Lifematrix MCT Oil is blended from both coconuts and palm kernels. MCT oils comprise primarily caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) fatty acids, usually in a 60:40 ratio of C8:C10. The oil is clear, odourless and pleasant tasting.
MCTs are proving popular because they provide the body with a high-quality, instantly available source of energy that is easily metabolised and never stored as fat. MCTs are metabolised directly by the liver, unlike carbohydrate sugars which must trigger an insulin response before they can be transported via the bloodstream and taken up by the cells. So efficient is the body’s ability to convert MCTs into energy that they are often used to feed premature infants (parenteral feeding) who simply do have the energy to metabolise other foods.
They are used as a natural performance enhancer by athletes and bodybuilders as they are anti-inflammatory in addition to providing instant and sustainable energy. MCTs have also found use in weight loss programmes where they have been shown to improve metabolism and thyroid function as well as increase the number of calories burnt (thermogenic effect). Diabetics may also benefit from including MCT oil in their diets as it improves blood sugar regulation.
Please Note - Do not take MCTs on an empty stomach. If you are new to MCTs start with a small amount (1tsp) and slowly build up. Not recommended for cooking.
- 1-3 teaspoons of oil added to coffee, in a small smoothie/shake or taken direct.
Seek advice from a health care professional before use if you have any pre-existing medical condition. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are being treated for heart disease or high blood pressure. Should not be used in conjunction with any prescription medication. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.