What does MCT Oil Do?
MCT Oil is dietary fat, like olive oil or coconut oil.
In fact, MCT Oil comes from coconut oil.
Coconut oil is made up of several different fatty acid chains, C6, C8, C10, C12.
It is widely researched and studied that the medium-length triglyceride chains, C8/C10 increase ketone production most efficiently.
That is why “MCT” is short for medium-chain triglycerides.
Increased ketone production provides metabolic flexibility for energy allowing the body to increase lipid or fat burning.
Therefore, the consumption of MCT Oil allows for great fat-burning effects with all else being equal.
How do you take MCT Oil?
MCT oil is commonly taken in a tablespoon serving into a beverage like coffee, tea, or a protein drink.
It is mostly orderless and tasteless.
Some people even believe MCT oil has a cream or butter-like texture that enhances the experience of a cup of coffee.
Using MCT Oil on a salad is also popular.
Many people replace olive oil and vinegar dressing with MCT Oil and vinegar dressing.
MCT Oil can be used for lower hear cooking as well.
However, the smoke point of MCT oil is 320-degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it less than ideal as a versatile cooking oil.
The properties will break down and potentially yield the oil ineffectively at best.
Macadamia Nut Oil is a better choice for cooking at all temperatures, especially medium to higher heat.