What Happens When You Ingest Ghee, THC, and MCT Oil All At Once?
The trendy term biohacking sounds frightening and futuristic at first pass, like something from a B-grade science fiction movie where the bad guys figure out a way to “hack” into your DNA and then remotely control your every thought and action. Actually, come to think of it, that’s a pretty killer concept for an action flick.
But in reality, biohacking involves only one piece of technology, which happens to be both the subtlest and the most advanced machine ever created—the human body. And what we’re seeking is not control over the body, but new and inventive ways to coax it into optimal performance.
That’s a very empowering way to approach nutrition and wellness, because when it comes to biohacking you are both the bio (meaning “life”) getting optimized and also the one doing the hacking. So it’s all about taking control of your life, by choosing very deliberately what you put into your body, based on how you want your body to respond.
Since the dawn of humanity, our traditional diets have served us reasonably well in this regard (at least until the arrival of processed food). But just as there’s been incredible advances over the last twenty years in everything from computers to surfboards, so too with nutrition—not because of new nutrients, but because of new understandings of the way the human body functions, and how best to provide it with what it needs. And so, by blending ancient wisdom and the latest science, we can discover new and better ways to fuel ourselves.
At Jambo, we firmly believe that means a strong focus on cannabis, which always has been the ultimate biohack. For starters, there’s the endocannabinoid system, a system of special receptors found throughout the body that fit THC, CBD and other compounds unique to the cannabis plant like a lock fits a key. The system, first discovered in 1992, plays a key role in regulating many root level functions of the body, including the nervous system, the respiratory system, and the cardiovascular system.
When you’re ill or your body’s unbalanced, cannabis can help you heal, and return your systems to homeostasis. And once you’re back in balance, cannabis helps keep you that way. It’s what makes the herb such a powerfully therapeutic plant medicine. But how can we best deliver these benefits into the body?
Traditionally, that would be a pot brownie, loaded with sugar and carbs.
But what if we instead pair THC (or non-psychoactive CBD) with ghee and MCT Oil?
Our Daily Ritual is made by combining CBD or THC with ghee and MCT oil, creating a mixture that nourishes and supports optimal health.
Ghee is pure butterfat, after the milk solids and water have been removed from butter. Popular in Indian cooking, ghee is similar to clarified butter, except the milk solids are browned to add a slight nutty flavor. Ghee serves as a key ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine, credited in the Charaka Samhita with promoting longevity and improving memory among other positive attributes. And it’s rich in butyric acid, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA); and vitamins A, D, and E, and K.
Jambo’s CBD and THC sprays are made by combining cannabinoids with MCT oil, which is derived from coconuts and named for medium chain triglycerides—saturated fat molecules that are quickly and efficiently absorbed into the body, and have been shown to stimulate metabolism, reduce appetite, and promote weight loss.
Recent studies suggest that coconut oil is just 13-15% MCTs, with the rest long chain triglycerides (LCTs). And that’s important because in 2003, researchers at Cornell University Medical School published a study showing that among overweight subjects, those who ate more MCTs over a 28-day span lost an average of one pound more than those eating a similar amount of long chain triglycerides (LCTs).
Cannabis, meanwhile, is most bio-available to your body when bonded to a fat molecule, so our blend of THC/CBD with ghee and MCT Oil provides a very specific delivery system tailor-made for optimal absorption. You’ll find this special blend in our Daily Ritual, a ready to pour product that combines our three favorite things—ghee from grassfed cows, MCT Oil and either THC or CBD. So if you already drink butter coffee, it’s an incredible way to take that next step up the biohacking ladder, and if you’ve never tried butter coffee, we think there’s no better way to try it than with our Daily Ritual. So why not make your daily coffee better for your brain and tastier for your tongue?