MCT Oil has been massively popular over the last several years, largely due to the ketogenic diet and the rise of "bulletproof" coffee. We've been huge fans of MCT and its benefits for years, so we decided to write a quick list of the reasons why you need to have some MCT in your life!
What is MCT Oil?
MCT stands for "medium chain triglyceride." If you're like any normal person, you likely have no idea what that means. Not to worry, we felt the same way just a few years ago!
MCTs are fatty acids. Fatty acids are made of of strings of carbon and hydrogen, and there are many different carbon chain lengths. As you might guess, medium-chain triglycerides are medium length carbons.
Why do you want Medium Length Carbons?
MCTs are typically consumed by those on the ketogenic diet, who are looking for a high saturated fat source to fuel their body. With that said, MCT oil has benefits that anyone can take advantage of. Personally, I am not on the ketogenic diet but I add Maju's MCT Oil to my coffee or protein shake every morning. It makes me have extra energy, which is actually noticeable.
If you have been eating muffins or carbs in the morning, try replacing that with a simple cup of coffee loaded with grass-fed butter and Maju's MCT Oil. Try this out and come back to let me know how the experience went. I anticipate you will feel less hunger and more energy.
This means that our body does not need as many carbs to use as a fuel depot for energy, and will instead use ketones.
There has been a backlash against the destruction of our ecosystems caused by major palm oil companies. These companies are quickly destroying rainforests to make room for farming palm oils.
The word “Sustainability” goes out the window and tropical locations around the equator are now quickly changing from biological rainforest with dense species of wild orangutans and many other endangered species to palm oil cultivation farm lands. To make it worse, the palm fruit oil and palm kernel oil are very high in saturated fatty acids. A study done by the Journal of Clinical Investigation, animals that were fed with a high diet of palmitic acid showed changes in their central nervous systems in the way they control their insulin secretion and suppression of their body’s natural appetite suppressing regulation. Virgin coconut oil is derived from the milk and meat of fresh coconuts. Palm oil on the other hand lacks the sterilization process, & is heated at higher temperature due to the extraction requirements. The heating causes it to lose important nutritious enzymes and oxidation properties. Coconut oil does not go through this extensive heating and sterilization. This heavily changes the nutrition content and reduces the anti-oxidant properties by approximately 30%.
Overall, there are definitely more disadvantages to choosing a palm derived MCT.
That's why we only sell 100% Coconut MCT Oil, and that's why you need to have some coconut MCTs in your life. It is an excellent supercharged alternative to coconut oil!
August 08, 2017
How do you use MTC oil other than just bullet proof coffee?
August 06, 2017
Hi Brian, We unfortunately do not offer any free samples or free trials, but we have a fair price for a great product. Check out the blue link above. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Ryan – Founder @ Maju Superfoods
July 25, 2017
Do you have a free trial and if not what is the price