Last week, NutraBio made available a new and improved version of our MCT powder. As many of you know, MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are a type of fat that acts more like a carbohydrate. Because MCTs are shorter in length than long-chain fatty acids (i.e., vegetable oils) and water-soluble, they are metabolized differently in the body. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, MCTs bypass the digestion process of longer chain fatty acids and go directly to the liver where they are rapidly broken down and thus, provide a quick source of energy and are less likely to be stored in fat cells.
MCTs are a favorite supplement of those individuals following a ketogenic diet as they can be used in place of carbs for quick energy before workouts. Also, because MCTs are calorie dense, they can help keto dieters meet the amount of calories needed from fat on a daily basis. Individuals not following a ketogenic diet may also find MCTs useful as it relates to weight loss or gain, for athletic performance (protein and carbohydrate sparing effect), and for overall health.
Discussed below are the highlights of our new MCT powder and a comparison to our old MCT formula: