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    I've been taking 2 TBLs. of coconut oil a day for health benefits. The living situation I'm in right now discourages frying with it. I think it would be far easier to just take a MCT supplement or two instead of slurping the oil. Would someone compare the two for me? Also, I think the supplements might be less expensive than the oil, something I need to consider at present. Thanks.
    Last edited by Rosemary 231; 08-09-2013, 01:34 PM.

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    Coconut oil has roughly 60% MCT's while MCT oil is entirely MCT. The two have different health benefits, MCT oil will boost ketone production more then CO and suppress hunger better. CO itself has a host of different health properties. I do daily cooking with CO and add MCT to my morning coffee.

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    • #3
      Rosemary, not sure what is too expensive for you right now, but I got this a
      couple of weeks ago and it is HUGE... and the very nicest price I could find!

      Amazon.com: NOW Foods Mct 100% Oil, 32-Fluid Ounces: Health & Personal Care


      Julia

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      • #4
        Or This...

        "MCT" - Swanson Health Products
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Primal_BK View Post
          Coconut oil has roughly 60% MCT's while MCT oil is entirely MCT. The two have different health benefits, MCT oil will boost ketone production more then CO and suppress hunger better. CO itself has a host of different health properties. I do daily cooking with CO and add MCT to my morning coffee.
          The coconut oil I have right now is refined but I manage to quickly get it down. Does the MCT oil have a strong taste? It seems, since I'm doing this for the health and ketone benefits, it's more to the point. As I mentioned, I don't cook with the coconut oil, however it sure does make a great eye makeup remover and moisturizer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
            Rosemary, not sure what is too expensive for you right now, but I got this a
            couple of weeks ago and it is HUGE... and the very nicest price I could find!

            Amazon.com: NOW Foods Mct 100% Oil, 32-Fluid Ounces: Health & Personal Care


            Julia
            I went and checked your link, at ....$.29 an ounce it costs a little more than the coconut oil at Wal-Mart, $.20 an ounce. I take 2 Tbls a day which I read was about right for someone weighing 115 lbs. What is the amount a person should take of the MCT?

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            • #7
              the mct oil has zero taste, miss rosemary

              no clue about the amount you should take though, sorry!

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                Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                The coconut oil I have right now is refined but I manage to quickly get it down. Does the MCT oil have a strong taste? It seems, since I'm doing this for the health and ketone benefits, it's more to the point. As I mentioned, I don't cook with the coconut oil, however it sure does make a great eye makeup remover and moisturizer.
                No, MCT oil is completely flavorless. It is usually a concentrated blend of MCTs extracted from coconut oil and palm oil.


                Crosspost with fellow great mind thinking alike.

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                • #9
                  The MCT oil I have is very neutral tasting, it mixes well with coffee (I use upgraded MCT oil from bulletproof executive). I do 16/8 daily fasting and this stuff kill hunger instantly. The MCT oil gets turned straight to ketones after ingestion. It feels like the combo has a nootropic effect.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
                    It appears that the coconut oil seems to be the less expensive. I got all fired up after reading about the benefits of coconut oil in treating Dr. Mary (I think) Newport's husband's Alzheimer's disease, in a previous forum. I don't have Alzheimer's but they talked a lot about prevention. Thanks all 3 of you for the info.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Primal_BK View Post
                      Coconut oil has roughly 60% MCT's while MCT oil is entirely MCT. The two have different health benefits, MCT oil will boost ketone production more then CO and suppress hunger better. CO itself has a host of different health properties. I do daily cooking with CO and add MCT to my morning coffee.
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