Produced by High-Intensity Ultrasound: Formulation Development and Scale-Up.” J Drug Deliv Sci Technol. 2020;60.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound predominantly found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant. Today, the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and validated by scientists and doctors around the world. CBD is one of more than a hundred and fifty phytocannabinoids (phyto- means plant-derived), which are mostly unique to cannabis and combine with the plant’s other phytochemicals to provide tremendous benefit in wellness products.
Many cannabis products are marketed as full spectrum, because full spectrum has become a trendy buzzword, and consumers have an idea that full spectrum is a good thing. Most of these claims are misleading, because the products are lacking crucial and beneficial classes of phytochemicals (phyto refers to plant derived). Full spectrum means the product contains the entire spectrum of beneficial phytochemicals originally present in the whole plant. This includes cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, and more. The most common extraction processes used in the hemp industry readily extract oil soluble components like cannabinoids and terpenes. However, beneficial water soluble compounds, like flavonoids and other polyphenols, are neglected. In contrast, Siskiyou Sungrown uses only ethanol, in the form of USP certified organic cane alcohol, as our extraction solvent. Ethanol demonstrates both polar and nonpolar extraction activity, pulling both water soluble and oil soluble constituents from the plant. Consequently, products of ethanol extraction are truly full spectrum, exhibiting the synergy of all available beneficial phytochemicals.
Each person’s body differs. The consumption method effects the bioavailability and the amount of time it takes for CBD to enter the bloodstream. The effects of vaping are felt the fastest, at approximately 10 minutes after inhalation. Sublingual, or oil under the tongue consumption has and average time of 15 to 25 minutes before the effects are typically felt is usually the next best option. CBD consumed orally has a slow effect time with the effects at approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Topical applications have the slowest effect time taking approximately 25 to 45 minutes.
CBD Tincture Oil
An easy-to-use oil that promotes relaxation and eases discomfort.
- CBD provides a wealth of benefits.
- Tincture format perfect for dosing up or down.
- Unflavored for an enjoyable experience.
How to Use
Oil format is one of the best ways to personalize your CBD intake. 1 full 1ml dropper provides 1 serving of strength listed on the bottle, however by filling the dropper more or less than 1ml you can easily customize the strength to meet your needs.
Micro-Dosing, or taking small amounts over time, is a great way to enjoy the benefits of CBD throughout your day, and the oil format makes that process simple.
For first-time users, we suggest starting with one full dropper, 1mL, daily and trying this for one week to see if you get the results you are looking for. If not, you can adjust your intake higher or lower until you experienced the desired effects.
These usage guidelines are suggestions, please consult with your physician for optimal dosage.
Below is a breakdown of milligrams per dropper (mL), based on the strength of our different CBD tinctures. There are 30 1mL servings in each bottle:
500mg = 16mg of CBD per full 1mL dropper
1000mg = 33mg of CBD per full 1mL dropper
3000mg = 100mg of CBD per full 1mL dropper
Our 500mg Tincture can be used with pets! Use the following serving suggestions to drop tincture over pet food:
|0 – 25 lbs||1/4 dropper (~4mg)|
|26 – 50 lbs||1/2 dropper (~8mg)|
|51 – 75 lbs||1 dropper (~16mg)|
|75+ lbs||1 &1/4 dropper (~20mg)|
The CBD Tincture — our bedrock, best-selling product — is crafted to seamlessly fit into your every day life. It’s a focused, refined isolate that promotes a healthy lifestyle and introduces balance that helps to transform your daily ritual.
We developed this pure, adaptable tincture specifically for you. You are resolved to gain consistent clarity and we are committed help you achieve it. We know that once you integrate this thoughtfully designed solution into your routine you’ll forget what life was like without it.
Our MCT Oil is derived from coconuts and contains natural fatty acids that have many health benefits. We chose to use MCT Oil as the carrier for CBD because its fatty acids help CBD absorb into the body.
Medium-Chain Triglyceride MCT Oil (Coconut derived)*, Cannabidiol (CBD). *Organic Ingredient
Warnings: Keep out of the reach of children. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult a physician before use.
Vena products are legal and can be shipped to all 50 states. Every product that leaves our facility is third-party tested to ensure consistency and quality. Lab Results and Certificates of Analysis (COAs) are available for easy reference on each product page.
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*Please note that while orders leave our warehouse within 1-2 business days, during COVID freight and mail carriers have been experiencing transit delays which could cause a delay in the arrival of orders. We continue to work closely with freight carriers to provide our customers the best freight options and avoid as many issues as possible. If you are experiencing a delay in the arrival of your order please contact the freight carrier directly or reach out to our customer care team.