What are short/medium chain triglyceride oils? I've never heard this term before. I use olive oil, butter and lard. Are any of these MCT? Where can I get a list of what oils are MCT and what the percentage is?
Medium-chain triglycerides Coconut oil is mostly medium-chain triglycerides, and the stuff sold as "MCT oil" is derived from coconut oil.
I'm a new paleo convert and am trying to get into ketosis (again) after a slip up last night. I've been low carb for a little over a month and have slipped up at least twice a week with carb binges. They seem to get more mild each time though. So... (more)
Hi hackers, I'm aware that a low liver glycogen level inhibits T4 to T3 conversion and therefore may lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism. But is there a connection between the level of ketones in the blood and thyroid function? Suppose somebody... (more)
Are there major health benefits with one versus the other ? Does MCT Oil similar ketone production ? Is if the fact that MCT Oil is a man made and often comes from vegetable sources is a bad thing ? I'm not one to make the draw the false... (more)
Coconut oil is ~55% MCT's which includes chain lengths up to 12C. Less than 10% "MCT's" that you find in MCT oil which is mostly capric and caprylic acids (6 & 8C). Sorry, this is from memory, so the exact #'s may be off. CO contains lauric... (more)
Pharmaceutical grade baby... MCT Oil Not made from corn like some MCT oils -- from coconuts. For those that object because coconut oil seems functionally appropriate, I prefer MCT oil in my smoothies over coconut oil because it is pretty bland... (more)
I eat coconut oil as my primary added fat -- over eggs and on veggies. I like the taste and am using it as a saturated fat replacement for butter. I do not however get any additional energy boost from it. My husband's office mate says he has to... (more)
In attempting to figure out how Jack's lipids went awry, I started to focus on the coconut oil that he eats. Normally this wouldn't stand out to me, but consuming it alongside a diet that has 100-150g of carbs per day is somewhat unusual in the... (more)
I'd like to ask for suggestions for my potential future cut, that I've been thinking about. Right now I'm eating 100-120 carbs on rest days and 380-420 grams on rest days - this of course is not what I plan to do a cut! I'm not crash-bulking right... (more)
If coconut and palm oil are high in MCT. Both are solid above 70 degrees (or whatever temp it is). Then why is MCT oil in liquid form. That tells me that MCT liquid is not made up of coconut/palm. Then what is made from?
I started this question as a response to dooliemcjules' question about VLC, Crossfit, and ketosis. My answer quickly moved in the direction of my pet topic, and I've been wanting to ask about this for a while, so here goes: I'm no longer doing... (more)
We know that it's possible for a high fat, low carb diet to facilitate the loss of body fat because there are tons of testimonials from people who have gotten quite lean doing it. We also see quite a lot of people who've encountered a body weight... (more)
I bought some organic EVCO to try it out. Tastes pretty good, even plain. I was toying with the idea of buying in bulk (the only way to make it reasonably affordable) so I can cut back on the industrial butter, but now I'm hesitant. I had been... (more)
What are the benefits (if any) of using MCT oil? I've heard that if you are on a ketogenic diet that it helps to sustain energy levels. Does it help with weight loss or blood sugar/insulin levels?
It's highly ketogenic and water-soluble. Helps you keeping up ketone levels if you're on a ketogenic diet and if I remember correctly, lets you have more carbs and protein while still being in ketosis. But other than that, I don't see any real use... (more)
What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables? I understand that... (more)
70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan.
I'm all about whole food snacks for on the go: boiled eggs, home made jerky, fruits, avocados etc etc. I am also a huge believer that you should consume mostly (if not all) whole foods everyday in order to obtain and maintain your best possible... (more)
I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee (Coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil) almost everyday for some time now, and I have been noticing small bumps on the back of my arms and back that show after I drink it, or other foods that I... (more)
Using the Whole30 ideology...remove the food for 30 days then bring back in. You have to keep your diet very strict with this to determine that the item removed/added is the actual offender. Good luck!
Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made... (more)
Ive looked here and on line and only seen anecdotal stuff about liver stuff couple things on gall bladder. Im 214 6''1.5" 9bf. I take 5000mg a day in pharma grade gel caps. I still eat animal fats in the morning 20gms a day in the am. This... (more)
If im not used to it, a mere tablespoon makes painful cramps and water diarrhea within an hour. I titrated slowly and now safely take 15g with my coffee and 15g with my lunch. Safely....or so I thought. While I am not getting any pain,... (more)
Ok, I do basically leangains 16/8 IF, stay meat and fat rest days, and load tubers post work out. In the past, uninterupted ketosis for five months changed my life. Hunger, mood, body, mind. Y'all know. But, alas, fat burning, mountain... (more)
We're told MCTs are shunted straight to the liver via the portal vein. Does the liver have a biological limit to its capacity to handle MCTs? What happens to the MCTs if you consume too much too fast?
You throw up or get diarrhea. Steatorrhea, actually, diahrrea caused by eating too much fat. I don't know what the biological limit of the liver is, but that is the result of eating too much fat.
I had been reading about ketones and how they are better energy for endurance runners since the body can use fat as a reliable and plentiful energy source. However, if I read correctly, it takes a while for your body to start producing them. I... (more)