derived from coconut: other than long chain fatty acids, MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) bypass the gastrointestinal tract completely and go straight to the liver for ketone production. It’s also called ‘the glucose of the fats’. There are eleven different fatty acids in coconut. Four of them are MCT’s: Caproic acid ( C6), Caprylic acid (C8), Capric acid (C10) and Lauric acid(C12). C12 is technically an MCT but the body processes it like a long chain fatty acid. While fasting or eating a fasting mimicking diet like a low carbohydrate or keto-diet the body becomes catabolic (breakdown) and will naturally start to create ketone bodies in the liver. There are 3 main types of ketone bodies: First the body will make Acetoacetate ( AcAc), it will then turn it into the Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and when there is enough BHB the rest will explode into Acetone which we exhale or urinate. C8 is the most bio-available to create ketones in the liver and will give the body an extra boost. Once fat adapted, even in a state of catabolism, BHB is muscle protective. that’s why you should not fast when you’re not fat adapted because of the increased muscle loss (turning muscle protein into glucose).
All of our products contain the following ingredients, added with a reason
after water, collagen is the most abundant nutrient in the body. It makes up 35% of the whole bodies protein content. After the age of 25 we reduce the production of our own collagen, therefore exogenous collagen is so critical for longevity. It is needed for bile production (33% glycine) to metabolise fat, skin elasticity and repair, your bones are 60% minerals but 90% of the protein matrix in your bones is collagen,… Our diet lacks of collagen because today we mainly eat muscle meat that is high in an amino acid methionine and low in glycine. To counter Methionine, glycine is needed. Collagen is rich in Glycine, proline, hydroxyproline amino acids.