Collection: MCT CBD Infused Tinctures

Veralife only uses Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) oil of the highest quality and purity available. MCT oil is fractionated oil made from young coconuts. Certified as Kosher and Organic.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

Fractionated coconut oil is made when regular coconut oil is refined to contain only medium-chain fatty acids including caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10).

Fractionated coconut oils are great sources of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), providing fatty acids that contain 6 to 12 carbon atoms. However, their fatty acid composition is vastly different. While the main fatty acid in coconut oil is the 12-carbon lauric acid (C12), most or all of this fatty acid has been removed from fractionated coconut oil. The long-chain fatty acids present in coconut oil have also been eliminated. Thus, the main medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in fractionated coconut oil are:

C8: Caprylic acid or Octanoic acid
C10: Capric acid or Decanoic acid

Medium-chain Fatty Acids (MCFA)

MCFAs are metabolized differently than other fats. They are transported directly to the liver from the digestive tract, where they may be used as a quick source of energy. They can also be turned into ketone bodies that can partially replace glucose as an energy source for the brain. The MCTs in fractionated coconut oil have been associated with several other health benefits, including:

Reduced insulin resistance
Epilepsy treatment
Improved brain function

MCT Oil Benefits

MCT oil acts as a carrier that bonds with CBD and allows for more direct uptake by the bloodstream, as it helps the CBD almost completely avoid the first-pass metabolic processes. To put this simply, MCT oil allows for a greater concentration of CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream, so you can reap benefits most efficiently and quickly.