Medium Chain Triglycerides Oil
Fat Modified Diets
Indications And Clinical Uses: A dietary supplement for use in the nutritional management of children and adults who cannot efficiently digest and absorb conventional long chain food fats.
Precautions: In persons with advanced cirrhosis of the liver, large amounts of medium chain triglycerides in the diet may result in elevated blood and spinal fluid levels of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), due to impaired hepatic clearance of these fatty acids, which are rapidly absorbed via the portal vein. These elevated levels have been reported to be associated with reversible coma and pre coma in certain subjects with advanced cirrhosis, particularly with portacaval shunts. Therefore, diets containing high levels of medium chain triglyceride fat should be used with caution in persons with hepatic cirrhosis and complications thereof, such as portacaval shunts or tendency to encephalopathy.
Dosage: 15 mL 3 to 4 times per day. M.C.T. Oil should be mixed with fruit juices, used on salads and vegetables, incorporated into sauces for use on fish, chicken, or lean meat, or used in cooking or baking.
Availability And Storage: Each 15 mL of bland tasting, light yellow colored oil weighs 14 g and contains 115 calories. M.C.T. Oil provides 8.3 calories/g. It is a lipid fraction of coconut oil and consists primarily of the triglycerides of C8 and C10 saturated fatty acids. Approximate fatty acid percentages are: shorter than C6 maximum 6%, C8 (Caprylic) 60 to 80%, C10 (capric) 18 to 32%, C12 and higher maximum 4%. Amber bottles of 500 mL, cases of 6.
M.C.T.® OIL Mead Johnson Medium Chain Triglycerides Oil Fat Modified Diets