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Why Elixinol includes MCT oil in our tinctures

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Your body performs better when you give it clean-burning fuel, right? That’s why so many bodybuilders, who want to decrease body fat and increase lean muscle mass, and other people trying to lose weight, (or who are simply focused on good health) are taking medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.

What, exactly, is MCT oil? According to WebMD:

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides. People use MCTs as medicine.

MCTs are used along with usual medications for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea (fat indigestion), celiac disease, liver disease, and digestion problems due to partial surgical removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) or the intestine (short bowel syndrome).

MCTs are also used for “milky urine” (chyluria) and a rare lung condition called chylothorax. Other uses include treatment of gallbladder disease, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and seizures in children.

Because it’s a good fat that increases bioavailability, Elixinol includes MCT oil in all of our tinctures.

For anyone concerned about blood sugar levels, inflammation and fat burning, MCT provides a host of benefits — especially when combined with cannabidiol (CBD).

 A little more background: MCT is comprised primarily of Caprylic and capric fatty acids (Carbon 8s), so it converts to ketones (providing energy faster).  Further, MCT oil does not go through the lymphatic system. It is transported directly to the liver and metabolized there, so it releases energy like a carbohydrate. Yet while it behaves like a energy-packed carbohydrate rather than a fat, MCT oil does so without causing free-radical damage. It also releases ketones, which can be used for fuel for the body.

In conjunction with CBD, which shifts the metabolism away from glycolysis (burning sugar) and more towards fatty-acid metabolism, MCT acts to aid in fact burning. As the body’s endocannabinoid system self-regulates and normalizes, metabolism can improve.

See all our tinctures here.




Elixinol’s Philip Blair, M.D. to speak as part of The Detox Project

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We live in a toxic world, right? The good news is that people are becoming more aware of the absolute necessity to detoxify in order to prevent and possibly overcome chronic illnesses. Yet few have a comprehensive detoxification plan, or access to experts who can help build one.

Chemicals and toxins in your environment could be the cause if you have:

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  • chemical sensitivities
  • allergies
  • autoimmune conditions
  • weight issues

Finally, there’s a gathering of experts who will discuss the toxicity crisis, explore the plague of chemical toxicity, uncover surprising exposures, and lay out the best ways to detox. It’s called The Detox Project. It’s completely online, and it’s FREE. Elixinol’s own Philip Blair, M.D. will speak on CBD and detox, and cover important points including: 

  • Preparing the body to detox with CBD
  • The endocannabinoid system’s relationship to disease
  • Immune system modulation effects of CBD

 There are more than a dozen speakers besides Dr. Blair, and they will be covering every aspect of the detox process.  By the end of this event, you should be empowered to create your own personal plan for awareness, assess your toxicity, and begin a lifestyle transformation!

Register for FREE now at the following link:


You can also own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace:


The Detox Project will help you:

  • Identify proven culprits contributing to disease
  • Dispel myths about detox
  • Save money (and time) when detoxing
  • Understand why cleanses are not addressing toxicity
  • Learn the detox practices of the world’s top holistic doctors
  • And more!

The Detox Project is online and free from September 26 – October 3, 2016!

Register for FREE at the following link today:


Own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace:


We’ll see you at the summit!



CBD Oil For PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

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Dr.-Blair CBD Doctor

Col. Philip Blair, MD, ret., (US Army)

With Dr. Philip Blair, MD, COL
(Retired, US Army)

What will be covered in this article:

  1. What is PTSD and how does it occur?
  2. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in health and PTSD
  3. Understanding cannabidiol and how it works
  4. How can CBD improve PTSD
  5. Case Reports of CBD for PTSD
  6. Question and Answer, including contraindications

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CBD Oil In Japan

Elixinol™ CBD Oil in Japan – First Lady Ushers In New Era by Purchasing CBD Hemp Oil by Elixinol

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I thought you’d like to hear some of the positive progress we have been making with Elixinol™ CBD Oil in Japan. Besides being a speaker at the 2016 Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit  in California I recently met with the First Lady of Japan (Akie Abe) whose husband, the Prime Minister of Japan (Shinzō Abe) is now using our Elixinol CBD products. See attached press release. Feel free to share on your blog and social media.

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Hemp Seeds Benefits & Nutritional Value

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Неmр sееds benefits (оftеn саllеd hеmр hеаrts) аrе nо rеvеlаtіоn tо humаns, аs wе hаvе bееn usіng thеm, аlоng wіth оthеr hеmр рrоduсts, fоr thоusаnds оf уеаrs, еіthеr аs а соmроnеnt іn bіrd sееd mіх, аs fіshіng bаіt, оr tо mаnufасturе durаblе fаbrіс. Unfоrtunаtеlу, wе hаvе уеt tо ехрlоrе thе full nutrіtіоnаl роtеntіаl оf thеsе rеmаrkаblе рrоduсts, whісh hаvе sоmеtіmеs bееn nаmеd thе mоst nutrіtіоnаllу соmрlеtе fооd іn thе wоrld. Read More


List of Hemp Cannabinoids & Their Origins

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If you have spent time researching the reported health benefits of CBD oil, you probably have come across countless names of hemp cannabinoids and their abbreviations: CBD, THC, CBN, CBG and so on, which can all get quite confusing. What exactly are these things, and how or why do hemp plants produce so many? And what about the over 200 terpenes, a group of phytochemicals which are also produced by hemp? Read More


Terpenoids in Hemp: Eucalyptol

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Terpenoids, or terpenes, are a class of phytochemicals – chemicals produced by plants – that have been found to possess a wide range of potential therapeutic uses, as well as being responsible for the aroma of plants. Hemp contains over 200 terpenes, with some in the therapeutically significant concentration of over 0.05%1. The level of terpenes varies by strain, and one such terpene in hemp is eucalyptol. Read More


Cannabidiol vs THC

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The two most common and well-known cannabinoids are tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). For those who are new to the world of hemp oil, the frequent squabbling over which is best can be confusing. Is it worth the greater legal and safety risks to buy THC-containing cannabis for use in extracts, or is high-CBD hemp oil still the best option? Read More