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NOW Foods MCT Oil

$31.50
Size
150 softgels
NOW Foods MCT Oil

MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides are beneficial fats derived from coconut and palm kernel oil. Compared to other fats, MCTs are more readily absorbed by the body and requires less enzymes and bile acids during absorption in the intestines. Emerging studies suggest that using MCT as alternative for other types of fats in the diet promotes effective weight management and healthy body figure.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 50

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Calories

25

 

 Calories from Fat

25

 

Total Fat

3 g

 5%*

 Saturated Fat

3 g

 15%*

 Trans Fat

0 g

 †

 Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

 †

 Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

 †

MCT Oil

3.0 g (3,000 mg)

 †

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)

MCT Oil from glycerin and coconut/palm kernel oil.

Suggested Use

Take 3 softgels up to 5 times a day with food.

Precautions

For adults only. MCT Oil may cause GI upset. To reduce these effects, take with food. Consult your Doctor if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

 

  • MCT Supplements are primarily suggested to prevent fat storage in the body for effective weight control. It can be a beneficial addition to a regular weight management program, together with a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. The benefits of MCT are attributed to its ability of increasing thermogenic activities in the body.
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides help increase energy production to enhance sport and athletic performance. MCTs are absorbed faster compared to other types of fats, which also means that it is metabolised more quickly. This can lead to faster conversion of MCT into fuel supplied to the muscles, where there is increased demand for energy during sports performance or bodybuilding. Increased energy supply in the muscles enhances physical performance during sports, athletic events, trainings, and bodybuilding activities.
  • According to studies, Medium Chain Triglycerides help to naturally suppress appetite. In a study involving 6 male volunteers, scientists concluded that a diet high in MCT had lower caloric consumption compared to diets with lower MCT content. Appetite suppressants are known to be effective weight loss agents.
  • Animal studies on Medium Chain Triglycerides revealed that it exhibits anti-coagulation effects and balances serum cholesterol levels. These activities of MCT in the cardiovascular system may be valuable in the prevention of atherosclerosis and its life-threatening complications. Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries that when left untreated, can lead to congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke.
  • Preliminary studies on MCT revealed that it supports immune system functions. In a study conducted on rats, Medium Chain Triglycerides was found to exhibit positive effects on autoimmune reactions associated with ageing. Arthritis is a very common autoimmune condition in the elderly.

Medium Chain Triglycerides are a special type of fatty acids that instead of the usual long chain, features shorter (medium) chains for improved bioavailability. Long chain fatty acids have 12-18 carbon molecules in length while MCTs only have 6-10 carbons. According to scientists, the shorter the chain, the healthier the fatty acid is for human body. Ordinary fats are absorbed in the intestine and transformed into another form for transport in the blood to the liver. MCTs on the other hand are absorbed and directly transported into the liver where it is being converted to produce energy. MCTs are produced in the laboratory from coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Before, MCTs are only components of coconut oil, butter, and other natural sources. It was in the early 1980s when Dr. Vigen Babayan from Harvard University’s Nutrition Laboratory was able to introduce a process of producing Medium Chain Triglycerides in large quantities for therapeutic use. Now Foods MCT contains 100% pure Medium Chain Triglycerides to promote all MCT benefits for the body.