What is MCT Coconut Oil?

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What is MCT Coconut Oil We Love Organic MCT Coconut Oil and use it as a health food, in baking, and as a crucial part of our oral care routine.

MCT stands for medium-chained triglycerides, also known as medium chained fatty acids. We Love Organics uses a high-quality 100% pure Certified Organic MCT Coconut Oil extracted via molecular distillation. Unlike whole extra virgin coconut oil, MCT Oil remains liquid at room temperature.

Composition of MCT Coconut Oil found in We Love Organics Products (from our supplier):

  • C8 Caprylic acid 55-70%
  • C10 Capric acid 29-45%
  • C12 Lauric acid <3% 
  • C6 Caproic acid <2% 
  • C14 Myristic acid <2% 

MCT Oil for Oral Health & Hygiene

Like coconut oil, MCT Coconut Oil is also highly antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and also anti-inflammatory. This means that when used in oral care, such as in our Organic TeethDrops for oil pulling, throat gargling, as a mouth-wash, or to treat a toothache or infection, it will soothe inflamed gum tissue, and help fight off bacterial, viral, fungal and yeast infections. Using our TeethDrops with pure MCT Oil or coconut oil serves to enhance their potency, and vice versa.  

MCTs kill certain ‘bad’ bacteria, such as streptococcuss, straphylococcus, and neisseria, but do not harm or remove the good bacteria – thus balancing microbiome in the mouth. This is another reason why our Organic Healing TeethDrops are such a potent antiviral when used in oil pulling or to throat gargle.  

Commercial mouthwashes frequently contain alcohol which is drying. When the mouth is dry, bad breath thrives. Using our Organic Refreshing TeethDrops or our Organic Uplifting TeethDrops as a mouthwash is a moistening alternative that may improve saliva levels and therefore, help improve breath. 

MCT Oil for Brain Functioning and Digestive Support

Whole extra virgin coconut oil contains long, medium and short chain fatty acids. Medium chained fatty acids are more easily absorbed by the body than the longer chain fatty acids. MCT Coconut Oil is easily broken down in the liver and metabolised into energy and ketones by the body, which can cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver fuel directly to your brain, making your mind feel clear, focused and energised. That’s why MCT Oil is so great for those following a keto diet, as it helps you get into ketosis. 

Fatty acids are also a necessary precursor to absorbing vitamins and minerals from foods, including beta-carotene, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and lutein, so MCT Oil may help with nutrition absorption. MCT Oil can also help balance gut microbiome. It is especially useful if you have suffered from food poisoning, candida, constipation, diarrhoea or other gut issues where pathogenic bacteria or viruses are wreaking havoc, as MCT Oil can destroy these pathogens. 

To take MCT internally as a health food, start with 1 tsp daily, building up to 1-2 tbsp daily. Two quick ways to incorporate it into your diet is to add it smoothies, and/or use it to make salad dressings. 

Not all MCT Oils are created equally, so always be sure to buy a high quality pure MCT Coconut Oil from reputable sources.  

Search MCT Oil in Our Trade Me Store

How to use MCT Oil in Baking & Cooking

MCT has a high smoke point, meaning it doesn’t oxidise (become rancid) easily, and therefore is suitable for cooking. You can also add it to smoothies, salad dressings, bliss balls, or any recipe where you need something liquid unlike coconut oil. We use them in our almond-meal cracker recipe and tahini coconut fat bomb balls.  

If you are looking for a high quality pure MCT Coconut Oil to add to your cooking, you can find an ethically harvested, sustainable organic MCT Oil from our Trade Me Shop (search for MCT Oil to bring up listing).  

To purchase high quality, pure MCT Oil, please visit our Trade Me Shop or contact us at info@weloveorganics.co.nz 

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