Both MCT and coconut oil work in our device - but it must be in liquid form so if your coconut oil solidifies then it will need to be warmed to a liquid state before testing. Here's a little Q&A about coconut oil and MCT.
Question: Will this unit measure infusions made with MCT oil or does it just consider coconut oil?
Answer: It will work with both coconut oil and MCT under the Coconut Oil Setting. Make sure your MCT is made from 100% pure coconut oil.
Question: What is MCT?
Answer: MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. MCT molecules are smaller than those in most of the fats you eat (long-chain triglycerides [LCT]). This makes it easier to digest. You can absorb MCT in your bloodstream quickly. This turns it into energy you can use.
Question: What is MCT oil made from?
Answer: MCT oil is a byproduct of coconut or palm kernel oil that is produced by extracting pure MCTs from the whole food. Coconut oil is the primary source for MCT oil, but palm kernel oil is also very common, making up nearly 34 percent of MCT oil production.
Note - Our device may not work if your MCT is derived from palm kernel oil. So make sure the label on your MCT is made from 100% pure coconut oil.
Question: Does it matter if my coconut oil is organic or not?
Answer: No. Just make sure it is food grade. If you see a label on the product that says "for external use only" DO NOT use it in our testing tray. It will damage the tray.
Here are a few Do's and Don't's when it comes to coconut oil and MCT.
Do - make sure your solid coconut oil stays liquid during testing. If the material starts to turn solid, you will need to clean it out of the tray and start the process over with your liquid material.
Don't - heat your coconut oil while in the testing tray or the tray will become damaged.
Do - make sure it is 100% pure coconut oil - not palm oil.
Don't - use a product that says "for external use only". Coconut oil for topical purposes has additional unlisted ingredients that will damage the testing tray.
Do - use a product that is food grade quality.