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    For anti-aging and other contiditions
    Nutrition Review - Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
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    You are on a roll with the good articles today. I love my MCT oil, I supplement at least 2tbsp a day, as well as use lots of coconut milk and and coconut oil.
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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    • #3
      LOL, thanks itchy166. Where do you buy yours? Did you have any reactions when you first started it?
      "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

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      • #4
        MCT is also widely used in keto diets for the treatment of epilepsy.

        My question would be does the official MCT oil give you anything that you couldn't get directly from coconut products? There are some people who really don't like the taste of coconut so I suppose it would be good for them.

        Also I am trying to locate a source for red palm oil also supposed to be high in MCTs. Anybody know of a good one?

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        • #5
          My wife picked-up a couple of bottles from a health food store near our home.

          I like the MCT as a supplement - its liquid at room temperature, and nearly flavourless. You aren't getting anything that you wouldn't get from coconut oil, just a more concentrated delivery. Its an excellent choice if you believe the Shangri-la concept (I'm not totally convinced)..

          I use lots of coconut oil in my cooking, but the MCT as a supplement. I haven't come across any red palm oil yet.
          "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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          • #6
            Yeah, I'm not really convinced on that whole "moving your setpoint" thing either. I think the SLD does work though because, by upping their oil intake and reducing their consumption of other foods, a lot of people are inadvertently doing the "Eat More Fat" plan.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              Yeah, I'm not really convinced on that whole "moving your setpoint" thing either. I think the SLD does work though because, by upping their oil intake and reducing their consumption of other foods, a lot of people are inadvertently doing the "Eat More Fat" plan.
              That's kinda my take on it too.

              Sometimes I roll into a work camp and my food choicesa are so poor that I IF instead. I basically live off mtc, coconut and caned tuna, salmon, sardines and oysters. Along with any raw fruit or vegetables I can get at camp.

              The mtc's really help keep my calorie intake high when I'm stuck eating that way. (And help keep me in ketosis)
              "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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              • #8
                I like the MCT oil in my morning smoothie, flavorless and it doesn't clump at the cool temperature of the smoothie (I could not get the coconut oil to do that). I use coconut milk as well as coconut oil throughout the day for various other things.

                My DS skips breakfast, he is in high school and starts early-lunch is early as well, so I make him a BulletProof Coffee with the MCT and kerrygold, he doesn't care for the taste of coconut.

                Here is a link (I have no connection nor do I make any money if you buy from here!) to where I found the best price. Our taxes are 9% so even with the shipping it is a pretty good deal (I buy 3 or 4 at a time)

                NOW Foods MCT Oil | Medium Chain Triglycerides | MCT's Oil


                p.s. I tried the SLD, didn't change my set point at all, also came to gag at the thought of just chugging it. Really good in smoothies or coffee though.
                Last edited by demuralist; 02-25-2013, 01:32 PM.
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                • #9
                  I wonder about the MCT oils sold as supplements at the health stores - what are they extracted from?
                  From the article:
                  Until the early 1980s, MCTs were predominantly available only as a constituent of butter, coconut oil, and other natural sources. However, Dr. Vigen K. Babayan of the Nutrition Laboratory, Harvard University, developed a process to produce them in large quantities, to be used primarily for therapeutic uses in a number of conditions.
                  So far I haven't been able to figure it out exactly what plant it is made of. The source is not listed on the labels either.

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                  • #10
                    I just picked up some Now MCT Oil and have been taking it on and off the past week. I stated with a tsp in the morning for a couple of days and then a tablespoon after I have eaten. Do the runs end after awhile taking this?

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                    • #11
                      He gives the source of his "Upgraded MCT Oil"....Bulletproof® Upgraded

                      And from Now Foods...http://www.nowfoods.com/Sports/Produ...ng/M099642.htm
                      Last edited by demuralist; 02-25-2013, 02:00 PM.
                      Chris
                      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                      Unknown

                      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                        He gives the source of his "Upgraded MCT Oil"....Bulletproof® Upgraded

                        And from Now Foods...MCT Oil - 32 oz. - NOW Sports Products
                        The ingredients are listed as:
                        100% MCT Oil. MCT Oil from glycerin and coconut/palm kernel oil.

                        The fact that it stays liquid is a selling point for me. The glycerin must be how they keep it liquid.

                        And, Tee, yes, if you are not used to eating coconut products, taking a big bunch all at once can cause the trots. If you work up to it slowly this isn't a problem.
                        Last edited by Paleobird; 02-25-2013, 03:17 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          The glycerin must be how they keep it liquid.
                          You are not correct in this Paleobird. There isn't glycerin mixed in with the oils. MCT oil is composed of short chain (C8 and C10) fatty acids. Long chain saturated fatty acids (like stearic, C18) is a solid at room temp, but the shorter chains are liquid. In addition, they can't claim 100% on the label if it's cut with something else.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by faithy22 View Post
                            You are not correct in this Paleobird. There isn't glycerin mixed in with the oils. MCT oil is composed of short chain (C8 and C10) fatty acids. Long chain saturated fatty acids (like stearic, C18) is a solid at room temp, but the shorter chains are liquid. In addition, they can't claim 100% on the label if it's cut with something else.
                            No, I know that. What it says is "MCT oil from glycerin....." It's all MCT oil, just from various sources. My question was why they would source some of it from glycerin. Keeping it liquid was just a guess. Are the shorter chain ones from the glycerin?

                            BTW I am trying some of this now. If you mix a tbsp of this stuff with a bit of coconut cream first then add hot drink of choice to the mug, you don't end up with an oil slick on the top and there is no need for blending and frothing implements.
                            Last edited by Paleobird; 03-10-2013, 06:45 PM.

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