Credé MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil is a combination of medium chain fatty acids derived from coconut oil. It consists primarily of the fatty acids caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) acids, usually in a 60:40 ratio. The oil is clear, odourless and pleasant tasting.
MCT oil is proving popular because it is a powerful energy source derived from fats. It is therefore suitable for those following a low-carb or ketogenic (eg Banting) diet. It provides the body with a high quality, instantly available source of energy without the insulin spike that is associated with the consumption of carbohydrates. It is also easily metabolised by the liver and never stored as fat.