MCT 70%

MCT is a great CHO alternative, quick-release, energy source, that has gained a lot of popularity as an energetic substance for extended aerobic endurance exercises, especially more so when carbohydrate supply may be limited or unavailable.

Key Benefits

  • Produces ketones which are excellent fuel sources and immediately used by the brain. 
  • C-08: 70% & C-10: 30% | C-8: 3528mg & C-10: 1512mg per serving
  • MCTs are a rapid energy source that begins burning as fuel immediately. It provides long-lasting brainpower, so you can benefit from your morning caffeine boost all day long.

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Batch D.F.131.1 MFG 24-Mar-2021 EXP 24-Mar-2022
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Ingredients Per Serving

Medium-Chain-Triglycerides (MCT) Powder (standardized to 70% MCT) 7.2g

Serving Size

Two Scoops

Product Description

Description

MCTs are a type of healthy fat that contain 6-12 carbon atoms, which provide an instant source of energy as they are easily converted into ketones, an excellent mitochondrial fuel source. MCTs are leading the way as a preferred source of energy production in the body, when compared to glucose, since ketones produce far less reactive oxygen species (ROS) when they are metabolized. 

Additional information

Weight 0.52 lbs
Dimensions 6.30 × 1.97 × 8.66 in

MCT

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) is triglycerides composed of a glycerol back bone and three fatty acids that have an aliphatic tail of 6–10 carbon atoms[1] MCT exists in natural foods with high percentage found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, desiccated coconut, and raw coconut meat  

How is it digested? 

Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols (MCTs), which typically contain fatty acids with chain lengths of ≤10 carbon atoms, are processed differently from long-chain triacylglycerols (LCTs) by the body[2]. Because of their chain length, medium-chain fatty acids can be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and transported to the liver via the portal circulation without incorporation into chylomicrons. As a result, it is hypothesized that MCTs are oxidized to a greater extent than are LCTs and have less opportunity for deposition into adipose tissue. Unlike long chain triglycerides (LCT), MCT will be broken down into glycerol and medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which will be directly absorbed into the blood stream and thereby transported to the target organs 

Why is it necessary? 

It has been shown that MCT plays a role in lowering weight, and decreasing metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity and inflammation2. MCTs provide about ten percent fewer calories than LCTs – 8.3 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9 calories per gram for LCTs1. More importantly, reduced chain length also means that MCTs are more rapidly absorbed by the body and more quickly metabolized (burned) as fuel1. The result of this accelerated metabolic conversion is that instead of being stored as fat, the calories contained in MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use by organs and muscles. MCTs are thus a good choice for anyone who has increased energy needs, as following major surgery, during normal or stunted growth, to enhance athletic performance, and to counteract the decreased energy production that results from aging.

Role of MCT

Glycogen sparing action 

  • A single study demonstrated a positive effect from MCT supplementation. After intake of 45 grams of MCT, there was a proven reduction of glycogen oxidation rate[3]. 
  • Both carbohydrate and MCT intake prevented glucose serum levels to fall, which typically occurs in longer-lasting exercises3. 
  • In another study, a double-blind, crossed supplementation model was used to determine MCT effect on the utilization of muscle glycogen. It was noted that MCT supplementation did not differ from carbohydrate in glycogen content after 180 minutes of exercise at 61% of VO2max in ergometric cycle3. 

Source of energy –  

  • Jeukendrup et al.41 gave MCT supplement to athletes, in order to raise their serum concentration of fatty acids and, therefore, enhance their oxidation. Results showed that during exercise performed in ergometric cycle at 57% of VO2max for 180 minutes, MCT oxidation rate, when associated to glucose, reached 72% of the intake amount. It was thus shown that MCT is an alternative source of energy for exercising3. 
  • In recent years MCTs have gained in popularity with athletes seeking to increase energy levels and enhance endurance during high-intensity exercise, as well as serving as an alternative energy source for athletes on high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets.1 

Aid appetite control & weight management

  • MCTs seem to offer a triple approach to weight loss:
    • they have a lower calorie content than other fats (LCT), 
    • they are minimally stored as fat,   
    • MCTs have been shown to enhance thermogenesis and contribute to enhanced metabolism to burn even more calories. 
  • Caloric consumption was significantly lower on the high MCT diet1. 
  • Calorie-restricted diets are often associated with marked declines in energy. A number of studies support the benefits of using MCTs in weight loss programs to boost energy levels and increase fatty acid metabolism to aid in reducing fat deposits and produce ketone bodies, Ketones are also one of the two substances which the brain can utilize for energy1. 

Supports healthy lipid metabolism and prevents metabolic derangements 

  • MCTs reduce levels of cholesterol in the liver and other tissues1. 
  • MCTs have also been reported to act as antioxidants and reduce tissue requirements for Vitamin E1. 
  • MCTs have a slight hypoglycemic (blood glucose-lowering) effect, and thus may be useful for diabetics, or anyone with a tendency for pre-diabetes1. 

MCTs have proven useful in treating a number of medical disorders that involve impaired or damaged lipid (fat) metabolism. Thus, MCTs can be a useful addition to the diet of those suffering from any form of malnutrition or tissue wasting.  

Athletic performance 

  • MCTs are an especially beneficial supplement for fueling physical exertion, given their high energy density content, rapid rate of absorption and quick metabolic conversion into cellular energy1.  
  • Additionally MCTs can be quickly mobilized in the post-exercise recovery phase to rebuild muscles and prevent the breakdown of proteins (catabolism) that can occur when the body is putting a maximum demand on the body’s energy reserves1. 

FAQ's

Will MCT oil cause weight gain? 

MCT oil does not cause weight gain. Research shows that MCT Oil Powder can actually aid weight loss. Because the MCT is used up as energy almost immediately, your body is less likely to store it as body fat. MCT consumption can also help control appetite by promoting a sense of fullness, and other studies show that MCT may boost your metabolism, helping you burn fat and calories at a more efficient rate.

Are there any side effects of using MCT ? 

If you are new to MCT, it may result in slight nausea or gastric discomfort for beginners if consumed in large quantities or on empty stomach. This can be minimized or eliminated by starting with very small doses at several times daily, and increasing the dose as tolerated. 

Is this product for keto diet or can also be taken without it? 

Most people can benefit from adding Unived’s MCT to their diet, regardless of whether or not they are following a Ketogenic Diet. While those on a keto diet, supplement with MCT Oil in order to support the production of ketones in the body. However, the benefits of MCT Oil, like easy digestion and absorption, energy supply, sharpened focus, improve cognitive ability, help with weight management, and heart and gut health are available to everyone.  

Suggested Use

Mix 2 scoops (7.2g) in your favourite beverage – coffee, smoothie, tea, hot or cold water). You may choose to consume it one or more times during the day.

Works great with strong black coffee.

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