I think It’s worth noting that this “MCT oil” is exactly coconut oil. I have this from last time Meh offered it and checked ingredients (just coconut oil, written confusingly), nutrition stats and physical properties against some from the store and it is an exact match, just coconut oil, no more no less, which is not to suggest that is a bad thing; it can be quite expensive and I much prefer it for most culinary uses over vegetable oil
The medium chain triglycerides are indeed ‘derived from coconut oil’, as it says, -just by your body extracting them from the coconut oil you ate, which is what this. Here’s an article that will probably increase your fomo:
@rogerbacon Is it fair to say it’s “just coconut oil” when in fact it is the “MCT extract of coconut oil”? A Webmd article on MCT states, “…You might take in fewer calories if you use MCT oil instead of coconut oil.” It seems as though this product is extracting the MCT so you don’t have to consume what is considered by some, the unhealthy LCT in coconut oil. Although it seems the jury is still out on the benefits of MCT. So it’s not just coconut oil dumped in a container, relabled, and sold as MCT. There is an extraction process involved. Right?
MCT oil is produced in a process called fractionation that extracts the caprylic and capric acid from the other fats in the coconut or palm oil. Once these MCTs are isolated, a chemical process called lipase esterification is used to produce triglycerides using the enzyme lipase. Next, the lipase is filtered out, and the oil goes through deacidification, bleaching and deodorizing. After a quality analysis, the final product of MCT oil is ready for consumption. Despite being produced in a lab, MCT oil contains entirely natural fats.
MCT oil works well if you are on the keto diet. It helps get your healthy fats in and keeps you from getting hungry as fast. That said, it can really upset your stomach, so starting in small doses until your body adjusts to it is recommended.