MCT Oil is a concentrated form of top quality essential fats that are found in coconut oil. MCT Oil Capsules are a great way to conveniently consume healthy MCT oils. MCTs get their name because of the length of their chemical structure. Fats are categorized by how many carbons they have: short-chain fats (like butyric acid) have fewer than six carbons, medium-chain fats have between 6–12 carbons and long-chain fats (like omega-3s) have between 13–21.
What makes MCTs a top source of essential healthy fats? Medium-chain triglyceride acids are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism. MCTs are burned by the body for energy, or “fuel,” instead of being stored as fat.
Compared to longer-chain fats, MCTs are absorbed more easily since there’s less work for the body to do breaking apart carbon bonds. Since MCTs are smaller, they can permeate our cell membranes more easily and don’t require special enzymes in order for our bodies to utilize them.