C8 MCT Oil Health Benefits: A Brief Breakdown

Published: August 25, 2020

Betweeen glucose and ketones, a knob is set to ketones as the fuel choice.

MCT, a Medium Chain Triglyceride, is a naturally occurring fatty acid derived from food sources such as coconut oil and palm kernel. What makes MCTs different than your standard Long Chain Triglyceride (LCT) is its molecular structure, which consists of 6 – 12 carbon atoms versus 13 – 21 carbon atoms. These shorter bonds are metabolized uniquely, creating a super fuel for your cells. MCTs are rapidly broken down and sent directly to the liver, providing instant energy and brain powering ketones. As a bonus, MCTs are so efficiently metabolized, they are less likely to be stored as fat.

There are 3 main types of MCTs used in products currently on the market:

C8 (Caprylic Acid): is the shortest of the MCTs, making it the easiest for your body to metabolize into fuel.

C10 (Capric Acid): has similar benefits as C8 but takes longer to break down and produces fewer ketones (energy).

C12 (Lauric Acid): is the most abundant MCT, however is metabolized by the body as a LCT, meaning a slower rate of processing and potential for fat storage if not immediately utilized.

MCT Oil Health Benefits:

Quick, stable energy: Since MCTs bypass the standard digestion process and are metabolized into fuel more efficiently than other energy sources, the body receives almost instant energy without the crash.

Natural Fuel for the Brain: Unlike standard fatty acids, ketones produced by the metabolism of MCTs cross from the blood to the brain providing a super fuel for your brain.

Promotes healthy weight loss: Studies have shown that MCT oil assists in the production of appetite suppressing hormones: peptide YY and leptin. Additionally, MCT oil has fewer calories than its counter parts: butter, coconut oil and olive oil. Finally, MCT oil has shown to increase your metabolic rate, assisting in fat burning.

Boosts gut and immune system health: Research continues to indicate the importance of gut health and its ties to a healthy immune system, as well as so many other health benefits. MCT has been shown to assist in the growth of good bacteria, creating a healthy gut biome.

Enhanced recovery and increased stamina: Early studies suggest that MCTs can combat lactic acid build up in the muscles that can be experienced after moderate to intense exercise.

Supports healthy cholesterol: In addition to supporting fat loss, MCT oil has been shown to reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol and increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.  

Hot cup of coffee with C8 MCT oil.

Tip: Use C8 Pure MCT Oil in your bulletproof coffee!

About Vita Trading Co's C8 100% Pure MCT Oil:

Pure C8 : Vita Trading Co's C8 MCT oil is  up to 99.9%  C8 and only 0.1% C10 with no added ingredients. You can't get any more pure than that!

Fast Ketone Production: Remember, C8 is a short MCT. This means that It is almost instantly converted into fat-burning ketones by bypassing the digestive tract and heading straight to the liver. 

Improved GI Tolerability: Our C8 Pure MCT Oil does not contain any C6 (which is usually the culprit for any stomach aches), so you won't feel any discomfort after taking it!  

Triple Distilled: Distilled three times to ensure the highest level of purity.

No Smell, Taste, or Color: Add it to your favorite food or drink. You won't even know it's there. 

Clean, Sustainable Packaging: Made with recyclable, BPA-free, non-leaching, HDPE plastic. Because not only do we care about you, we care about the environment, too.  

So, how will you use our C8 Pure MCT Oil?




Take advantage of all the health benefits of C8 Pure MCT Oil and buy today!