- 100% Coconut MCT oil
- 60% C8 - 39% C10 - 1% C12
- Scientifically proven to increase ketone levels
WHAT IS MCT OIL?
MCTs or medium chain triglycerides are a type of dietary fat most commonly found in coconut and palm oils. They are rarer and notably different in their chemical makeup in that they contain between six and 12 carbon chains, compared to the long chain triglycerides (LCTs) containing more than 12 carbon chains found in most other dietary fats. For this reason, MCTs are more effectively absorbed and utilised to provide immediate energy instead of being stored as fat in the body.
There are four different types of MCTs, C6 (Caproic acid), C8 (Caprylic acid), C10 (Capric acid) and C12 (Lauric Acid). Our oil contains high levels of C8 and C10 fatty acids. C8 mainly contributes to the formation of ketones while C10 is a powerful anti-final and boots immunity.
Our MCT oil is made from 100% coconut and contains no palm oil.
MCTS AND KETOSIS
Instead of requiring pancreatic enzymes and bile to be digested for absorption (as needed for LCTs), MCTs are absorbed directly through the gut, into the blood stream and sent straight to the liver. Here, MCTs are converted to ketone bodies – the by-product of fat being utilised for energy, which can be used by the brain, heart and other muscles.
MCTs also allow our bodies to reach ketosis (the process of burning fat for energy) faster and more easily, and because they do not store as fat in the body, can also help with weight management, endurance and physical performance.
MCTs are practically tasteless, which makes them easy to include in your diet. Start by taking a tablespoon a day and build up to two or three tablespoons per day for best results. Do not cook with MCT oils as they have a low smoke point and their chemical structure changes when exposed to heat. Instead, add MCT to your morning tea or coffee, smoothie, breakfast cereals or oats (after cooking) and salad dressings.