Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. I’ve noticed while sniffing about the webs that there is some confusion in regards to MCT oils. So today I’d like to sort it all out for you.
MCT is short for Medium Chain Triglycerides. What’s that? Triglyceride is simply the technical term for fat. There are short, medium & long chain triglycerides depending on how many atoms are strung together. Triglycerides have two purposes. They’re either burned for energy or stored as fat. What’s important about medium chain triglycerides is that they are easily broken down for quick energy.
There are several sources of MCT Oils. Coconut oil is what my huMom uses in my golden paste & in my kong after an event. But there is also palm kernel oil, milk & milk byproducts such as yogurt or cheese. Coconut is the richest natural source of MCT oil (15%), that’s double the amount that palm kernel oil contains & almost triple the amount found in milk products.
Unlike longer-chain fatty acids, MCTs go straight to the liver, where they can be used as an instant energy source or more importantly for me, turned into ketones. Ketones can cross the blood – brain barrier & they’re a more efficient energy source than the brain’s usual fuel, glucose. This is a great help after a grand mal. I’m given coconut oil who’s MCT’s will bring my energy starved brain a quick, stable boost.
MCT’s provide many other benefits which include digestion improvement, immune system support as well as skin & coat health. MCTs may also have direct anti seizure effects by blocking certain receptors in the brain.
A final thought on the subject, Coconut oil is the best source of MCT oil but it is not “MCT Oil”. Why does this matter? If your purchasing a CBD oil or any product that states it contains MCT oil, don’t assume it’s coconut oil. It might contain palm kernel oil, which will be a much poorer quality.
CEO Olivia ❤