ONNIT MCT Oil
One of the fastest sources of clean fuel for body and brain. These fast-absorbing fats are, hands down, one of the best ways to power up your performance or kick start a nutrition program.
Most of the fats we eat are made from what are called long-chain fatty acids (LCTs)—carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms bonded to a long chain of carbons. As the name might imply, long-chain fats are bulky, and take time to be broken down in the body to fuel activity. Medium-chain triglycerides—MCTs—are saturated fats that, due to a shorter chain of carbon atoms, digest much faster, and therefore provide a quicker source of energy.
When MCTs are consumed, they go straight to the liver, where they’re rapidly digested and absorbed, or turned into ketones, which the body can use in place of carbohydrate for fuel.
This fast turnaround makes supplementing with MCTs for the keto dieter what hitting the nitro button is to a street drag racer.
MCT oil and coconut oil are often confused as being the same thing, or offering the same benefits, but this is a mistake.
Coconut oil is the richest natural source of MCTs, but MCTs make up only about 54% of its fat content.
It contains lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid (types of MCTs), and some LCTs, like unsaturated fats, as well.
The trouble is, lauric acid digests and absorbs more slowly than other MCTs, so, despite the abundance of MCTs in coconut oil, it’s NOT considered a great choice for those seeking the benefits of MCTs.
MCT oil is often derived from coconut oil, but with MCT oil, you’re getting a pure source of 100% MCTs, with a higher concentration of fast-digesting caprylic acid.