With CBD oils, capsules, tinctures, and salves, popping up everywhere, it is easy to get lost in the variety and variations. In this article, we are going to focus specifically on MCT Oil Tinctures and answer some basic questions about what they are and how they work.
These MCT Oil Tinctures are easy to use, primarily administered sublingually but can also be easily added to teas, coffee, or smoothies.
What is MCT Oil?
MCT is an abbreviation for Medium Chain Triglyceride which is a type of saturated fatty acid. It is commonly used in a variety of natural products such as health and wellness supplements due to the body’s ability to easily process and metabolize the MCT oil. It is also considered a healthy fat and is not stored in the body like other types of fats.
People add MCT oils to their diets and wellness routines and diets in the form of coconut oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, and extra virgin olive oil. At Green Time Wellness, we utilize an all-natural coconut MCT oil base for all of our MCT tinctures.
CBD is a fat-soluble compound and this means that is best absorbed when coupled with a fatty acid like MCT oil. This is why CBD tinctures use MCT oil as their base. The CBD is carried by the MCT oil and allows for better absorption into the bloodstream. Another benefit of allowing the CBD to bind with the MCT oil is that it will allow the CBD to maintain potency when exposed to the hostile environment of the digestive tract. The liver treats the MCT oil as a carb and directly metabolizes the oil as energy. This allows the liver to put the CBD to use right away.
How tinctures are made.
For thousands of years, tinctures have been part of the arsenal of medical practitioners. The traditional method for making a tincture is to soak the plant material in ethanol alcohol for a period of time. Then after the desired concentration is reached, the plant material is then strained out. The final product is put in a dropper bottle which is easily measured with a dropper to consume.
To make a CBD tincture, the Cannabidiol (CBD) must first be extracted from the hemp plant. There are numerous ways of doing this with the most common methods being butane, ethanol, and carbon dioxide. The result of this extraction yields a CBD concentrate that is the base for many different CBD products on the markets including tinctures and salves.
In the modern cannabis market, tinctures can be made via this method or they can be made by dissolving the concentrates in a carrier liquid such as Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil. Other carrier liquids can be a vegetable oil, glycerin, or alcohol. The type of liquid that is used in the tincture is important it acts as a carrier for the active substance, in this case, Cannabidiol.
Most tinctures come in a dark glass bottle. This helps prevent light from breaking down the compound and reducing its potency. To ensure that your MCT oil tincture remains potent. It is best to store it in a cool, dark location. A refrigerator works well.
Choosing the right MCT Oil Tinctures.
Now that you have a better understanding of an MCT Oil Tincture is, the next step is choosing who to purchase from.
At Green Time Wellness, our tinctures have the highest quality hemp-derived CBD along with all-natural medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil which allows for quick absorption. Our products contain 0% THC so you can be confident that you can enjoy all of the benefits of CBD without the worries of psychoactive ingredients.