May 24, 2016
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides . They are a type of fatty acid that is derived from coconut oil. MCT oil is a super fuel for your cells, it boosts fat burning and increases mental clarity.
MCT can also help in weight lose, because it is quickly burned and metabolized. It gets absorbed directly from the gut into the liver and doesn’t get stored as fat but it's burned quickly and turned into energy.
Stop using Canola, Soybean, Corn and Safflower oils.These oils are inflammatory!
In one study published in the Journal of Obesity and Research in 2013, scientists at McGill University carried out a randomized control trial to compare the effects of medium-chain triglycerides (such as caprylic acid and lauric acid) and long-chain triglycerides (like olive oil) on body fat storage, energy expenditure, appetite control, and other aspects of weight loss in overweight men.
Researchers put these men on different diets for 28 days. They switched the diets after a short time so that they could see differences in the same subjects.
One group ate a coconut oil-rich diet, high in medium-chain triglycerides. The other group ate a diet rich in long-chain triglycerides.
Researchers found the men who ate coconut oil lost more body fat, which they attributed to a greater increase in energy expenditure and fat burning. Coconut oil actually sped up their metabolism, curbing their appetite and allowing them to lose more belly fat, as compared with the men who were on the olive oil-rich diet.
MCTs are also a unique form of saturated fat with very potent antioxidant and anti-microbial properties that support your immune system. They also provide anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and even anti-viral benefits.
Omega 6 fats are seed, bean, or grain oils (which include corn, soy, sunflower and canola oils). Once ingested, these inflammatory oils are transported to the lymphatic system and not to the blood, which means your fat tissues absorb them.
MCTs, on the other hand, are directly absorbed into the blood, and boost your metabolism, burn more calories and fat, and reduce fat storage, while curbing your appetite. That’s why we think of these fats as super fuel for your cells.
In fact, studies show MCTs help you burn about 460 extra calories a day for men and about 190 extra calories for women. MCTs also beneficially impact your hormones, including appetite-controlling hormones, that helps you feel full. It can improve your cholesterol profile.