MCT oil & Keto creamers
What is MCT oil?
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, also knows as medium chain fatty acids. MCT oil is extracted from coconut or palm oil. What makes this oil so special compared to regular oil, is the rate at which it is converted into energy by the body. MCT oil has a neutral flavour and is therefore excellent to use in smoothies, salads, or other foods that you would usually use oils such as olive oil or sunflower oil in. It can be heated up to 160°C.
Why do you use MCT oil?
You can use MCT oil to make your own Bulletproof Coffee. The Bulletproof Coffee recipe is part of the Bulletproof Diet and serves as a replacement for your breakfast. This recipe is made with coffee in which you add grass-fed butter or ghee and MCT oil.
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There are 4 types of medium chain fatty acids: C6, C8, C10 and C12. When you purchase oil, it is important to check that it doesn't contain C6. This has an unpleasant flavour. If the label doesn't mention the type of fatty acid that is used, chances are it contains the cheap fatty acid C6. C12 is essentially too long to be quickly converted into energy by the body. High-quality MCT oil consists of C8 (Caprylic acid) or C10 (Capric acid). C8 is the most valuable. We have a blog that explains more about the difference between XCT oil and Octane oil.
What is Brain Octane Oil?
Brain Octane oil is the refined coconut oil made by Bulletproof. This oil consists only of 100% octanoic acid, a fatty acid with 8 carbon atoms, also known as C8 or caprylic acid. Octanoic acid falls into the category of medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. MCTs are treated differently in the body than other longer-chain triglycerides. At this point, very little may be said about MCTs. However, many people are experimenting with how MCTs affect their performance. Octane oil is also an important ingredient in the recipe for Bulletproof coffee. You can read more about this on the LiveHelfi blog.
Brain Octane Oil from Bulletproof and C8 MCT oil from other producers are made by isolating C8 from coconut oil. Coconut oil contains about 6% C8, but also a different MCT called capric acid or C10. Mixed MCT oil with C8 and C10 is cheaper but can have side effects when taken in large quantities without an adjustment period.
You can always find high-quality mixed MCT and C8 MCT oils at LiveHelfi. We only stock products from trusted producers with strict quality controls.