MCT Oil and its Benefits, Can it really help you burn Fat?

You might’ve heard somethings about MCT oil or Coconut Oil and its benefits over the last little while as it’s become more popular with BulletProof Coffee and Keto Diets but do you know why and what MCT oil is and does? You might be a little more likely to use regularly if you did.

I’ve been using Coconut Oil and MCT oil in my Breakfast shakes long before it was cool and reaping the benefits of what that consistent intake brings.

Let’s start right from what the heck does MCT mean? MCT is short for medium-chain triglyceride, the oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides because their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats.

There are several reasons why MCT oil may be beneficial when you’re trying to lose weight.

MCT oil has been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin.

Another study also discovered a lower rise in triglycerides and glucose with MCT oil, which may also influence the feeling of fullness.

Taking MCT oil has been shown to significantly reduce body weight and waist circumference. Researchers even report that it could help prevent obesity.

Your body also processes MCTs differently, which may help you burn calories.

Your body can use MCT oil as an instant source of energy, making it unnecessary to store fat for this purpose. 

Your gut environment is very important when it comes to your weight. MCT oil can help optimize the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining, which could also help you lose weight.

MCT oil is also great for athletes!

During exercise, rising lactate levels can have a negative impact on your performance.

MCTs may help reduce lactate buildup. One study found that athletes who took 6 grams or about 1.5 teaspoons of MCTs with food before cycling had lower lactate levels and found it easier to exercise, compared to those taking LCTs like Olive Oil.

That study also found that taking the MCT oil before exercise may help you use more fat instead of carbs for energy.

Even though MCTs can increase fat burning during exercise, study results are mixed as to whether MCT oil can help you exercise better.Sounds pretty promising right? I take 1 Tablespoon every morning with my shake! Starts my day off right, burning fat and ready for performance.

You can grab some good quality MCT oil delivered right to your house from this link right here

Enjoy and if you notice any improvements please share them with us too!

-Coach Dan