Coconut MCT Oil
Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera
Plant Part: Fruit
Scent: MCT 60/40 Oil has a characteristic scent to it
Color: Clear, colorless to very pale yellow liquid
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils
Absorption: Non-greasy and absorbs easily into the skin
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Extraction Method: Esterification
Historical background of Coconut MCT Oil
Coconut MCT oil comes from the fruit, which is the favorite of many. It is an edible carrier oil that is extracted from the kernel/copra/meat of the coconut and has been used for centuries in alternative medicine and as a cooking oil.
Let’s describe what’s this MCT word in the name of this carrier oil. MCT is the abbreviation of medium-chain triglycerides, which are a sort of saturated fat. This fat is a natural part of Coconut oil. Many Coconut oil producers fractionate the oil; hence, different oil acids are separated from it. These fatty acids include Lauric acid, medium-chain triglycerides as caprylic acid and capric acid, and many others. This fractionation process provides you with Coconut oil that loses its precious nutrition content.
However, we source mature coconut fruit and produce the pure, high-quality, natural, and original Coconut MCT oil by Esterification of the fruit kernel. The oil has a little coconut-like odor, which is, by color, a clear, colorless to very pale yellow liquid.
Ancient Uses of Coconut MCT Oil
It’s been a few years since scientists classified the Coconut oil as “Coconut MCT oil.” However, since ancient times, people have been using less-refined non-fractionated Coconut oil for various purposes. The oil has a long history of uses in Asia and other tropical regions of the world that the fruit and its oil are indigenous to. From cooking to herbal medicines, the oil had a must-to-have-in-kitchen value. The oil was added to the traditional medicines as it helped kill harmful bacteria. Due to the oil’s moisturizing properties, it was ingested and topically applied to the skin to eliminate numerous skin ailments. Moreover, the oil was listed among the most effective natural hair conditioners as it helped promote hair growth, reduce hair-fall, and strengthen the hair scalp.
Modern Uses of Coconut MCT Oil
Today, Coconut MCT oil is popular among athletes and bodybuilders as the oil’s fatty acids can easily and rapidly absorb in the body and provide a quick energy boost. This popularity of the oil has contributed to the large-scale use of it. Coconut MCT oil may promote weight loss and may help maintain healthy body weight as it contains two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body. The oil is believed to be beneficial for fighting infection and disease-causing bacteria and other skin-damaging fungi and yeast. As Coconut MCT oil helps maintain a healthy weight, people are more likely to stay safe from heart disease by using it.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.