MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, which are readily bioavailable fatty acids. MCT is yet another supplement shelf favorite for me this summer.
Here’s what I’ve been using it for:
• Topical skincare / nourishment
• Mouthwash / “oil pulling” from ayurveda
• As a condiment / in cooking
• (Outdoor) tanning oil
The Nutiva MCT Oil picured above I purchased at Whole Foods. When I use it for mouthwash I just use one squirt and have found this to be very effective and certainly gentler than common dental products with quite frankly a lot of unsavory additives more akin to toilet cleaner.
When it comes to skincare, MCT provides a feeling of hydration and smoothness with a glowing sheen. In addition to dragonfruit, I’m amazed at what this super ingredient does for my skin.
~ As for the tanning part, it’s different here in New England than say Florida. Being born in Texas and growing up in the south, I consider the Massachusetts sun pretty mild. I also get gradual exposure as it warms up here since I don’t have a car and so walk a lot. ~
And finally – it’s delicious! Most recently I used MCT on popcorn with herbs and also to make salad dressing.