Within recent months, there has been a lot of buzz going around the fitness industry over a hidden gem that's able to revolutionize your gains across the board, and this silent treasure is known as MTC oil.
If you're anything like me in the beginning, you might be thinking, this is just another fad, crazy supplement, or super pill that the mainstream fitness industry is just trying to endorse to make them rich, and hey that might be true, but if a good this is REALLY a good thing, wouldn't be smart to promote it and put a little money in your pocket while helping others? Needless to say, I was skeptical, so I had my team do a little digging to see what the hype was, and I have to say, I was really impressed.
MCTs -- medium-chain triglycerides, is a type of healthy fats that has some crazy awesome benefits to both improves your cognitive functions, but it also helps as a super booster for weight management. In our western world way of thinking, we have been conditioned to believe that all saturated fats are bad fats and that's not completely true. For example, one of the best and most commonly known forms of MTC oil is coconut oil. Coconut oil's MTC oil content level ranges from about 62% - 65% which is staggering. "Certain saturated fats, especially MCTs and other healthy fats found in things like coconut oil or grass-fed beef, are in fact easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and might even have more benefits related to heart health, obesity prevention and brain health, too." --- www.draxe.com. This was a mind-blowing find for me because most people, including myself, don't think of consuming fats to regulate your weight. However, before we dive too deeply into this, let's first explain what exactly is MTC oil.
So What's MTC Oil?
The length of MTC oil's chemical structure is how it got it's name, because fats are categorized by how many carbons they have ranging from short to long chains. Medium chained fats digest more easily and are able to positively alter your metabolism because it goes directly to your liver. So in a "coconut" shell, MTC oils are used for energy and fuel and not stored in those unwanted love handles.
Medium-chain fatty acids are capable of helping you:
Maintain a healthy weight — since they make you feel full Specifically reduce stored body fat — since they also raise your metabolic function Have more energy Think more clearly Experience better digestion Balance hormone levels Improve your mood Fight bacterial infection and viruses Absorb fat-soluble nutrients from various foods
It Can Help You Lose & Regulate Weight
Living in the society we do, There are temptations all around for ways to be unhealthy, and even some of the "healthy" things aren't so healthy as they try to make themselves appear to be, but is we can have any extra aid in losing weight and getting our metabolism regulated, than I think it's worth it. MTC oil has the ability to raise your metabolic rate, but that doesn't mean that you should down a whole bottle of MTC oil, then go check the scale to see how many pounds you've lose. That's not quite the message. There has been many studies that's shown that MTC oil can leave positive metabolic effects, but not every study has shown that it can produce weight loss. "Experimental studies demonstrate that dietary MCTs suppress fat deposition through enhanced thermogenesis and fat oxidation in both animals and humans. (4) In other words, it’s believed that they help the body produce ketones, which gives you the same benefits as the ketogenic diet without needing to cut carbs to drastically low levels."
Digestion & Nutrition Absorption
MTC oil is a great aid in regulating the bacteria in your gut, which heightens your ability to absorb more nutrients and actually get what you're supposed to get out of your foods, instead of the extra stored fat. "Here are some known to be killed by medium-chain fats: streptococcus(which causes strep throat, pneumonia and sinus infections), straphylococcus (which causes food poisoning and urinary tract infections), neisseria (which causes meningitis, gonorrhea and pelvic inflammatory diseases), and some other strains that cause stomach viruses, candida, ulcers and sexually transmitted diseases."