What Is MCT Oil Used For?
“MCTs,” a healthy type of saturated fatty acid, has been linked to several important health benefits — including improved cognitive function and support with weight management. Coconut oil is one great source of MCTs — roughly 62 percent to 65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs.
Usually, people use MCT for help with:
- Problems taking in fat or nutrients
- BRAIN Health-Nootropics
- May Improve Energy Levels, Mood and Performance
- Weight loss
- Has Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Properties
- Supports Digestion and Nutrient Absorption
- Appetite control
- Extra energy for exercise
- Helps Protect Heart Health
More research is needed to discover if MCT oil can help with any of these conditions.
Most people can tolerate this product well, considering it’s naturally found in some foods. When they do occur, MCT oil side effects are usually minor and may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and an upset stomach.
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MCT oil is a supplement made from a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides.
MCT molecules are smaller than those in most of the fats you eat (long-chain triglycerides [LCT]). This makes them easier to digest. You can absorb MCT in your bloodstream quickly. This turns it into energy you can use.
...to make it a top source of healthy fats? Medium-chain fats are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism.
This is one reason why many people claim that MCTs, including coconut oil, are burned by the body for energy, or “fuel,” instead of being stored as fat.