MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are the key fat molecules found in coconut oil. MCTs are an amazing source of fuel for the body with many clinically studied health benefits.
What are the benefits of consuming MCTs?
Highly ketogenic 1,2
Feel fuller longer 3,4
Decrease appetite 5,6
Promote weight loss 3,4,7-9
Promote fat oxidation 10-12
Boost metabolism 10-12
What about stomach troubles?
Foods high in MCTs may cause gastrointestinal distress in some people. This is particularly common when beginning a diet containing MCTs. They can cause nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea.
What can I do to prevent GI distress when consuming foods containing MCTs?
Start slow and build up gradually. Your body will get used to digesting MCTs and any GI distress will subside in a few days. For example, if you are starting a regimen that includes KetoLogic® KetoMeal®, we recommend that you:
Start with half a serving or less stirred into 8 ounces of water
Stir into cold water, add ice (this will likely cause you to drink it slower)
Consume over an hour (sip it, don’t gulp it)
Build up to a full serving over the course of a few days
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