Coconut Oil Vs. MCT Oil: Which Is Better?

Many of you may be scratching your heads right now at the idea of choosing between coconut oil and MCT oil, probably because shrewd marketing has led you to believe that coconut oil is jam-packed with MCT oil.

For those of you who haven’t heard of MCT oil, the MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides that possess fatty acids with an aliphatic tail multiple carbon atoms.

MCT oils are well-regarded because they are readily digestible and advantageous fats that produce long-lasting energy. They have been known to aid in weight loss and assist in cognitive function.

On the other hand, coconut oil has been called a “life-saving” oil that offers a range of benefits and essential acids including caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid. Food and medicine guru Dr. Axe has called it an amazing fruit.

So many of you are aware of MCT oil and coconut oil because they are used in natural food and beauty products.

But the debate is on as to which is better —