What is MCT?
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides which means medium length fatty acids and is a a form of healthy fat mainly found in coconut. It is one of the best, most bioavailable forms of energy for your body and brain because of their shorter length and therefore quick absorption.
The difference between MCT and other forms of fat is that MCT fats are shorter in length and therefore are metabolised much faster. MCT fatty acids goes straight to the liver where they are converted to ketones which is little bundles of energy the body can use instantly. Therefore MCT is not stored as fat in your body, but instead used as energy.
MCT can be compared to the same quick absorption as carbohydrates but with the difference that the energy lasts longer and you avoid the classic energy crash often followed by carbs. This is because MCT keeps your blood sugar stable and gives more lasting energy compared to carbs. This results in better endurance and focus for your body and brain.
MCT 100% derived from coconut. Super clean formula with prebiotic Acacia fiber and no fillers.
MCT’s are often used by athletes who needs instant and sustained energy to boost their performance and improve endurance during a tough workout. MCT’s are also very helpful for weight management, assisting to keep blood sugar levels stable and control appetite by increasing the feeling of fullness. Perfect to curb cravings between meals with MCT-powder. MCT-oil also improves gut health and reduces inflammation, fighting off harmful bacteria while preserving the good bacteria in your gut.
What is Acacia fiber?
Acacia is a natural prebiotic fiber derived from the sap of the Acacia tree. It's a powerful superfood that feeds our healthy gut bacteria and supports your body's digestive health, which is the foundation of a healthy body.
Acacia fiber is great to include in your diet for many everyday health benefits. Especially to promote a healthy microbiome.
Your microbiome (gut bacteria) is the trillions of live bacteria living in your body and these organisms are crucial to our overall health. Researcher are starting to understand just how much of our health is starting in the gut and how important it is to keep it healthy and flourishing.
Our Microbiome can be compared to a garden where the beautiful flowers are the good bacteria and the weed is the bad bacteria. To stay healthy we need to grow the flowers and minimise the weed. In other words we need to feed the good bacteria and minimise the bad.
To grow our healthy bacterias in the gut we need to give them plenty of nourishing food (prebiotics=soluable fibers) and Acacia fiber is the holy grail of prebiotics.
What is the difference between coconut oil and MCT?
Regular coconut oil consists of seven types of fatty acids with different lengths, but mostly longer chain fatty acids which are absorbed more slowly in the body and can't be used for instant energy.
There are four types of MCT's (medium length fatty acids) in coconut oil. The composition looks like this:
- Caproic acid (C6): <3%
- Caprylic Acid (C8): 6%
- Capric Acid (C10): 9%
- Lauric Acid (C12): +50%
The Friendly Fat Company have extracted C8 (caprylic acid) because it's the most powerful fatty acid because if its quick absorption and instantly converts to energy. There are 6% C8 MCT in coconut oil compared to 99% C8 in the MCT-oil we use.
They have formulated a super clean MCT Powder with only MCT-oil extracted from coconut and prebiotic Acacia fiber promoting a healthy gut. That's it. No cheap fillers or other additives which we often find in most of the MCT powders on the market today.
To make it even more powerful the MCT oil used consists of 99% C8 (caprylic acid). This is a fatty acid found in coconut with the most optimal length for the body to quickly absorb it and instantly convert it to energy.
Most MCT-powder brands on the market uses a mix between the fatty acids C8 and C10 (a little longer chain than C8) because its cheaper. 100% C8 (caprylic acid) is typically preferred as it converts to ketones (energy) far more efficiently than C10 fatty acids.