Mct (Medium Chain Triglycerides) is an easily digestible oil that occurs naturally in coconut and palm kernel oils.
How Mct Oil is Taken
Mct oil can be used as a salad oil or for cooking. The oil can also be used as a purified supplement in gel pill form up to 85 mg.
How Mct Oil Works
Mct oil does not travel through the lymphatic system like other oils; it goes directly to the liver to be metabolized and released as energy. Mct oil acts like a carbohydrate (fuel for the body) to provide the necessary energy and calories, but not fat that can be stored by the body.
Bodybuilders and Mct Oil
Bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts benefit from Mct oil's unique properties in that the oil can help with weight gain (muscle mass) and weight loss. Mct oil offers fat-burning energy and burns three times more than other fats. This fat-burning effect can last up to six hours after Mct oil is used.
Conditions that Benefit from Mct Oil
Mct oil promotes intestinal health by ridding the body of troublesome microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation such as Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. Mct oil also helps diabetics because it helps regulate blood sugar levels. Other problems Mct oil can help relieve are cystic fibrosis, obesity and fat malabsorption.
Hospitals and Mct Oil
Hospitals use Mct oil (more commonly known as coconut oil) in the feeding of patients intravenously from the very young or the critically ill. Mct oil is a part of the feeding formula that helps the patient regain strength.