An Unexpected Discovery
We like little nuts and we cannot lie. Our CBD oil is made with almond oil. Every other CBD company uses MCT oil as their carrier oil except us. Yup, we know. When we were checking out the competition, we didn’t like the feel or the taste of the MCT oil as it was rolling around our mouths or going down the hatch. We started researching other types of oil we could use and discovered that MCT oil, a type of fat found in oils such as coconut oil as described by Forbes.com, is high in saturated fat.
You Said What?!
According to an American Heart Association advisory, “coconut oil is 82 percent saturated fat, and studies show it raises LDL “bad” cholesterol as much as butter, beef fat or palm oil.” We know all fats and oils have varying levels of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. What we didn’t know were tree nuts, such as almonds, as noted in the article, are much lower in saturated fats!
Saturated Fat: MCT Oil vs. Almond Oil
MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides) are a type of saturated fat. So how much saturated fat is in MCT oil versus almond oil, you ask? According to TheBeet.com, each tablespoon of MCT oil contains seven grams of saturated fat. The same serving size of almond oil only has 1.1 gram of saturated fat, according to Healthline.com. We were blown away by this information! Plus, there’s no carbs in almond oil and it’s an excellent source of Vitamin E (antioxidant properties, protection from free radicals and anti-aging). We wanted a product that was more heart-healthy and had a more palatable taste. That’s why we decided to try something different and run with almond oil.
Mmm, That’s Better!
We found the light flavor of almond oil was so much better and easier to digest. As an added bonus, you can use our CBD tinctures topically to potentially help soothe irritated skin and breakouts while supporting your joints and managing inflammation across the body. Some of our customers with digestive challenges have reported that the almond oil in our tinctures is easier on their stomachs than MCT oil.
For best results, we recommend storing all of your Shah Saffron CBD products in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.
If you have a nut allergy or specifically an almond allergy, we suggest you avoid our tinctures. Almonds are tree nuts, where peanuts grow underground and are considered legumes. If you’re allergic to one tree nut, that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily allergic to other tree nuts, per the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. You
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