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Anyone Tried this MCT oil

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Hi all,

Posted this in the food and drink before but thought I would try here, this MCT oil os only £2.31 for 450ml plus shipping has anyone tried this brand before? I am keen to stock up as on the keto diet. https://www.pipingrock.com/mct/mct-oil-medium-chain-triglycerides-16-fl-oz-473-ml-bottle-41615?rwcode=HDB845

Please let me know

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  • MalMonroeMalMonroe Forumite
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    No. And I wouldn't either. It looks not only cheap but also nasty. Are you sure you need this kind of thing? And if so, why not see your GP?
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    MalMonroe said:
    No. And I wouldn't either. It looks not only cheap but also nasty. Are you sure you need this kind of thing? And if so, why not see your GP?
    MCTs are part of refined coconut oil (usually) so no nastier than any other oil. But I can't think why the average person would need to boost their caloric intake with special oil (although the average person isn't usually on the keto diet and might require or benefit from it, I really don't know).

    Would they even be able to post to the UK? I can't buy toiletries from the US because they won't post, and even if they could, the postage would be insane. For an ordinary small, lightweight parcel it's usually ~$15 to start with.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    What does this oil do (or claim to do)?

    I am very distrustful of any company that wants your contact details before it will tell you how much they charge in shipping costs.
  • edited 19 November at 12:22PM
    EmmiaEmmia Forumite
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    Is this one of those scams, where the initial bottle is very cheap, but in purchasing you sign up to a CPA and commit to paying £100+ (i.e. significantly over the odds) every month/3 months for more oil whether you want it or not. 

    Holland and Barrett will sell you a jar of coconut oil for £7.99 for 750ml at the moment, which may be cheaper than this stuff + postage if you want to "stock up" https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/vita-coco-coconut-oil-60028206?skuid=028208
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Emmia said:
    Is this one of those scams, where the initial bottle is very cheap, but in purchasing you sign up to a CPA and commit to paying £100+ (i.e. significantly over the odds) every month/3 months for more oil whether you want it or not. 

    Holland and Barret will sell you a jar of coconut oil for £7.99 for 750ml at the moment, which may be cheaper than this stuff + postage if you want to "stock up" https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/vita-coco-coconut-oil-60028206?skuid=028208
    And possibly even cheaper than H&B if you shop around.

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