Medium Chain Triglycerides as a carrier oil

Why use (MCT) as a carrier oil in Hemp Oil Tinctures

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are triglycerides whose fatty acids have an aliphatic tail of 6-12 carbon atoms. Like all triglycerides, MCTs are composed of a glycerol backbone and 3 fatty acids. Rich sources for commercial extraction of beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil. Coconut oil contains many fatty acids, about 62-65% of which are MCTs. Reported side effects of Medium Chain Triglycerides ( MCT Oil ): Side effects from MCT Oil are typically noticed when starting supplementation. It is thought to be due to the fact that the body has not adapted to the newly incorporated MCT's. As the body adapts, it is thought that new enzymes are generated to help process the increased medium chain triglyceride intake. Most people notice that over time, side effects lesson in severity and or completely subside. Side effects generally include nausea, diarrhea, gastrointestinal issues and stomach pain. It is suggested to take with food to avoid unwanted side effects if sensitive to MCT Oil.

MCT Oil, a saturated fat, enhances absorption through the gut, goes through the lymphatic system which avoids a first liver bypass, providing less degradation of CBD, while also providing the building blocks for ketones. Ketones, along with CBD work together to stimulate P-par receptors making epigenetic changes that enhance metabolism, cell function, and reduce inflammation.

Reported health benefits of MCT Oil:

  • Kills viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes, AIDS, and other illnesses
  • Kills bacteria that causes pneumonia, ear ache, throat infections, dental cavities, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, and dozens of other diseases
  • Kills fungi and yeast that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections
  • Expels tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites
  • Provides a source of quick energy
  • Boosts energy and endurance enhancing physical and athletic performance
  • Improves digestion and absorption of fat soluble vitamins and amino acids
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body
  • Reduces symptoms of pancreatitis
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes
  • Reduces problems associated with mal-absorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis
  • Helps relieve gallbladder disease
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids
  • Reduces chronic inflammation
  • Supports tissue healing and repair
  • Supports and aids immune system function
  • Helps protect the bode from breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Is heart healthy: does not increase blood cholesterol or platelet stickiness
  • Helps prevent heart disease, atherosclerosis and stroke
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Functions as a protectant antioxidant
  • Helps protect the body from free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative diseases
  • Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidization
  • Helps relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement
  • Reduces epileptic seizures
  • Helps protect against liver and kidney problems
  • Helps prevent liver disease
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate
  • Is utilized in the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats
  • Reduces symptoms of associated with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  • Supports natural chemical balance of the skin
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots
  • Helps control dandruff, promotes healthy looking hair and complexion
  • Provides protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
  • Helps you look and feel younger
  • Is resistant to oxidation so it has a long shelf life
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperatures like other vegetable oils
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects (unless you are allergic)
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans

Source : The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife, ND, published by Piccadilly Books, LTD

This article was posted on 2018.09.17