Fast-acting metabolic fuel for energy efficient 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
Fast-acting performance fuel for cognitive and metabolic function*
Promotes mind-body vitality during intense exercise and fasted training*
Optimizes and protects brain cells’ powerhouse mitochondria*
Improves results across all fat loss programs, including ketogenic*
Healthy for Daily Use
Neuroprotective support for long-range brain health and mental energy*
State-of-the-art MCT: Clean, pure, triple-filtered and calibrated to 60% C8 and 40% C10
C8/C10 MCTs: More potent, effective and easier to digest than coconut oil
Flavor-neutral, mixes easily into coffee, shakes, smoothies, dressings
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 powerhouse 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.
C8/C10 MCT Oil is fast, potent fuel for brainpower and metabolic performance.
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
C8/C10 MCTs absorb and convert efficiently for all-round brain and body health.
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
Ketones are raised by ketogenic dieting, strategic fasting, and certain nutrients – including the medium-chain triglycerides in Performance Lab® MCT. Ketones are linked with several metabolic benefits.
Performance Lab® MCT C8/C10 and the ketones they raise combine to:
- Maintain mental energy against ketosis-related brain fog – helpful for intense training, fasted training, or maintaining motivation during weight loss
- Increase energy expenditure (EE) for optimal calorie-burning and fat-burning
- Support appetite control and faster satiety for healthy weight management
- Support a robust microbiome in the gut for healthy nutrient metabolism
- Serve as an energy source in addition to glucose during exercise
MCTs help you eat less, exercise more and burn fat quicker.
Performance Lab® MCT combination of increased energy expenditure (EE) and improved satiety can help to make any diet work better.
Research has linked a weight-loss diet that includes MCT oil to improved fat loss when compared to olive oil
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.
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.