KTO-C8™ 100 is 100% pure caprylic acid sourced exclusively from coconut oil. Each 1-Tbsp serving provide 14 grams of caprylic acid convenient for adding to coffee or tea, using in shakes and smoothies, or incorporating into recipes as needed. Caprylic acid is a medium chain fatty acid with 8 carbon atoms, hence its chemical shorthand, C8. Medium chain fatty acids have unique properties that distinguish them from other fatty acids and which give them utility for adding to ketogenic diets as well as for incorporating into other dietary approaches.
Recommended Use: Mix 15 mL (approx. one Tablespoon) in 8-12 ounces of liquid per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
KTO-C8™ 100 is a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil featuring 100% pure caprylic acid sourced from
coconut oil. Each 1-Tbsp serving provides 14 grams of caprylic acid and is convenient for adding to coffee
or tea, using in shakes and smoothies, or incorporating into recipes. Unlike coconut oil, KTO-C8™ 100
remains liquid at colder temperatures, making it easy to use in diverse applications.
Ketogenic diets have experienced a resurgence as a growing body of research supports their use for
numerous health applications, including supporting athletic performance and healthy cognitive function.
However, ketogenic diets require a very low carbohydrate intake along with high fat and moderate
protein, with careful balance of electrolyte minerals. Some people may find it difficult to stick to a keto
diet or simply prefer to consume more carbs. KTO-C8™ 100 may be used to support ketone production in
ketogenic dieters as well as those on higher carb diets.*
Why MCTs and C8?
MCTs are special fats that the body readily converts into
ketones, even when someone is not on a ketogenic diet.
Ketones are an energy source that most cells and tissues in the
body can use, but which are especially known for fueling the
brain.* This may explain the mental clarity and sharp cognition
many people report when adding MCT oil to their morning
beverage.* MCTs are digested and absorbed differently than
other fats. Owing to this unique metabolism, MCTs can elevate
ketone levels without the need for carbohydrate restriction,*
making KTO-C8™ 100 a potentially beneficial tool for individuals
who enjoy the distinct effects of MCTs regardless of the diet they follow.
“C8” is the scientific shorthand for caprylic acid, one type of medium chain fatty acid. C8 is metabolized
in the brain more efficiently than other types of MCTs and may be more effective for raising ketone
levels,* so C8 was chosen as the exclusive type of fat in this oil.
The unique properties of MCTs make them more easily used as an energy source, rather than being stored
as body fat. When used to replace a portion of other dietary fat, consumption of modest amounts of
MCT oil, such as that found in KTO-C8™ 100, may be beneficial as one part of a multifaceted strategy for
healthy fat loss.
Mix 15 mL (approx. one Tbsp) in 8-12 ounces of liquid per day, or as directed by your health
KTO-C8™ 100 can be added to coffee, tea, shakes or smoothies, or can be incorporated into homemade
salad dressings and other condiments.
Note: It is recommended to introduce KTO-C8™ 100 into your diet slowly, gradually increasing the
amount over time, as overconsumption may result in loose stools or GI upset in some individuals.