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MCT Oil: Everything You Need to Know About This Popular Fat


From increased energy levels to appetite control, MCT oil has quickly become a trendy name in the world of health as well as fitness. But what is it? Well, MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, and is a type of fat found in things like coconut and palm oils. The benefits of MCT oil have been studied for the last couple of years and the results have been tremendous. You can take it if you’re on keto, trying to sleep better, or some other reasons:

 

Here’s what you should know about MCT oil

 

It’s manmade.

For years people raved about coconut oil, And countless research studies and articles were created in the hopes of explaining its apparent health benefits. Well, the truth was that it was actually the MCTs that were making coconut oil seem like a health superfood. Everything from its ability to sate your appetite to how it can defrizz your hair was actually because of the MCTs. Rather than continue using coconut oil to get that effect, though, people decided to synthesize these MCTs into their own oil, which is obviously, MCT oil. But why go through all that effort? Well, it turned out that coconut oil also has long chain triglycerides, which aren’t that good for humans. Because of the rather long road it took to discover this, though, many people came to ask, ‘is MCT bad’? The short answer is no, because the bad parts that were lumped in with it are removed in MCT oil.

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