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MCTs are one of the best supplements out there for weight loss, yet very few people know about their potential. Here’s the run-down!

What are MCTs?

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are a kind of partially man made fats, typically created by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in a laboratory. Most dietary fats are “long-chain,” meaning that the string of carbon atoms that make up their chemical structure is longer and more complex, which makes them harder for your body to absorb. MCTs, on the other hand, are very easy for the body to break down and use as energy.

You’d think that this would mean that consuming MCTs would make you gain weight. After all, they are fats that are more easily digested and absorbed by the body. But in fact, MCTs have been shown in multiple studies to not only help prevent obesity, but reverse weight gain. The shorter carbon chain means that your body will more readily burn, rather than store, the fat in MCTs, converting it into fuel for use by the organs and muscles while also boosting your metabolism. Further, MCTs have a lower calorie content than other fats, while also making you feel fuller and more satiated more quickly.

How Can You Get MCTs?

number of foods contain MCTs naturally, such as coconut oil, cheese, butter, milk, or yogurt, but the best way to get them is with a concentrated MCT oil. The oil has no taste or smell, meaning that you can add it to practically any food or take it directly from a dropper. It makes a great addition to smoothies, dressings, or coffee, though heating it above 150-160 degrees C can cause it to oxidize and develop an unpleasant taste. MCTs are especially good after a workout, as they’ll speed muscle repair and recovery!

If you’re interested in trying MCTs for weight loss or metabolism boosting, call us at NaturKur! We sell MCTs in our supplement store, and if you’d like to talk to a physician about how MCTs can help you achieve your goals, give us a call!