MCT is a unique oil whose research began in the 1950s. It is generally believed that MCT is a triglyceride composed of fatty acids with 6-12 (or 8-10 or 8-12) carbon atoms. The fatty acids that make up MCT are called medium-chain fatty acids. These medium-chain fatty acids may not pass The catalyst is esterified with glycerol to form MCT.
MCT is extracted from coconut oil or palm oil. It is a mixture of saturated triglycerides. The content of caprylic acid and capric acid is not less than 95%. MCT has metabolic characteristics such as easy digestion, easy absorption, and rapid energy supply. It can be directly taken up by the portal vein without digestion and transported to the liver, where it is efficiently decomposed and quickly supplied for energy. Long-chain triglycerides can only be absorbed after digestion with bile salts and pancreatic enzymes in the digestive tract, so MCT is easier to absorb than long-chain triglycerides and provides fast energy.
MCT is broken down into glycerol and medium chain fatty acids by lipase in the stomach and duodenum. MCT has good water solubility and can be emulsified without bile in the small intestine. Its hydrolysis rate is 6 times that of long-chain triglycerides, and then it is absorbed in the form of glycerol and medium-chain fatty acids in the epithelial cells of the small intestine. Medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed in the liver. The internal oxidation metabolism and conversion rate are almost as fast as glucose, which can realize rapid energy supply. MCT has been widely used in infant food, beverage, health food and clinical fields.
Coconut oil, palm oil and other fats rich in MCT ingredients, or MCT substances extracted from these oils are in liquid or semi-liquid form, which is not convenient for transportation, storage and use, and is not suitable for individual consumption. Shandong Tianjiao Biotechnology adopts microcapsule embedding technology, uses dietary fiber as a carrier, adds MCT components, and undergoes homogenization emulsification and high-tower powder spraying procedures to make MCT grease powder, which is not only convenient for transportation, storage and use, but also contains protein components. , Improve the taste of the product, and have a reasonable nutritional mix.