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San Diego, CA – Burning Fat and Getting Fit with MCT Oil – Nutrition Store Blog

What exactly is MCT oil, and why is it so beneficial for you?


Many people supplement MCT oil into their diet by adding it to drinks such as smoothies, coffee, and salad dressings. Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is comprised of tryglyceride fats that, due to their short length, are digested with ease and are connected to many health benefits. MCT oil is usually extracted from other oils containing MCTs, such as coconut oil and palm oil.  There are numerous benefits to adding this oil into your diet.


MCT oil can be conducive to weight loss because it increases the release of the hormones peptide YY and leptine, which increase feelings of fullness. Continual eating is often an obstacle blocking weight loss, so MCT oil can help you feel satisfied and not need to eat for longer periods of time. It additionally has 10% less calories than longer chained fats such as nuts, olive oil, and avocados. The body can convert MCTs into ketones, which are produced when the body runs out of carbohydrates to burn and resorts to burning fat.  Because of this, for those on the keto diet MCT oil can be an aid to staying in the fat-burning state of ketosis.


When MCT oil is ingested, it goes immediately to the liver and is easily converted into energy, so it is an excellent way to get an energy pickup. MCT oil can also help support the beneficial bacteria in the gut, which may assist in weight loss. It can even fight against detrimental bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi.


Taking MCT oil has also become popular among athletes. When a person exercises, lactic acid builds up in the muscles and can decrease their performance ability. MCT oil may help to reduce the buildup of lactate, enabling athletes to workout harder and longer with greater endurance. Although the current research is limited, MCT oil may be beneficial to the brain and helping decrease diseases to the brain. A small amount of research has shown that MCT oil can aid in comprehension of elderly persons.  NOW Foods produces a very high quality MCT oil and comes in a variety of flavors.


Please feel free to stop by SD Discount Nutrition Superstore in Downtown San Diego to talk about MCT oil or anything else health related.  We’re always here and happy to help with your health and nutritional needs.

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