Medium chain triglycerides (MCT's) are powerful fats that have great benefits for the mind and body. MCT's are not stored like traditional, long chain fats. Instead, they are converted to ketones, which are substances created when the body breaks down fat for energy. Ketones are ideal forms of energy for the mitochondria (where energy production happens) and produce fewer free radicals than do sugars.
There are four different triglycerides in the MCT family with differing numbers of carbon (C) molecules: C6, C8, C10 and C12. Caprylic acid (C8) is superior in raising ketones, providing energy to the brain and muscles and enhancing the body's ability to burn fat.*
Common MCT powders use maltodextrin or milk based substances as binders. Not our caprylic acid powder! Ours, from goMCT®, uses 4.5 grams of pre-biotic acacia fiber to help improve gut health. The gut microbiome is very important in promoting optimal health and supporting athletic performance and the acacia fiber found in our caprylic acid powder will support a healthy gut.*