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  • No. The MCTs in Melrose MCT are derived exclusively from sustainable coconuts grown in the Philippines.

  • Coconut oil is the expressed oil from the flesh of the mature coconut. Coconut Oil contains medium chain fatty acids from 6-12 chains in length but most of the fat content of whole coconut oil comes from the C12 fatty acid, lauric acid. Coconut oil and lauric acid itself has many health benefits including improved HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing fat stores but because of the slightly longer chain-length of lauric acid, less is transported directly to the liver when compared to the other MCTs (around 64% vs 90%+). So, while coconut oil is a healthy addition to the diet, which can also help to increase ketones, it is less effective for this than pure MCT oil.

  • While MCTs don’t ‘spike’ energy levels in the same way as caffeine, they can improve energy by providing a non-sugar source of energy for the brain and muscles. MCT is not a stimulant like caffeine so it does not raise heart rate or blood pressure. It can be combined with caffeine (taken together in your morning ‘mct-coffee’) to help boost energy levels and ketone production (caffeine helps to increase the production of ketones, especially in combination with MCTs!).

  • Many people who use MCTs report a boost in mental and physical energy. The ketones created when we take MCT oils increase ‘mitochondrial efficiency’ (how efficiently we use fuels, especially using fat-for-fuel) and help to supplement the brain's normal reliance on sugar. Because of this, MCTs have been shown to improve mental performance, energy, and stability of energy.

  • MCTs have been used in research for more than 50 years. They have also been present (in small amounts) in traditional diets since the dawn of time. More and more research is pointing to positive health and performance effects from MCTs, therefore, this isn’t a fad but is a valuable supplement for those wanting to improve their mental and physical performance.

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  • No. There are no sweeteners or flavours in Melrose Ascorbic Acid, Melrose Calcium Ascorbate and Melrose Sodium Ascorbate. Melrose Vitamin C plus Bioflavonoids uses a natural orange oil as flavouring.

  • The recommended daily dose for Melrose Vitamin C varieties is 1000mg – 3000mg per day. 2 grams equals approximately half a standard teaspoon. Vitamin C powder is easily dissolved in water or juice.
    For specific conditions, your health care practitioner may recommend a different dose.

  • The packaging used for Melrose vitamin C varieties is a food grade foil lined sachet. This packaging delivers optimal freshness. As vitamin C levels are depleted over time, we have chosen to package our vitamin C in smaller quantities. This means that the product is able to remain fresh and retain its potency for the duration of its use.

  • Yes, we use L-ascorbic acid as it is the consumable form of vitamin C that is able to be synthesised by your body. L-ascorbic acid is found in natural sources of vitamin C and is the only form of ascorbic acid used in supplementation. D-ascorbic is not found in nature and cannot be synthesised in the body, therefore it is never used in vitamin C supplementation.

  • The recommended daily dose of Melrose Evening Primrose Oil is 5mL per day. This is easily measured as one standard teaspoon.