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same energy with coconut oil as MCT in Bulletproof coffee?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 5:40 AM

i have been making bulletproof coffee with raw butter and CO but i haven't experienced a real energy burst AND i feel hungry quickly...is MCT oil different?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on March 09, 2014
at 03:44 AM

98% saturated+monounsaturated perhaps, if you have coconut oil, with 2% polyunsaturated

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on March 08, 2014
at 07:24 PM

You're using a refined liquid Coconut oil, correct? Virgin Coconut oil runs around 60% MCT's.

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on October 03, 2012
at 11:12 PM

THe first option - BP Coffee in the AM as my only "breakfast" and then solid food for 2 hr dinner window.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 16, 2012
at 01:15 AM

just reading some reviews of now mct oil on iherb, some interesting feedback, http://www.iherb.com/product-reviews/Now-Foods-MCT-Oil-100-Pure-32-fl-oz-946-ml/13585/?p=1&sr=2

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 16, 2012
at 01:03 AM

may be worth testing another brand as an experiment if you can be bothered, tho you may still get the same reaction. what's interesting about the NOW mct oil information is that it does not actually say what its made from, it just says "100% MCT Oil" (which is good) and "Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil".

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 16, 2012
at 12:29 AM

may be worth testing another brand as an experiment if you can be bothered, tho you may still get the same reaction. what's interesting about the NOW mct oil information is that it does not actually say what's its made from, it just says "100% MCT Oil" (which is good) and "Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil".

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Summary: It sucks, lol. But, to each his/her own. I drink my "dirt, mycotoxin filled" coffee black and I'm fine (energy, still losing weight (woot!) and still sane). Found the bulletproof concoction a pain to make all the time and tired of the butter taste/usage in addition to MCT oil/coconut oil being in there. On a side note, I've cut WAY down on my coconut oil consumption and feel just as good as when I was doing one to two tbsp a day. That is all ; )

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Summary: It sucks, lol. But, to each his/her own. I drink my "dirt, mycotoxin filled" coffe black and I'm fine (energy, still losing weight (woot!) and still sane). Found the bulletproof concoction a pain to make all the time and tired of the butter taste/usage in addition to MCT oil/coconut oil being in there. On a side note, I've cut WAY down on my coconut oil consumption and just as good as when I was doing one to two tbsp a day. That is all ; )

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on September 15, 2012
at 12:07 PM

I only tried NOW foods...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 15, 2012
at 11:24 AM

just did a google search, 'some people' are saying that you can now get mct oils that are derived from corn! may be that's the stuff that does not indicate a source on the labeling

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 15, 2012
at 11:13 AM

just wondering if your reaction to MCT oil was specific to one brand, did you try more than one? i only mention this because you say "It's also disgusting to drink of course" was that the taste or feeling? the brand i have has zero taste or smell (i do keep it in the fridge which may help with this?). & it reads "derived from coconut oil" on the label, i mention this because i 'think' it should come from a coconut or palm source. & this is not the case for all mct oils on the market, some come from cocoa & some do not mention the source (which seems a bit suspect to me) & some add flavour

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:58 AM

For me, it's both. If I'm IFing at the time, I'll have it early in the morning and then eat only in the afternoon. If I'm eating more frequently, then I'll have it along with other food.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

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on August 17, 2012
at 07:54 AM

This is a good point. Maybe you just need to add a little bit more to account for this.

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on August 17, 2012
at 07:42 AM

Coconut oil is made up of a combination of fatty acids (fractions) MCT is one of the fractions and is approximately 66% of coconut oil.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on August 17, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I don't find bulletproof coffee to be all that miraculous. It's tasty, though, and if you put a little butter in it's no different really than regular coffee with cream. Put a lot of butter in and then it does seem to quell appetite for a while. Today I used raw egg yolks instead of butter. Not quite as tasty but probably more nutrition.

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on September 15, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Summary: It sucks, lol. But, to each his/her own. I drink my "dirt, mycotoxin filled" coffee black and I'm fine (energy, still losing weight (woot!) and still sane). Found the bulletproof concoction a pain to make all the time and tired of the butter taste/usage in addition to MCT oil/coconut oil being in there. On a side note, I've cut WAY down on my coconut oil consumption and feel just as good as when I was doing one to two tbsp a day. That is all ; )

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on September 15, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Summary: It sucks, lol. But, to each his/her own. I drink my "dirt, mycotoxin filled" coffe black and I'm fine (energy, still losing weight (woot!) and still sane). Found the bulletproof concoction a pain to make all the time and tired of the butter taste/usage in addition to MCT oil/coconut oil being in there. On a side note, I've cut WAY down on my coconut oil consumption and just as good as when I was doing one to two tbsp a day. That is all ; )

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on August 17, 2012
at 09:18 AM

Coconut oil and MCT oil are not exactly the same. MCT oil is typically made up of only capric acid and caprylic acid in roughly equal amounts. Coconut oil only contains about 15 grams of these fatty acids per 100 grams. This and the fact that coconut is only about 65% percent medium chain triglycerides means that chemically speaking there is a big difference between MCT oil and coconut oil.

Still, I doubt either oil will offer that different of results from an energy standpoint. MCT oil and coconut oil are both said to increase metabolism and energy and whatnot. This is seen in short term studies, but longer term studies show that this effect eventually goes away.

As I pointed out, MCT oil and coconut oil are structurally different, so it may be worth it to try it out MCT instead and see how you feel, but I'd say don't expect magic to happen.

Here are some references:

"Enhanced postprandial energy expenditure with medium-chain fatty acid feeding is attenuated after 14 days in premenopausal women"

Components of total energy expenditure in healthy young women are not affected after 14 days of feeding with medium-versus long-chain triglycerides

Utilization of myristic and palmitic acid in humans fed different dietary fats.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 15, 2012
at 10:08 AM

The difference between coconut oil and mct oil is huge for me. I have some jaw dislocation problems, they think it is cartilage inflammation that is making my jaw dislocate (I actually didn't even realize it until I compared myself with pictures before and after). Anyways, everything that makes me more energetic, makes my body temperature rise, ... has the tendency to make my jaw more normal again. Now, MCT oil is tremendously good at this : it increases my body temperature like crazy, gives me tons of energy and improves my jaw a lot. I really lose weight from it (only in the belly area, but that is the only place I have weight to lose). Coconut oil helps, but its effects are pathetic in comparison.

That being said, I don't use MCT oil because I react to it (diarrhea and skin problems). It's also disgusting to drink of course.

Just to give you a better idea of the difference : coconut oil makes my temp increase 0.5 degrees, MCT oil increases it until it reaches at least 98??F (36.7??C).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 15, 2012
at 11:13 AM

just wondering if your reaction to MCT oil was specific to one brand, did you try more than one? i only mention this because you say "It's also disgusting to drink of course" was that the taste or feeling? the brand i have has zero taste or smell (i do keep it in the fridge which may help with this?). & it reads "derived from coconut oil" on the label, i mention this because i 'think' it should come from a coconut or palm source. & this is not the case for all mct oils on the market, some come from cocoa & some do not mention the source (which seems a bit suspect to me) & some add flavour

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 15, 2012
at 11:24 AM

just did a google search, 'some people' are saying that you can now get mct oils that are derived from corn! may be that's the stuff that does not indicate a source on the labeling

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 16, 2012
at 12:29 AM

may be worth testing another brand as an experiment if you can be bothered, tho you may still get the same reaction. what's interesting about the NOW mct oil information is that it does not actually say what's its made from, it just says "100% MCT Oil" (which is good) and "Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil".

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 16, 2012
at 01:03 AM

may be worth testing another brand as an experiment if you can be bothered, tho you may still get the same reaction. what's interesting about the NOW mct oil information is that it does not actually say what its made from, it just says "100% MCT Oil" (which is good) and "Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil".

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 15, 2012
at 12:07 PM

I only tried NOW foods...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 16, 2012
at 01:15 AM

just reading some reviews of now mct oil on iherb, some interesting feedback, http://www.iherb.com/product-reviews/Now-Foods-MCT-Oil-100-Pure-32-fl-oz-946-ml/13585/?p=1&sr=2

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4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

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on March 08, 2014
at 11:35 PM

Well, I put coconut oil and either kerrygold or macadamia nut oil. Gives a nice flavor.

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on March 08, 2014
at 06:26 PM

Wow. Some say coconut oil is better. Some say MCT oil is better. My coconut oil says 98 % MCT so maybe that's a good middle ground. Some say the oil only works for 14 days. 1 person says it kept working. Hmmm.All very confusing to a newbie. And then some say add egg yolks. More confusing. And then there is the issue of how fancy your coffee needs to be... hand roasted organic shade grown wet process green Central American arabica beans. Never mind the quality of your butter or ghee...

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on March 08, 2014
at 07:24 PM

You're using a refined liquid Coconut oil, correct? Virgin Coconut oil runs around 60% MCT's.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on March 09, 2014
at 03:44 AM

98% saturated+monounsaturated perhaps, if you have coconut oil, with 2% polyunsaturated

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on May 03, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Has anyone tried eliteNQ Ignite MCT oil? It's pharmaceutical-grade.

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on January 22, 2013
at 04:20 AM

Bulletproof MCT Oil is FAR superior to EVCO in my experience. When I switched to MCT I noticed such a significant difference that I could not wait to have it with the BulletProof Coffee every morning. I ran out of MCT oil and noticed a large drop in my energy levels and feel almost addicted to this supplement. I had trouble with EVCO and gallbladder pain, saturated fat was most likely the issue as my diet has such limited amounts. When I researched this product I found that it bypasses the GI system and goes directly to the brain and effects chemistry in a positive manner. I have too many side effects with SSRIs so this option was a significant improvement for low serotonin levels. I cannot more highly recommend a product and have gone through several bottles using approx. 1.5TBSP per day, with Bulletproof Coffee (2C) and grass fed Ghee. My friends have noticed the difference in my mood and energy levels and hope to share this with as many as will listen. Good Luck!

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on September 29, 2012
at 09:49 AM

I began using coconut oil in my coffee with cinnamon. I am diet controlled diabetic and was looking for a way to get cinnamon in my diet. ell, it is good and very effective.

The bonus? I began to get the belly bulge- middle age spread. I do exercise and have never had this layer growing in my mid section.

I noticed a week after beginning the coconut oil in coffee that my mid section shrank!

Another bonus, although the coffee doesnt have an oily texture, it moisturizes lips!

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Try making your bulletproof coffee in the blender! It makes it frothy!

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Just a Q: For those of you who drink bulletproof coffee, do you do it as part of IFing (lots of butter or coconut oil in the coffee early in the morning and no solid food for your fasting time), or do you do that as if it's a normal cup of coffee and proceed with eating whatever you normally do during the day?

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

(139)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:58 AM

For me, it's both. If I'm IFing at the time, I'll have it early in the morning and then eat only in the afternoon. If I'm eating more frequently, then I'll have it along with other food.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on October 03, 2012
at 11:12 PM

THe first option - BP Coffee in the AM as my only "breakfast" and then solid food for 2 hr dinner window.

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E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

on August 17, 2012
at 06:30 AM

Coconut oil IS a MCT. Your body is going to metabolize them the same way, except you'll get more nutritional value from the coconut oil since it comes from natural sources.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

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on August 17, 2012
at 07:54 AM

This is a good point. Maybe you just need to add a little bit more to account for this.

Da12b342d4959f5bd776c0f00b072a6c

(311)

on August 17, 2012
at 07:42 AM

Coconut oil is made up of a combination of fatty acids (fractions) MCT is one of the fractions and is approximately 66% of coconut oil.

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