Why are MCTs used in tandem with CBD
In the food industry, medium chain triglycerides are proven to be easier to metabolize and so they became popular in the health and wellness space. Because of this characteristic, they are also often used as carriers for CBD. It is thought that MCTs may aid in the body’s processing and absorbing of the CBD. Increasingly, this pair is used in many different tinctures, gummies, supplements, and oils.
Of course, when we talk about CBD topicals, the way the CBD interacts with your body is completely different. Topicals don’t rely on digestion for you to feel CBD’s beneficial effects so MCTs serve a different purpose in these products. In skincare and other topical products, MCTs are cost-effective carriers for the CBD. In skincare oils, including an MCT helps you deliver CBD to skin with a soft & nourishing feel. In water-based products, MCT helps incorporate CBD into the formula while still having those amazing sensory effects.
Target market for MCTs
Trends crossing over from food to beauty is nothing new – think organics, antioxidants or superfoods, the list goes on and on. As consumers continue to explore the wellness benefits of CBD coupled with MCTs it’s easy to assume the pair will grow in popularity in cosmetics as well. Claims about MCTs in skincare are already starting to pop up in CBD skincare products like Smith & Cult Locked & Lit Lip Balm.
No matter what format your CBD is in, the combination of cannabinoids with MCT appeals to wellness gurus, keto lifestylists, cannabis users, and the casual health seeker. These increasingly growing categories of consumers are tuned in to hero plants and natural ingredients.
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Until next time…Stay healthy everyone!