What is MCT Oil?
MCTs or Medium Chain Triglycerides (of
Medium Chain Fatty Acids) are fatty acids of a certain length, as the
name suggests. MCT oil is an oil made up of a number of of these medium
chain triglycerides and it is translucent and tasteless liquid at room
Medium Chain Fatty Acids vs. Long or Short Chain
fats are composed of carbon and hydrogen, but they vary in length. By
definition, “Short Chain” fatty acids have 5 or fewer carbons, medium
chains have 6-12 and long chain fatty acids have more than 12.
Chain Triglycerides are regarded as easily digestible and advisable
fats, and instead of being metabolized through digestion like most other
foods, these fats are processed in the liver. MCTs provide fast and
lasting energy and are easily absorbed by the body.
These fatty acids are all classified as Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs):
- Caproic acid, often known as hexaonic acid (C6-six carbons)
- Caprylic Acid, often known as Octanoic acid (C8-8 carbons)
- Capric Acid, often known as Dacanoic acid (C10-10 carbons)
- Lauric Acid, often known as Dodecanoic acid (C12- 12 carbons)
Easier to Digest
MCTs don’t need bile salts to be digested
and can pass directly from the digestive system to the blood stream
without being modified by digestion like long chain fats. This makes
them easier to digest and utilize than long chain fatty acids.
they’re so easy to soak up and use, MCTs are continuously a good choice for
those who struggle with digestive problems, fat absorption or lack a
Good Source of Energy
Since MCTs are
processed in the liver, they’re absorbed quickly and provide fast and
sustained energy. MCTs move passively via the hepatic portal system to
the liver without the need for a longer digestive process. Unlike almost
all other foods, MCTs do not require energy to be absorbed, stored or
used in the body, making them an almost perfect source of natural
Since fats are needed for proper hormone creation and balance in the body, MCTs may offer special benefits for those struggling with hormone
imbalance. There is also research suggesting that medium chain fats may
be advisable for maintaining a healthy weight by helping balance
hormones and bettering insulin sensitivity.
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