MCT oil was initially used to help treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, obesity, and fat malabsorption. More recently, athletes and bodybuilders have embraced its fat-burning and energy-sustaining powers. When MCTs are absorbed into the bloodstream, they bypass the normal digestion process that fats go through and are instead metabolised immediately by the liver for energy, so they won’t be stored in the fat cells. When a meal includes medium chain triglycerides, there is a significant increase in the number of calories burned (thermogenic effect). When more calories are used, fewer are stored as fat, which helps to reduce body fat levels.


  • Helps to build lean muscle mass
  • Provides nutritional support for athletes
  • Suppress build up of body fat


  • Free from chemical preservatives that cause DNA mutations, endocrine disruption and cancer
  • Medium chain triglycerides  (MCTs) are partially man-made fats
  • The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure
  • MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory
  • Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides
  • People use MCTs as medicine
  • Athletes sometimes use MCTs for nutritional support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass
  • MCTs are sometimes used as a source of fat in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In TPN, all food is delivered intravenously (by IV)
  • This type of feeding is necessary for people whose gastrointestinal (GI) tract is no longer working. Intravenous MCTs are also given to prevent muscle breakdown in critically ill patients


Use | Tips

Recipe for power-packed MCT coffee:

  • Brew 1 cup coffee using filtered water and coffee beans
  • Add 1-2tbsp Lifematrix MCT Oil
  • Add 1-2tbsp unsalted butter/ghee
  • Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth & foamy (like a latte)


Pure MCT Oil


Store in the fridge or a cool, dry and dark place