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Pure MCT Oil
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Pure MCT Oil

At one time, saturated fats were viewed as deeply unhealthy. Indeed, we were often advised to avoid them at all costs. However, saturated fats are quite diverse in structure and also in their health effects. Comprising short chain, medium chain and long chain fatty acids, each influences the body in a different way.

The vast majority of studies deeming saturated fats to be harmful looked at the long chain fatty acid structure, thereby ignoring the potential health benefits associated with the other structures. More specifically, the merits of medium chain fatty acids.

What is MCT Oil?

MCT oil, or medium chain triglyceride oil, is a type of medium chain fatty acid that has 8-10 carbon atoms in its chain. (Short chains have 6 and long chains have 12 or more.) Our Pure MCT Oil, manufactured by Omega Nutrition, is composed of 50% C8 and 50% C10. Derived from a combination of coconut oil and sustainably sourced palm oil, it is classed as ‘pure’ MCT oil owing to its rigorous and ethical manufacturing process.

But just what exactly are triglycerides, we hear you ask. Triglycerides – also known as neutral fats – are the major energy fuel of hepatocytes (liver cells) and skeletal muscle. They are found mainly beneath the skin, where they insulate the deeper body tissues from heat loss and protect them from injury. In solid form, triglycerides are known as fat; in liquid form, they are known as oils. Consequently, triglycerides provide the body’s most efficient and compact form of stored energy.

Functions of MCT Oil

The bulk of dietary fats are made up of long chain triglycerides, which undergo a convoluted digestive process and are thus more likely to be stored in fat cells. However, MCT oil is not metabolised in our body the same way as other fats.

Instead of being processed via the lymphatic system, medium chain fatty acids are transported directly to the liver, where they are immediately broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream. Because of their absorptive properties, MCTs are renowned for having a long list of performance and health benefits, helping users sustain and enhance energy, improve endurance and lose excess weight. They are also credited with producing ketone bodies, which can bolster cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders.

Instant Energy

Unlike most foods that must travel through the digestive system completely to be metabolised, MCT oil bypasses most of this process. In fact, it metabolises much in the manner of carbohydrates, providing the body with a rapid energy source.

Although its fat-burning properties are impressive, it’s not just those wishing to trim inches from their waistline who can prosper thanks to MCT oil. Many people would do well to incorporate this highly efficient supplement into their diet. Individuals with digestive disorders, for example, may find it particularly useful as it provides quick energy while giving the digestive organs a break. The antioxidant and anti-microbial properties of MCTs also yield anti-fungal and anti-viral benefits. The list goes on and on.

Fully Sustainable

For many consumers, environmental considerations are paramount. Like us, they wish to reap the full benefits of natural supplements without harming the planet in the process. Thankfully, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certifies our MCT products, allaying concerns about unscrupulous cultivation and helping to assure a sustainable future. Moreover, our MCT oil is free of GMO and suitable for vegans.

Take Your Pick

To suit the size and/or needs of your family, we stock Pure MCT Oil in two sizes – 473 ml and 946 ml. You can also make significant savings if buying multiples of the larger-sized bottle, so it certainly pays to stock up!

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Cognitive Function

Although the brain relies primarily on glucose for energy, it can also use fuels such as monocarboxylic acids, lactate and ketones to maintain energy homeostasis. Studies suggest that medium chain fatty acids can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and be oxidised by the brain. Therefore, medium chain fatty acids may provide a direct brain fuel source via the generation of ketones without raising blood glucose levels.

Weight Loss

Consumption of a diet rich in MCT oil results in a greater loss of adipose tissue due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation. In a recent study, MCT oil was proven more effective in weight loss in a control group consuming MCT oil as opposed to a group consuming olive oil when part of a weight loss program. MCT oil can be incorporated into your diet simply by switching out your current cooking oil.

Digestive, Liver and Cell Health

MCT oil works in the digestive tract by increasing coverage of energy needs by fat. MCT oil is a practical way of protecting the liver and intestine during endotoxemia. An animal study found that rats that developed liver disease from corn oil consumption were associated with a decreased death rate when given MCT oil. They also have protective effects on the gut.

When compared to long chain fatty acids, medium chain fatty acids were shown to accelerate intestinal transit and stimulate the release of gut hormone secretion. MCT oil also prevents hepatic energy charge and gut injuries. In the liver, MCT oil prevents injury by inhibiting activation of the Kupffer cell. MCT oil also prevents free radical formation in the liver caused by alcohol consumption.

In cells, MCT oil may promote stability, membrane fluidity, cell mobility, formation of receptors, binding of ligands to their receptors, gene expression, and cell differentiation (Kono et al, 2008).

Age Gracefully with MCT Oil

Nutritional studies have shown that medium chain triglycerides may have a positive effect on aging. Arteriosclerosis is a normal aging process which is due to age-associated molecular biological changes. According to an animal study, rats that were fed MCTs had lower body weight and fat deposits, as well as excellent survival skills. The same rats were also associated with lower linoleate requirements, which may lead to the presence of fewer uncontrolled free radicals in cells.

Furthermore, Sri Lanka is the only country giving reliable data where coconut oil (containing over 50 percent medium chain fatty acids) is the main dietary fat. As a result, the Demographic Yearbook of the United Nations (1978) reported that Sri Lanka has the lowest death rate from ischemic heart disease.

If you have any queries about MCT oil, or you would like to place an order over the phone, please call us on 01764 662111. Alternatively, use the ‘buy now’ button below to order your MCT oil.


Kono, H., Fujii, H., Asakawa, M., Yamamoto, M., Matsuda, M., Maki, A., & Matsumoto, Y. (2008). Protective Effects of Medium-Chain Triglycerides on the Liver and Gut in Rats Administered Endotoxin. Annals of Surgery, 246-255.

Omega Nutrition's powerfully nutritious MCT oil contains a pure blend of medium chain triglycerides: 50% are caprylic (C8:0) and the other 50% are capric (C10:0) fatty acids sourced from palm kernel and coconut oil.

It couldn’t be easier to use Omega Nutrition's MCT Oil. Simply take 1-2 tablespoons daily to help sustain energy and burn excess fat.  (Initially start with 1 teaspoonful.)

MCT oil can be used in salad dressings, added to soups or used in lieu of saturated fats in your diet. It is best to take in the morning with or without food, and you may want to take another tablespoon before a strenuous workout.

  • Do not use in high heat applications
  • Can be refrigerated to prolong shelf life


If you are diabetic or suffer from liver disease you should consult your health practitioner before consuming MCT oil.

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