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Old 08-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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MCT oil?

Anyone use this?
I'd like all input! How do you take it? how much do you take? does it help with energy? does it help with weightloss? does it help with muscle buidling?

I was going to buy it to make bullet proof coffee.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'm curious too. Nobody around here carries it and it's a big committment to order some online.

I keep asking for it in healthfood stores, and get pointed to the coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid, but I think "MCT oil" is red palm oil. I would like to try it because I think it might stay liquid even in cold temperatures and I'd like to add it to my smoothies. CO breaks up into little wax-like pieces in cold liquids that make me want to gag.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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yes i hear you can keep it in the fridge, and it is like concentrated.
I may just break down and order it from netrition.. I just hate ordering one or 2 things.. I liek to make sure i have a big order before i place it, and im such the type of person that I WANT IT NOWWWW lol
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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I'm curious too. Nobody around here carries it and it's a big committment to order some online.

I keep asking for it in healthfood stores, and get pointed to the coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid, but I think "MCT oil" is red palm oil. I would like to try it because I think it might stay liquid even in cold temperatures and I'd like to add it to my smoothies. CO breaks up into little wax-like pieces in cold liquids that make me want to gag.
OMG!!! I hate it in cold things for that very reason. I am beginning to think that I am crazy because no one else complains of that. Thank goodness I am not the only one I don't like little wax balls
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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I love the coconut chunks or ballls Dawn, especially in a choc. protein shake! The MCT oil does stay liquid though. I haven't noticed anything special about it as far as weight loss ,but I use it to get some fat in my day.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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I have been using it for about four weeks. I saw some in a local, indi health food store and bought it on impulse. I have just now worked my way up to 1 tablespoon per day.

I can't say that I have noticed any changes. I generally take it by itself, first thing in the morning, but I have added it to smoothies and it is undetectable.

The instructions on the bottle recommend a dose of 1-3 tablespoons per day. I'm wary of going beyond 1 tablespoon because I don't think I need more fat in my diet.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Hubby bought some online. I do feel more energetic when I use it....seems to help when i take it at night (as I work graveyards and need to stay perky). I don't have a problem with this WOE and aspartame so mine goes right into the diet soda since it's flavorless. Starting too much too quickly can backfire...had two co workers take it like a shot and both starting feeling pretty crummy!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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Coconut oil is a combination of medium and long chain fatty acids.

MCT is an oil product made from coconut oil by separating out the medium chain fats.

The names of the medium-chain fatty acids (and the corresponding number of carbons) found in MCTs are caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), capric acid (C10) and lauric acid (C12).

Lauric acid, a 12-carbon chain fatty acid, is often removed because of its high value for industrial and medical purposes.

Caprylic capric is extract from fractionated coconut oil but they strip out caprylic (C:8) and capric (C:10) fatty acids from coconut.

Now Brand MCT oil is caprylic and capric, but no Lauric.
It is not made from red palm though palm kernels and camphor tree drupes are also high in MCT.

I notice a bit more energy when used. I've used it to cook fish on light heat, and to add to cold blended beverages with no clumping issues.

It will run through you so take it minimally at first.

Marg, while it does add calories, don't think of it as fat, think of it as non-starchy energy. a non carb carb, or a fatty carb, since it burns as quickly and easily. they are easily metabolized unlike long-chain fatty acids.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:28 AM   #9
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Can anybody tell me what would be the advantage of using MCT oil? I always just use my CO and can't really see a reason to buy this. Of course, I can understand wanting to use it in smoothies. I hate those wax balls too
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
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coconut oil is 33% long chain fatty acids. if you are trying to keep a low fat diet, you could cut those from the diet by using MCT. MCT isn't stored like LCT.

It is liquid at cold temps so you can use it in cold foods like shakes.

It's tastesless, a good carrier of flavor and odours.

You can add it as an oil without food tasting greasy/oily.

But for most people unless you're doing something specific that needs the mct benefit, coconut oil is fine
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:19 AM   #11
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Thanks Metqa!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #12
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Sure Cfine!
I bought mine because I knew I'd be doing a lot of shakes and wanted some to be smooth. I like the coconut chunks in my lime yogurt, but I'm eating that with a spoon.

Also, I had intended to do a ketogenic diet using low fat foods with the fat percentage replaced with MCT oil to make it higher fat. That way it's a High MCT/Low LCT/high energy/ketone promoting/ thermogenic/fat oxidizing diet. Yeah, well I didn't get very far, but the idea is sound. Similar to ketogenic diets for epilepsy where they are trying to promote ketone production. MCT is good for that if it replaces a good amount of the dietary fat and carbs.
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