Product Size: 12 fl oz (355ml)
MCT oil is a well known keto and low-carb aid that increases blood ketone levels and can be used in a variety of applications, including supplementation and cooking. Most commercially available MCT oils are a combination of C8 and C10 in a 60:40 ratio, and derived from sources such as coconut or palm oil. Both C8 and C10 provide increased ketone levels, however C8 has proven to be the superior choice. C8 has been shown to increase blood ketone levels by a greater amount than its counterpart, by almost twofold, and C8 is ten times less likely to be stored as body fat by the liver! So we bottled this powerful aid into 12 ounce bottles. This product is clear and tasteless.
SCIENCE BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Naturally occurring Medium Chain Triglycerides are fats which contain one or more of the following fatty acids – C6 (caproic), C8 (caprylic), C10 (capric), or C12 (lauric). Commercially available MCT oils are refined from coconut or palm kernel oil and contain primarily C8 and C10, in a 60 / 40 ratio approximately.
Both C8 and C10 absorb through the portal vein where they directly enter the liver. A large portion of the fatty acids are metabolized to Acetyl CoA and subsequently to ketone bodies (AcAc and BHB). Some of the fatty acids do pass through the liver however and can be stored as bodyfat (albeit far less readily than longer chain fatty acids).
C8 and C10 are not equal however. C8 has been shown to be much more efficient at elevating ketones than C10 (almost twofold). C8 has also been shown to be stored in fat tissue approximately ten times less than C10!
So what is Keto 8? Its simple - Keto 8 is MCT oil that’s been refined to boost the C8 content over 99%. It is clear and tasteless and can be used in a variety of applications (just like plain old MCT oil).
So if you want to boost energy, fat loss, and ketone levels using a MCToil supplement, the superior choice is Keto 8.
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- I love the product and have only one concern... Review by Frank
I love KETO8. I am a cyclist and I keto-adapted in September 2012. I started measuring my serum ketones in early 2013 after reading The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance which explains the science behind keto adaptation especially for endurance athletes in cycling and running. I started eating "healthy fats" and lost body fat and weight from 30% down to 15% over the next three years with serum ketones ranging from 0.5-1.5. Only rarely did I achieve serum ketones on finger stick close to 2. With Keto 8 building slowly from one teaspoon to 1 tablespoon a day, I can now routinely have serum ketones above 2.0 and even over 3.0. I love it because it is flavorless so I can put it in blended drinks and coffee. My only concern is that it is in a plastic bottle and I would prefer glass, even if it cost more. I cannot find any info about whether the plastic bottle in which it comes is BPA free. That is my only concern. I would love to know how the 8 is cleaved from the more complex palm oil. I worry about solvents or other carcinogens. As a physician, I would like to have these questions clarified for my own good but also for patients and fellow cyclists who are trying to live this paleo nutrition program. It hasn't stopped me from using the product because it is really working.(Posted on 2/12/17)