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2009/07/16 21:13:10 (permalink)

MCT Oil?

I would like some more info on MCT oil's, a friend told me to get them as they will help with my weights workout apparantly.

Im mainly concerned with loosing fat thouhg - Could someone summarise them in a nut shell and explain if they are worth the money?
Cardio and diet are quite strict but im open to anything which may help.

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    itsdennis1243
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/07/17 14:13:04 (permalink)
    from wikipedia:
    ''Throughout the years, some studies have shown that MCT's can help in the process of excess calorie burning, weight loss. However, close to half of the calories in one's diet would have to be from the MCT's themselves. Therefore, consuming medium chain triglycerides in a regular diet may or may not be beneficial to weight loss; studies are still being conducted.[3]''.

    You will often see MCT's (one of the richest sources of MCT's is cocunut oil at 66%) in weight gainers, however, to up the calorie content for 'weight gain'. They appear as saturated fats on a nutritional label, but are not to be confused with saturated fats, because MCT's are a readily available source of energy like carbohydrates, and they are not stored as body fat or deposited in the arteries (or very rarely). They are good for people wanting to bulk up or cut down becausethey provide the body with as much calories as fat (9kcal/g), but also for cutting down because they are a fast source of energy and arent stored as body fat.
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/22 01:12:21 (permalink)
    Does anyone know where to get MCT oil for a good price?
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/22 01:30:02 (permalink)
    coconut oil u can get i think 500g - 1kg not sure from holland and barret and i think they are £10 ..
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/22 14:29:08 (permalink)
    best stuff is called "coconoil" its extra virgin and un tampered with... costs a bit extra but is well worth it in my books.


    if you shop about, there's a few companies that will resell it at a lower price.
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/24 15:05:28 (permalink)
    Whats the verdict of using this to cook with?? Is it any good and are the fats damaged if heated.

    Any good methods much appreciated as the stuff smells amazing!


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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/24 15:09:53 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW

    Whats the verdict of using this to cook with?? Is it any good and are the fats damaged if heated.

    Any good methods much appreciated as the stuff smells amazing!

    Cheap and easy way i use is to get 200g blocks of creamed coconut and grease the pan with it. theyre under 30p usually.

    Also goes great in ice cream.

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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/24 15:10:54 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW

    Whats the verdict of using this to cook with?? Is it any good and are the fats damaged if heated.

    Any good methods much appreciated as the stuff smells amazing!


    Hi Lex -
    coconut oil is stable at high temps so its fine to cook with.

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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 10:37:47 (permalink)
    Good stuff looks like the house will be smelling of coconut soon enough then

    I'm always on a low carb kick and so EFA's are essential to my diet and anything that will help add some flavour to my meals is always a winner!
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 11:04:45 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW

    Good stuff looks like the house will be smelling of coconut soon enough then

    I'm always on a low carb kick and so EFA's are essential to my diet and anything that will help add some flavour to my meals is always a winner!


    mix it in with some greens... yum yum.

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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 11:06:43 (permalink)
    Will give it a go this week, its sad that I'm a little excited lol
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 11:43:21 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW

    Good stuff looks like the house will be smelling of coconut soon enough then

    I'm always on a low carb kick and so EFA's are essential to my diet and anything that will help add some flavour to my meals is always a winner!


    Coconut oil has next to no EFAs in it, but massive amounts of heat stable saturates.

    Excellent for cooking with and for easy to access energy, but lousy for essential fat intake.
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 13:14:14 (permalink)
    I thought the saturates altough labelled as such were MCT's. So yeah not so much EFA's but good fats for running low carb??

    Am I wrong? Not currently using any coconut oil but heard good things
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 13:16:58 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW

    I thought the saturates altough labelled as such were MCT's. So yeah not so much EFA's but good fats for running low carb??

    Am I wrong? Not currently using any coconut oil but heard good things


    it does contain some efa's
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-coconut-oil.aspx
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 13:17:59 (permalink)
    So are people still runnning alongside fish meals and nuts with success when kepeing carbs low?
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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 13:19:44 (permalink)
    Lex_BBW
    So are people still runnning alongside fish meals and nuts with success when kepeing carbs low?

    i have done in the past, but im using a different approach atm.
     
    i used it pre workout for extra energy and also mixed it with veg etc for extra cals and taste.

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    Re:MCT Oil? 2009/08/25 13:24:46 (permalink)
    Hmmm maybe not so enthusiatic about it then as looking into it its just MCT's which are great for energy but surely would be better suited to Keto style diets rather than if you're using a balanced carb intake.

    Although in pre-workout meal it may be a good idea and when on a serious cut for say a comp.

    I'll keep the idea on the back burner and stick to nuts and fish for now.

    Good info though guys. Thanks, you learn seomthing new everyday
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