This product is a Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) Oil which is made from coconut fatty acids including C8 (Caprylic Acid) and C10 (Capric Acid) saturated fats. Our MCT oil has a C8C10 60/40 ratio which is the natural ratio seen in coconut. These medium chain fatty acids are absorbed by the body and broken down much quicker than long chain fatty acids, thereby providing quicker energy.
These fats go straight to the liver where they can be used as an instant energy source or turned into ketones bodies. Whereas the brain would usually rely upon glucose for energy, ketones can cross from the blood to the brain, providing the brain with an alternative and more efficient energy source.
The efficiency of these MCTs mean that they are more likely to be used as a rapid energy source rather than stored as fat, which gives them many health benefits.
MCTs can be naturally found in products such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil and dairy products but MCT Oil is a highly concentrated source of Medium Chain Triglycerides. Therefore it is commonly used in sports nutrition, ketogenic diets and medical nutrition. The neutral colour, taste and odourless smell of this product enables it to be easily incorporated into your diet.
There are many claimed health benefits of this product and here at the RealFoodSource we always encourage you to do your own independent research.
Add a teaspoon into your diet by adding it to smoothies, protein shakes, sauces, salad dressings, warm drinks, drizzling it over food or even take by itself.
100% Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil
Typical values per 100g:
Fat(g) 100 of which saturates(g) 100, Carbohydrate(g) 0, of which sugars(g) 0, Fibre(g) 0, Protein(g) 0, Salt(g) 0
Country of Origin: Non-EU
Produced in: Netherlands