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MCT Oil Explained

May 24, 2019

MCT Oil Explained

At Sun God Medicinals, we’re proud to use only certified organic MCT oil in our Ra Hemp MCT Oil tinctures.  MCT oil is an excellent alternative to the organic cane alcohol we use in our other tinctures because it provides all of the benefits of an organic carrier while also being non-alcoholic.  Many choose non-alcoholic products for health or personal reasons, but there are a variety of other reasons that organic MCT oil can be a fantastic addition to your daily health regimen.


What is MCT Oil?

MCT—or Medium Chain Triglyceride—oil is a healthy fat that is typically refined from coconut oil.  All fats are made of hydrogen and carbon bound together in a chain, and these chains are varying lengths depending on the type of fat.  Medium Chain Triglycerides are of medium length, just as the name implies.

Our MCT oil supplier uses a USDA-patented process to carefully remove the lauric acid (solid fats) from certified organic coconut oil, leaving behind Capric and Caprylic acids.  These healthy fatty acids are two of the most desirable MCTs available.

 

Why Use MCT Oil?

Medium Chain Triglycerides are heralded as easier to digest than other healthy fats because they don’t need to pass through the digestive system in order to be absorbed into and utilized by the body.  MCTs don’t require bile salts from the stomach to be broken down into useful nutrients, and can instead be processed by the liver, making them easier to digest and allowing them to provide a better and faster source of sustained energy than long chain fatty acids.  Almost all other foods require the body to exert energy in order to digest them—MCTs do not.

Some studies have shown that MCTs may have antiviral and antibacterial properties.  Many believe that these properties may assist the body with digestion and gut health, and assist the immune system in protecting the body.  Healthy fats are critically important for healthy immune system function. Due to the ease of absorption of MCTs into the human body, MCT oil may be beneficial for those suffering from compromised immune systems, who struggle with immune function, or who have trouble absorbing other fats in their diet.


Why Organic MCT Oil?

Most—if not all—MCT oil manufacturers that aren’t certified organic use a variety of chemicals and filler oils in their MCT oil manufacturing process.  Our supplier uses only certified organic coconuts in their processes with no artificial ingredients, fillers, or added chemicals. This leaves the resulting MCT oil clean, clear, with a light coconut flavor, and almost no odor. Non-organic manufacturers will often claim they have “pharmaceutical grade” MCT oil, but what this really means is that they’re using a high temperature fractionation process that cannot be certified organic by USDA standards.  We chose our certified organic MCT oil supplier because they support small, organic, sustainable farmers—and Sun God Medicinals wants to support them, too.

The MCT oil used in Sun God Medicinals’ products is not only certified organic, but also Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and both keto and paleo-friendly.  It also contains no trans fats, cholesterol, hexane, added chemicals, filler oils or other additives.


MCT Oil in Ra Hemp Products

At Sun God Medicinals, we make our Ra Hemp MCT Oil Tinctures using certified organic, Oregon-grown, whole hemp flower extracts, certified organic MCT oil, and d-limonene (a natural terpene used as a citrus flavor).  We refuse to use additives, flavorings, adulterants, or other ingredients that just shouldn’t be there.

Our hemp products are produced using a full spectrum extraction method, including the broadest range of natural compounds, cannabinoids (including CBD, CBG, and more), terpenes, and other elements present in the hemp plant—and our Ra Hemp MCT Oil Tinctures are no different.  While other manufacturers may use CBD isolate, we only use certified organic whole hemp flower extracts in our tinctures to ensure that the greatest volume of the potential healing properties of the hemp plant make it into the final product.

Ra Hemp MCT Oil Tinctures are available in 1 oz bottles in two varieties: Indica and Sativa.  Many believe that Indica varieties of hemp provide more relaxing effects, and as such are better for nighttime use, while Sativa varieties of hemp provide more energizing effects, making them better for daytime use.  Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different, so your results may vary.


***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.***




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