WHAT REDEFINED VITAMINS® SAYS ABOUT MCT Oil:
Pure Medium-Chain Triglycerides for Supporting Health and Well-Being
MCT Oil is a highly concentrated source of capric and caprylic acids derived from pure coconut. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a distinct class of dietary fats that the body digests and absorbs rapidly through the portal system (in contrast to the lymphatic system like long-chain triglycerides).
How MCT Oil Works:
MCTs are a special class of triglycerides (fats) that contain between 6-12 carbons in their fatty acid chain structure. While most dietary fats are long-chain triglycerides, which are digested and absorbed through the lymphatic system, MCTs are rapidly absorbed through the portal system and readily oxidized.
Thus, MCTs serve as an efficient energy source for the body. Many individuals on low-carb diets (like the ketogenic diet) will use MCT oil throughout the day to help support their energy levels, cognitive function, and ketone body production.
Moreover, research suggests that regular consumption of MCTs, particularly capric acid and caprylic acid, may have a multitude of benefits throughout the body, specifically for supporting gastrointestinal integrity, cardiovascular function, skin health, metabolic function, and more.
Due to its unique metabolism, MCT Oil may have a variety of health benefits, including:
- Supports healthy cardiovascular function
- Supports healthy gastrointestinal integrity
- Promotes skin vitality
- Cognitive support
- Promotes ketone body production (in conjunction with a very-low-carb diet)
- Easy-to-digest and add to almost any food or liquid
General Recommendation: Take 1-2 servings per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
About 63 servings per bottle
Serving size: About 1 Tablespoon (15 mL)
One serving supplies:
|Total Fat||14 g||18%*|
|Saturated Fat||14 g||70%*|
|Medium Chain Triglycerides||14 g||**|
|Caprylic Acid (C8)||7.5 g||**|
|Capric Acid (C10)||3.5 g||**|
|* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
|** Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: Liquid coconut oil.
Excess intake may cause increased gastrointestinal issues including diarrhea, nausea and excess gas.
Warnings: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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