WHAT ARE MCTs and C8 MCT?
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats with a chemical structure that allows the body to digest them easily. C-8 MCT is the specific MCT that is converted the most efficiently and rapidly into ketones in the body. Thus it provides more and quicker ketones than other MCTs. Typical increase of blood ketones via measurement is 0.5 mmol with 1 tablespoon of C-8 MCT within ~15 minutes.
Note: Bulletproof Brain Octane oil is made from exactly the same C8 MCT. Both Upgraded Octane Oil and our Pure C8 MCT oil are made from the same Caprylic Acid Triglyceride MCT.
FOR ATHLETES Athletes often sip carbohydrate-loaded drinks during exercise. MCTs may provide an alternative. Like other fats, they provide more energy per ounce than carbs; but unlike normal fats, this energy can be released rapidly helping to improve performance.
FOR WEIGHTLOSS Studies suggest replacing calories with MCT, without exceeding daily caloric requirements, can result in a small but significant increase in the rate of fat loss over time.
SMOOTHIES: Add 1 tablespoon of MCT Oil to your favorite juice, smoothie or protein drink for a long-lasting energy boost.
SALADS: Substitute traditional oils with MCT Oil in your favorite salad dressings.
COFFEE: Make bulletproof coffee by mixing 1 tablespoon of MCT Oil and 1 teaspoon of grass feed butter for sustained energy without the caffeine crash.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER MCT OILS:
There are 2 types of MCT oils. C8 MCT oils and mixed MCT oils. C8 provides 3 times more ketones than C10, the next best MCT. Other MCTs do not provide ketones.
Mixed MCT oils contain MCTs with little to no impact besides C8 content.
C8 MCT oils include Mickey T Eight & Bulletproof Brain Octane or Upgraded Octane and LLS Primal Energy C8 MCT oil.
Plain MCT oils include Upgraded XCT oil, Onnit MCT, Now MCT, Olimp MCT oil & Primal Energy MCT oil.