Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-07-2010 07:12 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I also cannot take it on an empty stomach--for me that results in abdominal cramps and diarrhea. I am very cautious with MCT oil, although I seem to have no problem with coconut oil or coconut milk or coconut cream. Or coconut. Except the nasty shredded sweetened kind, but that's not the coconut's fault, it's the sugar.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-08-2010 01:17 AM


Junior Low-Carber



Jase,

Just take the stuff in the morning and don't exceed a tablespoon at first and that should give you a heads-up as to whether it'll give you anxiety, energy, nausea, or any other bad or good immediate symptom.

Thanks for the info! I was actually planning on starting out with a teaspoon to see how I react. I'll probably try it this weekend....I'd hate to have a reaction to it while at work!

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RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-10-2010 11:41 PM


Expert Low-Carber


MCT oil is powerful stuff and you have to adjust to it. Orignially it made me nauseous then it turned me into a jack rabbit. Now I have no negative affects with the stuff. It is now a part of my diet with no problems.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-11-2010 09:33 AM


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Definitely start slow with MCT and work up. These days I have no "surprises" making oil and vinegar dressing for salads with 1/2 and 1/2 MCT and olive oil -- probably 1.5T of each for a large salad. Said salad always has protein (usually tuna) in it as well. I still do not even attempt MCT on an empty stomach as I cannot predict the outcome!
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-11-2010 02:10 PM


Senior Low-Carber


My MCT is in the mail and I can't wait. Accidentally had too much regular coconut oil the other night and was sweating like crazy a few hours later. Moreso than with the tons of hot weather even.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 02:09 AM


Junior Low-Carber


Well I tried the MCT oil for the first time this morning. I made a protein shake (chocolate whey powder, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, Truvia, ice, and MCT oil) this morning and I used a full tablespoon of MCT. I didn't have any problems at all and I didn't notice any extra energy or rise in temp. I'm guessing it's because I've been using coconut oil in my cooking for the last two years so I guess I've already somewhat adapted to the MCT that it has.

Tomorrow I will make another shake with just the one tablespoon.....but next weekend I will up the dose a bit. I want to make sure and experiment on the weekends while I'm off work! LOL

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RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 10:01 AM


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FWIW, I've never experienced anything in terms of feeling warm and or getting a burst of energy from MCT or coconut oil. CO doesn't even effect me the same way twice -- first time I had it in the afternoon and I felt full for the rest of the night, next time I had it in the morning and I was hungry all day.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 10:18 AM


Junior Low-Carber


Over the past two years, I've noticed that if I don't eat anything with coconut oil in it for a week or two, I will get the warm feeling the next time I use it. I only use it in cooking though....never by itself.

I'm feelin' good from my head to my shoes!
Know where I'm goin' and I know what to do!
I tidied up my point of view!
I got a new attitude!
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 11:16 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Has anyone experienced stomach upset or nausea from coconut oil?

Kathy Coe
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RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 11:21 AM


Expert Low-Carber


I got the nausea problem with coconut when I had a whole can of coconut milk in a protein smoothie, I'll never make that mistake again, thought I was gonna hurl! If I use 1/4 of a can I am fine. I've never had a reaction to the oil or MCT.

Kathy Coe
CFT, SPN, MT
Refinery Fitness Center
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 11:24 AM


Expert Low-Carber



Interesting.....sorry, I am reading this thread backwards! Dyslexia! I should have started reading from page one before asking questions. So instead of nausea, you got crampy/diarreah.

Kathy Coe
CFT, SPN, MT
Refinery Fitness Center
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 08:04 PM


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Interesting.....sorry, I am reading this thread backwards! Dyslexia! I should have started reading from page one before asking questions. So instead of nausea, you got crampy/diarreah.
That has been my unpleasant reaction to MCT when I've had it. The cramps are almost like menstrual cramps!
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-12-2010 09:25 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Ewwww, that's no fun at all, sounds like the reaction I get to sorbitol and sugar alcohols! I am normally reactive to everything since I have IBS, but not so far w/MCT or virgin coconut oil, keeping fingers crossed. So, do you just avoid MCT then? Makes you wonder if it varies in brands or if you'd react to all?

Kathy Coe
CFT, SPN, MT
Refinery Fitness Center
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-13-2010 08:19 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Yeah, actually, I haven't had any in about 6 months. I think it was just taking it on an empty stomach, but I'm like Jase and don't want to have a problem at work, so I've just been avoiding it, as normally on my days off I don't eat until dinner. I might give it a try again as some people have found it helps with the weight loss, but I'll be very cautious this time. Of course, if I ever decide I need an intestinal cleanse...
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-14-2010 05:39 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root of many conditions such as Alzheimer's, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and many other conditions associated with ageing.
One way we can counter the increasing burden of dysfunctional mutated mitochondria is to improve our stock by considering how we can
Improve mitochondrial biogenisis that is the production of new healthy larger mitochondria.

Exercise, calorie restriction and a ketogenic diet are the most promising ways of doing this, therefore ensuring you have daily access to an easily and quickly metabolised source of ketone bodies is key to ensuring you have a continuing supply of healthy new mitochondria.

I don't think you should consider using MCT oil and/or coconut oil as a short term weight loss expedient but as a long term strategy to keep your mitochondria working most efficiently and in prime condition.

Increasing omega 3 intake (particularly DHA) also improves mitochondrial biogenesis and reduces inflammation.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-22-2010 01:18 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Thanks for the good information, Ted.

The MCT finally arrived at my house. Will try it this weekend and hope for good things as there's a lot of yardwork to be done.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-22-2010 02:37 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Reading your comment Ted, reminded me that I have been a tad lazy and will have to start being more diligent with my MCT. Thanks for the swift kick.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-22-2010 03:57 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Thombrogan please keep us posted on your reaction, I'd like to start with MCT oil too.

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first, the lesson afterwards."

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RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-26-2010 10:33 AM


Senior Low-Carber


First attempt was yesterday and no tummy troubles to report. Couldn't tell you if I felt more energetic or anxious or lethargic or anything because I took 1 tablespoon on an empty stomach after swimming and otherwise basking in a pool for three hours and then knocked back about 4 or 5 shots of tequila. Can report that the urge to eat carby foods or say things I'll regret for years to come did not increase with the tequila, but motor skills and overall cognition were impaired for hours. Will have another tablespoon of MCT oil tonight (without booze) and report back tomorrow.
RE: Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil , 07-28-2010 12:25 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Uneventful updates:

Since tequila-day, I've had the MCT oil twice - both times in casein/whey shakes sweetened with stevia. Have had a burning midsection both times, but that was likely from singing opera as it happens even without the MCT (but always with Verdi and Wagner ).

Will try some on an empty stomach tomorrow.