7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MCT OIL
MCT oil is a popular supplement for athletes and body builders. MCT oil is generally extracted from coconut oil because 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCT. Besides coconut oil, MCT oil is also found in other foods, such as oil palm and dairy products.
What makes MCT oil so special? Due to the presence of short-chain fatty acids in MCT oil, it is easier to digest than the long-chain fatty acids in others foods. Therefore, we can add MCT oil into our diet.
The following are the 7 benefits of MCT oils:
1# MCT oil helps to lose weight
MCT oil can increase satiety, reduce body fat, increase ketone body production and improve the intestinal environment to support weight loss.
2# MCT oil provides energy
Due to its short chain length, MCT oil tends to easily absorb by the body and can be used directly as a source of energy. If you are having ketogenic diet, MCT oil can be converted to ketones in the liver. These ketones can pass through the blood-brain barrier, making them a source of energy for brain cells.
3# MCT oil reduces the accumulation of lactic acid and helps utilize fat energy
After exercise, lactic acid levels will increase cause muscle soreness, which will affect sport performance. At this time, MCT oil may help reduce the accumulation of lactic acid in the body. In addition, MCT oil can promote fat burning during exercise. Burning more fat instead of carbohydrates to obtain energy and reduce the demand for carbohydrates during exercise.
4# MCT oil may treat epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and autism
MCT oil provides energy for the brain and allows brain cells to function normally. Therefore, MCT oil can improve brain function and may be helpful for patients with epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and autism.
5# MCT oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties
The fatty acids in MCT oil can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. It possesses antibacterial and antifungal effects to prevent infection.
6# MCT oil can reduce the risk of heart disease
Besides promoting weight loss, MCT oil can also help increase the production of HDL good cholesterol that protects the heart and reduce LDL bad cholesterol, thereby helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.
7# MCT oil helps control blood sugar levels
MCT oil may help to improve blood sugar level by increasing insulin resistance and promote utilize fat as primary energy source that can reduce carbohydrate intake.
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