Unlike long chain triglycerides, which must first bond with bile and cholesterol prior
to being utilized as an energy source by the body, the medium chain triglycerides
found in coconut oil can be metabolized directly by the liver into the very highest
quality units of cellular energy available, called alpha-keto acids.
The byproduct of this process results in the formation of another compound, called
a 1-monoglyceride. Depending on the specific medium chain triglyceride
being metabolized, the resulting 1-monoglyceride will exert a varying degree of
antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, or antibacterial influence in the body.
Although it is well suited for cellular energy applications, the fatty acid profile of
coconut oil leaves some “room for improvement” in regard to the 1-monoglyceride
byproducts that it creates.
To address this need, Dr Hamel's MCT Super Blend was developed. With over 4 times
as much capric acid, and over 3 times as much caprylic and caproic acid as would
be found in virgin coconut oil, Dr. Hamel's Super Blend is vastly superior in
regard to antifungal and antiviral applications. With almost 20% lauric acid, there
will be ample quantities of monolaurin to exert its antibacterial influence.
Although this oil is not indicated for use as a cooking oil, it does happen to be
perfect for adding to hot foods or beverages, or into cold foods as well, such as
smoothies or salad dressings. It can be taken with food, or on an empty stomach,
and though a person cannot eat too many medium chain triglycerides, a person can
eat too many too quickly. This will cause a sensation of transient nausea, or
perhaps even diarrhea. If this should occur, reduce the amount being taken at one
time and spread the target dose out over the course of the day. A nice starting
point might be three Tablespoons a day (one Tbsp applied to each meal).
Fatty Acid Profile
C6 1.44% C16 3.16%
C8 37.83% (caprylic) C18:0 1.25%
C10 26.55% (capric) C18:1 1.87%
C12 19.62% (lauric) C18:2N6 0.35%
C14 7.81% C20 0.03%