You can read about what medium fatty acid chains are in an earlier article. Please click here for the article What is MCT, MCT oil and the ketogenic diet?

What dosage should you use for MCT oil?

It is wise to start with one teaspoon at a time and see how your body reacts to this. Some of us can only handle a small amount. If you exceed this limit, you might suffer from nausea or diarhoea, but most people don’t experience any problems at all, only health benefits.

Therefore, rationing the dose and building it up is very important, especially in the case of sensitive intestines. Taking MCT oil (medium fatty acid chains) together with a meal will resolve any discomfort. MCT oil in combination with fruit is not recommended. If you do not experience any discomfort when taking one teaspoon at a time, you can gradually increase your intake of MCT oil up to a maximum of 6 teaspoons per day. More than 6 teaspoons a day is of little use unless under therapeutic supervision.

How should you use MCT?

You can ingest MCT oil directly by pouring it on a teaspoon, but it also works perfectly in a salad or with vinaigrettes. It is also great in desserts, sauces, dressings and breakfast recipes.

It is also great in desserts, sauces, dressings and breakfast recipes. Try a brain fuel coffee, or brain fuel latte or a performance drink. Brain fuel refers to coffee, latte, 0r a performance drink with half a teaspoon of MCT oil or coconut oil.

If you add a lot of MCT to, for example, chocolate milk (first build up your intake), you will end up with a very creamy chocolate milk. Really delicious!

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Improved weight with ECO Atkins?

David Jenkins MD carried out a study of the ‘ECO Atkins diet’ and evaluated a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that consisted entirely of plant-based food. His research was a short term study (4 weeks) that revealed improvements in body weight, cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

“If you’re after a quick energy boost and brainpower, then go for C8 / C10 MCT oil.” Wrote keto dietician Lotte Damen from Myndfuel