Niulife expands MCT oil range
Fairtrade company Niulife has added 100 per cent coconut derived MCT High Performance and MCT Plus+ Endurance to its original MCT oil, meeting the growing demand for products suitable for consumers following keto diets.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are a source of naturally-occurring healthy fats that can help maintain the state of ketosis; the metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body. The oils are popular with consumers following ketogenic diets, where the goal is to receive the bulk of calories from quality fats.
MCTs convert to ketones and are rapidly absorbed and metabolised, delivering fast access to clean energy and focus within minutes of ingestion. The MCTs in coconut oil are believed to boost brain health, with promising research in its use for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions.
Niulife MCT High Performance is formulated for energy and muscles, while MCT Plus+ Endurance is fortified with Omega 3s, which can provide a more sustained energy release over six hours. Both formulas are vegan, paleo, gluten- and dairy-free. They can be stirred into coffee, tea, and smoothies, used as a salad dressing, a dipping oil or consumed straight from a spoon.
From coconuts to cashflow
Niulife is a not-for-profit company, giving 100 per cent of the profits from the sale of every one of its products back to the villages that make them. All ingredients are certified organic and sourced from ethical, family-owned producers that give back to their local communities.
The company was founded 22 years ago when virgin coconut oil was unknown around the world. At that time low quality, mass produced coconut oils were made in factories from copra, with the resultant oil highly processed to remove contaminants. Farmers received minimal return.
Niulife founder Dr Dan Etherington invented a new coconut oil press and process, Direct Micro Expelling, allowing local families to hand make the oils within an hour of opening the coconut in their own villages, creating a micro-economy of jobs and opportunities – from the farmers who pay their kindy fees in coconuts, to the local transport driver who delivers the products from other small village businesses to the outside world.
- MCT Oil | MCT High Performance | MCT Plus+ Endurance