We are excited that you are interested in experiencing the health and fitness benefits of supplementing with MCT. MCT Oil is a very powerful nutritional supplement. It can help you lose weight, boost your energy, crush cravings, and make it easier to get your body to burn fat for fuel.
The Fire Team Whiskey® SpecOps™ Shakes are a great way to consume MCT. What is great about the SpecOps™ Shake is that you don’t need a blender! You can mix it in a blender bottle with 8 ounces or more of any liquid. But if you have access to a blender, play with some ways to change up the flavor with nut butters, extracts such as almond, mint or vanilla, cocoa powder or you can even add fruit, such as berries or a half a banana.
WHAT IS MCT?
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) is a healthy fat derived from coconuts. MCTs are an ideal source of fat that create a source of energy called ketones. Ketones are a very efficient and long lasting source of energy and are produced almost instantly by consuming MCT. Ketones generate a strong thermogenic effect in the body (i.e. metabolism boosting and fat burning). Best of all, unlike the energy you get from carbohydrates and sugars (glycogen), ketones cannot be stored as body fat! There are many health benefits associated with consuming MCT. Here are just a few below!
HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF CONSUMING MCT
MCTs Aid in Weight Loss
Several studies in both animals and humans have shown that MCTs increase the body’s ability to burn fat and calories. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7072620
In humans, MCT consumption for 4 weeks induced energy expenditure, fat burning and body weight loss. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882694/
Studies performed on cells showed MCTs reduces the conversion of excess carbohydrates to fat. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882694/
An analysis of experiments showed after 3 weeks of MCT consumption or more participants had reduced body weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, total body fat, total subcutaneous fat, and visceral fat compared to LCT. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882694/
MCTs Can Enhance Exercise Performance
It has been shown that consuming food containing MCTs instead of LCTs for 2 weeks increases duration of high-intensity exercise in recreational athletes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19436137
MCTs Can Improve Cholesterol
MCTs lowered LDL/HDL ratio, total and HDL-cholesterol; improved cardiometabolic profile in obese individuals. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882694/
In humans, natural sources of MCT, like coconut oil, along with low calorie diets led to reduced LDL cholesterol and increased HDL cholesterol. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19437058
MCTs Can Reduce the Symptoms of Diabetes
One study showed that diets rich in MCTs increased insulin sensitivity in adults with type 2 diabetes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1568535
A different study on individuals with type 2 diabetes showed that MCT supplementation improved diabetes risk factors as well as reduced body weight, waist circumference and insulin resistance. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17570262
MCTs Can Benefit the Brain
MCTs have been shown to improve memory compared to placebos in individuals with mild cognitive impairments. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26675661
MCTs have been observed to improve cognitive status, especially women, those without diabetes type II, and severe patients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26667739
We hope you will join our Mission to achieve optimal health and start supplementing your diet with this amazing, natural, healthy fat!
ONE NOTE ABOUT CONSUMING MCT FOR THE 1st TIME
If you have never used a MCT Oil product before, or have not used one in a while, we recommend starting with consuming only half a serving for the first few days. Some people experience stomach irritation when they first start eating MCT Oil based foods. There is no cause for alarm, but we want to help you avoid any discomfort. Take it easy and do half servings until your body gets used to this very powerful and complex fat. After a few days of consistent use, your body should adjust and not react with stomach irritation any longer. If the MCT Oil causes you severe stomach pain or nausea, we suggest starting with a tablespoon serving then increase by a tablespoon each week until you reach a full serving size.
If you are on any medications, have any pre-existing medical conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your Physician before consuming this product. The SpecOps™ Keto Joe Shake contains 100mg of caffeine per serving. This product is intended for the use of those over the age of 18, keep out of reach of children. Fire Team Whiskey® does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or medical treatment of any kind. The SpecOps™ Shakes are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. The following claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are derived from published research data findings (citations provided) and anecdotal observations. Contains 100mg of caffeine per serving.