Medium-chain triglycerides (or MCTs for short) are made up of medium-chain fatty acids. The "medium" refers to the length of their chemical structure: all fats are made up of strings of carbon and hydrogen.
What are the Benefits of MCTs?
MCTs are very easy for the body to break down and use as energy. Think of long-chain fats as being like a whole piece of fruit and MCTs as being like a smoothie. If you eat the whole fruit, you have to put in a lot of effort chewing, but the smoothie you can just slurp right up almost without noticing. In your digestive system, MCTs are a little bit like that smoothie.
Why Use MCT Powder
Incorporation into solid products (for example, adding them to a baking recipe or any other powdered product) and a possibility of controllable "slowed" release of the MCT oil during consumption.
MCT powder products tend to be used for a convenient on-the-go option in single serving sachets, and powders are generally easier to transport than liquids.