MCT is Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are triglycerides whose fatty acids have an aliphatic tail of 6–12 carbon atoms. The fatty acids found in MCTs are called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Like all triglycerides, MCTs are composed of a glycerol backbone and three fatty acids.
It is no secret that coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats with hundreds of uses in cooking and beauty products. But did you know that MCT oil is a similar but concentrated oil with many of the same benefits?