MCTs are a highly beneficial form of dietary fat, formed of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which supply energy in a form which the body's energy systems find very easy to use for cardio and weight training. MCTs are considered a healthy good fat and are produced from coconut oil and palm kernels.
Coconut oil and coconut oil products are gaining popularity with bodybuilders, healthy eaters, Cross Fit athletes and Paleo dieters. Get right to the heart of coconut oil's health benefits by taking MCT oil or powder itself.
MCT oil or powder is a cost-effective way to harness all the health, nutrition and diet benefits of medium-chain triglyceride fats such as coconut oil.
MCTs have many benefits to any active individual, from bodybuilders to endurance athletes. MCTs can help prevent muscle breakdown, helping maintain lean muscle and improve recovery times even when dieting or watching calorie or carbohydrate intake.
MCTs minimise muscle breakdown, damage and loss by encouraging the body's production of ketones, used by the muscles as a preferred energy source, and by acting as amino acid carriers, helping to deliver proteins to muscle tissue where they can be absurd.
The body uses medium chain triglycerides as a preferential fuel source, which helps preserve muscle glycogen, offsetting glycogen depletion during intense workouts.
Most dietary fats are made up of long chain triglycerides (12-18 carbon atoms per chain) but MCTs consist of 6-10 carbon atoms per chain. This means they are absorbed more rapidly than LCTs and metabolised in a totally different way by the body, making them a much more useful type of dietary fat, particularly for bodybuilders and anyone eating to achieve better body composition. MCTs are converted into fuel for energy (even faster than glucose is) rather than being stored like LCTs tend to be. MCT oil is particulary useful in the morning before fasted cardio.
Our MCT Power is a superior pharmaceutical grade powder, produced in the Netherlands, the unique production process encapsulates the oil within the hosting powder to enable a user friendly, easy mixing, great tasting and very high 70% MCT oil based powder.
Medium chain triglyceride healthy fats, energy, muscle protection, glycogen protection.
MCTs are particularly useful to bodybuilders and anyone following a low-carbohydrate diet approach, because they work so well at preventing muscle breakdown. They are an ideal dietary fat to supplement with whilst dieting down, cutting or low-carbing.
MCT dosage and suggested use
Oil: As a dietary supplement consume 5-15mls 1-2 times daily or as required. For optimal results consume alongside foods or protein shakes. We recommend starting at half dose for the first week and increasing to a full serve over the second week of use. 1 x flat 5ml scoop provides 5mls of MCT Oil. Consume up to 3 x 5ml scoops for a 15ml serve. Scoop included in package.
Powder: As a dietary supplement consume 10-15g, 1-2 times daily or as required. For optimal results consume alongside foods or protein shakes.
|Summary:||Great powder, just not for keto|
|Stack well with:||Protein Isolate|
|After learning about MCT oil powder I was very keen to get my hands on some inside Australia which is where I found this.|
Everything about the powder works great, it mixes in well, is palatable and makes getting MCT oil a much more streamlined and less messy process.
The only problem with this product is that I'm trying to maintain ketosis and this powder has carbs which limits the amount I can consume so I personally need to fall back to liquid MCT oil.
|Stack well with:||Thermo Shred|
|After starting to take the MCT powder my workouts really went to the next level, I had more energy and still burning the unwanted weight. Add it to s shake to get a real milkshake taste and texture that is amazing and feels like a treat.|