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    Anyone here eat MCT oil (refined coconut)?

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    I read over on Jimmy Moore's blog that some people are adding MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil to meals to speed up their metabolism and burn fat. As far as I can tell, it's just coconut oil minus the lauric acid. So it's essentially capricylic acid. It is thin, clear, and flavorless.

    I bought a bottle yesterday and put 1 teaspoon on my salad along with my regular salad dressing. When I went to bed a couple hours later, I had to fight back anxiety rushes...similar to having too much caffeine and being anxious. I also felt a bit nauseaus. (By comparison, when I have a healthy portion of coconut milk in a smoothie, I sometimes feel nauseaus but I've never felt anxiety from it.)

    Just wondering if anyone here uses it and what your experiences have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canarygirl View Post
    Hi

    I read over on Jimmy Moore's blog that some people are adding MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil to meals to speed up their metabolism and burn fat. As far as I can tell, it's just coconut oil minus the lauric acid. So it's essentially capricylic acid. It is thin, clear, and flavorless.

    I bought a bottle yesterday and put 1 teaspoon on my salad along with my regular salad dressing. When I went to bed a couple hours later, I had to fight back anxiety rushes...similar to having too much caffeine and being anxious. I also felt a bit nauseaus. (By comparison, when I have a healthy portion of coconut milk in a smoothie, I sometimes feel nauseaus but I've never felt anxiety from it.)

    Just wondering if anyone here uses it and what your experiences have been.
    Shit, that's almost exactly how I feel sometimes when I eat tons of coconuts.

    Is this good or bad?
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    Hmmm....interesting. Let's see what other folks have to say. I also posted this question on the "MCT vs Coconut oil" thread on Jimmy Moore's forum.

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    I've had a similar experience, but only after downing a can of coconut milk and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil together. Just go easy.
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    Doesn't sound very Grok-like to me. Someone has basically processed a natural oil such as coconut oil to strip out something, in order to create something new, in this case, "MCT oil." I personally would avoid it like the plague, just on the grounds that it's been processed, and stick with organic, virgin coconut oil.

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    I use MCT oil. It is tasteless, and I don't want to always be tasting coconut in everything.

    I have not noticed any anxiety when I use it.
    (But I also don't use tons of the stuff or use it every day.)

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    TigerLily, do you cook with it then? Do you notice any effects from using it in your energy level, weight loss, or general health?

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    Nutiva has a new coconut oil product that has less of a sweet coconut flavor to it, though I haven't tried it yet:
    http://nutiva.com/catalog/product_in...roducts_id=122

    And people's experiences may vary, but I hardly even pick up on the coconut flavoring in the foods I cook. Sometimes that depends on the food, but in most cases it doesn't interfere with the flavor of whatever I'm cooking.

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    I wouldn't do it. Mcts re often part of the rx for FTT infants and children with slow weight gain



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    I take a tbsp every morning. If your getting heated up, energy, and the such, could be correcting thyroid function.

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