All bottling done in Midwest and only use bottling supplies made in the USA. The MCT is fractionated in Malaysia/Philippines. This is due to the fact that most coconut and palm groves are located in this area and we like sourcing from natural habitation. Raw coconut goes bad relatively quickly so they have to produce the MCT close to the groves.
Normally customers use this in conjunction with the ketogenic diet. MCT gets converted to ketones which is instant energy especially for the brain. It will aid in weight loss and that is what most customers use this as an energy/weight loss supplement.
You have two refining methods. Solvent extracted and Steam distilled. Steam distilled is the way we use and it is a much better method. Here is a synopsis of the process.
MCT first starts out as the raw coconut material. It reaches the processing facility and is put in large vessels where it undergoes steam distillation at increased pressure and heat. The steam separates out the oil from the solid coconut. From there the oil is further processed by a distillation process called short path distillation. This is where the long chain fatty acids are separated from the medium chain fatty acids. Short path distillation lowers the boiling temperature and is an excellent method for gentle thermal treatment of heat sensitive, high boiling products. At this point the long chains are now separated from the medium chains triglycerides but they still contain a soapy material. The MCT go through a number of filters to remove the soapy (saponified) matter. Now you have a very refined MCT oil that is completely free from solvents and chemicals. This process is done outside the United States at facilities near the coconut/palm groves to avoid spoilage.
What makes us Different? This product formula uses
Caprylic Acid – C8 and Capric Acid – C10 which is a recommended 60/40 mix C8/C10. Many of our competitors will use C8, C10 and C12 were the C12 (Lauric acid) is more likely to store as fat.
Caproic acid (C6) is not normally included due to its unpleasant taste and smell.