MCT Coconut Oil : Overview
MCT oil ( Medium Chain Triglycerides , what is it ? How does the mechanism so that coconut oil is so awesome? To know te answer of these question, please read the explanation below.
DR. Ir. Winarno D., MSI, said that coconut oil contains short chain fatty acids ( SCFA ) to the medium chain of about 57 percent of capric acid (C8) and 50 percent of lauric acid (C12). So, actually there are several groups of fatty acids in oils and fats. Fatty acids are generally classified into short chain fatty acids (short chain fatty acids, SCFA), medium chain fatty acids (medium chain fatty acids MCFA) and long chain fatty acids (long chain fatty acid LCFA). Short and medium chain in that it has the same properties. The second type is contained in virgin coconut oil.
There’s more kinds of fatty acids formed from the combination of three fatty acids to form triglycerides. Therefore there are short chain triglycerides (SCT), medium chain triglycerides (MCT) or long chain triglycerides (LCT). In this case the organic extra virgin coconut oil is included in the MCT group.
MCT oil was first isolated by Dr.. Vigen K. Babayan at the beginning of 1950. He is director of the Research Laboratory of the Nutrition / Metabolism at Harvard Medical School.
Since 1966, at least from the data recorded in the national library in the U.S., there have been 534 scientific review of MCT oil. In 1968 subjects with Medium Chain Triglycerides titles published by the University of Pennsylvania.
This scientific report repeatedly suggests that the MCT oil group did not increase the body’s cholesterol. Several studies have shown that the levels of bad cholesterol “LDL” in the blood because it is derived MCT oil intake. Other studies have emphasized on the antibacterial properties of MCT oil and also its ability to reduce the incidence of breast tumors.
For comparison, ordinary virgin coconut oil contains only saturated fatty acids or MCFA was 64 percent, while the MCT oil is composed of 100 percent of the MCFA. When the organic oils containing MCT extra VCO has a ratio of the carbon chain of C8: C10: C12: C14 with C12 levels low, normal virgin coconut oil has a ratio of C8: C10: C12: C14 with high levels of C12.
That is, VCO chain is still longer than the ordinary MCT oil. This is because MCT is the result of further processing of the VCO. MCT oil molecules are very small, so easily digested by the intestine, easily soluble in body fluids in the form of esters, even directly decompose quickly by saliva in the oral cavity, pancreatic lipase does not require to be broken down into smaller molecules, did not cause clumping direction, and can be directly transferred in the liver and converted into energy.
Because of these advantages, MCT oil is often used in hospitals to increase the nutrient burn patients or patients with serious illness and premature babies. MCT oil is also often used for baby food staples and sports drinks efficacy of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiprotozoa, and antivirus
About Coconut Oil : Reviews
About coconut oil, according to the electronic dictionary, coconut oil is a pale yellow oil until colorless, or white semi-solid fat is obtained from the coconut meat. According to the Wikipedia dictionary illustrates that coconut oil is a fat consisting of 90% saturated fat in extract from coconuts. Coconut oil is processed without hydrogenation called pure coconut oil (Virgin Coconut Oil) or VCO. Virgin coconut oil ( VCO ) is 7% of total Philippine’s exports. Now let us discuss about coconut oil
More about coconut oil
Coconut oil have many contain of lauric acid, medium chain fatty acids. Virgin coconut oil melts at a temperature of 200 250 C. Coconut oil is the oil of the most stable of all vegetable oils, and has a moderate boiling point such as butter (250 C). Coconut oil contains short-chain fatty acids to medium about 57%, is capric acid (C8) and lauric acid (C12). Several leading scientists express Medium Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA). Coconut oil contains about 50% lauric acid. Lauric acid has other functions, which is converted into mono Laurin in the human body. Mono is a monoglyceride Laurin anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa used by the human immune system to destroy viruses and animal fats jacketed, like HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria and protozoa.
Another thing about coconut oil
Coconut oil also contains about 6% – 7% capric acid which also serves as an immune substance when it is converted into monokaprin in the human body. Mono kaprin is shown to have anti-viral effects against HIV and herpes simplex and antibacterial against clamydia and other bacteria are infected through unprotected sex. (Reuters, London, 29 June 1999). Garcia stated in his article that is not true when vegetable that does not contain cholesterol. Recent research has found that cholesterol is also present in vegetable oils. Media INFORM Vol.13, December 2002 published by the American Oil Chemists Society suggested that vegetable oils also contain cholesterol, even in small quantities. And there is also said that coconut oil contains the least amount of cholesterol in small (5-4 parts per million) compared to palm kernel oil, sunflower seed, palm, soybean, cottonseed, grape seed and corn. That’s short review about coconut oil.