Life Matrix MCT Oil
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are a fat-based (ketogenic) source of energy. MCTs are rapidly and preferentially metabolised by the body, delivering twice the energy of carbohydrates and proteins.
- A fat-based source of energy
- Rapidly metabolised by the body
- Lifematrix Pure MCT Oil 500ml
R220,00 incl. VAT
Lifematrix MCT Oil is blended from both coconuts and palm kernels.
MCTs are proving popular because they provide the body with a high-quality, instantly available energy source that is quickly metabolised and never stored as fat. MCTs are metabolised directly by the liver, unlike carbohydrate sugars which must trigger an insulin response before they can be transported via the bloodstream and taken up by the cells. So efficient is the body’s ability to convert MCTs into energy that they are often used to feed premature infants (parenteral feeding) who simply do have the power to metabolise other foods.
They are used as a natural performance enhancer by athletes and bodybuilders as they are anti-inflammatory in addition to providing instant and sustainable energy. MCTs have also found used in weight loss programmes where they have been shown to improve metabolism and thyroid function as well as increase the number of calories burnt (thermogenic effect). Diabetics may also benefit from including MCT oil in their diets as it improves blood sugar regulation.