- 10 g of medium-chain triglycerides per serving.
- MCTs are known to be supportive of ketosis.
- Ketones may provide benefits for cognitive function, energy levels, and weight loss.
- Both powder and oil formulations can be added to hot and cold beverages, or mixed in baking recipes for ease of use.
Ketogenic Diets & MCT
Ketogenic diets are rapidly becoming the most popular choice among all manner of health experts and enthusiasts. For those who are uninitiated, a ketogenic diet consists of almost exclusively meat and other animal products. The idea behind this is that when the body runs out of glucose (both from added sugar and natural carbohydrate content) to burn as a fuel source, it begins burning fat. This process of acquiring energy from fat conversion in the liver is known as ketosis and serves as the principal goal of a ketogenic diet.
The fuels which are created in this conversion process are known as ketones or ketogenic acid. It is thought that there may be great benefits to using this bodily fuel source as opposed to the usual process of getting energy from sugar and carbohydrates which are a potential cause of inflammation.
For those who avoid meat in their diets, achieving ketosis can be quite challenging. Thankfully, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) present a useful alternative for ketone production. MCTs are primarily man-made, but are closely related to naturally occurring triglycerides. One review of the scientific literature surrounding MCT states “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) increase BOHB in a linear, dose-dependent manner, and promote both ketonaemia and ketogenesis.”1
Benefits of Ketosis
Due to the importance of fat burning in the ketogenic process, one might think that the primary benefits of ketosis revolve around weight loss. While many people do engage in a ketogenic diet for this purpose, it is far from being the primary benefit.
There is a large body of scientific literature to suggest that ketosis is supportive of cognitive function, but the exact mechanisms of this support remain unknown. However, certain factors have been observed in studies. This includes the ability of ketogenic diets to increase GABA levels. GABA is a chemical in the brain which is closely tied to a mental state of relaxation. Meanwhile, there are countless other nodes in the complex physiological networks through which the KD may exert influence over cognitive functions and behavior.2
- If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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