Does MCT Oil Really Work? Research & A Case Study

MCT Oil has been pretty hot lately. People have been talking about it, posting about it, conferencing about it, podcasting about it, writing about it, all-kinds-of-other-stuff about it. It seems to be on a lot of people’s minds, indeed.

And into all of it, we hear all those ideas and opinions, and just information, in general, shared about all the benefits and how good the MCT Oil is. And how awesome it is for keto and as an energy source for the body and mind.

Yet still, there are many people who are on the fence on whether does MCT oil really work. And rightfully so. As many products have been overhyped in the past and without a doubt will also be in the future.

Moreover, there are many manufacturers that just tend to boost their sales without any true regard for the customers (or similarly influencers being all about boosting their commissions).

Thus, this article is all about resolving that debate. It provides a new perspective through all the available research analysis that is coupled with a thorough in-depth case study on customer experience and feedback on various MCT Oil products.

Research – The Benefits Are Way Beyond Just Energy Levels

Understanding MCT Oils as a species (so to say) have a lot to do with the benefits that they are capable of providing.

So, MCT or Medium-Chain Triglycerides are exactly that. Given that all types of fatty acids are comprised out of strings of connected carbon and hydrogen, ‘medium’ stands for the length of their chemical structure.

Does MCT Oil Work?

So, in existence, we have Short-Chain fats (that enjoy less than 6 carbons) like Propionate (C3) or Butyrate (C4), Medium-Chain fats (6-12 carbons) like Caprylic Acid (C8) or Lauric Acid (C12), Long-Chain fatty acids (13-21 carbons) like Omega-3 or Alpha-Linolenic Acid, and there’s even such a thing as Very-Long-Chain Fatty Acids (22 carbons and above) [R, R, R, R, R].

In theory, MCTs should be an easy fuel for the body (and mind as well) since there’s little work for the body to do when breaking apart those carbon bonds. Thus, the body is capable of digesting them easily and they are sent directly to the liver [R, R, R].

In their very nature, Medium-Chain fats are smaller than for example Long-Chain fatty acids. Therefore, they are incredibly effective in penetrating our cell membranes. What’s more, they don’t require the involvement of special enzymes in order for our bodies to be able to use them [R, R, R].

Thus, a good number of benefits come purely out of their innate properties as Medium-Chain fatty acids. However, that is not all that there is to it. There are more benefits. Moreover, all of these have also been approved in various studies [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

As Research Have Shown MCT Oils Are Amazing For Helping You Be Truly HealthyConsequently, apart from having a thermogenic effect and improving metabolism, this stuff can also potentially improve weight loss and cholesterol levels, display anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, promote digestive, mouth, and skin health, protect against the likelihood of antibiotic resistance, protect brain function, aid with sexually transmitted diseases, as well as provide such benefits as lowering the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Additionally, MCTs are also known for their inherent antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, and benefits. And there are other benefits to their name as well [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Thus, there really is an abundance when it comes to possible MCT oil contributions to health.

Customer Experience Show 90% & Above Success Rates

How Do We Assess Whether Or Not Does MCT Oil Really Work

Okay, so we’ve looked at a number of studies that supposedly do approve that MCT Oil should really work.

In theory, this should also translate to people in real life that are experiencing the benefits of this form of fatty acids.

But how do we test that?

Well, we take some of the most reputable brands of MCT Oil supplements and we check out what are people actually saying on whether or not they have found those products to be beneficial.

Thus, the hypothesis is that if MCT Oil brands like Onnit, Bulletproof, Nature’s Way, Now Sports (Now Foods), and Sports Research display solid success rates and help many people, then an MCT Oil supplement should also be able to help me and you.

So, here’s a case study during which I went over well over 20,000 different customer reviews (essentially all that I could possibly find across the internet) to assess people’s overall satisfaction with the products, aka success rates.

And what I found was pretty remarkable.

It turns out that every single of these brands on average across all their products enjoys success rates of 90% and above.

In fact, in this case study, there was no one such supplement of any brand that displayed lower success rate than 87%, if we exclude the Emulsified MCT Oil by Onnit, which was of 80% success rate.

Does MCT Oil Really Work – MCT Oil Success Rate Case Study

So, Does MCT Oil Really Work?

To recap, it’s completely safe to say that MCT Oil does really work. Not only does the research and studies completely support this statement but also the shared case study for success rates approves.

The studies have shown many potential benefits way beyond just improved energy levels and weight loss, whereas the success rates are remarkably high, hence, on average hitting the above 90% mark (especially when considering the leading supplements of each brand).

Thus, I hope that the dilemma and doubts about whether or not MCT oil is actually beneficial and works no longer exist for you.

For me personally, there is not a single doubt about it.

But be as it may if there is any such person out there who needs more evidence that MCT Oils can help you, I feel there is just no other way than to go for one of the supplements and try it out for yourself (for example, go with Onnit, they offer a money back guarantee).

What MCT Oil To Get If You Decide On It?

I feel the best bet by far is with either of these 5 supplement brands that we used for the case study – Sports Research, Bulletproof, Nature’s Way, Now Sports (Now Foods), and Onnit.

Here's What To Get If Your In For Some MCT

Even more so because of the incredible success rates that they do display.

In that regard, sure you can just go and right off the bat get them from Amazon, iHerb (International) or maybe even your local store.

However, I would suggest looking more into them by visiting the full reviews I’ve shared.

| Sports Research MCT Oil Review |
| Bulletproof MCT Oil Review |
| Nature’s Way MCT Oil Review |
| Now Sports (Now Foods) MCT Oil Review |
| Onnit MCT Oil Review |

I am more than certain that these will provide you with all the necessary insights you’ll ever need. Furthermore, you can always ask additional questions, I do my absolute best to reply to every single comment.

Which One To Go For If I’m After The Best MCT Oil?

Well, this is a tough question. And given the success rates, any one of them can be of great benefit. However, I can give you my thoughts on this.

While the Sports Research has the highest success rates, I would not necessarily consider it the very best among MCT Oils. I mean, sure, the success rates are nice. And the supplements overall are simply amazing.

Contemplating On The Best MCT Oil Out There

However, when aiming for the absolute best there is one more thing you should not ever ignore.

Third-party certifications (and decorations).

Of the bunch here that arguably represent the 5 best MCT Oil supplements at the moment, the most certified and decorated supplement is the Nature’s Way MCT Oil, which is of 93% success rate.

Vegan Certified, Paleo Certified, Keto Certified, Non-GMO Project Certified, USDA Organic Certified, Gluten-Free, Hexane-Free – all these are the certifications of Nature’s Way MCT Oil.

However, the most important thing that lets it stand out from the others is the fact that its bottle is BPA-Free. The importance of this can’t be understated as there are many potential health concerns associated with BPA in the long-term, like brain damage, hormone balance havoc, etc., that can come about.

Thus, it’s truly important to make sure that whenever a supplement is of a liquid form, the bottle must be without BPA.

In that regard, surely also the Onnit MCT Oil is a great alternative as its bottle also is without BPA (and I love what the brand overall stands for is about).

As regards to the other three brands, however, you will find no such claims.

Therefore, at the end of the day, I would highly suggest starting with either Nature’s Way MCT Oil or Onnit MCT Oil.

And only then if you find them not benefiting you switch to the other brands and explore them in the following order: Sports Research, Bulletproof (XCT & Brain Octane Oil), Now Sports.

Above all, I hope this article on whether or not does MCT Oil really work helped you find the information you were looking for.

8 thoughts on “Does MCT Oil Really Work? Research & A Case Study”

  1. I only had a cursory understanding of MCT oils before this, but your article was well written, easily understood and properly backed by available research.  It is a good resource and I can imagine many readers researching the topic will bookmark your page to easily access all the links/sources your cited! Kudos to you for the effort in conducting your own case study during which you went over well over 20,000 different customer reviews.
    This has been a very helpful post. Thank you.

    I can understand that taking MCT oil as a supplement may be the most convenient option, but are there any other ways to incorporate them into our diet? Are these ways more or less effective?

    • Hey, June!

      I sincerely appreciate the kind words. In truth, they are beyond kind. Either way, truly made my day. <3
      I'm happy it was insightful, and you managed to find plenty of value in it.

      You could potentially do MCTs only through diet by consuming or cooking with foods like coconut oil, palm kernel oil, or dairy products. However, I feel that approach will be far less effective, as well as far less beneficial than taking a proper MCT Oil supplement due to naturally lower concentrations and highly one-dimensional compositions [R, R, R].

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for writing this review on MCT oil, it is well written and easy to understand. I have never heard of MCT oil until I read your article, I had no idea of the number of health benefits that it seems to have, I know it’s important to get fatty acids into our bodies. I note that amongst its properties it may be helpful for cholesterol and heart disease, any natural products that help in that area has to be looked at. Customer ratings are always a good way to tell whether a product is working for people or not, reading your review on Sports Research and Bulletproof – they seem to have a very high customer rating score. Thank you for sharing those insights.



    • Hey, Fintan!

      I appreciate the kind words, they truly mean a lot. <3
      And thank you for sharing your view on this.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  3. Hey there, first thing I noticed when I got to reading your article was that there is an in-depth scientific explanation for what you are talking about ( MCT Oil ), even so I found it difficult to understand what it is, how it will benefit me and/ or someone I know or the things I care about. I think if you added a description that would appeal to more audiences and be a little more commonly relatable to people in their lives this article would have a bigger impact than it already does. I admire people who seek out well-researched information and try to help others with it especially in the health field so thank you for that but I think this article could do with a little more explanation of the everyday application of this product and who can benefit from it and any other helpful topics. All in all, hope this helps!

    • Hey, Jade!

      I appreciate the feedback and insights you shared!
      Will do my best to update the article accordingly in the near future.

      Thank you, Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  4. Hello Matiss, this is a well elaborated insight on MTC oils. I was passed a bottle of it from a colleague last week. I thought it was just another bottle of coconut oils but turned out to be another great dietary supplement I now use. It has been doing a great job on fueling both the mind and body for me. I’m definitely gonna bookmark and recommend this to the folks I work with in the fitness industry! Thanks so much. Blessings.

    • Hey, Laureen!

      I’m truly delighted you found the article insightful!
      I appreciate the bookmark and future recommendations, that means a lot.
      Thank you.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,


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