MCT OIL

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are fats of a certain length found in coconut and palm oil. Unlike carbohydrates, there are very few steps involved in converting these particular length molecules into energy our bodies can use. This makes MCT oil a very rapid, clean energy source that provides a number of benefits & uses.

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WHAT IS MCT OIL?

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are fats of a certain length found in coconut and palm oil. Unlike Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs), there are very few steps involved in converting these particular length molecules into energy our bodies can use. This makes MCT oil a very rapid, clean energy source that provides a number of benefits & uses.

THERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES

There are 4 types of fats that are classified by scientists as ‘Medium Chain Triglycerides’, but not all were created equal. In fact, the longest of the 4, Lauric Acid (C12), behaves more like a Long Chain Triglyceride in the body and so not providing the same rapid release of energy as the other 3. For this reason, we don’t include it in our emulsified MCT oil and recommend that when purchasing an MCT oil to always check the label – some companies will try to sneak it into their products because it is much cheaper. The shortest of the MCTs, Caproic acid (C6), has also been left out of our emulsified MCT oil - it tends to taste bad and cause stomach/gastric upset.

What is MCT Oil

MCT oil vs. coconut oil

About 65% of coconut oil is made up of MCT oil. However, the vast majority of this is the ineffective Lauric Acid (C12) – not providing the same rapid release of energy. Only around 15% of coconut oil is composed of the readily accepted C8 & C10 MCT oil.

MCT Oil from Coconuts
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