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What is MCT oil and who should consume it?

Olimp Sport Nutrition
2021-10-11
What is MCT oil and who should consume it?

Healthy and valuable fatty acids play an extremely beneficial role in the daily diet. However, it is important to know which ones are good choices. A perfect example is MCT oil - what is it and who should consume it?

What is MCT oil?

MCT oil is a mixture of medium-chain fatty acids (Medium-Chain Triglycerides), which are mainly derived from plants. The most common sources of MCT oil are coconut oil and palm oil. At this point, it is worth pointing out that the commonly found coconut oils on supermarket shelves have nothing to do with MCT oil. Rather, it is an isolated component from the coconuts. Furthermore, it should be added that MCT complexes are saturated fats.

 

In MCT oil, fatty acids that contain between 6 and 12 carbon atoms are distinguished. These are:

  • Caproic acid (C6)
  • Caprylic acid (C8)
  • Capric acid (C10)
  • Lauric acid (C12)

What are the properties of MCT oil?

The main advantage of using MCT oil is its pro-energetic nature. The fats contained in the MCT complex enable a uniform increase in energy for muscles and the nervous system. This effect lasts for a relatively long time. Long-term energy supply is also one of the strategies for eliminating the feeling of hunger. This is why the use of MCT oil in the morning helps to prolong satiety and reduces the risk of snacking between meals. It is not difficult to guess that this type of action will promote weight loss and weight control. It is assumed that MCT oil can reduce cravings for around 3 hours.

 

The energy provided from medium-chain fatty acids is also a valuable support for athletes. A solid boost of energy, which is consumed slowly, is an ideal way to combat a persistent feeling of fatigue. This is why MCT oil is often used by physically active people in their morning coffee (bulletproof coffee), for example.

Who should consume MCT oil?

The properties of MCT oil make it a product recommended to a large group of consumers. Among them are:

  • individuals undergoing weight loss and fat reduction
  • recreational exercisers and professional athletes
  • supporters of high-fat diets such as the ketogenic diet - MCT fats will be helpful in maintaining a state of ketosis and the production of ketone bodies
  • fans of a healthy and varied diet who wish to provide their diet with medium-chain fatty acids

The Olimp MCT Oil supplement is an ideal way to enrich your daily diet with high quality MCT fats, which are obtained exclusively from ingredients of plant origin (palm oil and palm kernel oil). The Olimp Sport Nutrition product has been made according to pharmaceutical standards and high quality raw materials. It can be used alone or as a supplement to meals (e.g. oatmeal) or drinks (e.g. cocktails, coffee).