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Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #17
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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.
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