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MCT/Coconut Oil and Why it Can Make You Better

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Created November 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made from palm oil (seems good) and canola oil (avoid canola for many reasons). MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides also known as fatty acids. The majority of foods are either short or long chain.

Although you can find what seems like endless anecdotal evidence of benefits, especially on coconut oil, the scientific studies are spotty at best. I will list many of the possible and individual benefits then go over my own personal benefits:

  • Weight loss
  • Muslce/mass gain
  • Belly fat "spare tire" reduced
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Improved brain function
  • Alzheimer's prevention/cure
  • Cancer prevention/cure
  • Skin care
  • Scar treatment
  • Assisting in putting the body in ketosis (explain more on ketones late)
  • Bone and dental health
  • Diabetes prevention/cure
  • Improving allergies
  • Improving immune system
  • Pneumonia cure
  • Improved cholesterol levels

I know, right? That's a lot.

My personal results:

  • Improved skin
  • Bone and dental health
  • Improving allergies
  • Improving immune system
  • Improved mood/energy
  • Belly fat reduced
  • Muscle/mass gain
  • Improved brain function
  • Quicker entry into ketosis

Those are the benefits I was able to quantify using things like a journal, brain exercises, physical exercises, fasting, and a Elimination diet to add validity to it being the coconut and MCT oil rather than something else I was ingesting. Also though it's flu season I have not been sick in about half a year although I work in public areas and travel semi frequently.

Dosage I was using is 2-4 tbsp daily. Using two with coffee then with dinner. Only side effect I've heard of from upping the dosage specifically on an empty stomach is GI issues such as diarrhea. I never had this issue, but I wasn't trying to cure cancer or Alzheimers.

There's lots of ways to get MCTs. I'd recommend staying away from the cheap processed stuff and get either organic extra virgin coconut oil or good quality MCT oils derived coconut and (but not only) palm oil if you can afford it to get all the benefits.

Has anybody on here actually had some of the more extreme benefits from using coconut/MCT oil? I'd love to hear about it or any additional information

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75 · November 14, 2013 at 7:09 AM

http://paleologix.com/paleo-supplements/

Chris Kresser and Robb Wolf, they're more expensive than I care for but they sell it under the plausible idea that if you fix your gut well enough you will only need to use one cycles worth. Enjoy NOW Foods but they have a lot of quality issues.

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598 · November 14, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Whose digestive enzymes? I take enzymes but always looking for a better brand.

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4468 · November 14, 2013 at 3:55 AM

fixed it for you. the formatting issues seem to happen from cut&pastes (hidden characters). you just need to go back in & delete some carriage returns & add them back in (or something like that)

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75 · November 14, 2013 at 3:32 AM

Personally take comparing me to Dave Asprey as a compliment ha. As I have no real intentions to sell stuff - I'd prefer to be like Robb Wolf where I give away a lot of free content, be knowledgeable while sarcastic. Then after years of hounding about people "selling out" and selling supplements, start my own supplement company with [insert Chris Kresser equivalent]. That said I've used their digestive enzymes and they're quite good.

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Haha I'm not calling you evil comrade, we're all playing for team people. Not trying to start a flame war and I can appreciate your feedback it's one of the things that makes the internet so great.

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598 · November 13, 2013 at 3:33 AM

He's just a young entrepreneur promoting his website. It's an admirable pursuit though a somewhat shady way about it. Who knows he could end up like Dave Asprey in a few years - selling snake oil and even some stuff that's really good for you.

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208 · November 13, 2013 at 3:31 AM

send me your account numbers - oh and not noticing benefits of coconut oil means I'm evil.

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 3:19 AM

I'm actually skeptical about some of the benefits also. Which is why I separated possible benefits and personal benefits. No, not selling anything, but if you want to wire me some money feel free ;)

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Definitely, I've tried both of those brands and switch between them for financial reasons.

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33 · November 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I love MCT oil. When I first used it I bought the NOW brand. It gave me cramps and diarrhea. Then I bought some from Dave Asprey's Bulletproof website: http://www.upgradedself.com/products/bulletproof-upgraded-MCT-oil-32-Fl-Oz . I have had no problems with Dave's. However, it is more expensive. I use it in Bulletproof coffee with grass-fed butter. I have a ton of energy all day and I don't get hungry. My brain is totally focused and thinking sharp. I love the feeling.

I also mix MCT oil with coconut milk. That taste really good.

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Definitely, I've tried both of those brands and switch between them for financial reasons.

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 3:16 AM

As a note the formatting in this looks so strange (on my browser at least) but when I go to edit it looks fine. Peculiar.

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4468 · November 14, 2013 at 3:55 AM

fixed it for you. the formatting issues seem to happen from cut&pastes (hidden characters). you just need to go back in & delete some carriage returns & add them back in (or something like that)

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15 · November 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM

the thing about coconut oil is that you notice benefits pretty imediately - like when you put it on your skin, immediate benefits also when when you eat it clears brain fog right away .. I think it is really good stuff and wish it was more available in my part of the world .. I generally use the whole coconut and have to process it myself, unfortunately it is not so easy to get the oil

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208 · November 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I've used Coconut oil and love the taste. Beyond that I don't notice any particular health benefits that are obvious. The list of benefits does give me a chuckle. Are you selling something?

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598 · November 13, 2013 at 3:33 AM

He's just a young entrepreneur promoting his website. It's an admirable pursuit though a somewhat shady way about it. Who knows he could end up like Dave Asprey in a few years - selling snake oil and even some stuff that's really good for you.

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75 · November 13, 2013 at 3:19 AM

I'm actually skeptical about some of the benefits also. Which is why I separated possible benefits and personal benefits. No, not selling anything, but if you want to wire me some money feel free ;)

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