MCT oil and its application in food
MCT oil is made by choosing specific fatty acids from coconut oil, capric acid (or C10) and caprylic acid (or C8). Coconut oil is rich in “medium chain” fatty acids. This fatty acid is smaller than conventional oil, which makes it specific. They are also present in fatty dairy products such as butter, cream and cheese, but in limited quantities. MCT oil is oil that is concentrated in C8 and C10 fatty acids. He carries 6 times more than coconut oil.
MCT oil is a product that is safe to use in the medical world. This is used in milk tubes and formula milk. Because of its small size, chain fatty acids are being released when they exit the stomach. They are transported to the liver where they are converted into ketones (or ketogenic bodies) which function as fuel for the brain and heart, the most energy-thirsty organs.
The brain uses ketones as energy other than glucose, comparable to its concentration in the bloodstream. So, the more you produce ketones, the more your brain uses it. Medium chain fatty acids are also used as energy by the muscles of the body. They easily cross the mitochondrial membrane, cell power plants. As a result, MCT oil is not stored because the body prefers to use its fatty acids.
Why consume MCT oil?
Fat is easily digested! Medium chain fatty acids do not need bile acids for digestion. They are very suitable for people who for medical reasons cannot consume conventional fat:
Lack of carnitine,
Long chain fatty acid malabsorption syndrome,
Pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency
Removal of part of the intestine or gallbladder
During the ketogenic diet, carbohydrate energy intake is replaced by fat. The purpose of this diet is to put the body in a state of permanent ketosis. The body then uses fat as the main energy source. This diet is used to treat epilepsy that is immune to treatment. The distribution of contributions between different macro nutrients is calculated very precisely according to the patient’s tolerance threshold. MCT oil is used by several clinics because its fatty acids are quickly converted into ketones which increase tolerance to patients’ carbohydrates and enable greater diversity of nutrients. The ketogenic diet is also used by people who want to lose weight without calorie restriction.
Applying MCT oil in food: Coffee Bullet Proof, a good choice?
The Bullet Proof coffee mode is for breakfast in the morning while drinking coffee added butter and MCT oil to reduce hunger, lose weight, increase energy levels and improve brain function. The appetite suppressant effect can help reduce calorie intake and increase weight loss in some people, but at the same time it makes you miss a nutritious lunch that can be rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Adding a few tablespoons of fat to your coffee may also have the opposite effect and help you gain weight, considering that one tablespoon of oil or butter contains around 130 calories. Therefore an MCT-based diet must be done carefully and according to needs.