Many believe that just by consuming or administering medication, it will automatically treat to the spot that needs healing. However, our bodies are much more complex than that. Bioavailability is a word that has created a lot of buzzes up in the wellness industry. Bioavailability (BA) is a term used in pharmacology, nutritional and environmental sciences, that refers to the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed by the body’s circulatory system. One factor that will affect the rate of bioavailability is what it is consumed with. We know that some nutrients, when consumed together support each other’s bioavailability. For example, calcium is best absorbed when it’s consumed alongside magnesium. Consuming vitamin C with plant-based, iron-rich food enhances the bioavailability of iron.

So what does this have to do with your CBD tincture?

Some things simply need to be carried to get from point A to point B. In order for people or pets to reap the optimum benefits of CBD, it needs to be carried. What CBD is consumed with will affect how much and at what rate CBD absorbs in your body. CBD comes in two raw forms, both of which are less than the ideal for dose specific ingestion and systemic absorption. The first, CBD Isolate, is a crystallized material similar to salt. The raw material of isolate is not easily processed by the body if ingested without a carrier oil resulting in poor digestion. The second, full spectrum CBD, has a very thick and sticky consistency, making measuring a proper consistent serving size difficult, leading to inefficient and wasteful use of the product. CBD is fat soluble. This means that when CBD is combined with a fat such as MCT or Hemp Seed Oil, the CBD can dissolve and attach to the fat molecules (in the oil) which makes it much more available for your body to digest, absorb and use. Furthermore, Diluting CBD in a carrier oil makes it easier to measure the dosage and make sure that you get the maximum benefit from the product. There are different types of carrier oils producers like to use each with their own benefits and effectiveness. Below we will explain the types of carrier oils King Tuts uses in their CBD tinctures and how they may have an impact on your health. One type might be better for you than the other.


MCT oil is short for Medium Chain Triglyceride oil. Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a specific fat molecule found in oils, such as coconut and palm oil. (KING TUTS uses fractionated MCT oil derived from coconuts #earthlove). MCTs work differently on the metabolism then other oils such as olive and avocado oil. Compared to larger fat molecules found in these other oils, MCTs can be broken down and metabolized by the body quickly and more efficiently due to their smaller size by going directly to the liver where they are easier to digest and absorb. Since we know that CBD is fat soluble, fractionated coconut oil (MCT) is a very effective carrier for CBD because it contains 90% saturated fat. Also, the small molecular size results in a low viscosity substance, making the oil thin and therefore ideal for dosing. Since the fractionated oil has no flavor or smell, it is favored by many be the best carrier oil for sublingual use. Apart from is supportive qualities to CBD, MCT oil has proven very effective for people who struggle with low energy, poor digestive health, obesity, hormonal fluctuations, slow metabolism, dementia, diabetes, and inflammatory conditions, as well as those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Benefits of MCT Oil:

Energy Booster:

With a strong metabolism, you also have healthy energy levels. Instead of more than 20 steps that sugar takes to become energy, C-8 medium-chain fatty acids can be converted to usable energy in only 3 steps, giving your body rapid support and invigorating energy.

Improves Gut Health/Digestion:

MCT oil has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial qualities that can optimize digestion and balance the environment of your gut flora, helping to prevent symptoms of cramping, bloating and constipation, as well as any parasitic or viral infections.

Weight Management:

When you ingest more MCTs, your body becomes more efficient at mobilizing fat stores as energy. As a result, the body will begin breaking down its own fat to power ordinary, everyday functions. (Which means quicker weight loss!) However, it should be noted— To lose excess body weight healthfully and permanently, it takes patience and quality upgrades to your overall eating and exercise habits.


One of the most critical roles of fats in the body #nopunintended is their role in creating hormones. Adding MCTs in your diet will help make those hormones you need to keep your mood in place, your metabolism high, and prevent depression and hormonal upset.

Brain Function:

In healthy individuals, glucose supplies almost all of the brain’s energy. However, in certain patient populations (e.g. those with or developing Alzheimer’s disease, type II diabetics) the ability of the brain to use glucose is impaired. Ketones are an alternative energy source for the brain and might be able to compensate for this impairment.

Immune System:

The antimicrobial qualities of lauric acid and caprylic acid make MCT oil not only a worthy immune system supporter but aides in fighting various types of bacterial infections (e.g. Candida) In addition, MCTs may reduce the severity of autoimmune conditions and are believed that they may alter gut flora, mRNA expressions, and decrease inflammation.

Cardiovascular disease:

MCTs may have an effect on lowering cholesterol and therefore improving cardiovascular health in humans. Studies have shown that those who consume coconut oils (which contain 50% MCTs) tend to have lower incidences of heart attacks compared to those who don’t.

MCT Oil Precautions For First Time Users:

If you are new to using MCT oil, start with a small amount, and see how your body reacts. There are certain laxative qualities to this oil, so it’s best to start slow.


Hemp Seed Oil can be found in the aisles of grocery stores and is a popular ingredient in many nutritional and cosmetic products. Derived from the hemp plant, hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Not to be confused with ‘Hemp’, Hemp seed oil does not contain any CBD. It has a pleasant, almost nutty flavor and rich color. Hemp seed oil is well-known as a healthy oil because it contains high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and is also abundant in other vitamins and minerals. In fact, it’s the only edible oil that contains greater than 80% polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Another benefit of hemp seed oil is the high levels of vitamin E. On average, 100g of hemp seed oil contains 100–150mg of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties. King Tuts uses unrefined, cold-pressed hemp seed oil – this oil is green in color with a nutty flavor. Cold pressed hemp oil preserves hemp’s nutritious content, so it is often called “Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil”. It’s no surprise that everyone can’t stop raving about this natural nutrient. Consistent use of hemp seed oil is believed to assist in supporting overall health, here are a few ways it can:

Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil:

Hormonal Balance

Hemp is the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid, which is eventually converted to the protective hormone prostaglandin PGE1 that regulates the hormonal balance and supports menopausal health.

Skin Regeneration

Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids have a composition similar to skin lipids, which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. It is especially useful for dry, tired or dehydrated skin and nails by increasing the skins elasticity and water retention capacity in the tissue.

For Vegetarians

Not only is it a complete protein (meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids) but it’s also an excellent source of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can be tricky for vegetarians and vegans. Hemp oil has the optimal ratio of these acids. What’s more, hemp seed oil contains stearidonic acid (SDA). SDA gets converted to the fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which you can only get by eating fish. So, if you’re not into eating salmon, this little powerhouse is a great plant-based alternative! Helps Lower Cholesterol.


Psoriasis is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids in the body. The fatty acids present in hemp oil help improve skin oxygenation and hydration.

Immune System Boost

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids improve immunity and regulate intestinal flora. These essential fatty acids have been shown to promote healthy flora in the intestines, thus building a natural barrier against microbes and increasing the resilience of the body.

Prevention of Demyelination Of Nervous System

Essential fatty acids are necessary for a healthy cell membrane structure. They also help restrict the demyelination, the destruction of the myelin sheath. When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerve impulses slow or even stop, causing neurological problems.

Varicose Veins

Like other compounds high in omega-3s, hemp oil can thin your blood, reducing blood clots and varicose veins.

Hemp Oil Precautions For First Time Users

Though it has a number of health benefits, hemp oil should be avoided by prostate cancer patients or people who take blood thinners. (check with a doctor before use!)

MCT vs Hemp Seed Oil, Which Carrier Oil is the Best?

There really is no “best” carrier oil because each oil suits specific applications and needs. Depending on your personal needs and preferences, MCT or Hemp Seed Oil may be better for you and may require some experimentation. King Tuts currently offers our 300mg, 600mg, 900mg and 1200mg CBD tinctures with MCT and Hemp seed Oil. TELL US, have you tried CBD tinctures? Do you prefer MCT or Hemp Seed Oil? Comment below or tag us with #kingtutsCBD @kingtutsca on social media 🙂 STAY LIFTED WEED FAM!


  1. Rainbowsmash
    Rainbowsmash says:

    Looking forward to trying these out in the future. I’ve personally tried veg oil cbd and was pleased with the results, but my bank account said other wise.

  2. Sj23
    Sj23 says:

    Have never tried tinctures but after reading this in definitely going to make a purchase. I think ill just try both MCT and hemp seed carrier oil simply because it just make sense to get the benefits of both instead of just one. This was definitely a good read

  3. theSilvah
    theSilvah says:

    Very cool product addition and an informative article. I have 3 of the 1200mg in MCT for my wife, sister in law, and mother-in-law on the way. They just recently discovered CBD after a freebie from this site and have been enjoying the relief it provides them for aches and pains. So a larger amount that is easy to dose, should be perfect for them. Thanks KT!

  4. acsniix
    acsniix says:

    My only experience with CBD has been in edible form, and while tasty and convenient, it’s not exactly cheap. This seems like a much more affordable and versatile option! Excited to try these in the future!

  5. says:

    so my wife started CBD Tincture for her arthritis. While it didn’t help with the arthritis like we hoped it did provide other benefits. Firstly my wife noticed a huge increase in her energy 1-2 hours after digestion. As well she found that taking it 3-4 hours before bed allowed her to have a better sleep.

    • Beeb
      Beeb says:

      As with most supplements, noticing health improvements may take time. Digestion plays a massive role in overall systemic function- that’s a big plus!

  6. Serb
    Serb says:

    Great information! Maybe Kt will make a Tincture that is 50% hemp oil and 50% mct, of course with a nice dosage of CBD to go along with it! Then you can get the best of both worlds…

  7. jsichkaryk
    jsichkaryk says:

    Holy – okay! Ive been on the fence with CBD and especially tinctures in general. This was an informative post! I am going to check them out.

  8. xCodank
    xCodank says:

    I love me some cbd I have used their twisted extracts cbd products and I love how they help me to relax!!! Can’t wait to try your guys cbd tincture

  9. adamofpk
    adamofpk says:

    I would love to take cbd oil every day, it helps my back because it reduces inflammation better than advil or tylonal, that junk they try to feed people at the hospital. The cbd oil needs to be affordable so I can use it every day to help me move more freely. I like big doses of cbd

  10. afta
    afta says:

    Cbd is my go to for pain relief or inflammation! Even on my sog it work magic!All this was new to me untill recently thanks to the awsomeness of king tut!

  11. Mastamanila
    Mastamanila says:

    I have only tried cbd in mct oil and in an edible. Personally, I would choose mct over hemp seed because mct is something that should probably be a part of your diet anyway. You can always just take some fish oil capsules to get ur omegas =]

  12. Redalert
    Redalert says:

    i have yet to invest in any tinctures really, most cbd products get over looked in my opinion. i have tried edibles that contained high amounts of cbd. usually best taken after along days at work when your back’s aching and feet cramping. i have too many of those days which makes me want to start to indulge on the edibles/tincture markets more often then i do.

  13. Prince_Myshkin
    Prince_Myshkin says:

    I’ve tried both cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD oil. I gave each one a shot for a couple months. To be honest I couldn’t tell the difference between the two, even though I’ve read cannabis-derived oil is supposed to be more active. I reccomend CBD oil for menstrual cramps and if you’re taking a tolerance break from weed. CBD tames the withdrawls.

  14. Reb
    Reb says:

    To be honest all of my CBD experiences have been personally underwhelming in contrast to the benefit people describe from it. I believe something like this with a fuller spectrum of compounds might be more effective for someone like myself.

  15. Brendan
    Brendan says:

    I’ve always much preferred mtc oil for what I use for, I hmfind it has higher bio availability, mix’s well into creams and drinks

  16. Chayse247
    Chayse247 says:

    Very nice blog post, super informative and in-depth. Never understood why all CBD oils contained hemp seed oil or MCT and was asked by my brother to help pick a proper oil out, now that I have read this post I know what to get and have confidence that I’m buying the proper product.

  17. says:

    Very informative blog. I’ve used tinctures previously but don’t find it helped much. I gave to my father who used for pain in his leg and he said it helped.

  18. Tyrone
    Tyrone says:

    I’ve only tried cbd isolate been reading this definitely going to have to try some in the future hoping it’s something like cbd isolate

  19. Randude
    Randude says:

    This is very interesting. It’s amazing how many “gifts” this plant offers. And yet another “gift” I’m very interested in. Lol ?

  20. Keyll
    Keyll says:

    I’ve never tried it myself but know someone who uses it all the time (MTC oil and tinctures) to great success. I wish it was cheaply available to all with medical needs.

  21. therick
    therick says:

    Have been using CBD oil for myself , my wife and pets for a couple of yrs now and we all notice the difference in our health. Your pets have less pain and our older dog’s sight has improved.

  22. Firefly
    Firefly says:

    This was one of the best articles I have read on this subject. I was not aware of some of the additional properties of each of the carrier oils and I suspect i will end up trying a bottle of each to compare. Thanks!

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