This Melrose MCT Oil Review is all about making a solid feel of the supplement and what it’s truly about.
We will look at all the claims. We will go through all the contents and ingredients including that what most reviews forget or are negligent about – additives. We will consider all the potential benefits, as well as we will assess the success rate along with evaluating where does it stand among its competitors.
All to make as accurate of an assessment about the Melrose MCT Oil supplement as possible.
The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Melrose MCT Oil Review – The Overview
When considering the Melrose MCT Oil, there are actually 4 different supplements we have to go over or at least look at. Otherwise, this one won’t make up for a thorough review, right?
First, we have the Melrose MCT Oil Original [R].
This one is all about 100% coconut oil that is fully organic, made in sustainable farms in the Philippines, thus, completely free of palm oil. This particular oil is composed of Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10).
It’s also vegan, gluten and dairy free, and paleo friendly.
Next, we have the Melrose MCT Oil Pro Rapid. This one’s also all about 100% organic coconut oil acquired from sustainable farms in the Philippines [R].
The composition of this one is a more diverse one as in addition to Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10) it also contains C6 (Caproic Acid or Hexanoic Acid), which is the fastest absorbing fatty acid.
This particular oil is also vegan, gluten free and dairy free, as well as paleo friendly.
Third, we have the Melrose MCT Oil Pro Plus. Again, an MCT Oil of 100% organic coconut oil gathered from sustainable farms in the Philippines. This one is different from both previous oils as it does not contain Caproic Acid (C6) but to complement Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10) adds Lauric Acid (C12) [R].
The latter is said to be the slower burning fuel source providing longer lasting energy and also having antimicrobial properties. And similarly, as the previous variations, this one’s also vegan, gluten and dairy free, as well as paleo friendly.
Lastly, we have the Omega DHA + MCT Oil 500 ml. This one is remarkably different from the previous three as it contains high-concentrate DHA fish oil derived from 100% sustainable wild-caught anchovies [R].
As for the MCT Oil, it’s said to be of sustainable coconut-derived Medium Chain Triglycerides.
However, it does not exactly specify whether or not these MCTs are 100% of organic coconut, nor does it indicate the actual composition of that oil. Thus, whether or not it contains C6, C8, C10, or C12 – it’s largely a mystery. The most common is the C8 and C10 in these kinds of supplements, therefore, this is probably what we should assume.
Speaking of the description pages of each individual supplement, there are similarities, for example, in a way how they are structured.
There are 4 sections, which are accompanied by 5 pictograms that portray stuff like vegan compatible, a friend of the see certification, gluten-free, and the similar ones already mentioned.
As for the sections, there is one called “Good To Know”, which kind of gives away the very essence of the supplements. Then there’s the “Good For You” section, which is all about listing all the benefits.
After that, there’s the section of “Tasting Notes”. This one explains the texture of the oils, their taste, and provides creative ideas when it comes to MCT Oil consumption, as well as it lists serving suggestions.
And lastly, there’s a section that lists reviews and lets you leave one yourself.
Overall, the description pages are very composed and classy. A pleasant place to find oneself, without the typical annoyance of ‘this is the best MCT Oil out there’ type of statements.
In truth, they are very humble in how they present their supplements and that I appreciate a lot.
While this is all good and nice, let’s examine further whether or not this supplement is truly worth your while.
The Composition Of Any MCT Oil Is Not Specified
When it comes to Melrose MCT Oil, there are three facts I particularly enjoy.
The first one is pretty obvious, I love the fact that they are 100% coconut oil derived. I do believe this is the better choice by far over palm oil, especially because the latter contributes to palm forest destruction significantly.
What this says about Melrose, is that they care about the environment and sustainability, which can’t be said about many companies these days. Most are out there to just make a buck.
The second I believe is pretty obvious as well, it’s the fact that these coconuts are of the organic source. Which means more of the good and genuine stuff within the Melrose MCT Oil supplements.
And third, I absolutely enjoy the fact that they give you the option of pretty much choosing the composition of your MCT Oil by providing 4 different products for your own choice.
However, there is one thing that I do not quite appreciate.
While each of the supplements lists how much MCT Oil per tablespoon is there, it does not specify the exact composition of that MCT Oil.
For example, we know that Melrose MCT Oil Pro Rapid is comprised out of Caproic Acid (C6), Caprylic Acid (C8), and Capric Acid (C10). What is not indicated anywhere and what we don’t know is how much of each there is within the supplement.
In that regard, also the exact amount of Medium Chain Triglycerides is not specified. What I mean is that all that the supplements indicate is that there’s the Total Fat Amount of 14 grams.
Thus, taking the Onnit MCT Oil’s example one could assume that there are about 12.7 grams of total MCT. But I feel that’s not for sure.
Thus, want it or not, we’re kind of left wondering.
On that same note, they are more specific when it comes to the Melrose Omega DHA + MCT Oil 500 ml. It is indicated that this particular supplement contains 2 grams of Omega-3 Fatty Acids per every tablespoon (15 ml).
Of these 2 grams, 380 milligrams are of EPA and 1220 milligrams are of DHA. But still no indication of the exact MCT Oil composition.
MCT Oil – Weight Loss, More Energy, Anti-Obesity
Regardless of the lack of information when it comes to the MCT Oil composition, having at least some information about it overall does help us predict the potential benefits of any respective product.
So, we have compositions comprised of 4 various types of acids – Caproic Acid (C6), Caprylic Acid (C8), Capric Acid (C10), and Lauric Acid (C12). All of these provide benefits both in conjunction with each other and individually [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Either way, it can offer a variety of benefits such as increased metabolism, improved weight loss and cholesterol levels, as well as it inherently displays antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-cancer properties [R, R, R, R].
This particular acid is also said to help in treating inflammatory digestive disorders, promote mouth health, protect against the likelihood of antibiotic resistance, as well as just, in general, protect brain function among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas Capric Acid (C10) improves energy levels, promotes weight loss and digestive health, while also displaying strong antiviral and antimicrobial properties, as well as imbuing benefits onto cholesterol levels [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, as for the Lauric Acid, it possesses such benefits as lowering the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, displaying antibacterial properties, fighting off intestinal and viral infections, as well as acne, aiding with antibiotic resistance and sexually transmitted diseases, and displaying brain function associated protective capacity among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, all in all, the MCT Oils can be truly beneficial.
On that same note though, you can overdo it, especially when just starting out. Thus, as also recommended by Melrose, a slow introduction is key.
Start with 1 teaspoon for a week, then increase to 1-2 teaspoons.
Finally, adjust for the recommended dose of 1 tablespoon.
Additives – Supposedly Hard To Identify Or Find
Additives or ‘the other ingredients’ are substances that are needed for the making of easy consumption forms (tablets, capsules, softgels, etc.).
Thus, while 99% of all supplements have them and they are not inherently bad or harmful, MCT Oil supplements have proven that they can do without.
However, whether or not that is the case also for Melrose MCT Oil supplements, that is right off the bat hard to tell.
You see, they do not clearly indicate on their description pages whether or not either of the 4 supplements contains any additives.
Well, it’s not obvious initially and it only becomes quite apparent when all 4 description pages are compared directly.
At the end of the day, it seems that at least the pure MCT Oil supplements (Melrose MCT Oil Original, Melrose MCT Oil Pro Rapid, Melrose MCT Oil Pro Plus) might not have any additional ingredients to them.
Just 100% Coconut oil-derived Medium Chain Triglycerides.
Whereas when it comes to Omega DHA + MCT Oil 500 ml version of the supplement there are a few extra stuff there. These include Antioxidant 307b (Tocopherol concentrate), Natural Lime Flavour, and Natural Eucalyptus Flavour.
As for the first of the three, it’s absolutely harmless, moreover, it’s rather beneficial. However, when it comes to Natural Lime Flavour and Natural Eucalyptus Flavour it can go both ways [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
If these flavors are properly manufactured, then both of them can be rather beneficial similarly as it is in the case with Klaire Labs Multithera. Whereas if they aren’t the fact that they are derived from natural ingredients won’t save you when it comes to contamination and, thus, harmfulness.
Sadly, we have only Melrose itself proclaiming that it uses the highest quality ingredients. No third-party testing, no nothing.
On that same note, there are, however, even more, concerns when it comes to this particular supplement of the Melrose MCT Oils.
Any Fish Oil Must Be Properly Purified
Fish oil in the modern day and age is extremely prone to be contaminated. This is mainly due to pollution rich environment, seas, and oceans that the fish live in. And thus, that contamination gets accumulated into the fatty tissues of those fish.
It goes without saying that proper purification is an absolute must. Otherwise, you may find literally poisoning yourself.
Or to put it in other words, consuming contaminated fish oil, in the long run, will be far more detrimental than any of the benefits it can inherently provide for you.
But Melrose hasn’t been approved by any of them. Furthermore, it does not even take part in the GOED monograph.
Thus, it has to be concluded that if one truly cares about his/her health and they are of importance to him/her, you should never opt for this type of ‘wild west’ fish oil.
Success Rate – Insufficient Data To Somewhat Assess
While Melrose seems to be a well-established brand that has been around for some time, there is a sufficient lack of customer reviews out there.
Meaning, conducting comprehensive research all over the internet to find as many customer reviews as possible did not end particularly successful. I couldn’t find many.
Thus, while all I could find was positive feedback, I do believe that at this point it’s impossible to determine the actual success rate. There are just way too few customer reviews out there.
That being said, if you’d rather go with something a little more established there are many MCT Oil brands out there that have remarkably high success rates.
Overall, Definitely Not The Most Viable Option
Overall, I feel Melrose MCT Oil supplements are a solid piece of supplementation (excluding the Omega DHA + MCT Oil 500 ml version of the supplement).
They offer solid amounts of organic coconut oil-derived MCT Oil, as well as these, have no unnecessary ingredients added to them (additives).
Thus, if you want to and you are into experimentation and they are easily accessible to you – definitely go ahead and get yourself one of the three (Melrose MCT Oil Original, Melrose MCT Oil Pro Rapid, or Melrose MCT Oil Pro Plus).
On the other hand, however, if you want a higher chance of solid results I would highly suggest going with something that has a well-established success rate.
Something like the Now Sports MCT Oil, Onnit MCT Oil, or Sports Research MCT Oil should work marvelously. In that sense, all of these are great products, so it doesn’t really matter too much which one you choose.
Above all, I hope this Melrose MCT Oil review of all 4 supplements helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, I’ll be happy to hear any advice in the comments on how I could further improve it.
Other than that, if you get a chance, even one line in the comments helps a ton and will be highly and sincerely appreciated.
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Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!