Bulletproof Radio QA 191

Dave: Hi, everyone. It�s Dave Asprey withBulletproof Radio. Today�s cool fact of the day is that it�s no secret I love fatbut there�s new research that says even high fat diets can be brain protective. Thetheory behind this research is that fat particularly mediumchain triglycerides gives the brainenough energy to trigger selfrepair, the idea that your brain cells like ketones especiallythe neurons, that it may give them the ability to repair themselves more. We don�t knowthis for sure. It�s just intriguing research but it�s cool. Today�s episode is oneof my favorite kinds and one of your favorite kinds too because it�s a Q and A episode.We get so many questionsonline and I don�t

do these as often as I would like becauseI really like the opportunity to do themperson with someone else rather than overSkype. If you�re watching this live, you probablynoticed that I�m notmy normal studio. That�s because I�m here at Tampa at JJVirgins Mindshare event. She brings together about a huned successful health influencers,people who are working to make everyone around us healthier. I�m honored to be here butit gave me an excuse to hang out with my buddy, Zak. Zak is going to run through a bunch ofyour questions that you�ve submitted on Facebook, on YouTube and on our blog postsjust at the very bottom of the blog. If it�s

a podcast blog, there�s a form that youcan use to submit questions. If you�re listening to this and you want to get one of your questionsanswered, submit it there and we track these things. Then, every time Zak and I sit downtogether, we go through and I�ll answer them for you to the best of my ability. Allright, Zak. Let�s do it, man. Zak: All right. Our first question comes fromBodjie. He says, �Hi, Dave. I�ve been using your products for the last six monthsnow. I just want to ask what is the difference between MCT oil, XCT oil and brain octane? Dave: This is a thinly veiled � This isactually a question from someone? This isn�t

like a marketing question? Zak: Actually, we got a bunch of the samequestions. People want to know. Dave: Good. MCTs are, if you look at thisfrom a marketing perspective, there�s four kinds of MCTs. The coconut oil companies willsay, �Oh, look. This is 62% MCT,� but they�re lying to you because the richestsocalled MCT that�scoconut oil is called lauric acid. It�s the predominant fattyacid like that. In coconut oil, there�s just one problem. It doesn�t get processedby the liver like a mediumchain triglyceride. It gets processed like a longchain triglyceride.You can get away with selling lauric acid

as a mediumchain triglyceride even thoughit�s a lie. It�s not a mediumchain triglyceride. It doesn�t work that way. Now, lauric acid�sgood for you but it�s dirt cheap. It�s called eat coconut oil because half of coconutoil is lauric acid. I recommend eating coconut oil as a way to get that one MCT. There�s four kinds of MCTs that differentcompanies will try and sell us as real MCT just like coconut oil companies but you�renot getting the purest stuff that we�re using from metabolic activation. Now, that�splain MCT. There�s also problems with just normal commodity MCT that had to do with somethingcalled C17. I wrote about thisthe Bulletproof

Diet book. C17 is an odd chain fat that�smade by less pure processes. If you�ve ever had severe disaster pants after using commodityMCT, there�s a reason for that. Some of it comes from cosmetic machines. Some of it�simported from China but most of it has the C17 which causes the gastro distress. It happens.You get much less of that from XCT oil. Now, XCT oil is the two shortest lengths.It�s not all four of the MCTs. It�s just two of them. It�s the C8 and the C10. XCToil which we usually call the upgraded MCT oil, that stuff is distilled an extra timemore than normal MCTs that you�d find on the market. It�s that extra step of distillationand filtering that gets rid of the C17 and