MCT oil is a very high quality fat extracted directly from coconut oil. It is your ticket to a super fat-burning, energy and performance state.
MCT: medium-chain triglycerides.
MCTs are metabolized differently than the long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) found in most foods.
Unlike longer-chain fatty acids, MCTs are absorbed by the gut, where they can be used as an instant energy source or converted into ketones.
MCT oil increases energy, stamina, metabolism, satiety, and cognitive function, especially when compared with other types of fats, including olive oil.
- Fat burner. MCT oil is fat-burning fuel no matter what diet you are on. Your body turns MCTs into ketones, an alternative form of energy that boosts your metabolism and burns body fat.
It has about 10 percent fewer calories than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), which are found in foods such as olive oil.
- It helps to reduce hunger. MCT oil helps you feel full much longer, so you no longer have to think about what to eat every two hours. The science behind this is very simple: MCT increases ketone production. Ketones suppress ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and increase the production of cholecystokinin (CCK), which makes you feel full. - More energy. Within minutes the MCT oil is converted to ketones, providing the brain with energy and mental clarity, without sudden sugar drops classic of a traditional meal. - Boosts sports performance. Studies show that MCT oil helps you train longer, improving intensity performance and endurance. - It protects the heart. MCTs appear to be able to help decrease cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, helping to reduce the likelihood of becoming obese.