Manage episode 153126060 series 1082177
MCT Oil is a nutrient used for energy, to quell hunger and to burn fat. Athletes can add this to their protein shake and individuals who would like to lose weight can make a delicious salad dressing using the MCT Oil.
MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and we use these molecules for energy. We distinguish MCTs from LCTs (Long Chain Triglycerides) because MCTs are much more readily absorbed and converted into energy more quickly. They are very similar to a carbohydrate, but they don't raise our blood glucose.
Athletes have used MCT Oil since the 1970s, but Robert thinks it is one of the forgotten nutrients. So, Triton Nutrition is bringing MCT oil back to the forefront. MCT Oil is used to increase energy for high endurance athletes and athletes with high intensity workouts like fighters require energy. Athletes can use 1-2 Tablespoons in a protein shake before an endurance event. Just make sure that the MCT oil is tolerated and it should be at low doses. This way an athlete will notice increased energy and performance.
Medium Chain Triglycerides can also increase thermogenesis, which means it can help burn fat and quell hunger. So, MCT Oil is not just for the athlete. For individuals who wish to lose weight, a wonderful way to use MCT Oil is as a salad dressing. Instead of using calorie dense oils like most salad dressings, there is a recipe located in the Triton Nutrition library showing you how to make your own salad dressings with the MCT Oil.
by Robert Seik, PharmD