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    I have done a search on this forum but cant find the answer to my questions, so Im hoping some of you guys can answer them for me!

    I have a tbsp of MCT oil (pure) in my morning coffee with butter, which keeps me going until about 3pm when I then eat my first meal.
    I am eating low carb too so this helps to produce a strong ketosis reading.
    However, to keep the ketosis high, should I up my MCT daily amount and by how much?
    Is there a maximum without getting the 'trots'?
    Also, is there any advantage to having MCT oil before going to bed so ketosis continues through the night? Or will it keep me awake?
    Any ideas? / suggestions?
    I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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    Up to 3 tablespoons or so should be ok.

    'The trots' is an individual thing - some people can get it on one teaspoon and always will.
    Most people adjust to lower doses and it can be lowly increased.

    MCT at night - I sometimes take it then without any effect of sleep - as for advantages then I don't know.

    Though I generally don't sleep as well in keto - especially on rare occasions I don't eat dinner due to not being hungry.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EatMoveSleep View Post

      MCT at night - I sometimes take it then without any effect of sleep - as for advantages then I don't know.

      Though I generally don't sleep as well in keto -
      As you dont sleep as well when your in ketosis, can I ask why you take it at night when MCT increases ketones?
      I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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