MCT oil is a healthy fat, like olive oil or coconut oil and is derived from coconut. Many are a combination of caprylic acid, lauric acid and palm oil. Your body turns MCTs (medium chain fatty acids) into molecules called ketones. Studies have shown that ketones are a source of energy that helps burn fat, curb cravings and power the brain. Many who do the Keto diet use MCT oil to help produce from ketones. There are many promising benefits of MCT oil, such as weight loss, gut health and brain boosting, but I want to focus on just one:
Lowering blood sugar and insulin levels.
You can mix MCT into your coffee or tea or use it as part of a salad dressings.
And the news of it to help people get into and stay into ketosis (fat burning) isn’t new either. However, the positive associations with lower glucose, insulin and HA1c are extremely positive. Furthermore because of the breath of the research I’ve failed to mention the positive effects of MCT to lowering the risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Heart Disease. Lastly, I am the first one to tell you MCT OIL doesn’t work in a vacuum. Although there are some demonstrated positive effects on losing weight and lowering blood glucose even if a person is not following The Right Diet, those benefits will be limited. I don’t want to lull you into a false sense that you can eat cereal, pizza and ice cream and still have many positive effects on your health by just taking MCT OIL. It’s not magic, but it is extremely effective in helping increase fat loss, lowering blood sugar, insulin and other important health factors.