Medium Chain Triglycerides also known as MCT supply energy directly to intestinal cells improving all gut functions, especially protein metabolism. MCT’s are able to enter the portal venous blood for direct transport to the liver without being resynthesized into triglycerides. Sounds fancy huh? in other words they go right into your blood stream so that they can be used immediately for energy, while decreasing fat storage.
Many bodybuilders use MCT as an energy source because it allows them to follow a low carbohydrate diet before a show and ensure plenty of energy to train hard while getting shredded.
But MCT isnt just useful for bodybuilders, it has been shown to be a good addition to anyones lifestyle. Just take a look at the benefits of supplementing with MCT–
- Promote fat loss
- Improve appetite control
- Increase athletic performance
- Improve thyroid function
- Improve heart health
- Improve immunity
- Support Brain health
Medium Chain Triglycerides was first used to treat patients with AID’s fat malabsorption, and chronic diarrhea. In the 1980′s marathon runners and bodybuilders started to reap its benefits. Defiantly add this supplement into your stack if your looking to get shredded. I recommend 2-3 tablespoons daily.