Contains MCTs

Coconut oil contains approximately 60-70% medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are quickly absorbed and used as energy. Much of the MCT content of coconut oil consists of lauric acid, a 12-carbon saturated fatty acid that has been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Increased Metabolism

There is evidence that coconut oil has a higher thermic effect of food (TEF) than longer chain triglycerides. This means that coconut oil may be able to increase metabolism to a greater extent than regular fatty acids.

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