Onnit MCT Oil
- Packed with healthy fats
- Provides quick & healthy energy
- Derived from 100% pure coconut oil
- Flavorless & odorless
- Contains 30% Lauric Acid
- Ideal for weight management
- Great for shakes, coffee, & smoothies
- Contains no palm oil
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.
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.
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.
Lauric acid has been shown in studies to be a potent antimicrobial
We’re taking a cue from mother nature by adding lauric acid right into our purified MCT oil… because the richest source of lauric acid actually isn’t coconut oil or MCT oil… it’s actually human breast milk! In breast milk, lauric acid is found in its esterified form and is responsible for the antimicrobial nature of breastmilk.
While antibacterial activity is common among all medium chain fatty acids, lauric acid is especially good at it. To understand why this is, you first have to know what’s special about lauric acid. Lauric acid is the longest medium chain fatty acid, it has 12 carbon chains while capric has ten and caprylic has eight. While capric acid also contains antimicrobial activity, lauric acid does it better at lower concentrations. This is what gives lauric acid the ability to kill microbes better.
Recognition to Dr. Rhonda Patrick at FoundMyFitness.com for assistance with the research.
Onnit MCT Oil Ingredients & Use