Why MCT Oil Powder Plays an Important Role in a Keto Diet?
Ketogenic diets have been around for longer than you think. The Atkins Diet gained public attention in 1972 and since then we’ve seen the likes of the Paleo Diet, South Beach Diet and more. While these diets technically fit under the category “keto” a true ketogenic diet focuses on fat consumption as fat can make up close to 90% of total calorie intake. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already well-versed on what a ketogenic diet is, what it does and what’s required to successfully execute it. If you’re still not 100% sure feel free to read this summary from Harvard Health Publishing.
Let’s take it a step further – Zammex Nutrition produces one of the top MCT Oil Powders in the industry right now. There are tons of benefits for taking MCT Oil Powder (check out our blog), but when you’re adhering to a strict keto diet – MCT Oil is your partner in crime.
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride – Triglycerides are fats. There are Long Chain which are found in some tasty (and unhealthy) foods (often stored as fat) and then there are Medium Chain which are “fractionated” from coconut oil or palm kernel oil. The MCTs are your friend when it comes to being on a ketogenic diet – Why?
- They are a readily available source of energy as your body processes them quite efficiently and does not store them. This is a key point as your body transitions to burning fat for energy and producing ketones – which I’m sure you’ve heard the word “ketosis”
- Supplementing MCT Oil Powder has been shown to increase the body’s ability to burn fat as a primary energy source.
- If you’re burning fat and you’re supplementing a product that helps to burn fat – guess what – you can lose weight – YAY!
To be clear this weight loss is fat leaving your body!
Ultimately, if you’re on a low-carb diet or not MCT Oil powder is worth supplementing because of its many health benefits that go beyond a readily available source of energy. It also helps with cognitive function, fights inflammation due to antioxidant properties, improves cardiovascular health, curbs hunger and increases energy. However, if you’re on or about to embark on a ketogenic diet, we strongly suggest you use MCT Oil from the sheer fact that you metabolize it quickly and supports the production of ketones, which are vital for you to stay in ketosis. Throw the other benefits in there and it’s a win-win!