Although many CBD products use coconut oil as their carrier oil, it is an MCT. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s) aren’t necessarily “bad”, or bad for you but they may be less efficient, less effective, and there is a potential for side effects. In order to understand why, a little science has to come into it.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a lipid, meaning that it can’t be dissolved into water or water-based products — given that fact, many companies choose to use coconut oil (an MCT) or glycerin. Since these products are metabolized differently than LET’s they may be less effective and come with undesirable side effects like cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Also, the fat in coconut oil is 92% saturated fat, the unhealthy fat, and that percentage is higher than butter!
Unlike saturated fats, protein is essential for the function of a healthy body — it is a building block to create and repair muscles as well as being the basis to create necessary enzymes and hormones within the body.
Elevare’s PURE PROTEIN blend substitutes the saturated fat of MCT’s with muscle building protein. As an added bonus, we use Sacha Inchi oil, itself a protein powerhouse and recognized as a ‘superfood’. The Sacha Inchi oil allows the CBD molecules to be suspended and comes with a host of its own benefits — including supporting digestive health. Containing more fiber than broccoli or even chickpeas, Sacha Inchi adds fiber to your diet, which promotes the regular functions of your intestines.
Unlike MCT’s, the Omega fatty acids found in Sacha Inchi, are healthy fats, not saturated. Also, coconut oil does not contain any of the omega fatty acids, and omega fatty acids are scientifically acclaimed for their potential to reduce blood pressure and help people shed excess pounds.
Elevare’s pure protein blend is a clear choice for consumers who are concerned about their saturated fat intake.