Our MCT Oil
We use only the C8 & C10 medium chain triglycerides derived from sustainable coconut oil, with zero palm oil mixed in. it is wild crafted in Fiji and is orangutan friendly. 100% capric and caprylic acid for the perfect 8-10 carbon saturated fat level.
- A rapidly metabolised source of energy. Very little MCT oil is stored as fat because it is used for energy so quickly!
- Formulated supplementary sports food to be consumed as part of a nutritious diet and as part of a program of physical activity.
What is MCT oil?
MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides” or “medium chain fatty acids.” They’re types of fat most often derived from coconut oil but sometimes made from palm oil. MCT oil is colorless, odorless, and stays liquid at room temperature, making it the perfect fat to add to food, smoothies, and coffee for extra energy and brain-boosting benefits.
MCT oil vs. coconut oil
Coconut oil is blowing up in the health and wellness scene, but there’s a catch to all the so-called benefits. Coconut oil contains different strains of fats and not all of these strains are equally effective for energy and fat loss. That’s why I specify the exact types of oils that work best.
Benefits of MCT oil
Their unique structure and the way they’re metabolized in your body give MCTs a host of benefits you won’t find in other fatty acids.
- Antibacterial and antiviral properties may help balance gut flora and support immune health
- They’re easier to digest than most other fats
- They can help you lose unwanted fat
- They can suppress hunger
- They provide quick, clean energy, especially brain energy
- They may improve insulin sensitivity, especially when paired with a Ketogenic Diet
How do MCTs work?
There are several types of fatty acids in coconut oil, but only four strains of MCTs:
- Caproic acid (C6)
- Caprylic Acid (C8)
- Capric Acid (C10)
- Lauric Acid (C12)
MCTs are known for providing you with quick energy and a sharper brain. They’re absorbed more quickly than other fats and easily converted into energy. Or at least three of them are. All four are categorized as MCTs, but only C6, C8, and C10 bypass your digestive tract and go straight to your liver where they’re broken down into energy-packed ketones, then sent out to the rest of your body via your bloodstream. That quick conversion of fat to ketones for energy is what most people look for when they buy MCTs.
C12, on the other hand, behaves much more like a typical fatty acid, going through your stomach, breaking down in your small intestine, then absorbing in your blood to get turned into energy. And, unfortunately, C12 is the main “MCT” in most MCT oils and in coconut oil.