I started my wellness journey to lose fat and gain muscle back in January of 2018—and have since dropped 63 pounds by following a ketogenic diet and using intermittent fasting. Eating a high-fat diet is the cornerstone of my keto lifestyle and I’ve been using MCT oil to support my eating style. MCT oil (an oil that contains medium-chain triglycerides) supplies fat to my body and is an easy source of energy.
Trying A New MCT Oil
Having tried a few MCT oils before, I was curious to test out the Dr. Formulated 100% Organic Coconut MCT Oil from Garden of Life, which is made from organic coconut and provides 13 grams of MCTs per serving.
The Vitamin Shoppe sent me the product to try and I began using it alone, in my coffee, or in my pre-workout shake (I use Pre Kaged by Kaged Muscle). I took it two or three times per day on the days I lifted weights and once or twice on days that I didn’t.
I was curious to see if there was much of a difference between the Garden of Life MCT oil and the other MCT oil products that I’ve used in the past. As I put the product to the test, I was primarily judging taste and effect.
I found that the taste and texture of the Garden of Life MCT Oil were much more pleasant than the others that I have used. In fact, the taste and texture were fantastic! The mild coconut scent was nice, as well. Who doesn’t like the smell of coconuts?
Because the taste and texture were so much more pleasant and edible, I even enjoyed using the MCT oil without mixing it into a drink. When I needed a lift first thing in the morning or during the afternoon, I took a serving of MCT oil (one tablespoon) and it really got the ball rolling.
My Final Thoughts
Ultimately, the Garden of Life MCT oil not only met but exceeded my needs and expectations. I was very happy with this product and will absolutely continue to use it. I’ve recommended it to my friends on Facebook and my colleagues at work, and may even look into other products from the Garden of Life line.
This Wellness Tester received free products in exchange for an honest review.