MCT Oil: The Secret Weapon in Our Best-Selling Brilliant Black Oil Pulling Solution
Alongside coconut oil, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have gained popularity in recent years as part of a ketogenic diet. MCTs are natural components in many foods, including coconut oil and dairy products.
MCT oil is associated with several health benefits, from weight loss to dental health. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, oil pulling with MCT oil has been shown to reduce harmful bacteria, bad breath, and plaque-- safely and effectively. Whether you’re looking to swap out your coconut oil pulling solution or incorporate it into your daily routine, here’s what you need to know.
MCT Oil vs. Coconut Oil: What’s the Difference?
Compared to coconut oil, MCT oil contains more fatty acids, making it more effective at trapping harmful bacteria. Plus, when used in oil pulling, it is available as a liquid formula, making it easier to swish around the mouth.
By refining raw coconut oil and palm oil to produce MCT oil, it’s possible to remove other compounds and increase the concentration of MCTs. Meanwhile, coconut oil is made from copra, the kernel, or the meat, of coconuts. It is also a rich source of MCTs, with approximately 54% of the fat in coconut meat containing MCT. Because of this high concentration, coconut oil acts as a powerful co-ingredient.
Benefits of MCT Oil
As noted, MCT oil is associated with a wide range of benefits, from promoting weight loss to reducing the risk of heart disease. When it comes to oil pulling, it is one of the best options. Like coconut oil, oil pulling with MCT can help reduce harmful bacteria and plaque in the mouth and prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Dental experts recommend oil pulling for 20 minutes daily. So, if you’re going to add it to your routine, you might as well choose one that is more concentrated and quickly absorbed.
MCT oil is formulated without any solvents and is free is C6 MCT, which can irritate the mucosal membranes. Considering how important your oral health is, choosing a solution with effective, safe, and clean ingredients makes the most sense.
Does MCT Oil Pulling Work?
Oil pulling with MCT oil is a safe and effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In a study published by the Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry, researchers compared the effectiveness of oil pulling to other forms of hygiene. According to the study, it significantly reduced plaque formation and gingivitis in subjects with moderate gum disease and plaque formation.
For a healthy, beautiful smile, it’s recommended that you set aside time to oil pull once per day, every day. Incorporating MCT into your oral hygiene routine can help prevent health problems by removing the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Although oil pulling can improve your oral health, avoid doing it more than once per day, as it can lead to jaw soreness. Keep in mind it should serve as an addition to your current routine and shouldn’t replace daily brushing and flossing.
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