No one nutrient should be considered a silver bullet. When I see a supplement that promises several health benefits, I get skeptical. MCT oil could be helpful if it is added to a well-balanced and varied diet plan in small doses. Just don’t believe that it will solve everything - Anthony DiMarino RD


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MCT Oil: The Benefits, Risks, and How to Use

With their unique health benefits, it’s not surprising that medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become a staple of many diets. However, as is the case for many other supplements, the increasing popularity of MCTs has given rise to plenty of confusion and misinformation as well...

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are special fatty acids that do things differently than the other fats. Due to the fact that they require no bile, enzymes, or chylomicrons for digestion and assimilation, they can take a shortcut straight to the liver. Once they reach the liver, they provide the cells with the substrates they need to produce alternative fuel sources like ketones.

As a result…

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