New to MCT? Here’s What You Need to Know!
What are MCTs?
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are the key fat molecules found in coconut oil. MCTs are amazing sources of fuel for the body with many clinically studied health benefits.
What are the benefits of consuming MCTs?
- Highly ketogenic 1,2
- Feel fuller longer 3,4
- Decrease appetite 5,6
- Promote weight loss 3,4,7-9
- Promote fat oxidation 10-12
- Boost metabolism 10-12
What about tummy troubles?
Foods high in MCTs can cause gastrointestinal distress in some people. This is particularly common when beginning a diet containing MCTs. They can cause nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea.
What can I do to prevent GI distress when consuming foods containing MCTs?
Start slow and build up gradually. Your body will get used to digesting MCTs and any GI distress will subside in a few days. For example, if are starting a regimen that includes PrimaForce KetoShakes, the serving size is about 30 grams of powdered mix stirred into 8 ounces of water and consumed over 30 minutes. If you are new to MCTs, start instead with:
- Half a serving or less stirred into 8 ounces of water
- Consume over an hour (sip it, don’t gulp it – we know it tastes good, but we want you to feel good, too)
- Stir into cold water, add ice (this will likely also cause you to drink it slower)
- Build up to a full serving over the course of a few days
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