FAQs about MCT Oil
Q: What is MCTlean Oil and what makes MCTlean Oil unique?A: MCTlean Oil is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. MCT oil is a unique vegetable source of fatty acids that is easily digested. Unlike long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), the predominant form of fat in the American diet, medium-chain triglycerides are absorbed by the body more quickly and more easily. Because MCT molecules are shorter in length than LCT molecules, they resemble carbohydrates and are metabolized as such in the liver. Not only do they metabolize more quickly, but they also contribute to enhanced metabolism to burn even more calories. Furthermore, MCTs are less likely to be stored as body fat than LCTs. MCT oil is unique in that it provides more than twice the energy of carbohydrates and proteins. Whereas regular fats and oils provide 9 calories per gram, MCT oil only provides 8.3 calories per gram. It delivers more than twice the amount of energy delivered by glucose, in a dense, easily adsorbed package.
Q: What RESULTS can I expect from using MCTlean Oil?A: In combination with healthy diet and lifestyle choices, MCTlean Oil supports healthy body composition and weight loss. When substituted for other fats, MCTs promote thermogenesis (heat production) in the body; therefore they promote the burning of fat. Several clinical studies have shown that consumption of MCT oil leads to greater energy expenditure than consumption of LCTs, which also contributes to weight management in conjunction with a nutritious diet. MCTs promote the development of ketones (compounds that are produced as by-products when fatty acids are broken down in the liver and kidneys), which are used as a source of energy in the heart and the brain. MCTs have even been shown to suppress appetite by satisfying our bodies’ energy needs.
Q: Who will benefit from using MCTlean Oil?A: While anyone can experience the immense health benefits of MCTlean Oil, people on weight loss programs and athletes and bodybuilders eating low-carb, high-protein diets find MCT oil especially useful. People who suffer from fat malabsorption issues (they are unable to break down LCTs into fatty acids that are absorbed into the intestines) also benefit from MCT oil. Taking MCT oil can enable them to absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins critical to proper nutrition. MCT oil benefits metabolism and digestion, so people who suffer from diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and candida are also likely to benefit from MCT oil.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with using MCTlean Oil?A: MCTlean Oil and MCT oil in general can have mild side effects. It can have a mild laxative effect and cause nausea and gastric discomfort. These effects are typically noted by beginning users of MCT oil, and can be avoided by starting with very small doses (approximately 1⁄4 teaspoon per day) and gradually increasing the dose as tolerated over time. Eventually, people who regularly use MCTlean Oil will be able to take it by the teaspoonful with very little or no side effects.
Q: What are simple ways to incorporate MCTlean Oil in my diet?A: MCTlean Oil can be easily added in smoothies and used instead of conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces, or low-heat cooking. Due to its low smoke point, MCTlean Oil is not recommended for use in frying. MCTlean Oil can also be taken as a dietary supplement as a source of beneficial fatty acids.