How to Mix CBD and MCT Oil
Many people who use CBD wonder how to use it properly. Some people take it in larger amounts, while others take it in smaller amounts and try to find the ideal dosage. Of course it is good to take the right dosage, but you should know that it is not always about the amount, it’s more about how the body will assimilate CBD. To make CBD easier and more efficient to absorb, this is where MCT oil comes in. Read on to find out how to mix CBD and MCT oil.
How the body absorbs CBD
All cannabinoids are fat-soluble substances, which allows them to work almost anywhere in the body as an antioxidant. But because our bodies consist of more than 70% of water, CBD is poorly absorbed. Studies have shown that at best the body can absorb only a fifth of all the CBD. Instead, the body does a better job of processing CBD with fatty oils. Because of their properties, oils can help prevent a large loss of absorbed CBD.
How MCT oil helps absorb CBD
MCT oil is ideal to help carry CBD into the bloodstream through the digestive system and liver. The oil acts as a carrier for CBD, exact as a rocket takes astronauts into space. This happens because of the triglycerides contained in the oil, they help in the quick release of cannabinoids.
MST consists of a special form of fatty acids, medium-chain triglycerides. Their special feature is that the chemical chain has an average length of 6 to 12 atoms. This makes the substances faster and easier to absorb than components with a long or short chain.
Moreover, MCT oils are directly metabolized into energy by the liver. This means that by burning these fats, cannabinoids are strengthening in the body.
Another plus of MCT oil is that it is odorless and tasteless. This is great for mixing with ingredients.
So it’s time to feel like alchemists mixing potions. Although, the preparation will be quite simple and you will be able to cope with it easily.
When making it, use clean and sterile tools exactly like in a hospital. For making we need CBD isolate, which usually has a solid form as a powder and does not contain THC. We also need the mentioned MCT oil. An oral syringe will be good for measuring the oil. You will also need a small sterile vial or container with a lid to mix the ingredients. Finally a small spoon or a regular funnel that you can make from paper.
1) First, decide on the concentration. If you are trying it for the first time, the recommended ratio would be 1000 mg of CBD per 30 ml of oil. This will result in a CBD oil concentration of 33 mg CBD per milliliter. Eventually as you become more experienced you can adjust the dosage to your preference.
2) Pour the CBD isolate into the bottle using a spoon. You can do this faster by placing a paper funnel on the neck of the bottle and pouring the CBD into it.
3) Next, use a syringe to measure out 30 ml of MCT oil, or as much as you want. Pour the measured oil into the bottle with the CBD.
4) Now you need to screw the cap on and exert a little physical force. You need to shake the vial for a minute to dissolve the isolate in the oil. Don’t worry, after dissolving the CBD will not crystallize back. You can place the bottle in a glass of hot water to improve the dissolution result. But be careful that the vial does not sink in water or water will get inside.
At this point your CBD oil is ready! Now you can enjoy its taste and benefits. You can consume it directly by holding it under your tongue for a few minutes for the best effect. It will be healthy to add it to daily meals, drinks and smoothies as well. You can also use it in baking and make CBD muffins.