NOW: MCT Oil Organic 32 fl oz

MCT Oil Organic - 32 fl oz



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MCTs: What It Is And How To Use It?

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a type of fat that is naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCTs are more easily digested and absorbed than other types of fats, and they are quickly metabolized by the liver. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT oil for other fats in a healthy diet may help to support healthy weight and body composition.* Lets discuss what MCTs are, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into your diet.

What are MCTs?

MCTs are a type of saturated fat that is composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are relatively shorter in length than other types of fatty acids, which makes them more easily digestible and absorbable. Coconut oil is about 65% MCTs, while palm kernel oil is about 50% MCTs.

Benefits of MCTs

MCTs are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats. They are readily absorbed from the GI tract and are metabolized very quickly by the liver. One of the key benefits of MCTs is that they promote the use of fat for energy rather than for storage.* In addition, numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT oil for other fats in a healthy diet may help to support healthy weight and body composition.*

How to Incorporate MCTs into Your Diet

If you're looking to add more MTCs to your diet, the best way to do so is by incorporating coconut oil or palm kernel oil into your cooking. Coconut oil can be used in place of other oils when cooking or baking, or it can be added to smoothies or used as a dairy-free alternative in recipes calling for butter or cream. Palm kernel oil can also be used in cooking or baking, but it has a higher smoke point than coconut oil, so it's best suited for higher-heat applications. You can also find products like NOW® Sports Organic MCT Oil, which is derived exclusively from organic coconut oil.

In Summary:

MCTs are a type of saturated fat that is composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are relatively shorter in length than other types of fatty acids, which makes them more easily digestible and absorbable. Coconut oil is rich in MTCs, while palm kernel oil contains a moderate amount of MTCs. The primary benefit of consuming foods rich in MTCs is that they promote the use of fat for energy rather than for storage.* In addition, numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT oil for other fats in a healthy diet may help to support healthy weight and body composition.* If you're looking to add more MTCs to your diet, the best way to do so is by incorporating coconut oil or palm kernel oil into your cooking. You can also find products like NOW® Sports Organic MCT Oil, which is derived exclusively from organic coconut oil.

Suggested Usage: Take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) daily. MCT oil can also be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces or cooking. Not recommended for use in frying due to low smoke point.

Storage Guidance: Store in a cool, dry and dark environment in tightly sealed original container. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon

Servings Per Container: about 63

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 130

Total Fat 14 g 18%**

Saturated Fat 14 g 70%**

Organic MCT Oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) (from Organic Coconut Oil) 14 g

†Daily Value not established.

**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: None.

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or sesame ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Hexane Free.

Caution: For adults only. MCT oil may cause GI upset. To reduce this effect, take with food. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Storage Guidance: Store in a cool, dry and dark environment in tightly sealed original container. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature.

NOW® Organic MCT Oil is derived from organic coconut oil that is sustainably sourced to protect our planet and preserve native wildlife habitats.

Typical C8 and C10 composition: 50%-80% Caprylic Acid (C8) 20%-50% Capric Acid (C10)

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Certified Organic by QAI.

Packaged and quality tested in the USA.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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