Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) is a natural fatty acid found in coconut oil, palm oil, and the milk of humans and bovines. There are four types (chains) of MCTs known as C6-Caproic, C8-Caprylic, C10-Capric, and C12-Lauric. The “C” in the name of each chain stands for Carbon and the number after stands for the number of Carbon atoms in the chain. The fewer Carbon atoms, the more quickly the chain is absorbed by the body. Most MCT oil products are a combination of these chains in various ratios to each other primarily comprised of C8, C10, and C12. C6 is usually not included as it has an undesirable taste and smell.
Blue Harvest formulates using only C8 MCT derived from coconuts as its carrier oil which is the most bioavailable of the three major MCTs. When taken orally, due to containing the fewest Carbon atoms, C8 provides a higher rate of absorption than C10 and C12, because it bypasses the 1st stage of metabolism (stomach), and converts directly into energy (also known as Ketosis).
Learn more about MCT and how C8 is found to be one of the best natural vehicles for absorption into the human body.