General Ratio: 90mL/~85g MCT Oil - 25g Acacia Senegal Powder - 150mL/150g Water. This results in roughly 240mL and 800 calories, mostly from fat. The carbohydrate calories from the Acacia is actually just soluble fiber that mostly gets converted into Short-Chain Fatty Acids in the intestines. These are beneficial.
1.] Pour the MCT Oil into a glass bottle
2.] Add all the Acacia Senegal Powder on top of it.
3.] Cap and Shake the bottle vigorously for 5 Minutes.
4.] Add all the water, cap the bottle, and then shake vigorously again for 5 Minutes.
5.] Add tea, coffee, stevia, extracts, etc. as desired and shake the bottle again.
This is an oil-in-water emulsion. Small oil globules are being dispersed in water. Heavy Whipping Cream and Homogenized Milk are oil-in-water emulsions. This emulsification is what gives milk, cream, and this MCT Oil Emulsion a whitish color. In order to make such an emulsion, an emulsifier is usually required. Emulsifiers like Acacia and Lecithin are soluble in oil and water and act as a bridge between these two immisible liquids. They hold the oil globules and help them get immersed in water. The emulsifier in milk and cream is casein and other proteins naturally present in dairy.
I practice a high-fat diet: 60% Fat, 30% Carbs, 10% Protein.
I drink 240mL (1 Cup) of Organic Heavy Cream with concentrated coffee every day. This provides about 800 Calories in mostly fat. Therefore, this MCT Oil Emulsion is like a Heavy Cream made with MCT Oil.
Many people complain about SEVERE GI upset due to MCT Oil. Part of the reason is because people are drinking MCT Oil directly without making some kind of emulsified shake. You can have MCT Oil directly in small quantities by pouring it on rice, potatoes, vegetables, etc. But, to consume large quantities, you must emsulsify.
My GI tract can handle a lot of fat thanks to my high-fat diet.
Liquigen has "Refined Vegetable Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides (Palm Kernel and/or Coconut Oil)), Water, Citric Acid Esters of Mono and Diglycerides (Emulsifier), Mono and Diglycerides (Emulsifier), Citric Acid" but it is ridiculously expensive and comes in plastic bottles.
I bought Now Foods MCT Oil (glass bottle, made mechanically and via distillation (not chemically isolated), doesn't have to be Organic) and Heather's Tummy Fiber CAN Organic Acacia Senegal.
In my experience, this MCT Oil Emulsion gave me some bloating and burping on the first try but these effects disappeared the second time I took it. I still prefer Heavy Cream to this MCT Oil Emulsion but it is good to have this as a room temperature backup. I recommend people try this emulsion on their days off from work.
Adding MCT Oil to Milk should work as well.
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