We source the highest quality ingredients for our Medium Chain Triglycerides from pharmaceutical-grade production facilities in Thailand. We only deal with credible and reliable international suppliers with who we have developed a great working relationship with over time. We believe that our product is the best MCT powder in Australia.
Our MCT and other products are blended and packed at our export-grade production facility in North Brisbane.
The shelf life of MCT powder is much higher than that of the oil component. When purchasing MCT oil, you must be sure that the product is fresh and has not been sitting in a warehouse or store shelf too long.
VPAs MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides are a form of fat that provides an easily digested, calories dense energy source.
MCT can be either in liquid or powder form. VPAs MCT is in a powder form. The product is made by processing palm and coconut oil kernels via a process called fractionation. Basically it involves extracting and isolating the medium-chain triglycerides from the kernel oils and creating a powder.
Medium Chain Triglycerides are shorter than the long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), which means that they are broken down and absorbed into the body a lot faster. MCTs, unlike the LCTs, go straight into your liver, where they are available to be used as an instant energy source or turned into ketones. A ketone is a substance produced when the liver breaks down a large amount of fat.
Due to the nature of the MCTs, they are less likely to be stored as fat.
MCTs can be taken by anyone, it is particularly great for individuals following a low carbohydrate diet as it has an incredible ability to promote ketones in the bloodstream which then utilise fat for energy, resulting in fat loss.
It is also an excellent for someone who simply wants to consume a quality natural source of healthy fats to increase energy levels and support performance.
Medium Chain Triglycerides are unique in that, unlike other fats, they are metabolised by the body more like a carbohydrate than a fat – simply, MCT provides lots of energy very quickly. There are many benefits to consuming MCTs, as previously stated, they increase your energy supply but also promote ketones in your blood to use fat for energy and the metabolise fat stores in your body through the day.
Supplementing your diet with MCT may also assist with weight loss, as the fats help to suppress the appetite, meaning your feel full for longer.
Here at VPA we believe that our MCT powder has little to no taste. The idea is that a good quality MCT powder is tasteless, meaning you can have it in plain water or add to other products. VPAs MCT powder taste is comparable to other products on the market.
One serve of VPAs MCT is 10g. One 1kg bag of VPA MCT has 100 serves. Two heaped teaspoons of MCT is approximately one serve, but we recommend weighing your product for accuracy. For optimal results, one serve of MCT should be taken daily.
We recommend adding 2 heaped teaspoons (equivalent to 10g) of MCT with 100ml of water or with a protein shake to increase calories. MCT quickly dissolves in hot or cold liquids, which makes it easy and convenient to use.
Many of our customers add MCT to their morning coffee to kick-start their day, this is sometimes referred to as a Keto Coffee, due to the fats provided in the form of medium-chain triglycerides and the caffeine-rich coffee.
MCT can be taken at any time of day depending on your goal. For those looking to improve their performance, MCT should be taken before a workout. Alternatively, for those wanting to gain mass, MCT is commonly taken before bed or post-workout to prevent muscle breakdown and assist with muscle growth.
VPAs MCT are made from 100% high-quality natural products. We believe that to produce the best MCT you need to use the best ingredients. Our MCT is made from 100% Medium Chain Triglycerides.
The benefits of the powder over the oil is simply the convenience and how someone wants to use it. MCT is easy and more palatable to add to other products to consume them together for example if it is in powder form.
Yes, our MCTs are gluten-free. As the sole ingredient in our MCT is Medium Chain Triglycerides which are a form of fat they are gluten-free.
Yes, our MCTs are lactose-free. The ingredients that we use is 100% Medium Chain Triglycerides.
Our raw natural ingredients for our MCT powder is derived from both palm and coconut oil, making it suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
To get the most out of your MCT they should be kept well sealed, protected from moisture, light and heat. Storing in a cupboard with the bag completely sealed is ideal. Don’t forget to check there is now powder in the seal of the bag when you go to close it as this will affect how well the bag seals.
MCTs are generally safe and do not have side effects. However, it doesn’t hurt to consult a medical professional, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions.
Unfortunately, we do not have samples of MCT available. You can view our sample range here (https://www.vpa.com.au/category/sample-packs)
Please ask a medical professional such as a GP or dietitian before using medium-chain triglycerides when pregnant or breastfeeding. There is nothing inherently unsafe in VPA products for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please refer to this blog for more information. (https://www.vpa.com.au/protein-safe-for-pregancy)
You can read all customer reviews of MCT by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the review stars above the product name. MCT currently have a 4.6* rating. Read some reviews of MCT below.
“Fantastic product – mixes into coffee or smoothies really easily and no overpowering taste”
- Stacey B
“Add this to my healthy smoothies has not taste so blends well”
- Brooke W
“Great for getting that extra fat into your diet. Has a slight taste when added to a protein shake but not unpleasant. No taste when added to a coffee though”
- Matt J
“Great for adding some high-quality fats and extra calories to my shakes”
- Wayne R