Lifestyle, physical training and diet are the three shields that affect our health and overall, Well-being. From last few years Coconut Oil and MCT have gained lot popularity among healthcare expert due to their several benefits in healthy living. The created hype is not just the hype, it has the science to follow back.
MCT is the short form of Medium- Chain Triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acids. They are the healthiest pat of coconut oil and the rich source of pure fatty acids. Triglycerides are the molecules that makes the composition of fat in the body. The essential fatty acids in the body are of three different types based on the length of carbon and hydrogen involved.
MCT oil contains 100% MCTs, making it a concentrated source.
It’s made by refining raw coconut or palm oil to remove other compounds and concentrate the MCTs naturally found in the oils .
MCT oils generally contain 50–80% caprylic acid and 20–50% caproic acid .
Coconut oil is made from copra, the kernel or meat of coconuts.
It’s the richest natural source of MCTs — they comprise about 54% of the fat in copra.
Coconut oil naturally contains MCTs, namely 42% lauric acid, 7% caprylic acid, and 5% capric acid.
In addition to the MCTs, coconut oil contains LCTs and unsaturated fats.
Lauric acid behaves more like an LCT in terms of its slow digestion and absorption. Thus, experts suggest that coconut oil cannot be considered an MCT-rich oil, as is widely claimed, given its high lauric acid content
Benefits of MCT oil
The Key highlighted benefits of MCT oils:
It helps in the process of weight loss. It suppresses the appetite by altering the signals associated with hunger cravings. MCT also encourage body to burn stored fats for energy and allows you to get rid of excess fats stored in the body.(1) It even optimizes the regulation of hormones which promotes maintaining a healthy weight.
- Improve Congenital Behavior:
MCTs also helps in managing multiple health conditions like epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism. Studies revealed that MCT oils such as capric acid is more effective than an anti-epileptic drug in controlling seizures(2).
- Support High Energy Levels Mood and Performance:
MCT also helps to improve the brain functioning. Human Brain is made up of fatty acids and it need constant supply of energy from diet to perform well and stay sharp. MCT oils are converted into ketones and get along with blood to reach directly to the brain with a fast jolt of energy and mental clarity despite of blood sugar crash (3)
MCT are one of the most easily digested, utilized and protective fatty acids. MCTs in the digestive tract help the gut be more selective, blocking unhealthy toxins and bacteria from entering the bloodstream. (4) MCT is also helpful in low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet as they reduce adverse effects of Keto induction and improve time to ketosis.
MCT oil is considered as healthy supplement for the athletes and sportsman as it helps you exercise longer and may improve your stamina. It gets converted into energy very quickly as compared to other foods and oils. It’s an ideal source of energy for athletes, either before, during or after a workout when energy is needed quickly. (5)
Why to choose MCT oil over coconut oil ?
Laurin CocoMCT is a premium unique and patented all-natural CocoMCT-based oil, a high-quality product that delivers better nutrition, lifestyle, and quality of life. It is the modern coconut oil enriched with the very goodness of coconut in its most concentrated form.
It is a unique combination of MCT plus the valuable Lauric acid, a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-microbial that helps fight off bacteria, microbes and viruses. It doesn’t solidify in cool temperatures.
It is light, flavors-free and odor-free. It is packed with the healthiest, most beneficial portions of coconuts serving the potential health benefits. Made up with medium chain triglycerides it is quickly converted by our liver into ketone energy instead of being stored as fat, thus increasing fat burning and supporting weight loss.
It also supports in releasing clean and pure ketone energy to be utilized for brain and body to work in synergy to keep minds sharp and improve physical performance.