Reviewed by Dr. Richard Foxx, MD
MCT oil is a popular fat supplement for those interested in ketogenic diets; brain Health; and alternatives to canola oil, butter, and more. But do MCTs really differ from other sources of dietary fat?
Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, differ from other dietary fats (i.e. long-chain fatty acids) in the way they are metabolized. They are used by the body much like carbohydrates in that they provide instant energy as opposed to being stored for later. This is based on total consumption, of course; if you’re eating … Read More
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