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What is MCT Oil?Updated 2 years ago

MCT stands for ‘Medium-Chain Triglyceride’ a type of fat found naturally in foods such as coconuts, palm oil and some dairy products. Medium Chain Triglycerides (or MCTs to you and me) are a sub-class of saturated fats, which have a different chemical structure to other saturated fats and so behave differently in the body. They are harder to come by in foods than Long Chain Triglycerides (LCT) and are also metabolised differently. In short, not all fats (nor saturated fats) are created equal; and in the case of MCTs, they have been shown to be pretty special! To find out more about the different kinds of dietary fat and why the specific type of fat matters, check out our blog post which explains all. Generally, MCT Oil is a clear oil that is runny and liquid at room temperature (unlike coconut oil). It should be unflavoured and have a neutral smell. If you would like to find out more about exactly what MCT Oil does, the different types of MCT's there are and the benefits of including…
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