MCT oil is a highly concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides. It is completely natural and man-made via a process called fractionation. This involves extracting and isolating the MCTs from coconut or palm kernel oil.
Food sources of MCTs include coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. Yet, their MCT compositions vary. Also, MCT oil boasts large concentrations of certain MCTs. It often contains C8, C10, or a mix of the two. There are two main ways to increase your intake of MCTs - through whole food sources or supplements like MCT oil.
For a patient’s diet, apart from the consumption of the MCT oil, we at Dr. Restivo also prescribe foods that are a healthy rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, including lauric acid and listed along with their percentage composition of MCTs
- coconut oil: 55%
- palm kernel oil: 54%
- whole milk: 9%
- butter: 8%
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MCT oils generally contain either 100% caprylic acid (C8), 100% capric acid (C10), or a combination of the two. MCT oil is that it has virtually no taste or smell. It can be consumed straight from the jar or mixed into food or drinks.
Benefits of MCT Oil
MCT Oil helps in many ways by allowing the MCTs improve blood sugar regulation, improve fat metabolism, burn calories, may improve thyroid function, improve appetite regulation and help speed up fat loss. The amount of weight loss caused by MCTs was very helpful in many ways.
High-quality studies have shown and helped determine how effective MCTs are for weight loss. It becomes a part of your weight loss programs and diet plans for weight loss with utmost ease.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article on MCT oil and what are the benefits it can help you with. Consult a dietician for understanding how to choose your diet and for how to correctly use the product. Patients from close by areas such as Shrub oak, Somers, Mohegan Lake, Cortland Manor and North Salem can definitely book your appointments and pay a visit to us!
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