The problem with most oils containing medium-chain triglyceride fats is that the top ingredient isn’t actually a "medium chain" fat at all – just a marketing gimmick.
This fat – known as lauric acid, or C12 – got labeled as a "medium chain triglyceride" back in the 1970’s (suspiciously, just when distilled coconut oils started going on the market). Yet your body digests it just like a longer-chain fat.
That means, instead of getting broken down into ketones for fast energy… Lauric acid goes into your lymph system with the rest of the less digestible fats, where it’s more likely to get stored as unwanted body fat.
It’s like putting kerosene in your car instead of gasoline: Sure, they’re both flammable… still, you probably won’t get the same mileage.
At the same time… lauric acid is more common and a lot cheaper. Making it a popular substitute for the more powerful medium-chain fats. Even though the resulting product isn’t much more potent than ordinary coconut oil.
That’s why Bulletproof XCT contains only the rarest and most beneficial C8 and C10 true medium-chain fats that are easiest for your body to turn into high-efficiency fuel.
(Remember, you’d need a full six tablespoons of plain coconut oil to match one tablespoon of XCT).
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