What is MCT Oil?
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. MCTs contain fatty acids that naturally occur in coconut oil, palm kernel oil and milk fat. Your body turns MCTs into molecules called ketones, which help burn fat, curb cravings and power your brain. Ketones give you sustained energy without the crash that can come with other energy sources like caffeine.
Not all of these quality fats are the same. C8 MCT oil gives you four times more ketone energy than the C12 MCT oil that makes up coconut oil. That means you get more brain-fueling and metabolism-boosting power with C8 MCT oil, the only ingredient in Brain Octane Oil.
Here’s a closer look at what that means:
- C8 (caprylic acid): This is the all-around best MCT. It has a shorter medium-chain structure making it easier to absorb and for the liver to convert into ketones. So, it produces more ketones than coconut oil, which means more ketone benefits like amplified brain and body energy and metabolic burn, plus it has the added benefit of supporting cognitive function.
- C10 (capric acid): C10 supports sustained energy, boosts metabolism and provides brain fuel, but it doesn’t produce as many ketones as C8. Bulletproof MCT Oil is a blend of C8 and C10.
- C12 (lauric acid): Your body doesn’t treat C12 (AKA what you’ll mostly find in coconut oil) like an MCT, and it doesn’t produce as many ketones.
C8 and C10 are the best types of MCTs overall, whether you follow the keto diet or just want more energy. We only use C8 and C10 in our products.
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Enhances the flavor of foods, so you can use them in anything, from Bulletproof Coffee to salad dressings.
I am delighted with Bulletproof MCT oil. I use it twice daily. The quality, consistency and clarity are without peer.
Metabolizes quickly and efficiently into ketone energy, which fuels your body without a crash.
LOVE the way I feel! Love adding MCT oil to my coffee every morning! I’ve noticed an increase in energy, cravings control, and mental focus.†
Jumpstarts your metabolic rate to increase fat burning.
Best MCT oil on the market. I’ve tried several but they don’t have the same effect as Brain Octane C8 MCT. I feel the difference in my body and losing weight. Thanks for a great product.†
Supports cognitive performance to give you a rapid, long-lasting brain boost.
Improves thinking. My husband and I add it to our morning coffees. It definitely improves brain power. We have tried other brands and always come back to Bulletproof.
Compare C8 MCT Oil, C10 MCT Oil and C12 MCT Oil
What is the Difference Between Brain Octane Oil and MCT Oil?
Brain Octane Oil contains C8 MCT oil. It’s the most ketogenic fatty acid in coconuts, purified and distilled into one versatile oil.
MCT Oil is a blend of C8 and C10. It’s more affordable than Brain Octane Oil, and it meets our rigorous quality standards for purity.
To support cognitive function, sustained energy, brain fuel and metabolism: Go with Brain Octane Oil. It’s pure C8, which produces more ketones than MCT oil does.†
For a pure, budget-friendly option: Go with MCT Oil—you won’t get as big of a ketogenic boost, but you’ll still get sustained energy, metabolism boost and brain fuel.†
What is the Difference Between MCT Oil and Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is great for cooking and baking—but if you want brain-fueling and metabolism-boosting ketones, MCT oil is better.
That’s because coconut oil mostly contains C12 (lauric acid). C12 doesn’t produce the same ketogenic effects as C8 or C10, like increased energy and metabolism support.
Plus, unlike coconut oil, MCT oil is liquid at room temperature, and it doesn’t taste like coconuts. Instead, it enhances the flavor of whatever food you add it to. You can use it as a flavorless oil in pretty much anything, from Bulletproof Coffee to salad dressings.
How is Bulletproof MCT Oil Made?
Bulletproof MCT oils are pure, triple-distilled quality fats that give you more energy, better mental performance and metabolism support.
Purity matters when it comes to MCTs. Bulletproof uses triple-steam distillation to make the purest, most stable product possible. That means what ends up in your bottle is pure, no fillers or additives.
The Bulletproof process is unique because it’s completely free of solvents and chemicals. Solvents and chemicals make it cheaper to produce MCT oil, but they don’t give you the same quality product.
All Bulletproof oils are manufactured in the United States and sourced from imported coconuts—which are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than palm kernel oil.
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How to use Bulletproof MCT Oil
All Bulletproof oils are flavorless, so you can add them to just about everything. Start with 1 teaspoon and build to the full 1 tablespoon serving over several days to help your body adjust.
Mix into Your Morning Cup
Blend into Smoothies
Add to Your Favorite Recipes
Drizzle it on top of food as a finishing oil
This is a little like comparing apples to oranges. Coconut oil and MCT oil have very different uses. Coconut oil primarily contains an MCT called lauric acid (C12), which has some immune system benefits. Use coconut oil for baking and cooking up to 350°F. We distill Brain Octane Oil and MCT Oil to isolate C8 and C10, the most ketogenic MCTs. You’d have to eat a lot more coconut oil to get the same ketone energy as Bulletproof MCT oils.
Use Bulletproof MCT oils when you want to boost your ketones, supplement your diet with quality fats and upgrade your meals and beverages with fat-burning, brain-powering fuel.
If you haven’t used MCT oil before, you might experience stomach upset or diarrhea. Start with just a teaspoon (or even less) to give your body time to adjust.
Yes, you can cook with MCT oil in recipes up to 320°F; like pesto, sautéed veggies, smoothies and more. Did you know? Oil accentuates fat-soluble flavors. Brain Octane Oil and MCT oil give your meals an extra kick of metabolism-boosting, brain-powering fuel.
You can use MCT oil outside the kitchen. Use it to moisturize your skin and hydrate your scalp and hair. Check out 10 Ways to Use Brain Octane Oil (and Only One is Coffee).
Studies show that MCTs create ketones, which can help your body to burn fat and calories.
Yes. MCT oil taken at night won’t keep you awake. Instead, it’ll rapidly convert into ketones, which fuel your brain while you sleep.
Not at all. However, some people struggle to eat low-carb and enough high-quality fats to stay in ketosis. Plus, C8 MCT oil—what you’ll find in Brain Octane Oil—is a powerful way to efficiently boost your ketone levels and stay in ketosis.
No. The term “MCT oil” can refer to four different strains: C6, C8, C10, and C12. Brain Octane Oil is C8 MCT oil, the most ketogenic part of coconut oil.
High-quality MCT oil is a powerful way to support your brain. That’s because C8 MCT oil turns into ketones within minutes. Ketones quickly cross the blood-brain barrier and can be used as a fuel source for brain cells, giving you steady energy.
Technically, taking in calories will break a fast. However, Brain Octane Oil and MCT Oil allow you to stay in ketosis and help curb cravings so you can experience many of the benefits of fasting for longer.