MCT from coconut oil
C8 MCT Oil is a supplement with 100% healthy caprylic acid from coconut oil. MCT is short for medium chain triglycerides, which are fatty acids more easily absorbed by the body. Thus, MCT fat provides rapid energy while not being stored as fat in the body. It is also a fatty acid that is gentle on the stomach, as it doesn't put any stress on the digestive system and is absorbed directly into the intestinal tract via the blood. MCT C8 Oil is the perfect supplement for those who want to increase their intake of the healthy fatty acid caprylic acid. You can use if for cooking, add it to your tea or coffee, or boost your body with quick energy before physical exertion.
- Contains 100% caprylic acid
- Extracted from coconuts
- Provides rapid energy that isn't stored as fat
- Can withstand high temperatures
How to use MCT oil
MCT oil is a tasteless oil, easy to include in your daily diet. The fatty acid can withstand high temperatures, making it perfect for use as cooking fat or in soups and stews. One popular way to use the oil is to make coconut coffee by adding a tablespoon of oil to your coffee or tea. You can also use the oil in your smoothie, or why not make a healthier version of mayo by replacing the vegetable oil with MCT oil?
Here are two different variants of shots with MCT oil. Obviously, you can vary the recipes according to your own preferences
- Mix hot water with a tablespoon of MCT oil and add a few drops of lemon. Enjoy!
- Mix a tablespoon of MCT oil with ½ teaspoon of cocoa, a pinch of vanilla powder, 3 eggs, and 3 dl of hot water. Enjoy your health drink!
Benefits of caprylic acid
The benefits of coconut fat have long been talked about, as it contains medium chain triglycerides. It is mainly the caprylic acid in the coconut fat that is considered the most potent of the fatty acids. Normally, fatty acids consist of long chains of carbon atoms with an acid group in one end. The longer the chain, the more difficult for the body to break it down. However, the caprylic acid in MCT C8 Oil has a shorter chain (8 carbon atoms), which makes it easier to break down. Fat usually needs to be mixed with bile in the gallbladder for enzymes in the digestive system to be able to break it down. However, caprylic acid requires neither bile nor enzymes but can be directly absorbed into the intestine. The fatty acid is then transported via the blood to the liver, where it is converted into energy without being stored as body fat.