MCT Oil Powder
MCT oil has become quite popular among the Ketogenic Diet community. There are so many choices in the market for a person to choose from but don’t be easily fooled! Not all products are the same.
“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are a form of saturated fatty acid that is shown to have several health beneffits.There are 4 different kinds of MCTs: Caproic (C6:0), Caprylic (C8:0), Capric (C10:0), and Lauric (C12:0) acids. All of which are beneficial to your overall health.MCT oil is usually made up of one or more of these Medium Chain Fatty Acids. They are typically extracted from coconut or palm oil but can also be found in human breast milk, butter, cheese and other dairy products.Coconut oil is a great sourceof these healthy fatty acids as it is roughly 65 percent MCT. MCTs seem to be lacking in the diets of anyone on a “standard western” diet because we have been led to believe that saturated fats are harmful to our health. Well, recent studies have shown otherwise and healthy saturated fats should be consumed daily..
benefits of MCTs
1. Aid In Weight Loss And Appetite Control
These healthy fats keep you satiated longer to help stretch time between meals. They aid in calorie reduction by doing so, they also help stabilize blood sugar levels because they slow down the rate at which glucose and fructose sugar molecules are absorbed.Medium-chain triglycerides also show positive effects on the metabolic function by suppressing fat deposition through enhanced thermogenesis and fat oxidation and aiding ketosis by helping our bodies to produce ketones, which in turn, are rapidly used for energy.
2. Considered Rocket Fuel For The Brain
MCTs provide sustained and natural energy. They are easily digested and sent straight to the liver to be burned for energy instead of being stored as fat making it a great source of fuel for your body and mind.It is only common sense to think that we shouldsteadily supply our brains with these healthy fatty acids when our brains are largely made up of them. By doing so we will feel our best, stay sharper and think more clearly.
3. Promote A Healthy Gut
Medium-chain triglycerides are very supportive of gut health since they have the capability to fight harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi without harming the good bacteria. By doing so, it helps with digestive issues, energy levels and the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
4. Increase Nutrient Absorption
When bacteria in the gut is not well balanced, it makes it hard to absorb the vital nutrients that our bodies require. Nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and lutein.So if you are consuming such vitamins but not adding enough healthy fat sources such as MCTs, there’s a possibility that your body is unable to utilize them properly.
5. Have Antibacterial, Antiviral and Anti-fungal Properties
MCTs are a natural way to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. Strep throat, sinus infections, food poisoning, meningitis, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and gonorrhea are just some of the ones killed by medium-chain triglycerides.
Liquid MCT Oil vs Powdered MCT
There are 2 ways you can consume MCTs: oil form or powder form.
While the majority of people are familiar with using MCT oils, there is an even better and innovative way to consume MCTs, which is in the powder form. These powders contain the same combination of medium-chain fatty acids but in a powder form, NOT an oil form.Depending on how you choose to use them, there are some advantages and disadvantages coming with it. The oil form of MCTs is an effective and clean energy source, however, it has some limitations such as:It’s not easy to carry with you when traveling as it’s a liquid and can easily create a mess if you’re not careful.
- It can be tricky to use in some keto recipes, especially in your drinks as it has an oily texture and layer if not mixed well.
- It can trigger digestive problems such as diarrhea in some people (not to everyone).
Because of these reasons, many people start switching from using the liquid MCTs to the powdered MCTs.In terms of nutrition and health benefits, MCT powder is just like MCT oil. The powder is literally made from the oil via a process called spray drying. The powdered MCT is much easier on your digestive system. When using it in your baked foods recipes and drinks such as smoothie and coffee, it incorporates much better..