Fast-acting metabolic fuel for peak mind-body performance
MCT’s are healthy fats found in coconut oil – but coconut oil isn’t always healthy.
Inferior MCT oils are made from GMO coconuts, hydrogenated, chemically processed with hexanes, and may even go rancid. Many use C6+C12 MCTs, which are less beneficial and linked to gastric distress.
Performance Lab® MCT is the ultimate MCT oil upgrade: Beneficial C8+C10 MCTs only, sourced from 100% organic non-GMO coconuts, cold-extracted with hexane-free technology and 3X distilled for purity.
Designed for Performance
Healthy for Daily Use
MCT Oil, 12.2 g
(C8/C10 Medium-Chain Triglycerides from 100% Organic Coconuts)
MCTs are healthy fats found in coconut oil that may be the ultimate performance fuel for brainpower and metabolic function. There are four MCTs, ranging from 6 to 12 carbon atoms in length:
- C6 – Caproic Acid
- C8 – Caprylic Acid
- C10 – Capric Acid
- C12 – Lauric Acid
Performance Lab® MCT supplies C8/C10: The two most effective MCTs. Performance Lab® MCT C8/C10 possess several key advantages as human performance fuel:
- Absorb as rapidly as glucose; a fat fuel source that mimics carbohydrate
- Convert efficiently in the liver into ketones to promote nutritional ketosis
- Optimize mitochondria power plants for brain health and mental energy
- Enhance fat burning and energy expenditure for fitness and weight management
Performance Lab® MCT C8/C10 bioactivities promote several downstream benefits for brain health and metabolic function.
Performance Lab® MCT Brain Support
MCT brain benefits are mostly attributed to their ability to raise ketones.
However, the C8/C10 MCTs in Performance Lab® MCT also enhance brainpower via pathways unrelated to ketones. Performance Lab® MCT C8/C10 help the brain with:
The fastest and most efficient substrate for raising ketone brain fuel.
The brain consumes 20% of the body’s energy, using glucose as its primary fuel source. Glucose may run low under conditions of:
- High-intensity training and fasted training
- Dietary regimens that reduce simple sugars
- Keto, paleo, low-carb, intermittent fasting
- Age-related decline in glucose metabolism
Low glucose fuel means low brain energy – potentially creating problems with memory, mood, clarity, energy, physicality and even long-range brain health.
When glucose runs low, the brain switches to its backup battery: ketones.
As the only alternative fuel source that can replace glucose in the brain, ketones play a crucial role in brain energy and brain health.
Performance Lab® MCT C8 and C10 are fast brain fuel: Rapidly metabolized into ketones that can cross the blood brain barrier, enter powerhouse mitochondria within brain cells, and fuel production of ATP energy that powers all cognition.
2x mitochondria support for brain health and mental energy
Ketones support mitochondria. Unlike other MCTs, Performance Lab® C8/C10 MCTs increase ketone bodies and cross the blood-brain barrier to optimize brain mitochondria.
Performance Lab® MCT C8 + C10 and the ketones they raise combine to:
Performance Lab® MCT fuels brain cells and optimizes their mitochondria for energy efficiency – uniquely supporting mental energy, clarity and long-range health.
Did you know? MCT mitochondria support has also been shown to improve muscle function under high temperature, suggesting potential physical energy benefits in addition to brain energy benefits.
Performance Lab® MCT Metabolic Support
MCTs help you eat less, exercise more and burn fat quicker.
Performance Lab® C8/C10 MCT Caprylic (C8) and Capric (C10) MCTs are sourced from organic, Non-GMO Project Verified coconuts – offering several quality and cleanliness advantages over other forms:
|Good||Coconut Oil||55% MCT||Coconuts are high in the less-effective, indigestion-inducing C12, but only 13% of the most beneficial C8/C10 MCTs||May be genetically modified, hydrogenated (trans fats) or have questionable origins; may go rancid||May be associated with gastric distress|
|Better||MCT Oil||100% MCT||May be processed to supply higher ratio of cheap C12 and lesser quantities of the most effective C8/C10 MCTs||May be genetically modified, hydrogenated (trans fats), sourced from cheap palm oil or have questionable origins||May be associated with gastric distress|
|BEST||Performance Lab® MCT||100% MCT||Precisely calibrated to supply only 100% of the best MCTs: 60% C8 and 40% C10||Premium MCTs; 100% non-GMO organic-certified coconut source; shelf-stable||Clean, highly purified and C8/C10 for easy, comfortable absorption|
Performance Lab® MCT may be taken by anyone seeking a clean, energy-efficient fuel source brain function and metabolic performance. Performance Lab® MCT may be especially helpful for those who are practicing intermittent fasting or fasted training, since MCTs serve as an alternative fuel that maintains energy during calorie restriction.
Take one tablespoon daily as needed for mind-body vitality. Take straight or add to coffee, shakes, smoothies, drinks, dressings and sauces. Best when used daily and consistently. For advanced usage guidelines visit www.performancelab.com/advanced.
Many products on the market supply C8 only. While C8 is the most ketogenic medium-chain triglyceride, it is also the most expensive. Some supplements that supply only C8 use this fact to justify a higher price tag for oils that may not realize MCT’s full potential.
Performance Lab® MCT uses C8 + C10 MCTs because they are the two medium-chain triglycerides that are most readily available to the brain. C 10, meanwhile, supplies mitochondria optimizing activity that extends C8’s brain fuel benefits.
United in Performance Lab® MCT, C8 + C10 are the two medium-chain triglycerides that deliver the broadest spectrum of benefits, the greatest tolerability, and best affordability.
Like other Performance Lab® supplements, Performance Lab® MCT is designed to be safe for long-term daily use, without the need for cycling. Performance Lab® MCT achieves this by using pure, potent ingredients that are dosed appropriately and in line with clinical research. Performance Lab® MCT’s clean formula design – free of GMOs, gluten, soy, colorants, preservatives and other additives – is also well-tolerated by the body, and safe for long-term use. Performance Lab® MCT avoids the use of caffeine and stimulants, further strengthening its safety and tolerability profile.
NutriGenesis® is a Performance Lab® nutrition technology innovation: Vitamins, minerals and amino acids grown in live cultures at our state-of-the-art lab.
A true biological nutrient form, NutriGenesis® closely mirrors the molecular structure of food nutrients. NutriGenesis® nutrients offer significant advantages over standard nutrient forms.
Featured in several Performance Lab® formulas, NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and amino acids are bioengineered to be safe, active and highly effective for overall health and performance.
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are the most important nutrients you need to build a strong foundation for health and performance.
Performance Lab® developed NutriGenesis® to have our own in-house vitamins, minerals and amino acids to use in our own nutritional supplements.
In producing NutriGenesis®, Performance Lab® can best maintain our industry-leading quality standards for cleanliness, purity, effectiveness and eco-friendliness, across all our ultramodern formulas.
Not all vitamins, minerals and amino acids are the same. There are many nutrient forms, produced with a variety of processes. Some of the most popular nutrient forms available in supplements today include:
Whole Food Concentrates
Whole food vitamin and mineral supplements are sourced from fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms. They include natural cofactors that make food nutrients so easy for the body to absorb and utilize. However, they do require extensive processing and may be made with GMOs, mass agriculture and dirty eco-destructive practices.
Isolated Chemical (USP) Nutrients
Isolated Chemical (USP) is the cheapest vitamin and mineral form found in the most basic multivitamin supplements. This synthetic form chemically alters vitamins and minerals, isolating them from their whole-food cofactors. As a result, Isolated Chemical (USP) nutrients are typically harder to absorb and less effective than whole food nutrients.
In this process, a mineral nutrient (such as iron, calcium, zinc) is bound with a chelator: An organic molecule (often an amino acid) that is large enough to enrobe the mineral. By surrounding the mineral, the chelator protects it against degradation. Chelated nutrients are highly stable and may improve nutrient uptake and utilization.
NutriGenesis® is different from traditional nutrient forms: Bioengineered to be better.
NutriGenesis® are cultured nutrients that replicate the creation of vitamins, minerals and aminos in nature.
NutriGenesis® is based on the work of Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Albert Szent Gyorgy, who theorized that nutrients presented in their naturally grown forms supply cofactors that make them more bioavailable, biologically active and effective than nutrients that are isolated.
In the NutriGenesis® process, single-cell organisms (Lactobacillus probiotics and brewer’s yeast) are seeded with micronutrients in a hydroponic growth medium.
The live single-cell organisms “eat” the micronutrients, divide and thrive. As the cultures grow, they produce fresh new NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and aminos within a matrix of natural cofactors. This familiar structure is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body.More on the NutriGenesis® Process
NutriGenesis® advantages over other forms:
NutriGenesis® is essentially food nutrition. Mirroring food nutrients molecule-by-molecule, our vitamins, minerals and aminos are presented in pure elemental form. Maximum nutrition: Nothing more, nothing less.
Enhanced effectiveness. Because NutriGenesis® nutrients are in food-matrix form, they are recognized by the body as nature-identical -- maximizing nutrient uptake, bioavailability and beneficial activity.
Patented and researched. The patented process behind NutriGenesis® has been shown in research to enhance nutrient absorption and retention (when compared to chemical isolates).
Cleaner and safer. NutriGenesis® is produced in a sterile, tightly controlled lab setting. NutriGenesis® is minimally processed, requiring no pesticides, herbicides or other synthetics associated with some other whole-food nutrients.
Better for the planet: The NutriGenesis® process is clean and efficient, with little carbon footprint or environmental impact – especially when compared to factory farming for phytonutrients and strip mining for minerals.
It all begins with NutriGenesis® Multi for Men and Multi for Women: Performance Lab®’s multivitamin starting point for human performance optimization.
NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and amino acids are also found in Performance Lab® formulas Stim, Flex, BCAA, Pre, Post and Maintain.
Beyond Performance Lab®, NutriGenesis® B-Vitamins are found in Mind Lab Pro®: the Universal Nootropic™.
30-Day Performance Promise
Your first order of any Performance Lab® product is covered by our 30-day performance promise.
Put Performance Lab® MCT to the test for a full 30 days and if you don’t see results, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.
Simply get in touch with a member of our Customer Care team to arrange the return of the empty bottle, and any unused bottles.
The Performance Lab® Performance Promise covers one box of any of our products, up to a maximum of three products per order.
MCT stacks well with…
MCT + Mind
MCT helps to fuel and optimize brain cells’ energy-generating mitochondria.
Mind also supports brain cells’ mitochondria, as well as promoting brain chemicals, healthy brain structure, cerebral circulation, brain energy and more.
Take MCT + Mind as a stack for overall cognitive performance with an emphasis on clean, stim-free mental energy.Learn More
MCT + Energy
Energy helps multiply, protect and enhance mitochondria in both mind and body.
MCT adds complementary support that fuels and protects mitochondria.
Take MCT + Energy as a double-strength mitochondrial support stack that unlocks clean, revitalizing mind-body energy that powers you to peak performance without the use of caffeine or other stimulants.Learn More
MCT + Burn
SPORT Burn promotes fat loss across several pathways, including thermogenesis, metabolism, lipolysis and lean muscle support.
MCT adds complementary fat loss support for appetite control and calorie intake reduction.
Both SPORT Burn and MCT also benefit fasted training specifically – maintaining muscle mass and mental energy during fasting, respectively.
Together, MCT + SPORT Burn form a potent stack for optimizing all fat loss programs, especially keto and calorie restriction.Learn More
MCT + Protein
SPORT Protein supports ideal body composition by promoting muscle development and helping with appetite control.
MCT also controls appetite, but via unique pathways that complement SPORT Protein.
Together, Performance Lab® MCT + SPORT Protein form a must-have stack for maximizing results from any muscle-building fat loss regimen.Learn More
MCT + Carb
SPORT Carb adds fast-acting, stim-free muscle fuel to MCT ketone brain fuel.
Together, MCT + SPORT Carb form a potent combination for athletes who require stim-free mind-body energy.
Take MCT + SPORT Carb to achieve greater focus, strength, intensity and overall performance across all types of training, exercise and competition.Learn More
The research and studies behind Performance Lab® MCT.