Have you heard about MCT Oils before? You may be like me and not know what MCT Oils are. This is why I have put together a quick guide on the benefits of MCT Oils.
MCT Oils have been making a lot of noise lately due to their many health benefits. They are also gaining popularity with the fitness community and those who are interested in healthy lifestyles. What is MCT oil? MCT Oil, although coconuts usually derive it, is not the same as Coconut Oil. Let me explain.
What is MCT oil?
MCTs, or Medium-Chain Triglycerides for you science wizards, are healthy fats found in foods (like Coconut Oil). They are unique in the way your body metabolizes them. They are broken down faster than LCTs, the long-chain triglycerides found in many foods. MCTs are absorbed directly into the liver and used for energy or converted into ketones. MCTs, because they are consumed immediately, are less likely to become fat. This makes them an excellent addition to any diet for those looking to lose weight or gain energy.
MCT Oil benefits
People claim that MCT supplements can improve brain function, athletic endurance, and weight management. Coconut Oil contains MCTs, along with Long-Chain Triglycerides (LCTs) and unsaturated fatty acids. Coconut Oil contains lauric acid, which is similar to an LCT. It also has a slower digestion rate than pure MCT Oils. Coconut oil is more suitable to use for cooking and baking than MCTs.
I have compiled a list of some of my favorite supplements that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
Best MCT Oil supplements
Coconut Magic MCT oil
Coconut MagicTM MCT Oil contains only pure Coconut Oil. It is made from MCTs (Caprylic Acid (C8) and Caperic Acid (C10). This oil is ideal as a daily supplement. It has no flavor or smell and can be added to salad dressings, shakes, smoothies, and sauces. This oil is also great for making Magic Bullet coffee. This MCT Oil is not suitable for cooking, as it does not have the same high smoke point as virgin Coconut Oil.
Melrose Omega DHA & MCT Oil
The Melrose Omega DHA and MCT Oil is a combination of DHA-rich fish oil derived from wild-caught, sustainable anchovies. (DHA’s are essential Omega 3 fatty acids) and MCTs derived from sustainably sourced coconuts. This premium oil is clear and odorless. 15ml can be added to juice or water if desired.
Locako MCT Oil powder
The LocakoTM MCT Oil Powder is a blend of two MCTs, Caprylic (C8) and Capric (10), which are known for their ability to convert into clean energy quickly. This formula is available in a powder form and contains Prebiotic Acacia Fibre, which helps support digestive health. Natural Vanilla adds a delicious flavor. It can be added to your morning smoothie or coffee, as well as in baking.
Melrose MCT Oil Pro Rapid
Melrose Oil Pro Rapid is made up of organic Coconuts that contain C6 (Caproic Acid), Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10) MCTs. This oil is a natural, fast-acting source of energy that can be used daily in salad dressings, coffee, smoothies, or even added to smoothies. After a week, increase the amount to 1 to 2 tablespoons.
Melrose Premium Liquid Coconut Oil
This Melrose Liquid Coconut Oil comes from coconuts that are grown sustainably. In order to keep the liquid form of this oil, it is stripped of a high percentage of Lauric Acid. This leaves a majority of MCTs. The high MCT content of this oil makes it an excellent energy source while also being easily digestible. This oil gives me extra energy when I add it to my protein shakes or smoothies. You can use it to cook at low temperatures.