MCT oil: 3 health benefits
What is MCT oil?
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride. Triglyceride is another word for a fat molecule, which consists of a glycerol “backbone” with 3 loose fatty acids attached. Medium Chain means that the fatty acids have a medium chain (6 to 12 carbon atoms), in contrast to 'normal' fats which have long chains (13 to 22 carbon atoms). MCT oil is mainly extracted from Palm oil and coconut oil. For example, in coconut oil, the MCT content is about 65%. MCT oil falls under the category of saturated fats. Unlike normal saturated fats, these medium chain saturated fats are not harmful to the heart and blood vessels. MCT even has several health benefits which we will cover in this blog.
1. MCT oil provides fast but stable energy throughout the day
Since MCTs are small molecules, they, like glucose, can be absorbed directly from the intestinal wall into our bloodstream and from there taken directly to the mitochondria as a source of energy. They are therefore easy for our body to digest. They are a clean and fast fuel for your mitochondria and are therefore not used for fat storage. Also, MCTs do not require energy from the liver, bile and pancreas to aid in digestion, as with all other fats. MCTs therefore have nothing to do with the cholesterol metabolism in your liver and they therefore do not raise your cholesterol.
MCT oil is perfects to add to your Energy & focus blend or whatever other coffee, for an extra boost. It is tasteless and makes your coffee even creamier. Order here your MCT oil and enjoy the benefits mentioned above.
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