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Is there a limit to digesting MCTs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2013 at 1:22 AM

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?

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Me as well. I figured there must have been research that has identified a capacity, much like the human body can caps out on a certain amount of protein.

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Never got diarrhea from CO or MCT-containing products, but I have gotten nauseous from too much CO in one sitting.

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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.

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