View Single Post
Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #17
Major LCF Poster!
drjlocarb's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,513
Gallery: drjlocarb
Stats: 274 /219/190
WOE: vlc/NK
Start Date: LC-1999,jan2010 274 NK 1-1-13 at 244
Cathy, I found this info on the metabolism of MCT.

Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance - William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch - Google Books

It basically says the MCTs are absorbed and metabolised without being repackaged. They are absorbed into the blood and taken up by the cell mitochondria and used for energy first. So, they are like alcohol and glucose and metabolized immediately.

The take away for me is that they quick calories and everything else will be put on hold until the are used up.
drjlocarb is offline   Reply With Quote