BLUE HARVEST CBD & THE KETO DIET
By Kristofer Nowak
Diet trends have seemingly been coming and going since forever. The only ones that stick around are the ones based on solid science or the ones where hard-earned positive results aren’t washed away by a weekend of weak willpower. Lately, the Keto Diet has garnered a lot of attention. After doing some research, I have concluded that the science on which it is based appears sound. In addition, since the diet relies less on willpower and more on altering how the body is processing caloric intake, I suggest that the results of this diet – which is really less of a diet and more of a lifestyle adjustment – have a high potential of staying around long term. So what does the Keto diet have to do with CBD products, which have been marketed for anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory purposes? Upon first glance, the answer is not much. But what if CBD could be delivered to the body using a carrier that itself has alternative benefits that work in conjunction with CBD to help maximize their impact on the body?
Blue Harvest set out to answer that very question. The company launched an exhaustive research project to see how other established CBD companies were delivering the cannabinoid to the body. We purchased products from every competitor we could find. We then sampled the products, sent them to labs for testing, and we studied each of the different carrier mechanisms. We wanted to understand which ones allow for the best absorption of CBD into the body, and to learn about any side effects – either positive or negative – so we could engineer the best possible CBD products. What we learned is that most CBD companies were using coconut oil to carry the CBD into the body, hence the proliferation of available CBD oils. Coconut oil actually does a decent job of delivering CBD, but the team at Blue Harvest thought there might be a better way and wanted to learn more.
What exactly is in coconut oil, and what makes it an effective carrier oil? Is it possible to distill down coconut oil in order to locate the specific part of the oil that’s effectively carrying CBD and strip out any unnecessary parts? When we discovered the answers to those questions, we learned that Caprylic Acid, otherwise known as C8, is the one triglyceride in coconut oil that does the best job, and it opened up a new world of possibilities. It begged new questions: what is Caprylic Acid, can it be used as an isolated delivery carrier of CBD, and what other effects does C8 have on the human body? The answers to those questions led Blue Harvest to focus on the development of a Caprylic CBD Oil that, by the way, just so happens to have alternative health benefits that work in perfect conjunction with the Keto Diet.
Caprylic Acid (C8) is one of four medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily digestible medium-length chains of fats. The other MCTs are Caproic Acid (C6), Capric Acid (C10), and Lauric Acid (C12). About 50% of the fat content in coconut oil comes from MCTs. And since the MCTs are the carrier fats that deliver CBD to the body, if carried in coconut oil, at least 50% of the coconut oil itself has unnecessary inactive ingredients. When isolated C8 is used as the carrier oil, the entire solution acts as an active ingredient. That’s because C8 itself has health benefits that work together with CBD for better overall health.
The Keto diet is all about increasing the amount of easily digestible MCTs and reducing the amount of hard-to-process carbs which metabolize into glucose, cause the production of insulin, and blocks the body from burning fat. When carb intake is severely reduced, the body enters a state called ketosis. This state causes the body to burn stored body fat for energy. This occurs during starvation as the body attempts to stay alive. However, when the body is ingesting MCTs in conjunction with a reduction of carbs, the body is not starving at all. It’s just allowing to body to burn fat for energy instead of carbs, and it prevents the body from storing additional fats. Scientific research has concluded that this diet results in weight loss and loss of body circumference.
The benefits of MCTs don’t end there. MCT oil has also been shown to reduce the amount of lactate that is built up in the body as a result of exercise. So, while you’re using Blue Harvest Caprylic CBD Oil as part of your Keto diet, you’ll be able to get more out of your workouts because your body will store less lactic acid as a result. And since everyone who wants to actually lose weight knows that the only effective way to do so is through both diet and exercise, Blue Harvest Caprylic CBD Oil is the perfect compliment to this lifestyle.
That’s because Blue Harvest determined that one of the best benefits of C8 is that if ingested under the tongue, the CBD and C8 bypass the body’s metabolic processes in the digestive system and go right into the bloodstream. This makes Blue Harvest Caprylic CBD Oil the fastest acting CBD product available on the current market. Since those metabolic processes have been minimized, the potential negative side effects associated with digestion and hormone production have been all but eliminated.
That’s all great news for people who need to enjoy the anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety benefits of CBD. If inflammation and/or anxiety have caused someone to gain weight and prevented them from exercise, CBD will help greatly, as will its carrier oil C8. Still, there are many more health benefits associated with the use of MCTs. These additional benefits include added energy for brain cells and reduced growth of yeast and bacteria.
MCTs like Caprylic Acid (C8) have already undergone extensive medical research. The benefits associated with the use of C8 are therefore well established. Meanwhile, there is new data streaming in that illustrates many different health benefits of CBD. The integration of C8 into the new-age Keto diet may be new, as is Blue Harvest’s innovation that combines the benefits of CBD with the benefits of C8. Though new, this innovation is simply building on the known scientific data and represents an exciting new development in the never-ending search for improved health, quality of life, and overall wellness.