MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides. It is a liquid fat produced by refining raw coconut oil or palm oil. MCT is a form of saturated fatty acids. MCT oil can be added to smoothies, bulletproof coffee and salad dressings to make you feel full.

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What’s the difference between MCT oil and coconut oil

MCT oil refers to the pure medium chain fatty acids, basically it contains only medium chain fatty acids. MCT oil on the market is mostly made of octanoic acid (C8) and decanoic acid (C10) extracted from coconut oil or palm kernel oil.
Compared with the long-chain fatty acids with complicated digestion procedure, the digestion and decomposition rate of MCT is about 10 times faster than that of long-chain fatty acids, because MCT can be hydrolyzed by pancreatic lipase without bile emulsification in the intestine, and then sent to the liver for oxidation through the hepatic portal vein circulation, and almost no triglyceride can be synthesized again. This is one of the reasons why MCT is burned by the body for energy or “fuel” rather than stored as fat.

What's the difference between MCT oil and coconut oil
What’s the difference between MCT oil and coconut oil

In short, the difference between coconut oil and MCT oil lies in the content ratio of medium chain fatty acids. Coconut oil contains about 60% of medium chain fatty acids, but refined MCT oil can contain up to 90% of medium chain fatty acids.

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