- 29 Apr 2020
MCT Oil: What it is and Why use it.
What is MCT Oil?
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT's) are a type of fat that is found in certain oils and dairy products. MCT oil is made from these fats.
MCTs can be found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, milk and butter. MCT oil is used mostly by people who want to lose weight or boost their energy and endurance during a workout. The oil is also believed to improve brain function and possibly help with various forms of dementia.
How does MCT Oil work?
MCTs are processed by the body differently to long-chain fatty acids. Unlike other fats, it goes straight from the gut to the liver. There, they are turned into ketones to be used as a source of energy.
Ketones are chemicals produced when the liver breaks down a lot of fat. The body produces them when there is not enough insulin in the body to turn sugar into energy and can be used by the brain instead of glucose or sugar.
As the calories in MCTs are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fat. This is the basic principle of the ketogenic diet, which many people believe is an effective way for weight-loss.
Why use MCT oil?
MCTs are Medium-Chain Triglycerides that rapidly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies, providing a reliable and quick source of energy using fat instead of sugar. MCT's play a potential role in weight management, may help boost energy and endurance levels, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels and potentially improve a person’s brain and memory function thus contributing to good health and overall wellness.
Nutrilife's MCT oil is available for purchase online or at selected health shops nationwide.
Mix with your morning coffee for an energy boost. Add to smoothies, salad dressings, sauces and marinades. Suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher, Hindu, Halal & diabetic diets.