Why are MCT’s important?
Maintain a healthy metabolism and promote weight loss
Natural appetite reduction with a sense of fullness
Increase energy and fuel athletic performance
Support brain function and mood
Assist in achieving natural ketosis, switching your body to burning fat for energy
Has the benefit of no taste or smell so you can taken easily by young and old or easily mixed in coffee and drinks
100% Sustainable Coconut Source,
Supports a healthy Vegan, Paleo or Keto Diet and is Halal Certified & Non GMO
Rainforest Herbs Body Hack MCT Oil is nature’s own liquid energy fuel. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are a unique fatty acid found in many foods but having their highest concentration in Coconut Oil. MCT’s function in the human body in a way that is increasingly important in today’s industrialized society where foods are excessively processed and refined. Until recently only traditional diets contained sufficient MCT’s but research over the past 20 years has revealed MCT’s supply fast energy for body and brain not dependent on insulin and not causing weight gains. A global dietary revolution in understanding the role of MCT’s and healthy fats like Coconut Oil is underway.
Humans have evolved overly efficient “fat storage” mechanisms that are triggered by excessive carbohydrate consumption. This tendency has allowed humans to survive by building up fat reserves that can be utilized for energy during periods of famine brought on by seasonal changes, such as winter or drought. In modern living we are surrounded by highly refined carbohydrates and sugars 24/7 so our bodies rarely if ever make the metabolic switch to the fat burning efficiency our ancient ancestors took for granted. Relying solely on refined carbohydrates for energy is a main cause of the modern day epidemics of obesity, metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Our Rainforest Herbs Body Hack MCT Oil supports the switch to thermogenesis by triggering metabolism and fat burning making it the most important addition to a healthy weight loss or ketogenic diet.
To get the full benefits of balanced blood sugar regulation and energy, MCT Oil is taken first thing in the morning, especially in drinks such as our Body Hack Bulletproof MCT Coffee to support the switch from fat storage to fat burning. By providing energy in the form of easily digestible fats we avoid the difficulty of fasting where our bodies become energy deficient, resulting in the catabolism of our existing muscle protein and loss of muscle mass. Alternately, take 1 hour before exercise to raise thermogenisis, athletic performance and endurance by sparing glycogen, and prolonging the availability of important stores of carbohydrate.
Because they provide fast nutrition MCT’s are used in modern medicine for treating food absorption disorders in diseases of the digestive system and after surgery. They’ve also been used in medically monitored ketogenic diets for neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and epileptic seizures in children. In critically ill patients who can no longer digest fats then MCT’s are also administered intravenously. Athletes have also been using MCTs for many years for energy support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. MCT Oil also supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins A, D, E & K.
What is MCT Oil?
Oils and fats are categorized by how many carbons they have. MCT’s have between 6–12 carbons and long-chain fats have between 13 to 21. The lower the number the easier they are to digest with the optimal MCT’s for fast energy and ketogenesis being caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) acids. Coconut oil is the richest natural sources of MCT’s including lauric acid, an important MCT for immunity and to assist the body destroy harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and yeasts. Lauric acid however is not broken down into energy as fast as caprylic and capric acid and as such is removed along with the long chain fatty acids during the fractionation process of Coconut Oil to produce the pure C8 & C10 medium chain triglycerides in Body Hack MCT Oil.
The MCT’s caprylic and capric acid have a small molecular structure with high water solubility and are metabolized directly from the small intestine and transported to the liver to be utilized as energy and not stored as fat. Long chain triglycerides (LCT’s) on the other hand are not water soluble and must be packaged into lipoproteins that circulate in the bloodstream and follow a complex route of digestion and assimilation, ultimately being stored as adipose fat. Little of LCT’s are utilized as available energy and LCT’s do not pass the blood brain barrier or support brain function.
Only MCTs function as true fuel to support bodily and cellular functions:
MCT’s are turned into ketones that the muscles and brain can use for energy.
MCT’s are used for raising metabolism and thermogenesis.
MCT’s are converted directly to ATP, the energy currency of the cell.
How to consume Body Hack MCT Oil?
Take 1 teaspoon twice daily. May be taken directly as it has no taste or smell, or blended into drinks, salad dressings, sauces or soups. If you have never used MCT Oil or Coconut Oil before, start with 1 teaspoon in drinks or with food and gradually increase to 2 teaspoons. You know if you have had too much too soon if you experience loose bowels! Refrigeration is not required and MCT Oil will remain liquid at room temperature.
So which is better MCT Oil or Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil contains more than 60% MCT’s and has well documented health benefits and doubles as a functional food for cooking. Coconut Oil is also richest in Lauric acid that is converted in the body to monolaurin, a potent strengthener of immunity. Many of the health benefits of coconut oil also overlap with MCT Oil. Our MCT Oil while being extracted from Coconut Oil contains 7x more of the MCT’s Caprylic and Capric Acid that provide the thermogenic body hack that promotes fast energy and weight loss. Thus to achieve a transition to ketogenic fat burning, Body Hack MCT Oil will achieve faster and save you time and money.
Average Fatty Acid % Comparison
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NOT ALL COCONUT MCT OIL’S ARE THE SAME!
Read the labels to know what kind of MCT Oil is used. Our Coconut source MCT Oil is of a far higher purity than many cheap MCT Oils that are actually only liquid (or fractionated / winterized) coconut oil. If your MCT Oil does not specify that it contains a 60/40 ratio of Caprylic and Capric acid, then it is actually only basic fractionated coconut oil that has had some of the Lauric acid removed to maintain liquidity at room temperature. Body Hack MCT Oil contains approx. 50% more Caprylic Acid than regular fractionated coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil usually still contains up to Lauric acid (>11%), Myristic Acid (>4%) and Palmitic Acid (>2%), yet unfortunately the manufacturers do not disclose the exact fatty acid composition on their product labels. Many of the US brands, especially those sold cheaply, are doing this.
How to make our Body Hack Bulletproof MCT Coffee?
Start with 1 cup of hot black coffee (no sugars or sweeteners).
Add 1 teaspoon of coconut source Body Hack MCT Oil and 1 tablespoon of YumYum Organic Coconut Butter and stir. Coconut Butter is ideal because of its high fat content (more than 60% fat) plus coconut meat fiber and has a rich creamy taste. The Coconut Butter may be substituted with coconut milk (approx. 20% fat) or grass-fed organic butter or cream if preferred and no milk or dairy allergy exists (many people are unaware that they have a dairy intolerance and if allergies, autoimmune issues are a problem then it may be a contributing factor).
The important point is that NO SUGAR or ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER is used, as sugar will activate insulin and defeat the purpose of your morning bulletproof coffee. The goal is in activating a fat burning ketogenic state rather than sugar burning one. Decreasing our sweet cravings and need for sweetened drinks is one of the best things we can do for our long-term health and that of our family as well. The only no calorie sweetener that can be used on occasions is stevia for those who need to be weaned off sweeteners gradually. Also high quality black coffee only is used and never use sweetened 3 in 1 coffee as it is full of sugar and multiple chemicals. Brewing your own real coffee is a worthwhile investment to make bulletproof coffee a part of your daily ritual. Initially, instant black coffee may be used but this can never compare with real freshly ground coffee.
Coffee of course, contains caffeine and it is important to know your limits as caffeine is a double edged sword. At the right dosage caffeine improves brain function and metabolism and the antioxidants in coffee also have many well documented protective effects on health. However, not everyone metabolizes caffeine in the same way and what is considered a healthy dosage for one is an overdose for others. You know you have had too much if your mental alertness has become obsessive worry or if you are having sleeping issues. If you are a “slow metabolizer” of coffee then only have coffee in the mornings and never later than 2 pm as it may still be in your system when you are trying to fall asleep.
What is the manufacturing process of our Body Hack MCT Oil?
Our MCT Oil is a high technology product produced by esterifying glycerol with Caprylic (C:8) and Capric (C:10) fatty acids. These MCT’s are fractionated from Coconut Oil which is then hydrolized to yield the medium chain fatty acids and glycerol. The glycerol is reserved, and the fatty acids undergo distillation to separate them into fractions of their subsequent chain lengths. The Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid fractions are then re-esterified with glycerol to form our Body Hack MCT Oil. This technique was first developed over fifty years ago when it was discovered as an energy source for patients with fat malabsorption syndrome and has entered into numerous medical nutritional products since then. Because of its high purity our Body Hack MCT Oil has remarkable oxidative stability with a long shelf life.
What’s a body hack?
Body hacking or biohacking incorporates physical or mental tweaks designed to improve human performance in the shortest time and with optimum effect. In todays information based societies health information rapidly disseminates and we are now collectively taking more responsibility for our own health especially in introducing positive lifestyle changes and utilizing cutting edge health discoveries and technologies. In a nutshell, much of what we’ve been taught about cholesterol, triglycerides, saturated fats and low fat diets for the past 50 years has been based on faulty science and has contributed greatly to global obesity and the epidemic of metabolic disease.
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