Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) Oil
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are a unique form of dietary fat that impart a wide range of positive health and weight loss benefits. Studies suggest that the fast-metabolizing properties of MCT Oil increase thermogenesis and reduce body fat accumulation without any adverse effects on cholesterol or blood lipids. MCT oil, when it is metabolized in the body, behaves more like a carbohydrate than a fat.
MCT Oil may help increase energy and endurance while enhancing the results of diet and exercise. Dietary fats are molecules composed of individual carbon atoms linked into chains ranging from 2 to 22 carbon atoms in length. Long Chain Fatty chain (LCTs) ranging from 12 to 18 carbons long are the predominant form of fat in the American diet. MCTs, by contrast, are composed of only 6 to 10 carbon links.
Because of their shorter chain length, MCTs have a number of unique properties which give them advantages over the more common LCTs.