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. Fire Team Whiskey® Founder Captain Stephanie Lincoln drinks a SpecOps Shake™ powdered version of MCT Oil combined with whey protein powder every day for lunch. Her favorite way to drink her SpecOps Shake™ is blended with a scoop of all-natural peanut butter and a splash of cinnamon.
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
MCTs, in comparison to Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs), led to reduced appetite and increased feelings of fullness. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4192077/)
Several other 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
MCTs were found to reduce fat and calorie intake in a study on 36 healthy women. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27235735
MCTs can increase satiety, or feelings of fullness, which leads to reduced food intake and causing weight loss. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188898
They are broken down faster than LCTs making them more readily used by the body and less likely to be converted to and stored as fat. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188898
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/
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/
Studies performed on cells showed MCTs reduces the conversion of excess carbohydrates to fat. 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
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 at a time. So this means, putting half the packet of the shake into a blender bottle with 6-8 ounces of liquid and shake/blending it or placing in a blender with 6-8 ounces of liquid and whatever you care to mix with it. 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 start increasing by a tablespoon each week until to a full serving size.
We hope you will join our Mission to achieve optimal health and start supplementing your diet with this amazing, natural, healthy fat!
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 caffeine. 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.
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