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Are Fractionated Oils Healthy?

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Created May 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I'm about to purchase a Vitamin D supplement. The ingredients, besides the vitamin D, is fractionated coconut and palm oil.

Do any of you know how healthy fractionated oils are?

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They are very healthy. That is why coconut oil is considered so healthy- because of the MCT.google more on coconut oil and MCT.

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Yeah, read the Wiki articles (which isn't much a good source) and a few others basically rephrasing Wikipedia, but does anyone know much about it?

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Fractionation

Fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the whole oil, in which the different medium-chain fatty acids are separated for specific uses. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon chain fatty acid, is often removed because of its high value for industrial and medical purposes. Fractionated coconut oil may also be referred to as caprylic/capric triglyceride oil or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil because it is primarily the medium-chain caprylic (8 carbons) and capric (10 carbons) acids that make up the bulk of the oil. MCT oil is most frequently used for medical applications and special diets. Coconut oil

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Yeah, read the Wiki articles (which isn't much a good source) and a few others basically rephrasing Wikipedia, but does anyone know much about it?

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on May 11, 2012
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They are very healthy. That is why coconut oil is considered so healthy- because of the MCT.google more on coconut oil and MCT.

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