What’s the difference Between MCT Oil and Coconut Oil - the agenda for today’s blog.

As we all know, Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and coconut oil are both fats that have grown in popularity alongside ketogenic.

While their characteristics do overlap, the fact is that both oils are made up of different compounds, so each has its own unique benefits to users.

What are MCTs?

MCTs - commonly referred to as medium-chain triglycerides are a type of saturated fat that are a natural component of many foods, including coconut oil and palm kernel oil. They are also found in the daily dairy products we consume like milk, yogurt, and cheese.

MCT oil vs. coconut oil

While they’re similar, MCT and coconut oils have many differences, namely the proportion and types of MCT molecules they contain.

MCT oil

MCT oil contains 100% MCTs, making it a concentrated source.

It’s made by refining raw coconut or palm oil to remove other compounds and concentrate the MCTs naturally found in the oils

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is made from copra - the kernel or meat of coconuts.

Food for thought! It is the richest natural source of MCTs which comprise about 54% of the fat in copra. And coconut oil naturally contains MCTs, namely 42% lauric acid, 7% caprylic acid, and 5% capric acid when spoken of numbers.

So, what is the difference between the two?

MCT oil as we all know is a dietary supplement made up of 100% MCTs. The fats that make up this MCT oil is present in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products from which manufacturers produce MCT oil by refining coconut or palm oil to create pure concentrated MCT oil.

MCTs are saturated fats that have a shorter chain of carbon atoms than some other saturated fats due to their shorter length - MCTs are rapidly digested and transported directly to the liver for use as energy.

There are a lot of benefits to using MCT and these are all listed in the product details. Click here if you wish to read about them and understand why using MCT is good.

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