@boygenius1991 No, it isn’t the same thing. MCT oil is made FROM 100% coconut oil, but is not just coconut oil. MCT oil is fractionated, basically meaning that the MCT’s are separated from the coconut oil. The bottle doesn’t make this very clear at all, but if you go to the product page on Amazon you’ll see that it says that on the back of the bottle.
@patbarrett1 I use the Ardent FX for decarbing and infusing, so my recipe is just to press a couple of buttons! Lots of websites and subreddits will have good info on infusing with a slow cooker, oven, or double boiler. I’ll use the infused oil for baking into edibles, making topicals, or just taking straight.
Everyone’s railing on this because of the silly keto marketing, but it really is a good deal on decent MCT oil.
It’s an oil, therefore it has stored energy which is represented by calories, which is a scientific term – though generally used in relation to food products. From the internetz: all oils contain 9 calories for each gram of fat. The difference between cooking oils is their ratio of healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats compared to unhealthy trans and saturated fats.
I remember from physics classes doing calculations which resulted in calories, though not related to food items. Kids, don’t try this at home: A gallon of gasoline (about 4 liters) contains about 31,000 calories.
@commonhero The answer is all people who talk about their diets unsolicited or out of context are equally annoying. The “bla bla I eat so much bacon” person in a vegan forum is precisely as annoying as the “bla bla I don’t eat bacon” person commenting on a bacon recipe.
8 fl oz = 16 tbsp, so one bottle is 16 servings, or little more than 5 days of three meals per day, and 160 calories per serving. So this should last you a couple of months if you’re adding one serving to every meal (I don’t know if that’s recommended or what) and you’d be adding 390 calories per day to your diet. Be interested to hear if anyone using this stuff every day actually loses any weight - presumably through managing smaller portion sizes? 390 calories of MCT oil in place of however many calories from an additional serving at dinner? Or you add this to your morning coffee entirely in place of a meal?
@harveydanger People who follow the keto diet will have “macros” they follow - protein, fat, and carbs. There is a limit of grams of carbs per day, a target of protein per day, and then fat is the filler. MCT oil is generally “revered” as good, clean fat.
Putting it in coffee (along with butter and an approved sweetener) makes something called bullet-proof coffee and is often drank as a breakfast by itself. It’s filling and gets the fat calories in for the day.
So that all being said, I’ve followed keto in the past and lost about 10 pounds a month. I felt great and was eating less but feeling full all day.
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@Trinityscrew Please realize that this is not the same thing. MCT oil is made FROM 100% coconut oil, but is not just coconut oil. MCT oil is fractionated, basically separating the MCT’s from the coconut oil. The bottle doesn’t make this very clear at all, but if you go to the product page on Amazon you’ll see that it says that on the back of the bottle.
@Trinityscrew Okay. So you posted the correct information on another comment. Great. Meanwhile, this comment still makes it look like the barrel of coconut oil is a direct comparison, so I wanted to clear up any confusion for someone else that thinks they can get the same thing for a third of the price.
@ballen Yes, I was glad for that. If it was a highly-processed “shake” I would definitely not want it. Since I did want some oil like this, and this is a good price, in convenient small bottles so it stays freshest, I plan to order some. I’m not too worried about the April expiration date; most products like this store quite well especially if unopened and kept from high heat.
@ballen@ophidance If someone drinks a bottle of this straight, they will only do it once. Since it has no flavor, I fear the people who will add it to other people’s food without telling them.
At this time of year, the coconut oil in my pantry is a stubborn solid, but the bottle of MCT oil remains liquid, so I use it (in small quantities) for cooking. I never thought of it as “keto” stuff. I do not use it in coffee because oily coffee is gross.
@TexterTusher MCT oil is not pleasant to me. It doesn’t mix well and instead floats to the top giving drinks that nice oil-slick sheen that puts me off actually consuming it.
Even the tasteless stuff, in shakes to me, is very easy to tell it’s there. And yeah, MCT oil can very easily cause stomach cramps and stuff. They recommend only taking a half service a day until you get used to it.
Honestly, I just avoid this stuff. I don’t drink coffee, and it appears that’s the main use for it - otherwise it’s really clearly there. It doesn’t mix well with tea for me.