Glanbia’s KetoSure MCT powder combines MCT oil and whey protein for ketogenic sports, weight market

KetoSure MCT can be used in powdered drink mixes, hot beverage powder mixes, and snack and bar formulations.

Glanbia Nutritionals (Chicago) is serving the sports nutrition and weight management markets with a new keto powder ingredient that combines medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and whey protein. KetoSure MCT allows companies to formulate keto-friendly sports nutrition and weight management products.

“Glanbia Nutritionals’ new KetoSure MCT provides customers a unique ketogenic ingredient that combines premium whey protein isolate with high-quality, coconut-based MCT oil in a powder format,” the company said in a press release.

MCTs are growing their share in the keto market, says Glanbia, citing Innova Market Insight data. Where MCTs accounted for 11% of sports nutrition and dietary supplement launches in 2015, their share grew to 16% in 2019. In addition, the number of new keto-focused food and beverage launches doubled in the past year, says the company, citing Mintel Global New Product Database figures.

Derived from a coconut source, the MCTs in KetoSure MCT contain bioavailable C8 fatty acids. “It’s been well studied that MCT in the form of C8 is more ketogenic than other fatty acid chains,” said Mayuresh Bedekar, director of product strategic management, Glanbia Nutritionals, in a press release.

KetoSure MCT is a source of high fat (72%), moderate protein (20.5%), and low carbohydrates and sugar. It is free of any additives or carriers, remaining clean-label, and offers neutral flavor without flavor masking. KetoSure MCT can be used in powdered drink mixes, hot beverage powder mixes, and snack and bar formulations.