The Simply Keto MCT is a particularly effective extract from coconut oil . Exactly the two fatty acids were extracted (C8 and C10), which the body can absorb and utilize particularly quickly. These two particular fatty acids are called caprylic (C-8) acid and capric (C-10) acid.
It is processed into ketone bodies in the liver and is therefore a real booster for ketosis, because ketone bodies serve as an energy source in the ketogenic diet. Coconut oil contains only a small proportion of these fatty acids. Coconut oil consists largely of other fatty acids, which are medium-chain fatty acids but behave like long-chain fatty acids. Therefore not so quickly can be split. Therefore, coconut oil has a different effect than MCT oil. For the Simply Keto MCT oil we completely do without caproic acid (C6). MCT oil with C6 acids is much cheaper to produce, but tastes bad and causes gastrointestinal problems and diarrhea in many people.
Tip : If you have problems with your digestion after taking MCT oil, it may be because your MCT oil still contains C6 fatty acids that are not specified. Many manufacturers do not truthfully state the fatty acid distribution.
How does MCT oil work in the human body?
MCT oil is converted directly and without detours into so-called ketone bodies in the liver . In ketosis, ketone bodies serve as the primary source of energy. There are two different types of metabolism. On the one hand the just mentioned ketosis (fat burning metabolism) and on the other hand the glucose metabolism. Carbohydrates serve as the primary source of energy in glucose metabolism, while ketone bodies play this role in ketosis. These are formed in the body from fat. Since the two fatty acids C8 and C10 can be broken down particularly quickly, MCT oil is very popular in the ketogenic diet . Because ketosis and the associated formation of ketone bodies is the goal here. MCT oil is particularly popular in the so-called Bulletproof Coffee , also known as Keto Coffee.
How to use MCT oil:
You can use MCT oil like other cooking oils, e.g. for salad dressings and other cold dishes with the extra ketosis boost. It is one of the main ingredients of the infamous Bulletproof Coffee or Keto Coffee/Tea.
MCT is generally not suitable for frying, as it should not be heated above 120° Celsius.
How to dose MCT oil:
Start with 1 teaspoon per meal and gradually increase the amount until the desired energy level is reached.
CAUTION: Overdoses can lead to "breakthrough hits" behind the toilet door.
Ingredients of Simply Keto MCT Oil:
Medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil (up to 70% caprylic acid and 30% capric acid), glycerin (coconut)
Nutritional Values of Simply Keto MCT Oil:
Average nutritional values per 100 ml:
Energy 3700 kJ / 846 kcal
Fett 94 g
- hereof: saturated fatty acids 94 g
carbohydrates 0 g
- of which sugars 0 g
fiber 0 g
protein 0 g
Salt 0 g
Frequently asked questions about MCT oil:
Why do I need additional MCT oil when I have coconut oil?
Coconut oil is another keto product that we would recommend to everyone. However, it works differently than MCT oil and thus covers a different need. With MCT oil, exactly the two fatty acids were extracted (C8 and C10), which can be absorbed by the body particularly quickly. These fatty acids are hardly contained in coconut oil. Coconut oil consists largely of other fatty acids, namely lauric acid (C12). Although this is counted among the medium-chain fatty acids, it behaves more like long-chain fatty acids and can therefore not be broken down as quickly. Therefore, coconut oil works differently than MCT oil.
Coconut oil also often contains caproic acid (C6), which has an unpleasant taste and can lead to gastrointestinal problems.
For the Simply Keto MCT oil we completely do without caproic acid (C6) & lauric acid (C12). This means that your body can access the great effects of MCTs faster and for longer (several hours) than if it "just" got coconut oil. Just try it yourself.
How do I use MCT oil?
The most common application is certainly in bulletproof coffee or keto coffee and tea. In addition, MCT oil is ideal for cold dishes such as salads and smoothies.
Is palm oil used in the manufacture of Simply Keto MCT Oil?
No, our MCT oil is completely free of palm oil and consists of 100% coconut.