MCTs also provide excellent for support of healthy energy levels,especially prior to exercise, and are useful for all applications where higher doses of caprylic acid are needed. MCTs are also highly recommended for smoothies, for they help give them a frothy consistency. MCTs are excellent in many forms of cooking as well, especially baking. Do not fry with MCTs. Do not take MCTs late in the day, as this may make it difficult to fall asleep at a normal hour.
An eight-page report of an independent lab analysis is available upon request detailing the fatty acid breakdown of this product. Kasai M et al. Effect of dietary medium- and long-chain triacylglycerols (MLCT) on accumulation of body fat in healthy humans. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2003;12(2):151-60.
We investigated whether a structured medium- and long-chain triacylglycerols (MLCT) diet could decrease accumulation of body fat in healthy humans. The study was conducted under a double-blind randomized design. Ninety-three subjects participated in this study. However, 10 subjects could not consume the specified meal, and one subject wished to opt out. Consequently, the study included 82 subjects. The experimental subjects consumed the test bread, which was made with 14 g of MLCT containing 1.7 g MCFA, daily at breakfast during the study period of 12 weeks, and the control subjects consumed bread made with longchain triacylglycerols (LCT).
All subjects consumed the same standard packaged meals. Body composition parameters were body weight, total body fat and abdominal fat, and blood analyses included serum cholesterol, triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Significant decreases of body weight, the amount of body fat, subcutaneous and visceral fat were noted in the MLCT group as compared with those of the LCT group for 12 weeks (P<0.05).
Furthermore, a significant decrease in serum total cholesterol was noted in the MLCT group as compared with that of the LCT group at 8 weeks (P<0.05). However, other serum parameters were not different between the MLCT and LCT groups. The results suggest that the daily intake of MLCT diet could result in a reduction in body weight and in accumulation of body fat, and, moreover, it could reduce serum total cholesterol.
Serving Size 1 Tablespoon (1/2 oz.)
Servings per container 32
Amount per serving
Calories from Fat 126
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil 14.8 ml (from coconut oil)
Other Ingredients: None
Fatty Acid Breakdown verified by independent lab analysis*:
Caproic Acid (C6) 3%
Caprylic Acid (C8) 63%
Capric Acid (C10) 28%
Tridecanoic (C13) 6%
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one tablespoon in the morning, or as directed by your health care practitioner. An additional tablespoon may be taken one to two hours before any athletic event. May be taken with or away from meals.
Caution: Taking MCT oils after 4:00 pm may create excess energy late in the day and may lead to difficulty falling asleep at a normal hour.
Crayhon Research Ultra Pure MCT Oil is naturally derived from coconut oil. This product does not contain wheat, yeast, dairy, artificial colors, flavors or hydrogenated oils.