100% Pure MCT Oil
MCT oil is believed to be metabolised more easily by the body than standard coconut oil, due to the removal of long chain fatty acids.
MCT oils are rapidly absorbed and are thought to provide a useful energy.
With the popularity of ketogenic diets and the 'bullet-proof' coffee regime, one food which appears to be gaining popularity in the weight loss arena is MCT Oil. Many advocates of MCT oil suggest adding it to black coffee, smoothies or shakes.
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides - a type of fat which is low in our diets, and which has had a lot of interest in recent years.
Generally, MCT oil is sourced from coconut oil. Coconut oil usually contains MCT’s combined with other long chain fatty acids, making it an extremely healthy and stable cooking oil.
MCT oil has had these other longer chain fats removed, increasing the provision of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). There are 4 different MCTs – Caproic, Caprylic, Capric and Lauric. Caprylic and Capric are considered to be excellent sources of energy. MCT oil is better than coconut oil as a source of MCTs, since it contains higher amounts of caprylic and capric acid.
It may cause a feeling a nausea initially, so starting with a small amount and working up to the suggested dose (1 tablespoon) is probably best for those who do want to give it a go.
What does the research say?
Published clinical trials have indicated that supplementing MCT oils will provide the brain with the fuel it requires.
Studies have suggested that MCT oils could help to support weight loss regimes.
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
Direction for use: Add 1 tablespoon to coffee, shakes, dressings or smoothies.
Ingredients: Pure coconut oil