MCT simply stands for medium chain triglycerides, as opposed to long chain triglycerides (LCT), which are found in most foods. MCT is comprised of primarily capylic and capric fatty acids, and is a light yellow, odorless, translucent liquid at room temperature. MCT oil occurs naturally in coconut oil and other foods. Supplementation with MCT oil began as a fat source to help treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, obesity, and fat malabsorption. It has also been used at add calories to infant, and certain other formula. Recently, athletes, bodybuilders, and diet gurus have jumped the MCT bandwagon, embracing its fat burning and energy sustain powers.