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MCT Oil (709ml) from Onnit
100% PURE PREMIUM MCT OIL WITH LAURIC ACID
For proper development and maintenance, the human brain requires healthy fats. Adding supplemental MCTs into the diet can help satisfy that need. For high intensity athletes and those following a higher-fat, lower carbohydrate diet, MCTs can serve as a vital source of energy to fuel yourself through even the most intense workouts. Medium Chain Fatty Acids also provide more energy than carbohydrates and can aid in high cognitive output without the energy crash. Due to MCTs natural effect on leptin receptors, MCT oil can aid in keeping you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
GOOD FOR HUMANS, BETTER FOR ORANGUTANS
Our 100% coconut oil based MCT oil is not only packed with the healthy fats that started the MCT oil craze, it also contains high levels of lauric acid, a nutrient compound from coconuts that is great for human performance optimization. But our MCT oil isn’t just good for humans, its good for Orangutans! Palm Oil, the leading constituent in most MCT oil, is typically harvested from native palm forests, contributing to the destruction of some of the last remaining habitats for Orangutans. So enjoy our best in class MCT oil and send a Karmic high five to the great red ape.
WHAT IS MCT OIL?
MCTs or Medium-chain triglycerides are medium chain fatty acids which are extracted from coconut oil. MCTs are efficiently utilized by the body for quick energy production, are rapidly metabolized, are not stored as fat in the body. MCTs can also have a thermogenic effect in the body.
Onnit MCT Oil Research
All the medium chain fatty acids normally found in coconut oil, including caprylic acid (C-8), capric acid (C-10), and lauric acid (C-12) are known to have the advantage of being easily transported into the mitochondria and therefore more immediately available for energetic use and resulting in a burst of energy and thermogenesis.
Unfortunately, most purified MCT oils on the market forget about the longest carbon chain fatty acid and do not contain lauric acid at all, which means you’re losing out on one of the better medium chain fatty acids that are normally found in coconut oil.
The Effect of Lauric Acid on Food Intake Satiety
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and cholecystokinin (CCK) mediate the feedback control of eating behavior. Lauric acid has a major effect on satiety and energy intake via CCK and GLP-1 (two gut hormones involved in satiety) by increasing their concentrations.
These two hormones increase satiety and reduce the desire to eat by slowing gastric emptying so you end up reducing food intake. This is not the case for capric or caprylic acids and so is a unique feature of lauric acid. There may also be an added benefit of lauric acid promoting insulin sensitivity via GLP-1, which is known to increase insulin-sensitivity in some cells types.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) 1 to 4 times daily. Onnit 100% Pure Premium MCT Oil can be mixed into smoothies, or try with Hemp FORCE for a certified delicious protein shake. Can also be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces, or cooking as a source of beneficial fatty acids. Not recommended for use in frying due to relatively low boiling point.
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