The 15 Benefits of MCT or Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil

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MCT refers to medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are unique types of fats that can be extracted from foods like coconut oil or palm oil. Many people add MCT oil to things like coffee (i.e. bulletproof coffee), smoothies, or even salad dressings as a dietary supplement.

But why is MCT oil good for you? There are a few things that make MCT oil unique:

  • First, MCT oil turns into ketones very rapidly in the body, and it gives you energy quickly.
  • MCT oil also can bypass certain digestive processes as compared to other types of tats. You don’t need bile from your gallbladder to digest MCT oil – it just goes straight into your body where it needs to go so that you can use it for fuel.

Ultimately, the advantage of MCT oil is that it has the ability to spike ketones in the body and provide an alternative fuel source.

This can lead to several different health benefits of MCT oil.

  1. Better brain function
  2. Increased energy
  3. Better lipid profile
  4. Lowered blood sugars
  5. Reduced hunger
  6. Decreased lactate and improved endurance
  7. Fewer epileptic episodes
  8. Improved cardiovascular function
  9. Decreased symptoms of autism
  10. Antimicrobial properties
  11. Anti-inflammatory qualities
  12. Antioxidant effects
  13. Increased mood
  14. Increased absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  15. Eases transition into full ketosis