Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil contains healthy fatty acids extracted from coconut oil that are easily digested and contain health benefits. Studies have shown that MCT oil promotes the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin. It also has about 10% fewer calories than long-chain triglycerides, which are found in foods such as olive oil, nuts and avocados.
MCT is processed differently by the body from normal fats, it is an instant source of energy and so is less likely to be stored. It also has an effect on your gut, helping to optimise the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining. It has gained popularity amongst athletes as it may help to reduce lactate build up and some studies have also found that it can promote fat burning during exercise if taken beforehand.