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Great health benefits (& weightloss aid)
on June 6, 2011
MCT oil is excellent for health, weightloss & weight mgmt. I always had a bottle handy @ home but I didn't use it regularly for a while. I had a hard time losing some weight despite regular exercise @ the gym & an improved diet. I usually do well on a low-carb diet when I want to lose weight but this time I wasn't getting any results - I yo-yo'd too much over the yrs & ate very poorly (lots of sugary carbs washed down w/tumblers of strong coffee) for the past 5 yrs, which along w/chronic stress took a slow but steady toll on my health. That was bad, but I can't erase it.
This time, I didn't begin to burn any bodyfat until I started taking this oil in my diet on a daily basis - 1-2 Tbsp in my morning decaf & sometimes another spoonful in my lunchtime protein shake, yogurt or whatever meal I'm having for lunch (esp. moistens meat that cooked too dry). This helped me finally lose the 8 lbs that otherwise wouldn't budge. I never thought it would be so hard to lose a few lbs despite seemingly doing everything else right. It's been 5 months now & I haven't gained them back even though I'm consuming more carbs now.
I use this oil now every day. It has a pleasant "non-taste" that I enjoy b/c it doesn't alter the flavor of whatever I add it to. It's great for energy maintenance (along w/B12 vitamin) & stamina. Before using this oil (plus eating better) I felt worn-out very quickly. Now that I use it regularly I not only get through the day w/o crashing but also through the entire work wk w/o burning out (my job is consistently hectic & very tiring).
I had adrenal exhaustion a yr ago & these kinds of dietary & lifestyle modifications really helped me to recover. The oil is flavorless, colorless, w/a thin consistency, so it's appealing to my palate. I like that it also adds pleasant moistness to any dry foods & makes a great salad oil, it's very light. Sometimes I take some straight by the spoonful before going to the gym - I find it boosts my muscle stamina & can exercise more intensely.
I've tried some other MCT brands in past yrs but I like NOW brand best for its large size, comes in a dark glass bottle not plastic, & is the most affordable high-quality oil I've found, so I stick w/it now (I buy it elsewhere, but the price here is comparable). Others I've tried were either emulsified & flavored (which limited them only for athletic use) or packaged in plastic bottles (which I'm leary of for fats/oils). I trust NOW brand & use a number of this brand's supplements, always at the lowest prices w/o compromising quality or effectiveness. Some of their other supplements I use include 7-Keto DHEA 100mg (metabolism/thermogenesis), pyruvate 1000mg (gym stamina), carnitine liquid 3000mg (muscular energy), & psyllium fiber. I love the fact that MCT comes from coconut oil, which is another fantastic healthful oil that I depend on in my diet for general good health (including skincare) - coconut oil can be used for cooking but pure MCT oil cannot.