MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides): The Different Types

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In this video, we’re going to talk about MCT oil—specifically the different types of fatty acids and their different functions.

What’s MCT oil?
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are types of fat that don’t need help from your gallbladder. They can be turned into ketones pretty fast. Medium-chain triglycerides can be extracted from coconut oil or palm oil. MCTs are really good for people starting out in ketosis.

MCT oil benefits: 

• Reduce appetite
• Increase brain energy
• Decrease cravings
• Feeds brain/heart 
• Doesn’t get stored as fat

Types of MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides):

C6 Caproic – 
• Turns to ketones
• Very few available

C8 Caprylic – 
• Quick, stable mental energy
• Mental clarity
• Antibacterial (strep, staph)

C10 Capric – 
• Powerful anti-fungal (candida)

C12 Lauric – 
• Antimicrobial (one of the most powerful)
• Turns into monolaurin (good for measles, herpes, staph, and E. coli)

How to use MCT oil:

Most people take C8 and C10 together. Always start out with a small amount, like maybe 1/2 teaspoon. You can work your way up to a full teaspoon, and then after a few days 1 tablespoon.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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