MCT Oil is a highly concentrated source of capric and caprylic acids derived from pure coconut. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a distinct class of dietary fats that the body digests and absorbs rapidly through the portal system (in contrast to the lymphatic system like long-chain triglycerides).
Due to its unique metabolism, MCT Oil may have a variety of health benefits, including:
● Supports healthy cardiovascular function ● Supports healthy gastrointestinal integrity ● Promotes skin vitality ● Cognitive support◆ ● Promotes ketone body production (in conjunction with a very-low-carb diet) ● Easy-to-digest and add to almost any food or liquid
Also known as octanoic acid, caprylic acid is an eight-carbon MCT naturally present in coconut and palm kernel oil. As it is rapidly absorbed, directly transported to the liver, and easily crosses the mitochondrial membrane to undergo β-oxidation, caprylic acid is an efficient fuel source that has a low chance of uptake by adipose tissue. Acute intake of 10 g of caprylic acid has also been shown to increase the formation of ketones, which are normally produced by the liver when glucose availability is low, such as during fasting or strenuous exercise.
In addition to providing energy for tissues such as the heart and muscle, ketone bodies become the main alternative fuel source in the brain when glucose availability decreases. One clinical trial reported that caprylic acid was the most ketogenic MCT when compared to coconut oil, capric acid (C10:0), or a combination of oils. MCT have also been suggested to support energy production and performance during exercise by regulating mitochondrial function and carbohydrate use, and may contribute to a healthy body composition through their role in energy expenditure, fat oxidation and satiety.
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon Servings Per Container: about 60
Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides (from liquid coconut oil)
Recommended Dose: Take 1 tablespoon daily or as recommended by your health professional. Do not drink directly from the bottle.
MCT oil can be added to coffee, tea, shakes or smoothies, or can be incorporated into homemade salad dressings and other condiments.
It is recommended that patients introduce MCT oil into their diet slowly, gradually increasing the amount over time, as over consumption may result in GI upset or loose stools in some individuals.
Warning: If you are pregnant or lactating, do not use. If you have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use. Keep out of the reach of children. Use only if safety seal in intact.