Did anyone find a good (bulk) MCT source?


#1

It seems like there are only quite expensive sources incorporated in all the recipes I have seen so far or, because of that, no MCT incorporated at all.
If we could buy it say 10kg-packs from a manufacturer or an industry bulk shop for a more reasonable price and then split it in a group, that would be really neat.
Or did anyone find a good price for single-person-amounts yet?


#2

I’m reviving this topic.

I’m looking for MCT sources. I’ve considered coconut oil, but I can’t find anything cheaper than ~€17 per kilo. I’ve also found pure MCT oil for €10 per 470 gram. Since coconut oil is only 50% MCT, and I don’t need coconut oil for anything else, it’s better to take the pure MCT oil.

Did anyone find anything better than that?


#3

Is this type of oil supposed to be better then olive or hemp oil?


#4

It’s better metabolized for energy than other oils.
It’s a chemical structure of a certain type of oil (Medium-chain triglycerides).
Olive oil contains no MCTs I’m not sure about hemp oil.


#5

It seems, in the official soylent is no mct anymore. Does anybody know, why?


#6

#7

Best UK price I found for coconut oil is £5.20/L at Amazon. It is a pack of six bottles of 250mL. That makes it 1.5L for £7.80.


#8

I wonder how you’re going to get the oil out though, considering it will be solid.

No clue. Tell me if you find out.


#9

Hi guys,

I’m using MCT Oil as MCT source, it’s pretty cheap and 100% MCT:

:kiss:


#10

It melts at about 32 degrees IIRC so is very easy to remove with a water bath. I just pour the whole bottle out into a mug and let it set there. Then you can cut bits off as you require once it sets.


#11

To add a small note to this: though coconut oil is better value for MCTs than straight MCT oil, there’s an even cheaper way to get the MCTs, with a small compromise.

Other coconut products, i.e. milk and flesh (not water!) are cheaper than the oil, per gram of fat. Coconut flesh/milk with 100g fat in costs around £0.43 by my sources, but 100g of coconut oil would cost £0.53. You have the advantage of free protein, fibre, and micronutrients in there too. Obviously also flavour.

Something to think about! I’m using coconut milk/flesh as the basis of my recipe now (providing approximately half the calories) and it has signicantly lowered the total daily cost: now about £3.30 per day.


#12

Where did you see that?


#13

Does it taste very coconutty now? Because I don’t much care for that :smile:


#14

It tastes pretty neutral due to the large amount of water I have to add to make it drinkable. The closest comparison is raw cookie dough: that same sort of bland sweetness. I expect the coconut is contributing in a noticeable way, but not in a way that makes me think ‘that tastes of coconut’, at all.


#15

Oh that’s good! See, I used coconut flour as a fiber source before, and that made it taste a lot like coconut. Got tired of it after the first day :smile:

I still have a whole bunch of bottles of coconut oil, but I’ll keep your suggestion in mind when I run out!


#16

Well it’s probably worth a try, but if you’re sensitive to coconut flavours then YMMV.


#17

I may have found a really great source. This company sells MCT buy gallon for $0.65 per 100g.


#18

Very nice! Do they ship to Europe though? Edit: Nope, just US and Canada :frowning:

Edit: What does the 60/40 mean?


#19

I think it is the fatty acid percentages. 60% caprylic, 40% capric. Too bad about the lack of international shipping, I hadn’t bothered to look. For those in the US like myself, they sell a variety of oils, including organic and virgin, in bulk at low prices. I am going to use them for all my oils.