When it comes to fats, there are important differences that make them "good" or "bad" for your diet. Saturated, monosaturated, unsaturated, the list goes on and on. But something you may not have heard of yet are called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short, which work wonders for the body. Today we are looking at one of our newest products, Bulletproof XCT Oil
, which is a fast and easy way to add MCTs to your diet.
What are Medium-Chain Triglycerides?
Whereas triglyceride is simply a fancy term referring to "fat," and since triglycerides are named after the specific length of their fatty acid chains, medium-chain triglycerides are literally just that: fats with medium length fatty acid chains.
If you've forgotten your chemistry class, all triglycerides are made up of a glycerol molecule and 3 fatty acids, but the length of the fatty acids vary, as do the names, functions, and determinations of "good" or ''bad."
Why are MCTs so Different?
Medium-chain triglycerides are metabolized differently than longer-chain triglycerides, which are more common in the average diet. Because of their shorter chain length, MCTs are broken down and absorbed into the body much quicker, going straight to the liver where they can be used as an instant energy source. Alternatively, if instant energy isn't needed, they can be stored as ketones, gaining the ability to cross from the blood to the brain. This, in turn, offers an alternative energy source for the brain, which usually uses glucose for fuel.
MCTs are considered healthier fats for a simple reason: because they are so rapidly broken down and efficiently turned into energy for immediate use by the body, they are much less likely to be stored as fat.
Bulletproof XCT Oil
It can be difficult to add this specific triglyceride to your diet through the implementation of foods, which is why we love Bulletproof XCT Oil so much. XCT Oil is extracted from 100% pure coconut oil with only water, heat and pressure, free from harsh chemicals and solvents. Unlike other oils such as coconut oil which contain high content of Lauric Acid, XCT Oil contains only C8 & C10 MCTs, which metabolize more efficiently into ketone energy.
simply add 1 tablespoon to a warm beverage or with a meal 1-3 times per day.
Benefits of Bulletproof XCT Oil:
We hope this condensed information will help you to make the right "fatty acid" choices for yourself and your diet, and will get you on track to feeling more energized on the daily!
- Fast Energy – MCTs are easily converted to ketones, supporting energy needs of the body and brain.
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Nutrient Absorption – supports absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins A, D, E & K
- Supports Weight Management — MCT’s are shown to supports an increase in thermogenesis.
- Immune system benefits — Studies support fungicidal capacity of Caprylic fatty acids
- Easy Storage – No refrigeration required and liquid at room temperature
- Make meals more Bulletproof – Flavorless and easy to add into diet. Mix into any smoothie, soup, sushi (my favorite!), or most recipes