MCT Oil Capsules
Looking for advice and recommendations on MCT Oil
We were told recently to add MCT Oil capsules to our child’s KETO regiment as we cannot seem to keep his daily fat content high enough, and so I basically purchased the first one I found, but now I am curious.
I settled on DietWorks MCT Oil Capsules at 1000 mg 90 soft gels. Each cap boasts 10 calories, 9 from fat (as best I can tell, 9 from saturated fat) giving a total fat of 1g (saturated fat 1g) but Medium Chain triglycerides of 1000 mg. These were the right size and price and so I bought them.
I confess I am still confused about MCT oil and how to calculate this with our overall daily fat intake (which has to be 175 g). How can I add 1000 mg of oil yet only have 1g of fat?
So like all good information seekers, I googled and found this article on Healthline that suggests: This article explains everything you need to know about MCTs. “What is MCT? Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats found in foods like coconut oil. They are metabolized differently than the long-chain triglycerides (LCT) found in most other foods.”
My questions are many. Have you tried MCT oil in capsules or straight up on a spoon? Has it helped? Which do you recommend, what do you buy and why? Has it helped your diet goals or increased ketones? Has it hurt? Anything you want to add?
As you can tell there are no affiliate links in this post 🙂 I will explain in another post why we are back on the KETO plan after our journey at Laser Lyme in Andover.