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Vitacost MCT Oil from Coconut Oil - Medium Chain Triglycerides -- 16 fl oz (1 PT) 473 mL


Vitacost MCT Oil from Coconut Oil - Medium Chain Triglycerides
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Vitacost MCT Oil from Coconut Oil - Medium Chain Triglycerides -- 16 fl oz (1 PT) 473 mL

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Vitacost MCT Oil from Coconut Oil - Medium Chain Triglycerides Description

  • MCT / Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • Dietary Supplement


What is Vitacost MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides)?


Vitacost MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) is a versatile, natural oil that can be used for cooking, in salad dressings or in place of butter. Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are easily digested fatty acids found in coconut oil, palm oil and milk fat.

 

How does Vitacost MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) support health? 

  • Unlike other fats, MCTs are not stored in the body. They’ve been shown to help burn fat and increase energy expenditure.*
  • Supports healthy weight loss.*
  • Promotes satiety.*

Why choose Vitacost MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides)? 

  • Multi-purpose oil can be used for cooking, salad dressing or in place of butter.
  • May also be added in small amounts to smoothies and other beverages.
  • Extracted and purified from coconut oil.
  • Completely stable against oxidation.
  • BPA-free bottle
  • Great value!

PLEASE NOTE: The packaging of this product has changed. Glass bottles will be replaced by lighter, more durable plastic bottles. Supplement contents remain the same.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1-3 teaspoons daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. May be taken alone or mixed with your favorite beverage. For best results, take before exercise. MCT oil may be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces or cooking. Not recommended for frying due to low smoke point (about 320°F/160°C).
Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp. (15 mL)
Servings per Container: About 32
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories130
Total Fat14 g18%
   Saturated Fat14 g70%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
   Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate0 g0%
Protein0 g
Not a significant source of cholecalciferol, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium.
Other Ingredients: Coconut oil.
Contains: Coconut.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Overheating MCT oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended while cooking. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Coconut Oil: How Healthy Is It, Really?

It’s delicious and easy to cook with, but is coconut oil as healthy as they say it is? For many years coconut oil was relegated to the list of bad saturated fats, which included beef fat, chicken fat, butter and lard. In the past few years, however, it has gained a reputation of being a healthy saturated fat. This is because its molecular structure, a medium chain triglyceride (MCT), is significantly different than the saturated fats found in animal products. MCTs support the health of the body in many ways, whereas saturated fats from animal sources can be detrimental to health.

Coconut Oil: Is it Really Healthy?

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a compound that’s known to have some properties that naturally support the body’s immune system. There’s also a wealth of research showing that coconut oil’s favorable MCTs support heart, immune and overall health. They may also support healthy weight by supporting a healthy metabolism.*

An added bonus is that coconut oil is a safe oil to cook with. Many oils break down when exposed to high heat, but coconut oil, being a saturated fat, holds its chemical structure even with higher temperatures. Note that olive oil is a great monounsaturated fat, and is safe to cook with at lower temperatures, but at higher temperatures it breaks down and leads to the formation of free radicals -- unfavorable molecules that could damage tissues and cells. So coconut oil is the oil of choice when cooking at high heat or when making pancakes, stir frying, or doing a quick sauté. It can also add a lovely flavor to many dishes.

  

Should you incorporate coconut oil into your diet? It's a great idea to use coconut oil when appropriate, such as in high-heat cooking, or to spread onto toast with cinnamon and honey. But at the same time, remember that consuming too much fat can contribute to weight gain.

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to be aware of how many calories you ingest compared to how many calories your body burns. Each gram of protein, and each gram of carbohydrate, provides your body with 4 calories, whereas each gram of fat provides your body with 9 calories. If you have too much fat in your diet -- including the healthy fat in coconut oil -- you’ll significantly increase your caloric intake to the point that you could end up gaining weight. But coconut oil is beneficial when consumed in moderation, so using some in your diet is a good idea.

 

You can also use coconut oil as a moisturizer to help nourish dry skin, and it’s found in many lip balms. In addition, it can be used as a vaginal lubricant prior to intercourse, or at other times to keep the tissues of this delicate area of a woman’s body hydrated.

 

Many women use pure coconut oil in their hair before swimming in a pool, or in the ocean, to help protect their hair from harsh chemicals and minerals in the water. You can also find coconut oil as an ingredient in many shampoos and conditioners to support hair health.

 

Enjoy coconut oil -- a healthy fat with many potential benefits! 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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