MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, also known as medium chain fatty acids. MCT oil is extracted from palm oil or coconut oil and theoretically consists of the fatty acids: caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), capric acid (C10) and lauric acid (C12). Applied Nutrition's MCT oil is extracted from palm oil. MCT oil has many health benefits and is often used in a keto diet. MCT (medium chain fats) are very easily converted into energy by the body because they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and converted into ketones in the liver. This is in contrast to other fats.
Fat converted into energy
Because these long-chain fats are converted into ketones, you burn fat instead of carbohydrates and ketones become your body's new energy supplier. What is also an additional advantage is the fact that MCT fats have a high satiating capacity. As a result, you are less hungry for food and therefore ideal when striving for fewer kilos.
How do you use MCT Oil?
You can use this MCT Oil in recipes, but do not heat it higher than 177 degrees. Add to your (protein) shakes. In a salad as a dressing. First take ½ scoop 2 times a day during a meal and slowly build up to 1 to 3 scoops per day.