MTC's are a special class of fatty acids . Normal fats and oils contain long-chain fatty acids (LCTs). Compared to these fatty acids, MCTs are much shorter in length. Therefore, they resemble carbohydrates more than fat. As a result, they are more easily absorbed, digested, and utilized as energy than LCTs. Some studies have shown that MCT's can help in the process of excess calorie burning and weight loss.