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MCT oil

Junior Low-Carber



I just bought some MCT oil. I was wondering when the best time to take it would be. I have so many things timed, i.e. eating, taking my BG, etc. I don't want it to mess with anything.

Expert Low-Carber



Best taken with a meal to aid with assimilation and stomach comfort.

Mackay Rippey
Are you Yin or Yang?
http://www.YinYangDiet.com

Junior Low-Carber



And what all is it good for besides energy?

Expert Low-Carber




If you REPLACE other dietary fats with MCT's there's a body of evidence that it helps keep metabolism high and assists weight loss. I have an unpredictable reaction to the MCT oil when taken on an empty stomach so I don't do that anymore. I'll make oil & vinegar dressing with it and use it for the fat in flax muffins and such. Coconut oil is much more "real food" incorporating friendly if that makes sense (and I've been using palm KERNEL oil which has similar fatty acid content to CO) so you can use it for frying/broiing/baking stuff so long as the flavor doesn't bother you. It's about 65% MCT. Personally, I've never had a digestive upset from CO.

Expert Low-Carber



I put MCT oil in my whey protein shakes. I also add it to my drinking water when taking my supplements. It has no flavor and I barely notice it in water. The energy that I get does not compare to a surge in glucose...it is a type of energy that just awakens my body and it enables me to literally glide through my day.Here is an interesting read on MCT oil. I keep all healthy saturated fats in my diet. I also consume monosaturated fats but I consume these in lesser amounts after finding out the monounsaturated fats can cause weight to stall.

http://backacrosstheline.blogspot.com/20...tages.html

Expert Low-Carber




BTW, I would be interested if you see any BG changes using MCT. I don't use it regularly enough to know for myself, but I've read conflicting reports of it raising and lowering BG's so "real life" experiences are always nice to know. TIA

Advanced Low-Carber




BTW, I would be interested if you see any BG changes using MCT. I don't use it regularly enough to know for myself, but I've read conflicting reports of it raising and lowering BG's so "real life" experiences are always nice to know. TIA Medium chain triglyceride oil consumption as part of a weight loss diet does not lead to an adverse metabolic profile when compared to olive oil.OJECTIVE:
Medium chain triglyceride (MCT) consumption may have a beneficial impact on weight management, however, some studies point to a negative impact of MCT oil consumption on cardiovascular disease risk.
This study examined the effects of MCT oil consumption, as part of a weight loss diet, on metabolic risk profile compared to olive oil.
DESIGN:
Thirty-one men and women, age 19-50 y and body mass index 27-33 kg/m(2), completed this randomized, controlled, 16-week weight loss program.
RESULTS:
After controlling for body weight, there was a significant effect of time on fasting serum glucose (P = 0.0177) and total cholesterol (P = 0.0386) concentrations, and on diastolic blood pressure (P = 0.0413), with reductions in these variables occurring over time; there was no time-by-diet interaction for any of the parameters studied.
Two of the 3 subjects in the MCT oil group with evidence of the metabolic syndrome at baseline did not have metabolic syndrome at endpoint.
In the olive oil group, 6 subjects had the metabolic syndrome at baseline; 2 subjects no longer had metabolic syndrome at endpoint, 1 person developed metabolic syndrome, and 4 subjects did not have any change in their metabolic syndrome status.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that MCT oil can be incorporated into a weight loss program without fear of adversely affecting metabolic risk factors.
Distinction should be made regarding chain length when it comes to discussing the effects of saturated fats on metabolic risk factors.

Animal Pharm take on MCT

Junior Low-Carber



Thanks , all of you, for your input.
My experiment was to add MCT oil, 2 T apple cider vinegar 4 times a day just before meals (the last one taken before bed with 1 oz cheese), Blood Sugar Defense by KAL, and to get off Januvia (I didn't like the way I felt). Today, my fasting BG was 115, then 112,113, and 112. The fasting BG came down 5 points and depending on the day, the others came up but the interesting thing was that they were so close together. I know they are too high but I started out at 275 6 weeks ago. I have added a personal trainer to the mix as well. I can't wait to see what happens.

Expert Low-Carber



I replied to your other post as well. You have just saved yourself a ton of internal damage to your organs, brain and arteries. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Mackay Rippey
Are you Yin or Yang?
http://www.YinYangDiet.com

Junior Low-Carber



I am taking a T a day, plus some regular coconut oil. Is that adequate?
My fasting BG was 122 today so I am a little unhappy with that. I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing and see what happens.

Expert Low-Carber



Hang in there. Insulin sensitivity takes longer to heal up, but it will. Also watch out for hidden carbs!

Mackay Rippey
Are you Yin or Yang?
http://www.YinYangDiet.com

Expert Low-Carber



My fasting BG was 122 today so I am a little unhappy with that. I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing and see what happens.
I think you will gain a lot of inspiration by checking out Griff's "Diabetes Begone!" journal in the personal journals area. He was quite frustrated initially with his BG's but they are coming around after some perseverence ... with some pretty awe inspiring weight loss and NSV's to boot. Go check it out

Junior Low-Carber



Well how much MCT oil do most ppl take? I've been taking a T spoon.

Expert Low-Carber



I can't quite do that much or I suffer gastric distress. I stay with 2 teaspoons a day.

Junior Low-Carber



It doesn't bother me. I have taken 2 T, sometimes on an empty stomach. I just don't want to waste it.

Junior Low-Carber



I can't tell that MCT oil is giving me energy. I am wondering if I should continue.

Expert Low-Carber




I'm like you. I don't feel anything. But I think it does help with my weight loss. I've been using mine 50:50 with olive oil for oil and vinegar dressing lately. I'm not about to throw it out so I figured I would use it up this way and see ... if I'm down in weight when I'm through the second bottle I have in the cupboard, I'll buy more. If not, I probably will invest my $$ elsewhere. The neat thing about MCT's for oil and vinegar dressing is that it shakes up well and stays mixed longer than the heavier oils do.

Expert Low-Carber



I can definitely feel it when I use it. I can tell the differance from the way I feel if I had CO or MCT oil. MCT oil is quite potent and if I take too much I will experience menstrual-like cramping.

Senior Low-Carber




How much is too much? How much do you usually take?

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." (Herm Albright)

Expert Low-Carber



I, too, get digestive upset when I take more than about 2 tsp. a day. I also have to take it with a meal or it will not go well. I'm going to begin taking it with every meal for a while and see if it helps weight loss. I just take it by the teaspoonful, I rarely eat salads so don't very often need salad dressing.

I can't tell any difference in my energy level, either, but I do think it helps me lose weight. I just haven't been consistent enough with it to be sure.