NutraBio MCT Powder is designed to deliver a high-quality, calorie-dense source of medium chain triglycerides to support the energy demands of athletes or those following a ketogenic diet. MCTs may also be beneficial for weight/fat loss as they appear to play a role in increasing metabolic rate and the speed at which fats are broken down to release fatty acids into the bloodstream for energy use.
The medium-chain triglycerides found in NutraBio MCT Powder are extracted from coconut and contain 9 grams of MCTs high in C8 and C10 with zero net carbs, maltodextrin, or sugar. What's more, our MCT Powder has no fillers, excipients, hidden ingredients or additives and is allergen, gluten, and BSE/TSE free. What you see on the label is exactly what you get ... high-grade MCTs made in our cGMP and FDA inspected facility.
Medium chain triglycerides are a type of fatty acid that are found naturally in foods like coconut oil, palm oil, and some dairy products. Because MCTs are shorter in length than long-chain fatty acids (i.e. vegetable oils) and water-soluble, they are metabolized differently in the body. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, MCTs bypass the digestion process of longer chain fatty acids and go directly to the liver where they are rapidly broken down and thus, provide a quick source of energy and are less likely to be stored in fat cells. This is why it is often said MCTs act more like a carbohydrate than a fat.
Multiple studies suggest that substituting MCTs for other fats in a healthy diet may support healthy weight and body composition when combined with exercise. This is due to MCTs:
While many studies have demonstrated MCTs are beneficial for weight/fat loss, other research has found no effects. Additionally, weight loss due to MCT supplementation can vary widely with most clinical trials showing a 1 to a 5-pound loss in weight over periods lasting 3 to 12 weeks. At this point, more studies need to be conducted to determine how effective MCTs are for weight loss and how much should be taken to derive the greatest benefits.
Due to limited studies conducted, the evidence linking MCT consumption to enhanced performance is weak. However, MCTs can still be of benefit to athletes in the following ways:
MCT supplementation may also confer some health benefits. These are:
Below is a brief review of the studies linking MCT supplementation to weight/fat loss and performance benefits:
Research seems to indicate that 5-30 grams of MCTs daily are most effective in producing weight loss benefits. More studies need to be conducted to determine the optimal amount to provide (if any) enhancements in performance.
At present MCT supplementation has not been reported to have any serious side effects or adverse interactions with medications. Some minor side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and upset stomach. These can be avoided by starting with smaller doses and increasing intake slowly.
MCTs may have a small, but significant impact on weight and body fat loss. They may also provide some endurance exercise benefits. For these reasons, adding NutraBio MCT powder to your diet may be worth a try. However, more studies need to be conducted on MCTs to further demonstrate these effects.
NutraBio MCT powder may be most beneficial for individuals who need a calorie-dense option to put on lean mass, those who need a rapid energy source before or during exercise, people who want to cut daily carbs but not total daily calories, and lastly those adhering to a ketogenic diet.
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Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop into your favorite beverage as needed for added energy or calories. For best results use a shaker cup. When stirring with a spoon, add MCT powder first then liquid. Can be added to protein powders and meal replacements for added calories and energy.