The Benefits of MCT Oil: Shedding Extra Weight!

Diets Don’t Work. While you may have lost some weight dieting, statistics indicate that you most likely weren’t able to keep the weight off for long. To lose excess body weight healthfully and permanently, it takes patience and quality upgrades to eating and exercise habits. Lasting weight loss is not only attainable, but very possible if you:409644-jogging-for-men

  • Dedicate yourself to a nutrient dense diet
  • Increase your activity level
  • Let go of counting calories and create healthy habits that last

We understand this is a slow progression and tough for most people to stick to. That’s why we created our superior MCT Oil to help expedite the weight loss process!

The Word’s Only Low-Calorie Fat. Normally, a gram of fat contains 9 calories. But due to the shorter length of its medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) actually only contain 8.3 calories per gram. This means that calorie intake is ~8% lower when you use MCT Lean MCT Oil in the same amount you would other oils. By substituting the fats in your diet with MCT Lean MCT Oil, you can begin the path to losing unwanted weight right away.
Not Your Ordinary FatUnlike other fats, MCFAs are not packaged into lipoproteins, do not linger in the blood, and are not stored as body fat. Instead, they are transferred directly to the liver and used up instantly for energy, much like a carbohydrate. Since MCFAs are easily absorbed and rapidly utilized by our cell’s mitochondria, they:
  • Generate a state of thermogenesis
  • Increase metabolic activity
  • Cause a surge in energy expenditure
  • Promote the burning of long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) stored as body fat

We’re Not Making This Up. Studies have established that:

  • MCFAs given over a 6-day period can increase diet-induced thermogenesis by 50%
  • During a high-calorie diet consisting of either 40% fat as MCFAs or 40% fat as LCFAs, the MCFA group burned an average of 120 calories compared to 66 calories in the LCFA group.
  • Metabolism may remain elevated for at least 24 hours after eating a single meal that includes MCTs via the effects of thermogenesis
  • ~1-2 tbsp of MCT oil per day resulted in a lower endpoint body weight than did the same amount of olive oil during a 16-week weight loss program.
  • If calories remain the same, replacing all oils composed of LCTs with oil containing MCTs, up to 36 pounds of excess fat may be lost in one year

 

References:

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Bray, G. A., Cee, M. & Bray, T. L. (1980). Weight gain of rats fed medium-chain triglycerides is less than rats fed long-chain triglycerides. International Journal of Obesity, 4.

Clegg, M. E., Golsorkhi, M. & Henry, C. J. (2012) Combined medium-chain triglyceride and chilli feeding increase diet-induced thermogenesis in normal-weight humans. European Journal of Nutrition.

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Fife, B. (2004). The Coconut Oil Miracle. New York: Avery.

Geliebter, A. (1983). Overfeeding with medium-chain triglycerides diet results in diminished deposition of fat. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 37.

Geliebter, A., Torbay, N., Bracco, E. F., Hashim, S. A. & Van Itallie, T. B. (1983). Overfeeding with medium-chain triglycerides diet results in diminished deposition of fat. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 37.

Hashim, S. A. & Tantibhedyangkul, P. (1987). Medium chain triglyceride in early life: Effects on growth of adipose tissue. Lipids, 22.

Hill, J. O., Peters, J. C., Yang, D., Sharp, T., Kaler, M., Abumrad, N. N. & Greene, H. L. (1989). Thermogenesis in humans during overfeeding with medium chain triglycerides. Metabolism, 38.

Ingle, D. L. (1999). Dietary energy value of medium chain triglycerides. Journal of Food Science, 64(6).

Krotkiewski, M. (2001). Value of VLCD supplementation with medium chain triglycerides. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 25(9).

Seaton, T. B., Welle, S. L., Warenko, M. K. & Campbell, R. G. (1986). Thermic effect of medium-chain triglycerides in man. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 44.

St-Onge, M-P. & Bosarge, A. (2008). Weight-loss diet that includes consumption of medium-chain triglycerol oil leads to a greater rate of weight and fat mass loss than does olive oil. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87(3).

St-Onge, M-P & Jones, P. J. (2002). Physiological effects of medium-chain triglycerides: potential agents in the prevention of obesity. Journal of Nutrition, 132(3).

St-Onge, M-P., Ross, R., Parsons, W. D. & Jones, P. J. (2003). Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in overweight men. Obesity Research, 11(3).

Thampan, P. K. (1994). Facts and fallacies about coconut oil. Jakarta: Asian and Pacific Coconut Community.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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