🚫 Don’t Buy This MCT Oil! Here’s Why…


I know it’s hard to figure out which product to get, which one is the better deal, or whether it’s a decent quality or not.

Let’s take this MCT Oil as just one example (NOT recommended)…

NOW Sports MCT Oil Review

These are pictures someone sent to ask my opinion on it, so I’ll point out what YOU should be looking for if you see something similar in the store when you’re out shopping:

🚫 1. It’s from palm kernel oil (too), not a pure coconut oil source.

Avoid any mct oil that is from palm, or that doesn’t specify it’s sourced ONLY from coconut.

NOW Sports MCT Oil Review

🚫 2. It’s only 80% C8/C10 oil.

That doesn’t add up. There’s no telling what the other 20% is 🤔 – but it’s most likely a combination of C6 (known to cause stomach upset) and C12 (lauric acid – which would just make it dressed up, overpriced coconut oil).

➡️ Only buy MCT C8/C10 oil (or pure C8 oil, but it just costs more is all).

Do not buy anything that does NOT specify WHICH mct’s it contains, and how much of each.

It should be C8 and C10 only, and 100% of the two combined.

I get the same great results with C8/C10 oil as I do with pure C8 – and the C8/C10 is cheaper. 😉

➡️ Tip: it says the serving size is 1 TBSP but start with one teaspoon and work your way up gradually.

* Use it first thing in the morning for the best results.

Here’s where I did the research and comparison charts on all the MCT oil products (oils, powders, softgels, etc) plus my experience with them & thoughts on them: https://www.travelinglowcarb.com/24540/mct-oil/

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I’m using Perfect Keto MCT C8/C10 oil at home, and our promo code is LOWCARBTRAVELER for a discount.

The Perfect Keto brand is super high quality and lower price… plus the discount makes it one of the cheapest of all the GOOD mct oils out there.

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Pat asked: “What is your biggest benefit that you see or feel in the mct oil. I keep hearing about energy levels increasing and boy, do I need that!”

My reply:

YES, that’s the thing you’ll notice first. Instant energy boost – because it raises your metabolism, and because it’s instantly burning those calories (and yours). The next thing you’ll notice is that it’s a serious appetite suppressant. I use it in my first morning coffee – and usually don’t get hungry until an early dinner.

But what you may not notice… is that it also raises your ketone levels, which means you get knocked out of ketosis less easily, and if you do – back into ketosis more quickly. That has allowed me to increase my range of vegetables, eat a sweet potato for example (esp while I’m sick) without getting knocked out of ketosis at all.

But you can learn more about ALL the benefits of MCT Oil, what it does and what it’s for, in my post here: MCT Oil vs Coconut Oil if you haven’t read that already.

If you have any questions, leave a comment!

Happy to help… 💕

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. To see what else I order from Perfect Keto, and more about their keto bars, see: My Perfect Keto Favorites & Feedback.

I love their bars, nut butter, unflavored collagen powder & MCT C8/C10 oil…

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14 Responses to 🚫 Don’t Buy This MCT Oil! Here’s Why…

  1. Carmen says:

    Sad to say that the MCT Oil I have been using is the NOW brand! I just restarted Keto last week and just restarted the MCT Oil in my coffee in the AM. After reading your comparison chart, I have ordered the Perfet Keto MCT Oil. Hope the results are better than the NOW MCT Oil!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Great to hear you’re back on keto, Carmen! 🙂

      If you still have some of the NOW brand oil leftover, you can use that just like you would coconut oil – to make fat bombs, etc. It’s not BAD, it’s just not a pure mct oil is all. So you do miss out on the benefits of that, which you’ll get with the Perfect Keto brand you ordered. 😉

      • Carmen says:

        Thanks, Lynn – I will use the NOW MCT Oil as a coconut oil in recipes and maybe salad dressing. Can I use it that way and still consume the Perfect Keto MCT Oil in the same day? I usually do 1-2 Tbsp. in my coffee in the AM.

        It does feel good to be back on Keto – and I am losing and not feeling hungry!

  2. ChapelHillBetsy says:

    After reading your post on MCT oils, I decided on Kiss My Keto MCT Oil, mostly for the convenience of a pump. I have to honestly say I don’t notice any difference in how I feel. I put 3 pumps into my first coffee of the morning, along with some hwc. I have not felt any of the benefits of which you speak, such as increased energy or appetite suppressing. Of course, to be perfectly honest, I’m currently not staying 100% keto. I’m having a very hard time sticking to a keto/LC woe. Although I’m probably about 95% or more on plan. Would that be why I’m not feeling the benefits of MCT Oil?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Probably so, Betsy… that would be my guess anyway. I often don’t feel like eating until a late lunch or early dinner using the mct oil (in ketosis). I haven’t honestly tested it OUT of ketosis, as I don’t like to combine that much fat with sugar/carbs.

    • Maria Isais says:

      I bought that for the same reason, love the pump. If I add it to my morning coffee I skip breakfast. Eat a good keto lunch and dinner is usually a light, very light dinner or snack (cottage cheese with a couple blueberries and pecans)

  3. Kathleen Brown says:

    I had gastric bypass and don’t stay full much longer than 3 or 4 hours, but attribute that to bypassing the small intestine. But it does help with the constipation that I get on Keto.

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  5. Penny says:

    Lynn: I am looking for a little help from you. Can you tell me if RapidFire™ MCT Coconut Oil which I found at GNC and other places is ok? I tried the Perfect Keto, but am not sure I like it so wanted to compare with another brand. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Penny 🙂 What is it you’re not sure you like about the Perfect Keto mct oil? I ask to see if there’s some way I can help, since they will all be similar in some ways.

      As for the Rapid Fire brand, this one I assume: https://amzn.to/3ce99PC – No, that’s not a pure mct oil. Like most of the others, it contains more than just mct C8 & C10 – which means it’s basically just overpriced coconut oil. 😉

      • Penny says:

        Hi Lynn…Happy Mother’s Day! I purchased the Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder and it doesn’t mix well with hot beverages. I didn’t feel it did anything to help me with energy etc. and I actually gained weight when using it. I also think it is too expensive. I am hoping to try the Perfect Keto MCT C8/C10 oil you mentioned above to see what it does for me. Is Perfect Keto the only MCT oil that you use?

        • Penny says:

          Lynn you also mention that you should Only buy MCT C8/C10 oil. Perfect Keto is only C8.

        • Penny says:

          Lynn you mention that you should Only buy MCT C8/C10 oil. Perfect Keto is only C8. What is the difference between the two oils?

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