What is MCT oil? MCT oil is made from palm kernel oil or fractioned coconut oil. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are a thousand times better than long-chain triglycerides (LCT). MCT molecules are small and easier to digest. Your body absorbs MCT into your bloodstream, turning it into energy. Both palm oil and coconut oil are high in MCTs. Palm oil has more than 50% MCTs whereas coconut oil has more than 80% MCTs. MCT oil benefits include improved cognitive function, increased energy, and endurance, increased weight loss and better weight management reduced cholesterol levels and decreased blood sugar levels. Whether you use palm based oil or fractionated coconut oil, you’ll be winning in the benefits department and acing the health competition.