MCT oil, or medium-chain triglyceride oil, is a type of fat that is generally derived from coconuts. It has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits.

MCT oil and coconut oil are both rich sources of medium-chain triglycerides, but they differ in terms of their fatty acid composition. While coconut oil contains a combination of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides, MCT oil is made up entirely of these medium-chain triglycerides. This composition difference means that MCT oil is rapidly digested and absorbed by the body, providing a quick source of energy. Additionally, some research suggests that MCT oil may have greater satiating effects and promote weight loss compared to coconut oil.

Tom and I began taking MCT oil every morning in our coffee (Bulletproof-style but without any specialty branded items) in early 2023 when I was experimenting with a ketogenic diet. Our experience is that we needed a small dose to begin with—no more than a teaspoon—or we’d feel discomfort in our gut. This sensitivity went away fairly quickly though, and the MCT habit stuck, even now that we are no longer following a special diet. We find that it increases morning energy levels as well as satiety throughout the day. Here’s what the science shows…

Top Ten Benefits of MCT Oil:

1. Weight management: MCT oil has been shown to increase feelings of fullness and help with weight loss. It is easily digested and converted into energy, making it less likely to be stored as fat.

2. Increased energy: MCT oil is quickly absorbed by the body and converted into ketones, which can be used as an immediate source of energy. This can help improve athletic performance and boost energy levels.

3. Improved brain function: MCT oil has been shown to have cognitive benefits, including improved memory and focus. It can also help support brain health and may be beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological disorders.

4. Enhanced nutrient absorption: MCT oil can help improve the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K. Adding MCT oil to your diet can help ensure that you are getting the most out of these important nutrients.

5. Gut health: MCT oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, such as lauric acid, which can help support a healthy gut microbiome. It can also help improve digestion and reduce symptoms of digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

6. Blood sugar control: MCT oil has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity. This can be beneficial for people with diabetes or those at risk of developing diabetes.

7. Heart health: MCT oil has been shown to have positive effects on cholesterol levels, including increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. This can help improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

How to consume MTC Oil:

You could simply swallow a tablespoon of MTC Oil. Or you could mix it in oatmeal, a smoothie, or a salad dressing. We like to make bulletproof coffee every morning with MTC Oil.

People drink bulletproof coffee because they believe it helps with mental clarity and focus, as well as providing sustained energy throughout the day.

Bulletproof coffee is a popular beverage that combines coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil to create a creamy and energizing drink. To make bulletproof coffee, start by brewing a cup of coffee using your preferred method. While the coffee is brewing, add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter and 1 teaspoon of MCT oil to a blender, working up to a tablespoon or more. Once the coffee is ready, pour it into the blender with the butter and oil. Blend on high for 10-20 seconds until the mixture is frothy and well combined. Pour the bulletproof coffee into a mug and enjoy! The combination of healthy fats from the butter and MCT oil provides sustained energy and can help keep you feeling full and focused throughout the morning.

It’s important to note that while MCT oil has many potential benefits, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It is also important to choose a high-quality MCT oil that is free from additives and processed using a safe method. As with any dietary supplement, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before adding MCT oil to your routine.