“The key thing for people to know is that people with epilepsy who adopt that diet [which is what it was originally designed for] are not on it for the long-term and are under the guidance and supervision of a medical professional. They’re watched very closely.”
MCT has become very popular now thanks to the ketogenic diet.
It is thought to help keto users stay in a state of ketosis , even when they have eaten more carbs than normally allowed.
This has made many people believe it can help with rapid weight loss.
MCT oil is also able to be absorbed more quickly into the body.
This is thanks to its medium-length fatty acids.
This makes energy rapidly available to people – instead of being stored as fat.
Apparently, research around these conclusions is inconclusive and limited.
The whole process of ‘making’ MCT oil is through a process called fractionation .
It’s the process of isolating and extracting the MTS from the palm kernels and coconuts to create MCT oil.
It is a saturated fat
Sure, keto and paleo do proclaim the eating of bacon and butter.
These are both saturated fats, and they are not bad for your health.
But there is a link between the dietary intake of saturated fat and some health troubles that have been noted. WHO, FDA, and the American Heart Association all recommend that people keep their saturated fat intake low.
They recommend that people take less than 6% of their daily calories if they want to lower their risk of heart disease .
It hasn’t proven to enhance athletic performance
There are no studies to show that MCT oil does enhance athletic performance.
If there are any studies that do suggest some benefits derived from ingesting MCT oil, they have not been reviewed enough times to provide any conclusive evidence.
There is no fact sheet that evaluates the benefits of MCT oil – yet
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