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MCT vs Coconut Oil

Q: Why use MCT instead of Coconut Oil, doesn’t MCT come from coconut oil?

A: Yes, but…

Both coconut oil and MCT oil have medium chain (size) fats, but they are different concentrations of certain ones.

There are 4 main Medium Chain Triglycerides and the difference (besides their name, is the number of Carbon atoms, 6, 8, 10, 12).
MCTs with 6, 8, and 10 carbons skip digestion, but are rapidly broken down and absorbed by the body.
MCTs go right to the liver,
giving you instant energy and ketones for fast energy and brain support.
Unlike other fatty acids, ketones support brain function because they can cross the blood brain barrier.

Most of the fat in your diet comes from long-chain fatty acids, which contain 13–21 carbons.
Short chain fatty acids have fewer than 6 carbon atoms.

Medium-chain fatty (MCT) have 6–12 carbon atoms.

These are the main medium-chain fatty acids:

  • C6: Caproic acid
  • C8: Caprylic acid
  • C10: Capric acid
  • C12: Lauric acid

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is better for cooking but it isn’t the best for energy and brain.

Coconut Oil is 50% lauric acid, c12 – great for fighting germs, good on the skin, important for immune system.
It has to be digested the regular way, taking longer to experience the benefits.

Coconut oil is best for making fat bombs!



MCT is odorless and stays liquid.

MCT is a quick source of energy, readily used by the body.

It is mostly Caprylic Acid.

MCT is better at fighting candida.

MCT is better for fat burning, brain boosting, but you have to be very careful of quantity of MCT.

I can do exactly 1 Tbs about every 12 hours or my stomach will be sorry.

 MCT for:

  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Satiety
  • More efficient absorption, less likely to be stored as body fat
  • MCTs may increase the ability of the body to burn fat
  • MCTs may increase the fat burning of the body and enhance fat loss
  • MCTs with a low carb diet or ketogenic diet are effective weight loss strategies.
  • MCTs product ketones, helping you stay in ketosis while supporting the brain.

Go for Both!

MCT for the quick rise in energy and brain focus and fat burning.

A great way to start the day:

Use an immersion blender when adding to a beverage like coffee – it is fabulous! Keeps you fuller longer too.

Recipe with MCT