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 going 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 the 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.