All things in time shift and change, adapting to the environment in a way that supports the highest potential for success. We too are evolving and we have some big changes coming up that we want to share with you.
Over the past 2 years, many small businesses have been pushed to their limits. Though we have not been immune to the global supply chain issues, we have been very fortunate simply by the way we conduct our business. From the very beginning, we have always believed that our best resources are those in closest proximity. We have established relationships with farmers and suppliers in Southern California and throughout the western United States that have proven to be more that fruitful. They have kept us alive and thriving during this uncertain time. In turn, we have decided to make some changes in our formulas.
After testing and experimenting with several oils and formulations, we have decided to change the base oil in our Full Spectrum CBD+ tincture from hempseed oil to an organic, coconut-derived MCT oil. We work directly with our regenerative hemp farmers and will continue to work with their incredible medicine. We will also be adding more CBD to this formula for a higher potency product at the same price. Everything else about the tincture will remain the same, no flavorings, additives, solvents or preservatives. We think that it is important to maintain the integrity and quality of the original product yet we feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure we have a steady supply of base oil available.
WHY MCT OIL?
MCT Oil has been rising in popularity for a while now and for good reason. Studies have shown that MCT oil has many health benefits from brain function to weight loss and beyond. “MCT” is an abbreviation for “medium-chain triglycerides,” which are more plainly put, medium-sized fat molecules. MCTs can be found in coconut oil, grass-fed butter, yogurt, palm oil, goat milk and breast milk. These essential fatty acids are the building blocks of triglycerides similar to the way that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
MCTs are most often derived from coconut oil because it has been shown that approximately 50% of the fat in coconut oil is MCT oil. It is no wonder that coconuts are such a powerful super food! When ingested, you body converts MCTs into molecules called ketones. These molecules help to burn fat, block food cravings and enhance brain function.
BENEFITS OF MCT OIL
One important study demonstrated the power of capric acid, which is found in MCT oil, has on seizures. It showed that capric acid blocked certain brain receptors that were involved in triggering seizures in epileptic patients. In some cases, MCT oil was more effective at managing and controlling seizures than a pharmaceutical anti-epileptic drug.
Source: Seizure control by ketogenic diet-associated medium chain fatty acids
There are several studies showing the benefits of a ketogenic diet for Alzheimers disease and dementia. According to one study, there was measurable improved cognition in patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimers disease after a single dose MCT oil. This study showed that 20-70 grams of MCT oil on a daily basis significantly improved Alzheimer’s-related symptoms.
Source: Effects of beta-hydroxybutyrate on cognition in memory-impaired adults
MCT oil has been shown to escalate the release of peptide YY and lepton, two important hormones that are crucial for making sure the body feels satiated after a meal. One study demonstrated that individuals who consumed approximately two tablespoons of MCT oil before breakfast were compelled to eat less during their next meal compared to the cohort of individuals who were given pure coconut oil.
Source: Coconut oil has less satiating properties than medium chain triglyceride oil
There are many studies that link increased MCT consumption to a reduced risk of heart disease. In one particular study, MCT oil decreased one very important inflammatory marker called C-reactive protein. This specific protein is linked to increased chances of heart disease among other inflammatory diseases.
Source: Phytosterols mixed with medium-chain triglycerides and high-oleic canola oil decrease plasma lipids in overweight men
Source: Medium-chain triglycerides and monounsaturated fatty acids potentiate the beneficial effects of fish oil on selected cardiovascular risk factors in rats
INHIBITS BACTERIAL GROWTH
Many studies have shown that MCTs have anti-fungal and antimicrobial effects.
In one study, coconut oil substantially inhibited the growth of Clostridium difficile, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening diarrhea. Scientists believe that the antimicrobial and anti-fungal benefits of the MCTs, specifically lauric, capric and caprylic acids, are what reduce bacterial and yeast growth in the gut when consuming coconut oil.
Source: Medium-chain triglycerides inhibit growth of Malassezia: implications for prevention of systemic infection
I’m sure there are a multitude of other scientific studies that show the benefits of MCT oil but as you can see from the ones we citied above, the results are undeniable. MCT oil can have significant impacts on overall health.
We ask that you bear with us through this transition so as not to waste any jars that have already been printed with our old label. We have a few cases left and we plan to use them up before we debut our new label design to match this new formula. We will apply a new sticker over the ingredients section until we sell out of the old bottles.
* Please note, we will NOT be restocking the small size (0.5oz, 15ml) Full Spectrum Hemp tincture once it is sold out. We will only have once size available for purchase, 1oz (30ml) moving forward.
Thank you for your support as always. And thank you for walking through the changes of life with us in grace and love!