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Ketone Body Metabolism in Normal Aging and Alzheimer's disease

Ketone Body Metabolism in Normal Aging and Alzheimer's disease

We are excited to continue our MCT Technical Series. In this issue, we focus on Ketone Body Metabolism in Normal Aging and Alzheimer's disease.   Background: The brain is the largest user of glucose in the body. Carbohydrates are the major source ...
Sports Performance

Sports Performance

It's time for our science newsflash where we bring summaries of the latest in clinical trials.In this post, we focus on Sports Performance.  Even if you are not rigorously into sports, many of the advantages shown in consuming exogenous ketone bod...
Coconut Oil:  Not the Miracle Fat it is Touted to be…

Coconut Oil: Not the Miracle Fat it is Touted to be…

Background: Coconut oil has been touted as a miracle fat benefiting many aspects of human health. Unfortunately, there is little evidence to support these health benefits. Herein, we review two recent additional studies on coconut oil. Results: In...
Weight Management - Follow Up on our Discussion...

Weight Management - Follow Up on our Discussion...

Follow up on our discussion on the benefits of consuming C8 KetoMCT oil for Weight Management Background: As noted in our primer, two large “meta analyses” (combining data from numerous individual studies) previously showed that intake of MCTs res...
Does Fat Make You Fat?

Does Fat Make You Fat?

Does fat make you fat?  Find out from KetoMCT’s very own, renowned lipid biochemist, nutritionist, MCT expert, Dr. Alvin Berger (MS, Ph. D, Professor, Co-Founder) who was recently interviewed by amazing Kathy Smith! Dr. Berger was selected because...
Functional benefits of MCTs: a primer

Functional benefits of MCTs: a primer

Sports To date, ketogenic high fat-low carbohydrate diets have been found to be most beneficial for endurance athletes such as long distance runners (see books and scientific articles by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney). There are fewer studies e...
Functional benefits of MCTs: a primer

Functional benefits of MCTs: a primer

Weight Management Two large “meta analyses” (combining data from numerous individual studies) have confirmed that intake of MCTs result in a reduction of body weight and body fat, with no reduction in lean fat mass (St. Onge and Jones 2002; Mumme...
Why consume MCT oil?

Why consume MCT oil?

MCTs contain true medium chain fatty acids (MCFA; esterified to the glycerol backbone), having 8 and 10 carbons (Cunnane 2015). These MCFA are efficiently and rapidly digested (in the hepatic portal system).  Despite popular belief, coconut oil is...
C8 MCT OIL CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE DERIVED FROM COCONUTS ONLY

C8 MCT OIL CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE DERIVED FROM COCONUTS ONLY

Background: Glycerol (glycerin) is the three carbon backbone that contains fatty acids on each of its positions in a triglyceride (TG) or triacylglycerol (TAG). TAGs represent the primary dietary form in which we ingest fatty acids, and also the m...
C12 (LAURIC ACID), A MAJOR COMPONENT OF COCONUT OIL, IS NOT A MEDIUM CHAIN FATTY ACID; AND HAS NO PROVEN "ANTI-MICROBIAL” PROPERTIES IN VIVO

C12 (LAURIC ACID), A MAJOR COMPONENT OF COCONUT OIL, IS NOT A MEDIUM CHAIN FATTY ACID; AND HAS NO PROVEN "ANTI-MICROBIAL” PROPERTIES IN VIVO

Background: Coconut oil contains 6% C8, 7% C10 (C8+C10 range of 8-15%), 51% C12 (lauric acid) (range of 45-78%), 21% C14 (myristic acid), and 9% C16 (palmitic acid). Consuming more than 2 tablespoons of coconut oil is frowned upon by health author...
C8 MCTS ARE NOT LABELED NATURAL AND/OR ORGANIC

C8 MCTS ARE NOT LABELED NATURAL AND/OR ORGANIC

Labeling rules indicate that a C8 MCT cannot be “natural” nor “organic”. Purified C8 MCTs are made by recombining the C8 fatty acid stream with glycerol. As such, they are not natural because the product is manufactured and naturally occurring C8 ...
“PHARMA GRADE” MCTS ARE NOT BETTER THAN PRODUCTS WITHOUT THIS DESIGNATION

“PHARMA GRADE” MCTS ARE NOT BETTER THAN PRODUCTS WITHOUT THIS DESIGNATION

There are many “Pharma Grade” MCTs marketed, and it is challenging to know what is really meant. Typically, but not always, Pharma grade material is more highly purified than non-Pharmaceutical grade; the acceptable variance in levels of MCTs and ...

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