What are MCTs?
MCTs are medium chain triglycerides that come from coconut oil and are easily broken down for the body to use as energy instead of being stored as fat! When your liver breaks down fats in the body they create ketones which provide energy.
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a special type of fatty acids which are metabolized more fully for energy in the body. Normal fats and oils contain long-chain fatty acids (LCTs). When compared to these fatty acids, MCTs are much shorter in length thus resembling carbohydrates more than fat. As a result, they are more quickly absorbed by the body and metabolized as fuel. Because of this quick metabolism, the calories in MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use in the mitochondria, instead of being stored as fat.
Why are we lacking MCTs?
The modern diet is lacking MCT nutrition due to low use of coconut oil and real dairy products from a good source.
Benefits of MCTs:
These oils are providing beneficial fatty acids into our diet which are very important for overall health and wellness.
Not only does MCT oil fuel your brain but it also helps you think more clearly, experience better digestion, balance hormone levels and fight off infection!
How can I use MCT oil?
Some great ways to incorporate MCT oil are in salad dressing, sauces, beverages or cooking as a source of beneficial fatty acids.
* MCTs have been shown to enhance thermogenesis (heat production) in the body, thereby promoting the burning of fat.
* MCTs contain fewer calories than LCTs, are metabolized quicker and actually contribute to an enhanced metabolism to burn even more calories!
* MCT Oil USP™ can also be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces or cooking as a source of beneficial fatty acids. It is not recommended for use in frying due to its low boiling point.
Ingredients: 100% USP (United States Pharmacopeia) Verified MCT Oil (from coconut oil).
Contains NO: Milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, corn protein, yeast, animal products, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.
Directions: Take 1 tablespoon two to four times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
WARNING: MCT Oil USP™ may cause a mild laxative effect.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.