by Tony Carvajal
MCT oil is a concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are special types of fats found in different foods and some plant oils. Unlike other fats, MCTs get passively absorbed in the small intestines, and from there go directly to the liver. Once MCTs have reached your liver, the body uses the MCT calories immediately, by turning them into ketones and moving them to other cells to be used for energy production.
Ketones are substances produced when the liver breaks down fat, and are also used by the brain for energy instead of glucose or sugar. These unique fats have been shown to help boost weight loss, enhance exercise performance and sustain energy for long periods of time. Adding MCT oil to a Ketogenic diet revs up ketone production, which is ideal if one is following a Keto diet plan.
MCT oil is an essential supplement for people that are in ketosis. When your body is in ketosis, you produce more ketones which can help curb food cravings, increase energy levels and increase your metabolism. With MCT oil, you can increase your total carbohydrate intake without spiking your blood sugar levels and igniting carb cravings. This makes it easier to stay in ketosis while getting the same positive benefits of carbs, such as rebuilding muscle post-workout.
The Primary Benefits of MCT
- Better ketone production
- Weight loss and increased metabolism
- Sustained workout energy
- Mental clarity
- Disease prevention
- Reduction of cravings
How to Take
- Add 1 tablespoon to your morning coffee, for extra focus and fat burning.
- As pre-workout energy boost, take 1 tablespoon 30 minutes prior to exercise.
- With your post-workout shake, for recovery benefits after heavy lifting sessions.
Tony Carvajal, Master Trainer
I personally use VMI Sports® Keto Series MCT OIL every day. It’s probably the highest quality MCT product on the market. It’s sugar free, vegan friendly, gluten free & paleo friendly. One big difference between VMI Sports® MCT Oil and the others on the market, is that it’s flavored – making it the same as adding a flavored creamer to your black coffee – but with ZERO sugar. The standout quality I love the most about VMI’s MCT oil, is that it’s emulsified. Unlike the other MCT oil products, when poured into your beverage of choice, it immediately dissolves. Other MCT Oils I’ve used in the past when added to my coffee, the oil would separate itself and basically just sit at the top.