Metagenics MCT Powder or Oil, Ketogenic Support for Cognitive Function & More

Our Price:

Metagenics MCT products have been expertly crafted to bring medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) supplementation to the next level. May provide nutritional support for cognitive function, energy levels, and even weight loss (when paired with a healthy diet and exercise routine). Available in oil or powder formulations.

Clear

Due to brand restrictions, you must be an account holder with a history of health consultations to purchase this product. Click here to create a free account and learn more

SKU: M48847 Category:

Description

  • 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

 

Caution: Excess intake may cause increased gastrointestinal issues including diarrhea, nausea and excess gas.
 
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

Warnings:

  • If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not exceed recommended dose

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Supplement Facts

For Powder:

Serving Size: 1 Heaping Tablespoon (15 g)

Servings Per Container: 50

Amount Per Serving

Calories

100

Calories from Fat

90

Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Total Carbohydrate

2 g

Sugars

2 g

Protein

1 g

Sodium

88 mg

Medium Chain Triglycerides (containing 90% caprylic+capric acid triglycerides)

10 g

Other Ingredients: Medium-chain triglycerides, nonfat dry milk (milk), disodium phosphate, silica. Contains: Milk.

For Oil:

Serving Size: About 2¼ Teaspoons (10.6 mL)

Servings Per Container: 90

Amount Per Serving

Calories

90

Calories from Fat

90

Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Medium Chain Triglycerides (containing 90% caprylic+capric acid triglycerides)

10 g

Dosage & Use

  • For Powder: Take 1 heaping tablespoon (15 g) of MCT Powder 2-3 times per day or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Please note that this product does not come with a tablespoon measuring scoop.
  • For Oil: Take 2-3 servings per day or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Metagenics MCT Powder or Oil, Ketogenic Support for Cognitive Function & More”

Your email address will not be published.

Please answer the following to suggest you are human. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

References

1. MCT Ketosis Review
2. The effects of the ketogenic diet on behavior and cognition