Lifematrix MCT oil is blended from both coconuts and palm kernels. Our supplier subscribes to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil production (http://rspo.org), whose members are working closely to ensure a halt to rainforest destruction.
Our MCT oil comprises caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) fatty acids in a 60:40 ratio of C8:C10. The oil is clear, odourless and pleasant tasting.
MCTs are proving popular because they provide the body with a high quality, instantly available source of energy that is easily metabolised and never stored as fat. MCT's are metabolised directly by the liver, unlike carbohydrate sugars which must trigger an insulin response before they can be transported via the bloodstream and taken up by the cells.
So efficient is the body's ability to convert MCTs into energy that they are often used to feed premature infants (paraenteral feeding) who simply do have the energy to metabolise other foods.
They are used as a natural performance enhancer by athletes and bodybuilders as they are anti-inflammatory in addition to providing instant and sustainable energy. MCTs have also found use in weight loss programmes where they have been shown to improve metabolism and thyroid function as well as increase the number of calories burnt (thermogenic effect). Diabetics may also benefit from including MCT oil in their diets as it improves blood sugar regulation