Coconut oil is not a medium chain fatty acid, why?


The carbon number of medium-chain fatty acids is between 6 and 12. It has the characteristics of high water solubility, weak electrolyte, and high ionization. Therefore, it is easier to absorb than common long-chain fatty acids (without enzymatic degradation and esterification). and can be quickly converted into energy

There are mainly 4 different medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil, which are:

47% lauric acid (lauric acid, 12 carbon atoms)

7% Capric acid (Capric acid, 10 carbon atoms)

9% Caprylic acid (Caprylic acid, number of carbon atoms is 8)

1% Caproic acid (Caproic acid, the number of carbon atoms is 6)

Some studies have shown that although lauric acid, which is the most abundant in coconut oil, is classified as medium-chain fatty acids, it is closely related to long-chain fatty acids in terms of structure, absorption and metabolism. more similar

Only 20%-30% of lauric acid is directly absorbed by the portal vein in the intestine, and the rest is absorbed and metabolized in the form of chylomicrons (accounting for 70%-75%)

However, medium-chain fatty acids are directly absorbed by the portal vein (95% of the proportion), which can see the difference.

Therefore, some of the benefits attributed to medium-chain fatty acids (such as rapid absorption) cannot be fully used for coconut oil, which is also a common misunderstanding recently.

Coconut Oil Powder

Product Name: Compound Nutritional Ingredient (Coconut Oil Powder)

English Name: Coconut Oil Powder

Shape and Properties: White powder, no foreign matter and no odor.

Component: Coconut oil, Starch Sodium Octenyl Succinate, Maltodextrin etc.

Dispersivity: It can diffuse rapidly and completely in cold water, juice and other liquids, and remain stable for a long time.

Usage: It is mainly used through two methods. One is to directly mix the powder evenly in the mixer according to the formula. And the other is to dissolve it with a little water at first, then add it to products and stir well.

Storage: Lay in a shade and cool place with sealed airtight package.

Shelf life: 24 months.