co-co-nuts for mct's: why we use mct coconut oil in our cbd tinctures

In case you haven’t heard, MCT’s have been all the rage in recent years. Pachamama has been a part of the party— with MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) as the base for all of our CBD tinctures.

We’re here to let you in on what MCT’s are and why we pair our CBD with this magical oil.

Medium-chain triglycerides are found naturally in many foods, from coconut to palm kernel oils, as well as milk and cheeses. As you may have guessed, MCT’s contain 3 fatty-acid chains, as well as glycerol. Unlike most fats, MCT’s metabolize much more quickly and efficiently, going directly from the gut to the liver, transporting nutrients along the way.

MCT’s also assist in the absorption of CBD, making for a much faster uptake into the bloodstream. The reason for their quick absorption rate is thanks to having a shorter molecular chain than their carrier oil counterpart, olive oil, what CBD is typically paired with.

the magical benefits of mct

Recent research has shown a plethora of benefits from a healthy use of MCT’s. This research has gained MCT’s quite a bit of popularity amongst health enthusiasts, with benefits supporting:

  • Healthy Appetite: MCT’s are metabolized quickly, allowing the body to use them efficiently as a source of energy. They are also popular with those following Ketogenic diets, as MCT’s break down into ketones, helping one to stay in ketosis for a prolonged period of time.
  • Overall Health Boost: MCT’s are rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, which support the body in remaining resilient, strong, and healthy.
  • Exercise and Athleticism: MCT’s act as a fast-acting, long-lasting source of energy, and may suppress lactic acid buildup during intense exercise, allowing you to push a little harder without as much fatigue. 

ever-body is incredibly unique

Pachamama has options to cater to a variety of preferences and restrictions. If you’re looking for a super-convenient, hassle-free ingestion method, our Gel Caps are the way to go!

If you currently live an active lifestyle, you may prefer using our Pain Cream or Athletic Rub for quick relief of sore or tender muscles.

To support your inner, whole-body health and wellness in the quickest and most efficient way, check out our superfood-infused variety of CBD tinctures.

When ingested in food form, or in an oral supplement, CBD products must first be broken down in the stomach, small intestine, and liver. In some cases, CBD has a tendency to lose strength when it passes through the liver. MCT acts as a fast-acting carrier, ensuring maximum bioavailability and transportation. Since CBD is a fat-soluble compound, the only way to get all of its therapeutic potential is by pairing it with a saturated fat such as the magical MCT Coconut Oil. Think of it in the same way as drizzling a bit of coconut oil on your favorite veggies for maximum nutrient absorption!

smooth, measurable doses

Standing alone, a CBD-concentrated hemp extract is incredibly potent, and would require meticulous microdosing to get in serving size suitable for everyday use. As well as for bioavailability, using MCT as a base is critical in helping you find your perfect serving size. Even better? MCT oil is also colorless and tasteless, allowing you to enjoy the naturally earthy yet subtle flavors of our air-extracted CBD.

Not sure how much to take? All of our tinctures come premeasured, and we always recommend beginners to start slow. 1 dropper = 1 full serving. Simply hold the liquid under your tongue for 60 seconds prior to ingestion.

Want to get the most out of your CBD experience? Find what foods are (and aren’t) most compatible to take with CBD by clicking the link to our blog post here.

Want to get the most out of your CBD experience? Find what foods are (and aren’t) most compatible to take with CBD by clicking the link to our blog post here.


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