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Beat the Winter Blues with MCT’s

Depending on what part of the country we live in, winter can be long for many of us. Getting stuck in those winter blues can cause real, harmful side effects: less sunlight and colder temperatures can bring less energy, and there’s certainly less opportunity to work out. Many people exhibit signs of vitamin D deficiency in the winter, including cognitive impairment and asthma. While MCT oil can’t replace the depleted vitamin D, it can help benefit us in other ways, which may minimize the damage of vitamin D deficiency.

MCT Oil Can Help Fuel Your Body

MCT oil can provide much-needed energy during the short winter days. Medium Chain Triglycerides break down more quickly and efficiently than some other forms of fat you can ingest. Because the liver doesn’t have to work as hard, you benefit more from the energy that you’ve just consumed. While in the liver, MCT oil can be converted straight to ketones, which can then pass through to the brain. Taking MCT capsules with your lunch can help alleviate that afternoon urge to take a nap at your desk.

MCT Oil Can Help Promote Weight Loss

It’s normal for weight loss to slow down in the winter. Whether your running schedule is impacted because of cold weather or your commute gets slowed down because of the snow so you didn’t make it to yoga class on time, we tend to workout less in the winter time. However, MCT oil can counter that winter slowdown. First, Medium Chain Triglycerides can help you feel full. A 2016 study showed that MCTs could make you feel more full than coconut oil; make your bulletproof coffee with MCTs instead of coconut oil for a better impact. Next, MCT oil can slow the rise of glucose, which is essential for those fighting insulin resistance.

MCT Oil Is Beneficial During Exercise

When you can get your workout going, MCT oil may increase the amount of fat that you burn. MCT may also help control your body’s production of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a by-product of strenuous activity and your body produces it when you work out. High lactic acid can make it feel like you’re not getting enough oxygen.

Naturally, when you’re having a hard time breathing, you will slow down the intensity of your workout. MCT oil can help minimize the lactic acid production so that your time at the gym is more effective. Try taking MCT oil capsules sixty to ninety minutes before your workout.

MCT Oil May Help with Keto Flu

During the holidays, it can be challenging to stay on the keto wagon. There are all kinds of tempting treats around, and with all the racing around to get to parties, holiday performances at school, and family get-togethers, it’s easy not to eat the way we should. Many people recommit to keto as their New Year’s Resolution. Of course, if you’ve been off keto for a while, you may be in for a new bout of keto flu. That means brain fog, poor focus, and lack of concentration, among other symptoms. Medium Chain Triglycerides have been exhaustively studied to determine their effects on the brain. We know that MCTs can help people with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In much the same way, it can help to alleviate many of those symptoms of keto flu.

The science surrounding Medium Chain Triglycerides is incredible. It’s reassuring to know that the keto diet, and MCT oil, in particular, are valid treatments for people with debilitating brain issues. We know that the brain needs fat; it’s essential for the thought process and becomes even more necessary as we age. The brain’s need for quality fat is one of several reasons that I advise people to add MCT oil capsules to their keto diet plans.

While I order my coffee with butter so often the baristas at my local Starbucks have my order memorized; bulletproof coffee doesn’t work for everyone. This is where MCT oil capsules come in. Instead of adding the fat to your coffee, you can take MCT oil capsules as part of your daily supplement or medication regimen. You can also take them in the early afternoon to get that beneficial energy boost without adding so much caffeine that you have a hard time falling asleep.

Having MCT oil in capsule form makes it easy for anyone to use whenever the need!

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