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The C8 Factor

By John Parrillo

Everyone seems to be going crazy over the “keto diet,” in which you restrict all carbs, eat a lot of fat, and consume moderate protein. Physiologically, it elevates levels of ketone bodies in your system and puts you into ketosis – a fat-burning state.

All sounds good, right?

Sure, but the keto diet is very difficult to stick to and can put you in danger of missing out on vital nutrients that you’d otherwise get from starchy carbs. For one thing, if you can’t stick to a diet for longer than half of Monday, what’s the point?

I’ve got a proposition for you: What if you could harness elevated ketone body levels and the benefits of ketosis – but without going on the highly restrictive (and boring) keto diet?

Is this something that appeals to you?


If so, then I’m happy to tell you that supplementing your diet with Parrillo CapTri® C8 MCT is the answer.

This medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is formulated with the most effective and most ketogenic MCT: caprylic acid, or C8.

Let me elaborate.

Most MCT oils are made from coconut oil or palm kernel oil. Specifically, there are four kinds of MCTs found in coconut oil: C6, C8, C10, and C12. (The numbers refer to the length of the carbon chains.) These are the four main medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil, broken down: 

• C12: Lauric acid, 45%

• C8: Caprylic acid, 7%

• C10: Capric acid, 6%

• C6: Caproic acid, 1%

Lauric acid is the least useful and most difficult to digest of all the MCTs. In fact, it behaves more like a conventional fat in the body than an MCT, and many chemists and scientists do not even want to classify it as an MCT.

So right off the bat, you can see that regular, run-of-the-mill coconut oil is high in a fatty acid that may not even be an MCT. This also means that when you consume it, you do not obtain the fat-burning benefits that some other MCTs confer. Plus, lauric acid can be more readily converted to body fat. Basically then, only 15% or less of the MCTs in coconut oil are truly effective.


Which brings us to the other MCTs. Among these, the most superior is C8. It has the best ketone-producing profile; ketones are substances in the urine which indicate that your body is burning fat. Put another way, the body produces ketone bodies when it uses fat for energy, as opposed to glucose. In fact, C8 is the fastest MCT to metabolize.

Also, C8 has been demonstrated to be up to three times more ketogenic than C10 and 4 times more ketogenic than plain old coconut oil. With C8, you can trigger ketosis, but without cutting carbs!

Bottom line: C8 is the secret fat-burning factor in CapTri® C8 MCT – because it can be converted into ketone bodies rapidly and efficiently and help the body burn fat.

But not just any fat … MCTs high in C8 burn off belly fat (including the dangerous deep fat that pads the stomach and organs), and they pry off stubborn hip fat (which should be good news for women). 

According to a review of 13 studies published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, MCTs (compared to conventional long-chain fats) decreased overall body weight naturally (without dieting) by 2 pounds on average; waist circumference by more than half an inch; and hip circumference by up to half an inch – along with statistical decreases in internal fat around organs.

What these results mean is that CapTri® C8 MCT with its powerful C8 acts as a natural fat burner, with the potential to attack all sorts of fat on the body. Also, it may serve as a supplement to prevent fat gain when used daily.

High C8 CapTri® is also: 

• A concentrated calorie source for gaining muscle mass;

• A metabolism booster;

• A source of instant energy; 

• An effective fuel for your body and brain;

• An antimicrobial agent that helps fight bacterial infections and viruses;

• A cooking agent for frying foods healthfully.

So if you want the rapid fat-burning benefits of a keto diet without having to suffer through it, make sure you’re supplementing with CapTri® and its C8.  

Supplementing with CapTri® C8 MCT

CapTri® C8 MCT is incredibly versatile and tastes delicious. Start with one tablespoon a day, and after several days, add in another tablespoon or two. You can:

• Use it as a salad dressing with a little vinegar, herbs, and spices.

• Add it to protein shakes.

• Drizzle it over vegetables or eggs.

• Top baked potatoes with it (butter-flavored CapTri® C8 MCT is yummy on spuds).

CapTri® C8 MCT is the most highly refined, ultra-purified C8 MCT on the market, specifically designed for people who want to be as lean as possible. It’s available exclusively from Parrillo Performance. 


Mumme, K., et al 2015. Effects of medium-chain triglycerides on weight loss and body composition: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115:249-263.

2019-08-11T22:10:51-04:00 August 11th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

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