PREMIUM C8 & C10 MCT OIL MADE FROM 100% ORGANIC COCONUTS
Coconuts are a rich source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), healthy fats which provide many health and fitness benefits. They’re also a real food - that’s why it was the natural choice for us to extract our MCT oil from organically grown coconuts – providing you with a clean, pure and sustainable source of MCTs!
100% Pure Coconut MCT Oil (Organic - awaiting certification)
Once open, keep in a cool, dark place and replace cap tightly. At it's best when used within 3 months.
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HOW TO STORE
Once open, tightly roll the top of the pouch over and store in a cool, dark place that is free from moisture. Alternatively, decant to a sealed container. Consume within 6 months.
Typical Amino Acids
A premium, triple steam distilled MCT Oil made exclusively from 100% sustainably sourced organic coconuts. Hunter & Gather MCT Oil is perfect for those seeking a healthy fat source to naturally increase their ketone production, support brain health and energy.
Our oil is lab-tested to ensure the fatty acid profile of each batch is within the range we specify. We also test to ensure that no heavy metals or other contaminants are present. This means that our MCT oil is as transparent as our 100% recyclable glass bottles!
MCT Oil contains a mixture of medium chain fatty acids. But the health benefits come mostly from the the C8 and C10 varieties, which is why we’ve made sure the fatty acid profile of our MCT oil contains >98% of these favourable fats!
C8 - Caprylic Acid - 60%
C10 - Capric Acid - 38%
C12 - Lauric Acid - ~1.5%
With a neutral taste and aroma, this oil is the perfect addition to salads, coffee, shakes and dressings – or why not take straight from the spoon!
SUGGESTED DOSE - 1tbsp (15ml) as desired throughout the day
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Our pure coconut MCT oil has a smoke point of 170C, therefore we do not recommend cooking with Hunter & Gather MCT oil but using it in tea, coffee, shakes or as a salad dressing.
For a non-inflammatory oil for cooking with, we would recommend Extra-Virgin Cold-Pressed Avocado oil as it has a high smoke point of 250C. Which you can find here.
We believe that following a real food diet free from sugars, grains and inflammatory oils is key for a healthier lifestyle. Combining this with movement, play, rest and good quality sleep is also important for optimal health and wellness. If you are looking to lose weight, we would recommend checking out our free Ebooks here.
In terms of MCT oil - there is a growing body of evidence supporting the use of MCT oil for supporting weight loss, especially as part of the Keto diet.
MCT oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids - which are rapidly utilised by the liver for energy.
By consuming MCTs, you are promoting fat oxidation, meaning that you metabolise your dietary fat quicker – using it for energy as opposed to storing it.
Ongoing research is also looking into the effect MCTs have on your appetite-controlling hormones, suggesting they help you to feel fuller for longer and so aid in weight loss.
This study also confirms the role of MCT's in weight loss, whilst not affecting metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
MCT oil is in our opinion the purest source of medium chain fats. Our Hunter & Gather MCT oil is triple steam distilled for purity and is 100% from coconuts, no palm oil or rapeseed oils are used in the process and there are no bulkers, fillers or flow agents.
Liquid MCT oil has an oily texture and can be poured into coffee, smoothies, salads or shakes.
To create a powdered form of MCT oil, MCT oil is spray dried onto a carrier - such as maltodextrin, tapioca flour, corn or soy lecithin. It is important to understand what carrier is used as this could impact the carbohydrate levels of the product.
These carriers themselves are rarely disclosed on the ingredients list - so be sure to ask if you are unsure.
MCT powder, is a powder format that can be added to hot liquids and is easy to stir into drinks.
When first starting to take MCT oil, we recommend starting with 5ml per day and increase up to 15 ml gradually.
Coconut oil is made up of various medium chain fats (C6, C8, C10 & C12). We only utilise C8 and C10 in our MCT oil.
C6 MCT (Caproic acid) is also present in coconut oil, however it has been noted that C6 can cause an unpleasant taste and stomach pains/discomfort. Choose an MCT oil that is either pure C8 or a C8 and C10 blend.
Many companies utilise MCT oil that has come as a byproduct from the beauty industry with harsh hexane chemicals to strip out the C12 (Lauric Acid). MCT oils that have been processed with chemicals can cause stomach upset. Be sure to choose an MCT oil that is steam distilled - if the company cannot tell you how the MCT oil is made, do not take it and find another that can.