Our body needs energy to function properly and what we ingest is the fuel to create this energy. All cells in our body use a molecule called ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) for energy. The ATP is carried in the blood and absorbed into our cells. MCTs are a quick, effective, and efficient way to get ATP to your cells.
What are MCTs, or Medium Chain Triglycerides?
MCTs contain fatty acids that have many essential functions in our body. The primary function being an energy supply for our body. If glucose (via carbohydrates/sugars) is not available for energy, the body will instead use fatty acids to fuel our cells. MCTs are bundles of fatty acids that our body converts into ATP.
It is important to note that MCTs naturally occur in coconut oil, making it one of the best food sources in the world for MCTs.
There are four types of MCTs
C6 - Caproic Acid
The shortest fatty acid chain and is subsequently the fastest MCT to be absorbed by our bodies. There are minimal amounts of C6 in coconut oil, with less than 1% of the oil being caproic acid.
C8 - Caprylic Acid
The second shortest fatty acid chain, and thus the second-fastest MCT to be broken down and absorbed by our bodies. There are sufficient amounts of it in coconut oil, with around 6-8% of the oil being C8 - caprylic acid.
C10 - Capric Acid
It is the last of the fast-acting MCTs to be broken down and absorbed by our bodies. Much like C8 - caprylic acid, there is roughly 6-8% of C10 in coconut oil.
C12 - Lauric Acid
The slowest MCT and most abundant MCT found in coconut oil; it accounts for roughly 50% of coconut oil. It takes longer to be broken down and absorbed by our bodies, and some have argued it is a long-chain fatty acid.
How does our body convert MCTs?
After consuming MCTs, they make their way through the digestive system, where bile from the liver unlocks the fatty acids. After the fatty acids in MCTs are unlocked, they are immediately transported through the portal vein to the liver, and then into the bloodstream. This process begins early in the digestive system, allowing MCTs to be converted into ATP (via ketones) much faster than other fatty acids, or carbohydrates.
What is MCT Oil Powder?
MCT Oil Powder is a powdered form of MCT oil. The MCT oil, extracted from coconut flesh, and a carrier are combined and spray dried into a powder. The carrier acts as a blanket and wraps the oil at a microscopic level producing a powdered result. Carriers can be many substances like Acacia Fiber, Maltodextrin, or Soy Lecithin.
Not all carriers are created equal, and it is essential to know which ones are in the powder you are ingesting. With the correct carrier, MCT Oil Powder is the perfect way to stay in ketosis if you choose a ketogenic diet. Additionally, MCT Oil Powder is a safe carbohydrate option for those on the Paleo diet.
Benefits of MCT Oil Powder?
MCT Oil is used for many reasons and has shown results in studies involving cognition, energy, and satiety. Many people experience mental clarity, mind/body energy, and feeling fuller longer after ingesting MCT Oil Powder.
Why Our MCT Oil?
Our MCT Oil Powder contains only C8 - caprylic acid and C10 - capric acid - the fatty acids that give you the fastest energy to add to your coffee, or tasty beverages.
Our MCT oil’s carrier is Acacia fibre (acacia gum or gum arabic). Acacia fibre is a prebiotic that supports gut health, and as a soluble fibre, will not kick you out of ketosis.
Our MCT Oil Powder is 100% coconut, and does not contain any palm oil. The production process is mechanical, without the use of hexane or casein.
Our MCT Oil Powder is free of:
- Egg and Egg-Derivatives
- Peanut and Peanut Derivatives
- Soy and Soy-Derivatives
- Gluten (Wheat and Rice)
- Barley and Barley-Derivatives
- Oat and Oat-Derivatives
- Corn and Corn-Derivatives
And most importantly, our MCT Oil Powder is dairy-free!
With Sun Under the Sea, you can trust you are getting a clean and high-quality MCT Oil Powder. Your brain and body have an instant energy source to keep you focused and vibrant for the day.