NutriCrafters C-8 MCT Oil is a highly purified MCT oil consisting primarily of octanoic acid (C-8) rather than a blend of C-6, C-8, C-10 and C-12 found in most MCT oils. This premium C-8 MCT oil supports the production of ketones which can be used by the brain and body as an alternative energy source.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) have many beneficial health promoting properties. The most interesting is that the body will not store MCT like most fats and oils. When MCT oil is consumed, it is rapidly converted to energy. Another exciting fact about MCT oil is that it provides cellular energy very quickly – without relying on glucose.
MCT’s are commonly used to induce and support a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that supports weight loss by switching the body’s fuel source from carbohydrates to ketones produced by the burning of fats.
C-8 MCT oil is the best choice to supports the production of ketones for both weight loss and cognitive benefits. The brain’s principal source of energy is glucose. However, when glucose levels are low, this alternative source of rapid energy can be utilized. As C-8 MCT’s produce ketones and do not get stored as body fat, weight management and rapid energy production are additional benefits.
Use C-8 MCT’s as a substitute for some of the usual oil in your diet such as salad oil. Recommended use is 2 teaspoons 2-3 times per day. Too much MCT oil can cause stomach upset and other digestive complaints. Do not use for high heat cooking or frying.