Keto MCT Coconut Powder
Get a creamier coffee today with an instant energy boost from MCTs, plus prebiotic fibre for a healthy and happy gut!
- Healthy alternative to coffee creamer
- Clean energy; easy to digest and quick to convert in the liver
- Increases satiety
- Source of prebiotic fibre for gut health
- 3 g net carbs per serving
- 1 g net sugars per serving
Fatty acids, like those in Organika’s Keto MCT Coconut Powder, are an important macronutrient required by the body to perform roles like producing hormones, building cell membranes and brain cells, regulating blood sugar and pain response, controlling inflammation and carrying fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D.
Fatty acids are composed of carbon atoms in a chain, varying in length. In our food, these fats are found in the form of triglycerides – a molecule comprised of three fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone. Once digested, long-chain triglycerides travel through the lymphatic system, whereas short- and medium-chain triglycerides travel directly through the portal vein to the liver. Here they can be directly used for energy as ketone bodies.
Ketone bodies are a form of energy that, when carbohydrates and blood sugar levels are very low, can be used as an alternative fuel to glucose. Ketones can also cross the blood brain barrier, fueling the energy-intensive brain. Using ketones for energy helps the body to also burn adipose fat for fuel as well; the foundation of the ketogenic diet. We can also use these fats when we are not in ketosis for a slow, steady energy source, forgoing the peaks and crashes that can come on with a refined carbohydrate diet.
Medium-chain triglycerides, unlike many fats, don’t require bile for absorption. This makes it an ideal fat for those with gallbladder insufficiencies.
Coconut is an excellent source of MCTs. It does however also contain many long-chain saturated fats as well, so separating out the MCTs allow all the fats to be used in this direct-to-liver pathway.
Isomalto-oligosaccharides are prebiotic fibres, feeding the good bacteria in the gut and providing the nutrients they need to continue supporting healthy digestion and immune function.
How to Use:
- Use 3 heaping teaspoons as a creamer for coffee, tea or hot cocoa.
- Add to smoothies, fresh juices, baking or raw treats.
- Can be used raw or cooked without compromising MCT quality.
Ingredients: Prebiotic fibre (isomalto-oligosaccharide, tapioca), Coconut milk powder, Medium-chain triglycerides powder.
MCT profile: contains 50% caprylic acid (C8) and 35% capric acid (C10).
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.