NEOBEE® Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are naturally derived healthy fats, readily absorbed, low in calories and non-trans fat. MCTs’ unique physical properties enable their utility as a solubilizer for flavors, colors and bio-actives, including beverage clouding and weighting agents. Main applications are in infant formula, flavors as a carrier, weight management and sportsnutrition solutions.
The nutritional value of MCTs is due to their metabolic efficiency of “fat to energy” conversion in our bodies. Unlike typical long chain fats that travel through the body’s lymphatic system, MCTs are transported directly to the liver, where they are preferentially and efficiently burned for energy. Clinically supported studies demonstrate efficient fat metabolism. When compared to conventional fats, MCTs have shown greater energy expenditure by as much as 48% and 65% in lean and obese individuals, respectively. Although they are completely saturated, NEOBEE MCTs have little effect on cholesterol levels under normal circumstances and provide fewer calories per gram compared to long chain fats.