MCT Oil USPâ¢ are special fatty acids which are metabolized more fully for energy in the body. Ordinary fats and oils contain long-chain fatty acids (LCTs). MCTs are much shorter in length thus resembling carbohydrates more than fat. As a result, they are more rapidly absorbed by the body and metabolized as fuel thus converted into fuel for immediate use in the mitochondria, instead of being stored as fat. MCTs have been shown to enhance thermogenesis (heat production) in the body, promoting the burning of body fat. MCTs contain fewer calories and contribute to an enhanced metabolism to burn even more calories!