|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat 100||†|
|Total Fat 14 g||22%*|
|Saturated Fat 14 g||70%*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Sugar, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, Corn & Additives.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Tbsp (15ml) daily. MCT oil can also be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces or cooking. Not recommended for use in frying due to low boiling point. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature.
Warning: For adults only. MCT oil may cause GI upset. To reduce this effect, take with food. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children.
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is popular among athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals trying to lose weight. As the name implies, it consists of medium-length chains of triglyceride fatty acids, which are easier to digest than long-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs, as MCTs make up more than half of coconut oil’s fat content.
Medium-chain triglycerides exist in four forms: caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, and lauric acid. However, most MCT oil products available commercially use caprylic and capric acid. Each MCT variation has unique properties that may enhance exercise performance and support weight loss efforts. MCTs also have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that can combat the growth of yeast and bacteria.
MCT oil may enhance exercise performance by lowering lactate levels. Lactate naturally rises during exercise as an alternate energy source to glucose. The body needs oxygen to break down glucose, but it doesn’t always have enough oxygen to do so. The body can convert lactate into energy without oxygen to use as energy.
Unfortunately, muscles can only handle so much lactate before reaching their lactate threshold. Individuals may feel ill or too fatigued to continue with their workout when they begin to produce lactate faster than they can remove it. Excess lactate also hinders the muscles’ ability to contract and inhibits the breakdown of glucose for energy.
Research supports MCT’s potential to enhance athleticism. One study found that athletes taking MCT before aerobic exercise had lower lactate levels and an easier time working out than participants taking other supplements. Another study reported that MCTs enhance glycolysis, which is how the body produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for energy. Less lactate and more energy may allow individuals to exercise for longer and enhance their athleticism.
Research shows that MCTs help the body burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. A better fat burn can improve body composition and promote faster weight loss. MCTs also support weight loss efforts by reducing food intake. It achieves this by promoting the release of peptide YY and leptin, both of which induce feelings of fullness and satiety. A scientific report also noted that the body doesn’t store MCTs as fat and has a ketogenic diet effect on the body. They convert readily into ketones by breaking down fat for energy. They may also help individuals stay in the high fat-burning state of ketosis.
MCT oil may support long-term heart health by promoting fat loss and influencing cholesterol levels. One report found that MCT oil combined with phytosterols and flaxseed oil reduced total cholesterol levels far more significantly than the same blend that used olive oil instead (12.5% vs. 4.7%). The study also noted that MCT oil resulted in a better decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol. Research also shows that MCT oil improves HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Several studies note that MCT oil reduces inflammatory markers and other risk factors for heart disease.
MCT oil does not have significant adverse effects, nor does it interact with any medications. Some individuals may experience milk gastrointestinal side effects, such as upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Taking MCT oil with food may relieve these effects.
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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.