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The Benefits of Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oils. They’re more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats. MCTs are readily absorbed from the GI tract and are metabolized very quickly by the liver, where they are reported to encourage the use of fat for energy rather than for storage.* Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT oil for other fats in a healthy diet may therefore help to support healthy weight and body composition.*
Lets dive deeper into what MCTs are and the benefits of incorporating them into your diet. Read on to learn more!
What are MCTs?
MCTs are a type of saturated fatty acid that is metabolized differently than other types of fat. Unlike long-chain fatty acids, which need to be broken down before they can be used for energy, MCTs are absorbed and metabolized quickly. For this reason, MCTs are often used as a source of energy during exercise or when following a ketogenic diet.
The Benefits of MCTs
There are a number of potential benefits associated with consuming MCTs. Because they’re metabolized quickly, they can be a good source of energy for athletes or people who are trying to lose weight. MCTs have also been shown to increase thermogenesis, which is the production of heat in the body. This increase in thermogenesis may help to boost metabolism and promote weight loss. MCTs may also help to decrease appetite, which can further aid in weight loss efforts.*
MTCs are a type of saturated fatty acid that is metabolized differently than other types of fat. Unlike long-chain fatty acids, which need to be broken down before they can be used for energy, MTCs are absorbed and metabolized quickly. For this reason, MTCs are often used as a source of energy during exercise or when following a ketogenic diet.
There are a number of potential benefits associated with consuming MCTs including weight loss, increased metabolism, and decreased appetite.* You can find MTC oils at most health food stores or online retailers. Start with 1 teaspoon per day and increase slowly as tolerated.
Suggested Usage: Shake well before using. Take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) daily.
Store in a cool, dry and dark environment in tightly sealed original container. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature.
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (15 mL)
Servings Per Container: about 32
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Total Fat 14 g 18%**
Saturated Fat 14 g 70%**
MCT Oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides)(from coconut/palm kernel oil) 14 g
†Daily Value not established.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: < 1% Natural Chocolate Mocha Flavor.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or sesame ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. MCT oil may cause GI upset. To reduce this effect, take with food. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Storage Guidance: Store in a cool, dry and dark environment in tightly sealed original container. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature.
NOW® MCT Oil is derived from coconut/palm kernel oil that is sustainably sourced to protect our planet and preserve native wildlife habitats.
Natural color variation may occur in product.
Packaged and quality tested in the USA.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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