Decanoic acid (capric acid)
MCT oil which is combination of caprylic acid and capric acid works much better in terms of improving mood than MCT oil which is only caprylic acid. Caprylic is octanoic acid. Capric acid is decanoic acid. Decanoic acid but not octanoic acid provides better seizure control than valproic acid..
The effect of capric acid may not be all be via increased ketones.. Capric acid inhibits glutamate AMPA receptors.
Caprylic acid could still be very important to the action of MCT oil. Capryilc acid is octanoic arid which is required for the synthesis of lipoic acid. Lipoic acid is a co-factor for the 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex. .and the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.
Plus MCT oil which is combination of caprylic acid and capric acid is energizing via metabolism of MCT’s.