Benefits of MCT OIL

MCT oil has an impressive list of benefits. It can be not only a good fat added to your diet, it is also widely used as a carrier oil for many beauty products.  MCT OIL is extracted from coconut or palm oil, pure oil is odorless and tasteless and is safe to use and eat.

New research around MCTs discovering more and more benefits about this oil and its using for human health.

WHAT IS MCT OIL?

MCTs are medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat which is mostly derived from coconut oil and palm oil. MCTs are used and processed within the body more easily than other types of fats and sent directly to your liver.

MCTs, including coconut oil, are burned by the body for fuel, instead of being stored as a body fat.

Below are list of benefits using MCT oil:

1.Weight Loss

MCT oil can help the body produce ketones, which gives you the ability to be in ketosis faster especially when you just start the Ketogenic Diet. And it also can help to reduce keto flu symptoms.

MCTs may help burn fat during exercise, study results are mixed as to whether MCT oil can help you exercise better

2.Protect Heart

MCTs can help to prevent appearance of metabolic syndrome — metabolic disorders such as obesity, hypertension, and high glucose levels.

One of the studies of 2018 discover that MCTs showed more protective effects on cardiovascular health in rats who were fed a high-fat diet compared to low fat.

MCTs shows great results in improving lipid profiles and reducing total cholesterol.

3. Improve Energy Levels

Our brain is made up of fatty acids, so you need to get that fatty supply from your diet to feel yourself better, think clearly, perform on 100% at work and stay well and active into older age.

Medium-chain fats are one of the most easily digested, utilized and protective fatty acids that exists.

It is a good idea to make a cup of coffee with adding MCT oil on it before going to the gym to improve your performance.

It is also can improve your mood for a day. My Favorite MCT Oil powder is Salted Carmel Flavor. It is very easy to dissolve just simply add 1 scoop to your cup of coffee.

4.Gut Health

MCT oil as well as coconut oil are beneficial for balancing bacteria in our intestine, it can lower growth of bad bacteria, has positive effects on the digestive symptom, immune system, and the ability to absorb vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat.

5.Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.

MCT oil also knows with his ability to fight some types of bacteria like streptococcus, staphylococcus, can kill some fungus infection, candida, heal stomach ulcers.

6.Brain Health

Studies have shown that MCT oil and a ketogenic diet may help manage health conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism.

An MCT oil along with ketogenic diet offers an alternative energy source than glucose – ketones. This could allow brain cells to survive better. It also blocks a receptor in the brain that causes memory loss.

One study found that adding MCTs to a ketogenic or paleo diet improved autism behaviors for 6 of the 15 children involved.

7. Appetite Control

I recognize that after I drink a cup of coffee with MCT oil it literally keeps me full for a many hours.

In fact, studies shows that MCTs can help men burn about 460 extra calories a day and women about 190 extra calories. MCTs also affect your hormones, including appetite-controlling hormones, helping you feel full, speed up your metabolism and help lose belly fat.

Summary and precautions:

All those benefits are sound amazing but always make a consultation with your doctor to discuss before you take any of supplements or additives like MCT oil to your lifestyle.

Overdose of MCT oil can cause abdominal discomfort, including bloating, cramping, nausea, or diarrhea. MCT oil should not be used if you have any liver disease. Also, it has a low smoke point, so it is not recommended for cooking.