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Max amount of E.V. Coconut Oil and/or MCT oil a day?

Asked on November 01, 2015
Created January 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Just wondering if there is a "cap" on how much mct's one can/should consume per day. I've seen quite a few sources (will link if I re-find them) talking about using 3-3 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil per day. Then I've heard 3 servings of MCT's; would that be coconut oil or MCT oil? I believe I also heard Dr. Newport saying her husband takes in 6 or 8 servings of MCT's a day for his (relatively reversed) Alzheimer's. Is there a point of diminishing returns?

I'm asking this because I've been thinking about building up to a "mega dose" of MCT's to see if it aids/cures my visual migraines and other random problems. Also I know it can be very healthful due to it being anti-fungal, increasing HDL, etc.

Thanks for any information on this.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on January 07, 2013
at 12:35 PM

Yep, I do the bulletproof coffee. My diet and supplementation regimen is PHD, but I added BPC for breakfast and only eat one meal at dinner. So far this had worked best for my all around weight AND mental health and energy.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 06:41 AM

I haven't seen any data showing that eating branched chain aminos has any effect on ketosis. If there is any data, I'd like to see it. One thing I've noticed about my own migraines is that if I'm in elevated ketosis for a while, it gives me temporary immunity to migraine. The longer the period of ketosis, the longer the period of immunity. For example, two months of high ketosis allow me to tons of chocolate and kimchi (which ordinarily give me terrible migraines) for about two weeks before I get a migraine. It also seems to work on shorter time frames. (continued...)

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:17 AM

1 more question. You've touched on balancing protein on a strict keto diet to build muscle; if I went on one to counteract migraines if gluten alone doesn't do it, how would I be building muscle. Could I temporarily increase protein POST workouts only or something? or make use of some ketogenic amino acids, maybe leucine or something?

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:16 AM

Thanks again for all that great information. I will in fact eventually purchase the ketone meter you recommend and let you know my exeriences, although that may not happen for a month or so.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:14 AM

well thank you for all this incredibly detailed information, just saw it all now. I have in fact ordered that exact MCT Oil last week, waiting for it to arrive hopefully tomorrow. I'm actually going to do an N=1 on this whole "Bulletproof Coffee" thing. I really think it can work, people say dave gives out unsubstantiated claims, not true at all. I'm going to try the traditional Coconut+kerry gold in organic coffee, and journal how I feel - energy/satiation/mental clarity; then do the same switching to mct oil, slowly building up to the exactl "bulletproof coffee".

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Yeah I have noticed the increased energy/mental clarity when putting copious amounts of coconut oil/butter in my coffee. Were you doing this "Bulletproof style" as per Dave Asprey @ the bulletproof exec? I can't wait to try the coffee with a big T of kerrygold and a T of NOW MCT OIL this week, I feel it will be an improvement over the regular coconut oil, plus I purchased slightly better coffee

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 02:36 AM

I edited my answer to remove the reference to your comment.

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Sure. Better memory, more stable mood, lack of mental fog. Before the MCT oil and butter in coffee I used to drive to work probing,my mind to see if I was having a good day and could think with agility or was having a bad day with slow thoughts. Now I never have that slow,tired mental feeling. Being an engineer my mental acuity is important to me so I welcome the improvement.

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on January 07, 2013
at 01:43 AM

I'd like to point out that what I said was that it likely is not possible to get 100% MCT from a FOOD but that there is likely a concentrated product, as you have shown.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 01:30 AM

Scottts could you say a bit more about this age-18 feeling? What is it like exactly -- more energy, better memory, better mood .... what?

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:10 AM

You can buy 100% MCT oil extracted from coconut oil. It is liquid at room temp, tasteless, and quite versatile.

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:07 AM

The MCT is it, except for a small amount of CO in cooking. most of the rest of my fat is butter/ghee. Better to start early looking after yourself. If I knew then what I know now!

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:20 PM

Gaining muscle on a ketogenic diet is difficult but it can be done. I'm currently on a pretty heavy duty ketogenic diet (typically 3 mmol/L) and I'm 59 years old, but I've been doing deadlifts lately and my muscles are growing. It's not easy -- it's a balancing act getting barely enough protein to build muscle without reducing ketosis -- but it can be done. You're right that lipids look pretty bad on a hard core ketogenic diet, but whether those numbers are truly an indicator of risk, I don't know.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:16 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that protein (not just carbs) lowers the second type of ketosis (the one that depends on depriving the body of glucose). If you intend to raise your ketosis by limiting carbs, it's not sufficient to limit carbs alone. You have to limit carbs and protein together. (continue...)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:15 PM

There's no formula that can predict exactly how much carbs and protein you can eat to achieve some particular level of ketosis. It varies from person to person and from food sample to food sample. All you can do is vary your diet, weigh what you eat carefully, and measure the results with a blood meter. (Continued....)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:13 PM

The best way to think about "how much carbs" gives me "how much ketosis" is to measure blood levels. The units are mmol/L of BHB, but we can just use numbers. Normally people vary between 0 and 1. If you eat a huge amount of MCT my guess would be you'll stay close to 1 or slightly above. If you get higher please let me know, I'd be very interested. On the sorts of ketogenic diets that people talk about in forums like this one, people probably vary between 0 and 2. On a hard core, heavy duty ketogenic diet, like the ones that doctors use to treat epilepsy, levels can get as high as 7.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Now to answer your question, "If I'm consuming carbs, but taking in lots of MCTs, am I still in a level of ketosis?" You're always at some level of ketosis. Ketosis is a matter of degree, and it's never zero. If you swallow MCT, your ketosis will rise for several hours while your liver converts the MCT into ketone bodies and dumps them in your blood. Your tissues will extract the MCT very rapidly, so your blood level won't get very high, but that physiological process will happen. And yes, it will happen regardless of how much carb you're eating.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:04 PM

The other mechanism is that when you're not eating enough glucogenic substrate (carbs and certain amino acids) for the body to produce enough glucose, the liver starts manufacturing ketone bodies instead of glucose. This effect is potentially gigantic. The body can achieve incredibly high levels of ketosis through this mechanism. These high levels are a uniquely human adaptation because of our large brains -- no other animal gets to such high levels in healthy states. (continued....)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:02 PM

The body has two mechanisms which raise ketosis, and they are independent. One mechanism is that if you swallow MCT, the liver is pretty much obliged to turn it into ketone bodies and dump them into your blood. This happens independently of anything else that's going on. This mechanism has a relatively weak effect (low level of ketosis). (Continued...)

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(1354)

on January 06, 2013
at 10:59 PM

I'm not sure if you CAN "just take MCTs". Considering the pharmaceutical and supplemental society we live there probably IS an MCT only pill somewhere out there that you can take, but you're not going to find a food that is 100% MCTs.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:55 PM

of ketosis; about 20-30 is truly ketogenic though (what I was eating before, sometimes less + MCT's). I'm currently trying to gain weight though as well, in which case I believe I'll need carbs, unless I can gain weight (muscle) in ketosis without destroying my blood lipids. That's why I might do another TKD diet or maybe Carb Back-Loading and stay in ketosis besides for after lifting 2-3x a week.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Thanks, this was very insightful. I in fact have attempted a Ketogenic Diet (Targeted Keto Diet) before for probably 6-8wks but the holidays and other things ruined it, so I've only been low carb lately. You said "the highest level of ketosis you can achieve by swallowing MCT is very low compared to what you can achieve with a diet that restricts carbs and protein." I was actually going to post a question about this. If I'm consuming carbs, but taking in lot's of MCT's, am I still in a level of ketosis? I've typically been taking in 70-100 and I've read that under 100g develops some level

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Glad to hear that, seems like I hear similar stories all the time. Funny thing is I'm 18 but look after my health like I'm 50, lol. But I do have some issues I'm trying to reside through diet/meditation and more. And are you only taking in 3T MCT Oil a day, or that plus Coconut oil?

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Yeah I'm trying to gain weight as well, so it really isn't a problem. I'm thinking about just using MCT Oil in my coffee/tea to mix Vit.D-3 and maybe before workouts, and just use Coconut Oil for cooking/baking/oil pulling and the like. Thanks for your input.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:44 PM

Do you think it'd be more beneficial to take both MCT's and Coconut oil for the differing fatty acid profiles? And yeah I was confused but I don't even see why lol, was a slip up I guess, I know MCT/Coconut oil are two different things, guess I just didn't think it through at the time of posting this question. But right now I'm in fact attempting to put on a lot of weight/muscle, so that's not a problem. Thanks for your input/information!

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82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 10:41 PM

So far as I know, nobody has done a study that would answer your question. Common sense tells us that there must be a maximal rate at which the liver can convert medium chain triglyceride (MCT) into ketone bodies, and presumably, if you swallowed MCT at a faster rate, the excess would not raise ketonemia, but so far as I know, nobody has attempted to measure that rate.

In fact, so far as I know, there are only two studies in the whole scientific literature where anybody tried to measure how much blood ketone bodies go up when humans eat MCT, and both studies measured the effect of a single dose.

You could answer the question yourself by buying a blood ketone meter (I recommend the Precision Xtra) and measuring your levels while you vary your intake of MCT.

Most people who attempt to eat a lot of MCT find that past a certain point, it makes them nauseous and/or gives them diarrhea, so for practical purposes, nausea and/or diarrhea will be a cap. Who knows, it may even be the case that nausea is an indicator that the liver's capacity to convert MCT has been exhausted.

You should be aware that the highest level of ketosis you can achieve by swallowing MCT is very low compared to what you can achieve with a diet that restricts carbs and protein. I'm not saying this to discourage you. I think you're doing a smart thing by trying MCT before you resort to a ketogenic diet.

I'm just suggesting that you keep in mind that if MCT doesn't work, you might want to move on to a second experiment in which you restrict carbs and protein to achieve higher ketosis. That's what I did for my migraines. In my case MCT didn't work but diet did.


Edit:

It's easy to get pure MCT. You can buy it on Amazon, from nutraceutical stores, etc.

The main manufacturer is the Stepan Company. They call the product Neobee 1053. It's 99% MCT (55% C:8 and 44% C:10).

Stepan doesn't sell to consumers. They sell to other companies who put their labels on the product.

max-amount-of-e.v.-coconut-oil-and/or-mct-oil-a-day?

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

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on January 07, 2013
at 01:43 AM

I'd like to point out that what I said was that it likely is not possible to get 100% MCT from a FOOD but that there is likely a concentrated product, as you have shown.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:55 PM

of ketosis; about 20-30 is truly ketogenic though (what I was eating before, sometimes less + MCT's). I'm currently trying to gain weight though as well, in which case I believe I'll need carbs, unless I can gain weight (muscle) in ketosis without destroying my blood lipids. That's why I might do another TKD diet or maybe Carb Back-Loading and stay in ketosis besides for after lifting 2-3x a week.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:04 PM

The other mechanism is that when you're not eating enough glucogenic substrate (carbs and certain amino acids) for the body to produce enough glucose, the liver starts manufacturing ketone bodies instead of glucose. This effect is potentially gigantic. The body can achieve incredibly high levels of ketosis through this mechanism. These high levels are a uniquely human adaptation because of our large brains -- no other animal gets to such high levels in healthy states. (continued....)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 06:41 AM

I haven't seen any data showing that eating branched chain aminos has any effect on ketosis. If there is any data, I'd like to see it. One thing I've noticed about my own migraines is that if I'm in elevated ketosis for a while, it gives me temporary immunity to migraine. The longer the period of ketosis, the longer the period of immunity. For example, two months of high ketosis allow me to tons of chocolate and kimchi (which ordinarily give me terrible migraines) for about two weeks before I get a migraine. It also seems to work on shorter time frames. (continued...)

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:16 AM

Thanks again for all that great information. I will in fact eventually purchase the ketone meter you recommend and let you know my exeriences, although that may not happen for a month or so.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Now to answer your question, "If I'm consuming carbs, but taking in lots of MCTs, am I still in a level of ketosis?" You're always at some level of ketosis. Ketosis is a matter of degree, and it's never zero. If you swallow MCT, your ketosis will rise for several hours while your liver converts the MCT into ketone bodies and dumps them in your blood. Your tissues will extract the MCT very rapidly, so your blood level won't get very high, but that physiological process will happen. And yes, it will happen regardless of how much carb you're eating.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:15 PM

There's no formula that can predict exactly how much carbs and protein you can eat to achieve some particular level of ketosis. It varies from person to person and from food sample to food sample. All you can do is vary your diet, weigh what you eat carefully, and measure the results with a blood meter. (Continued....)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:16 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that protein (not just carbs) lowers the second type of ketosis (the one that depends on depriving the body of glucose). If you intend to raise your ketosis by limiting carbs, it's not sufficient to limit carbs alone. You have to limit carbs and protein together. (continue...)

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Thanks, this was very insightful. I in fact have attempted a Ketogenic Diet (Targeted Keto Diet) before for probably 6-8wks but the holidays and other things ruined it, so I've only been low carb lately. You said "the highest level of ketosis you can achieve by swallowing MCT is very low compared to what you can achieve with a diet that restricts carbs and protein." I was actually going to post a question about this. If I'm consuming carbs, but taking in lot's of MCT's, am I still in a level of ketosis? I've typically been taking in 70-100 and I've read that under 100g develops some level

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:14 AM

well thank you for all this incredibly detailed information, just saw it all now. I have in fact ordered that exact MCT Oil last week, waiting for it to arrive hopefully tomorrow. I'm actually going to do an N=1 on this whole "Bulletproof Coffee" thing. I really think it can work, people say dave gives out unsubstantiated claims, not true at all. I'm going to try the traditional Coconut+kerry gold in organic coffee, and journal how I feel - energy/satiation/mental clarity; then do the same switching to mct oil, slowly building up to the exactl "bulletproof coffee".

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:13 PM

The best way to think about "how much carbs" gives me "how much ketosis" is to measure blood levels. The units are mmol/L of BHB, but we can just use numbers. Normally people vary between 0 and 1. If you eat a huge amount of MCT my guess would be you'll stay close to 1 or slightly above. If you get higher please let me know, I'd be very interested. On the sorts of ketogenic diets that people talk about in forums like this one, people probably vary between 0 and 2. On a hard core, heavy duty ketogenic diet, like the ones that doctors use to treat epilepsy, levels can get as high as 7.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:20 PM

Gaining muscle on a ketogenic diet is difficult but it can be done. I'm currently on a pretty heavy duty ketogenic diet (typically 3 mmol/L) and I'm 59 years old, but I've been doing deadlifts lately and my muscles are growing. It's not easy -- it's a balancing act getting barely enough protein to build muscle without reducing ketosis -- but it can be done. You're right that lipids look pretty bad on a hard core ketogenic diet, but whether those numbers are truly an indicator of risk, I don't know.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 06, 2013
at 11:02 PM

The body has two mechanisms which raise ketosis, and they are independent. One mechanism is that if you swallow MCT, the liver is pretty much obliged to turn it into ketone bodies and dump them into your blood. This happens independently of anything else that's going on. This mechanism has a relatively weak effect (low level of ketosis). (Continued...)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 02:36 AM

I edited my answer to remove the reference to your comment.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:17 AM

1 more question. You've touched on balancing protein on a strict keto diet to build muscle; if I went on one to counteract migraines if gluten alone doesn't do it, how would I be building muscle. Could I temporarily increase protein POST workouts only or something? or make use of some ketogenic amino acids, maybe leucine or something?

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:34 PM

i easily eat about 4-5 T of coconut oil a day. i use it to cook my meats and veggies in as well as to eat with a spoon. i don't count calories or anything and am looking to gain 20 lbs, but i probably wouldn't eat that much if i was trying to maintain weight.

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on February 01, 2015
at 02:51 AM

I'm using MCT oil to lose weight, not gain, and so far so good, so I don't think you taking MCT oil will help you gain.

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Yeah I'm trying to gain weight as well, so it really isn't a problem. I'm thinking about just using MCT Oil in my coffee/tea to mix Vit.D-3 and maybe before workouts, and just use Coconut Oil for cooking/baking/oil pulling and the like. Thanks for your input.

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:32 PM

I have 3 tbsp per day MCT oil and have been doing so for about 8 months or so. No problems at that level. My brain feels like its 18 again (it's 50).

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on January 07, 2013
at 01:30 AM

Scottts could you say a bit more about this age-18 feeling? What is it like exactly -- more energy, better memory, better mood .... what?

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 06, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Glad to hear that, seems like I hear similar stories all the time. Funny thing is I'm 18 but look after my health like I'm 50, lol. But I do have some issues I'm trying to reside through diet/meditation and more. And are you only taking in 3T MCT Oil a day, or that plus Coconut oil?

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e

on January 07, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Yeah I have noticed the increased energy/mental clarity when putting copious amounts of coconut oil/butter in my coffee. Were you doing this "Bulletproof style" as per Dave Asprey @ the bulletproof exec? I can't wait to try the coffee with a big T of kerrygold and a T of NOW MCT OIL this week, I feel it will be an improvement over the regular coconut oil, plus I purchased slightly better coffee

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:07 AM

The MCT is it, except for a small amount of CO in cooking. most of the rest of my fat is butter/ghee. Better to start early looking after yourself. If I knew then what I know now!

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Sure. Better memory, more stable mood, lack of mental fog. Before the MCT oil and butter in coffee I used to drive to work probing,my mind to see if I was having a good day and could think with agility or was having a bad day with slow thoughts. Now I never have that slow,tired mental feeling. Being an engineer my mental acuity is important to me so I welcome the improvement.

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:35 PM

Yep, I do the bulletproof coffee. My diet and supplementation regimen is PHD, but I added BPC for breakfast and only eat one meal at dinner. So far this had worked best for my all around weight AND mental health and energy.

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:38 PM

Coconut oil and MCTs are not interchangeable terms as coconut oil is not 100% MCTs. According to Wikipedia coconut oil is approximately 66% MCTs. This of course means that if you are intent on 3-3.5 tbsp of MCT that you will have to consume approximately 5-5.8 tbsp of coconut oil. Whether this is what those authors meant for you to do, I'm sorry I don't specifically know.

As for too much? I'm not sure if there is a too much. Of course there is a too much of everything although I think you would hit a massive nausea and weight gain wall before anything else if you decided to chug it by the quart.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:10 AM

You can buy 100% MCT oil extracted from coconut oil. It is liquid at room temp, tasteless, and quite versatile.

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:44 PM

Do you think it'd be more beneficial to take both MCT's and Coconut oil for the differing fatty acid profiles? And yeah I was confused but I don't even see why lol, was a slip up I guess, I know MCT/Coconut oil are two different things, guess I just didn't think it through at the time of posting this question. But right now I'm in fact attempting to put on a lot of weight/muscle, so that's not a problem. Thanks for your input/information!

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:59 PM

I'm not sure if you CAN "just take MCTs". Considering the pharmaceutical and supplemental society we live there probably IS an MCT only pill somewhere out there that you can take, but you're not going to find a food that is 100% MCTs.

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on August 25, 2013
at 03:29 PM

Rob, thanks for this clarification above: "The body has two mechanisms which raise ketosis, and they are independent. One mechanism is that if you swallow MCT, the liver is pretty much obliged to turn it into ketone bodies and dump them into your blood. This happens independently of anything else that's going on. This mechanism has a relatively weak effect (low level of ketosis). The other mechanism is that when you're not eating enough glucogenic substrate (carbs and certain amino acids) for the body to produce enough glucose, the liver starts manufacturing ketone bodies instead of glucose. This effect is potentially gigantic."

Question: Say you're taking in MCT oil and carbs in the same meal. Will body tissues consume the ketones before the carbs, potentially leaving unused carbs in the bloodstream (or vice versa), or will the tissues manage to use all of both. I suppose this is an argument for low-carbing while adding MCT/coconut oil for ketones, to be sure all the ketones are used?

Question: I've been carbing usually 100 gm or less a day and adding 1 tsp MCT oil morning and evening, while occasionally using coconut oil to cook with. Oh, and 1/4 tsp coconut oil in each of two cups coffee. It sounds from your quite like 1 tsp MCT oil 2x/day is relatively useless.

I have ApoE4, and there are arguments both ways as to whether to consume more or less fat with the 4 allele, so I'm going about 35% protein and splitting the rest between carbs and fats more or less evenly until there's a decent study done on this.

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on July 06, 2013
at 04:31 AM

I would opt for the natural coconut oil in that most often natural foods contain enzymes and facilitators that science has yet to discover. I have been taking 3 tbsp coconut oil for a year every morning by melting it in milk and pouring on my cereal (raw oats, all bran, fruit, and nuts). My depression, brain fog, anxiety have gone. My neurons are firing again, maybe the best in 10-20 years. I am mentally and physically much stronger. 3 tbsp equals 42 grams of fat, yet I have not gained any weight. True, I had low cholesterol, great for heart health, but a death sentence for old people and dementia/Alzheimers. Costco has organic extra virgin coconut oil ... get it!

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on March 13, 2013
at 03:37 PM

I have some of my clients do a coconut oil cleanse where they end up taking upwards of 14 Tbs of coconut oil in a day, but they build up over a few days and only take for a few days.

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