What You May Not Know About MCT Oil

Liquid coconut MCT oil


First off, MCT stands for medium-chain-triglyceride.  Triglycerides are fats whose chemical structure is either long-chain, short-chain, or medium-chain. MCT can be manufactured from a variety of different oils, however coconut and palm oil are most commonly used. While MCT oil may be effective in helping the body absorb CBD, it also has drawbacks.

MCT oil is made up almost entirely of saturated fats. It is still unclear whether or not the use of MCT oil may increase the risk of certain conditions such as cardiovascular disease and gastro intestinal upset. Some reports also suggest that long-term use may increase the amount of fat buildup up in the liver (1).

The processing that makes MCT oil easy to formulate into products is the same synthetic processing that strips out healthy phytonutrients and gives MCT oil its clear color. Beta-carotene, tocopherols (Vitamin E), and Vitamin A are all removed in the manufacturing of this oil (2).  This heavy processing occurs in all the MCT source oils – coconut, palm, rapeseed, sunflower, palm kernel, and soybean.

MCT oil is sourced mostly from coconut oil and palm oil. The harvesting and production of these oils are known for being environmentally unfriendly. Typically, using slash-and-burn methods, farmers clear jungle from land and replace the jungle with palm tree plantations. The demand for palm oil has been and continues to be one of the main drivers of deforestation, putting into jeopardy some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world (3). As the jungles and forests disappear, so do the habitats of animals. Furthermore, slash-and-burn-style clearing makes the soil vulnerable to erosion and fills the air with polluting smoke.

Just like palm oil, research shows that coconut oil production also threatens the environment. More animal species are threatened in the growing of coconut palms and the production of coconut oil than in the production of palm oil. Studies show the number of species impacted as 18.3 per million tons of coconut oil produced versus 3.8 species impacted per million tons of palm oil produced (3). In other words, more than four times the number of animal species are negatively affected by coconut oil production as the number of species affected by palm oil production.

Some of the species currently endangered in part by the demand for coconut and palm production include the Bornean Pigmy Elephant, Orangutan, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, and the Sumatran Tiger (4).


  1. – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28116391/
  2. – https://blog.victoryhempfoods.com/mct-oil-alternative
  3. – https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/8-things-know-about-palm-oil
  4. – https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)31078-2
  5. – https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/endangered-species-threatened-by-unsustainable-palm-oil-production


Hemp seeds in wooden spoon and hemp essential oil


Using non-hemp carrier oils as a carrier for hemp extracts eliminates some very beneficial vitamins and minerals provided by the hemp plant (1). Due to the large array of substances that are mixed in with different brands of CBD oil...


Liquid coconut MCT oil


The processing that makes MCT oil easy to formulate into products is the same synthetic processing that strips out healthy phytonutrients. Beta-carotene, tocopherols (Vitamin E), and Vitamin A are all removed in the manufacturing of this oil (2)...


hemp oil and hemp seeds


Hemp seeds contain high concentrations of heart-healthy unsaturated omega fatty acids (essential healthy fats). In addition to being a great source of omega fatty acids, amino acids and protein, hemp seeds are also packed full of vitamins and minerals (1)...


Pure Hemp Oil vs MCT Oil


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  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170148/nutrients
  2. https://blog.victoryhempfoods.com/mct-oil-alternative


What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is contained in the resinous flower of Cannabis, which is a plant with a long history of being used as a medicine that dates back for thousands of years. In today’s age, CBD’s therapeutic properties are being tested and confirmed by doctors and scientists all over the world. CBD is a non-addictive, safe substance and just one of over a hundred “phytocannabinoids” that are unique to cannabis and provide it with a therapeutic and robust profile.


What are terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds that occur in plants, fruits, trees, and hemp, and are responsible for their flavors and fragrances. Terpenes can have therapeutic benefits and work synergistically along with CBD and other cannabinoids to increase the overall therapeutic effects of CBD hemp oil.


What can CBD help me with?

We can not make any medical claims regarding CBD. We can tell you that people have used it for anything that the endocannabinoid system has an impact on and more, including but not limited to:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Autism / ADHD
  • Bone Growth
  • Crohn’s
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heartburn
  • Heart Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain Relief
  • Parkinson’s
  • PTSD
  • Seizures
  • Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Tremors


* Statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any information presented here is not meant as a substitute for, or an alternative to, information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional before using any product.

How do I use CBD oil?

Wilson Botanics CBD oil can be used orally or topically based on the condition it is used for. If using the oil orally, sublingual application (under tongue) is considered more efficient than ingesting (swallowing). The bioavailability of CBD is much higher when taken sublingually, as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. When ingested, the CBD has to pass through the liver where a higher percentage will go to waste.


  • Shake your CBD oil bottle well for 10 seconds
  • Fill the included glass dropper with the desired amount of CBD oil
  • Administer the CBD oil
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

Sublingual Application: Place the desired amount of CBD oil underneath your tongue and do not swallow for 1-2 minutes. We recommend not drinking anything for at least 5 minutes.

Benefits from CBD can be seen faster or slower depending each person’s anatomy. You can increase your serving amount after each cycle until you’ve achieved the desire effect. We recommend taking your CBD oil at least once a day, for 30 days, before evaluating your results.

* Please consult your physician if you have any questions about taking CBD products.

How much CBD oil should I take?

This is the most common question that people have. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the endocannabinoid system. Everyone is different, and may require a different amount to achieve their desired results. Some people may use only 10-15 drops a day, while others may use 1/2 serving to 1 full serving or more per day.

The general consensus is to start low and slow (only a few drops for the first few days), then increase as needed to achieve the desired results. The goal is to figure out how much or how little you need to take to get results. Some people split it up and take the oil multiple times a day, while others take it just once a day.

* Please consult your physician if you have any questions about taking CBD products.

Will CBD oil get me high?

No, our CBD oil will not get you high. CBD is non-physcoactive (no high). THC is the chemical in marijuana that produces a high. Wilson Botanics CBD Hemp Oil comes from industrial hemp that contains no more than 0.3% THC. Industrial hemp is federally legal because the amount of THC is considered too low to have any effect. Wilson Botanics isolate and terpene infused oils both use 99% pure CBD isolate, which has no detectable THC. Wilson Botanics CBD Hemp Oil will NOT get you high.

What is the difference between isolate, full-spectrum, and terpene infused CBD oils?

Full-spectrum products include CBD and THC, as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the plant. CBD is non-physcoative (no high), whereas THC is physcoactive (makes you high). While THC is also reputed to have health benefits, it remains illegal in some states and also carries the risk of failing a drug test.

The best way to ensure that there is no THC present and to control purity is to use CBD isolate that is dissolved back into a carrier oil, which in the case of Wilson Botanics CBD Hemp Oil is nutritious hemp seed oil. We also have a terpene infused oil, which gets you closer to a full spectrum product but without the THC.


Will I fail a drug test using CBD oil?

The majority of marijuana drug tests look for the presence of THC. While Wilson Botanics makes no guarantees regarding the results of taking a drug test, it is highly unlikely that you would fail a drug test using any of our THC FREE products. Both our isolate CBD Hemp Oil and Terpene Infused CBD Hemp Oil are THC FREE according to third party lab tests. 

Please consult with your employer or physician if you have any concerns regarding drug testing and CBD products.

Why choose Wilson Botanics?

Our CBD comes from organically grown hemp that has been dried and cured to avoid pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and heavy metals. Raw hemp materials are 3rd party tested to ensure quality before manufacturing. Our isolate and terpene infused products are made with 99% pure CBD isolate – some of the cleanest and purest CBD you will find on the market.


Is Wilson Botanics CBD oil considered “pharmaceutical grade”?

This term is very misleading and often misued in the supplement industry. The truth is, there is no set definition of “pharmaceutical grade” issued by the FDA in regards to the supplement industry.

Some websites claim that pharmaceutical grade refers to having an active ingredient of 99% purity that does not contain binders, fillers, dyes, excipients or other unknown substances.

Wilson Botanics CBD Hemp Oils are made with 99% (or higher) pure CBD isolate by an FDA registered, GMP certified manufacturer. Our oils do not contain binders, fillers, dyes, excipients or other unknown substances.

Why don’t you offer lower concentration CBD tinctures?

Many companies offer varying concentrations of CDB oil, such as 500mg, 750mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, etc. In our experience, most of the higher concentration oils on the market have unnecessary exorbitant markups (oftentimes selling for $150 or more per bottle), making it difficult for some people to afford an effective, high concentrate CBD oil.

A 1 oz bottle of 500mg CBD oil and a 1 oz bottle of 1500mg CBD oil both contain the same amount of liquid carrier oil, which is 1 oz. The difference is that the 1500mg bottle contains 3 times the amount of CBD as a 500mg bottle, so you wind up using 3 times the amount of 500mg oil to get the same amount of CBD as a bottle of 1500mg oil.

Our goal is to offer a superior quality (made with 99% pure CBD), high concentrate CBD oil at a price that you would normally only find in a lower concentration product. With a higher concentration tincture, you get more CBD in each drop, thereby reducing the amount that you need to achieve your desired results. This saves you money in the long run and gives you more bang for your buck.

* While it is our goal to help people as best we can, Wilson Botanics is not a licensed medical practitioner, therefore we do not give medical advice. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition, or are taking any medications.


- All Wilson Botanics CBD products are made from American grown idustrial hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.

- You must be 21 years of age or older to use this website or purchase Wilson Botanics hemp-based products.


FDA Disclaimer

* The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act require this notice.