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MCT Oil Vs Coconut Oil

Does it matter if my MCT oil came from Coconut oil or Palm oil?

Posted by Sundar Subramaniam on

It does not. Let's see why. MCT oil is a combination of medium chain fatty acids that contain 8, 10 and 12 Carbon atoms - C8 (Caprylic acid), C10 (Capric acid) and C12 (Lauric acid). While C12 is technically a medium chain fatty acid, in terms of how it functions it is actually a long chain. That's why you need to look for an MCT oil that is almost completely C8 and C10 only. More information is available in my other blog on the subject. Coconut oil is about 9% C10 and 6% C8. By using a process called 'Fractionation',...

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MCT Oil Vs Coconut Oil

Posted by Sundar Subramaniam on

No. If we can oversimplify a bit, one can look at MCT oil as Coconut oil with some molecules removed. MCT is thinner and lighter than Coconut oil. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It does not freeze at room temperature like Coconut oil does. Actually, there is more to it than that if we want to understand why there is so much craze nowadays for the MCT oil. Coconut oil is a combination of many fatty acid oils. The main ones among them are: C8 (Caprylic acid), C10 (Capric acid) and C12 (Lauric acid). The numbers relate to the...

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