What is MCT Oil? Do I need it on the keto diet?

Fats vary in length – short, medium and long. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides and they are basically fatty acids of a specific length that are able to nourish your body more rapidly and effectively. MCT oil is normally extracted from coconut or palm oil and is made up of one or more medium chain triglycerides: caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid. MCT can also be found in dairy, such as goat’s milk, cheese, butter, and also in human breast milk but in MUCH lower concentrations.  


Many keto dieters enjoy the rapid energy boost, mood stabilizing effects and quality source of nutritious fats that can be found in MCT oils. There are also recent studies which show specificneuroprotective health benefits and possibly protecting the brain from neurodegenerative diseases likeAlzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia.


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