Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

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Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

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Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

95%
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"I can't stress enough how great the energy you get from this product is when on a low carb diet." - Joseph

A special kind of fatty acid that was traditionally used in medicine to help patients gain quality weight after illness or surgery, it's now used by athletes as an efficient way of adding calories to their diet and bulk up as well as serving as an energy source.

Product Highlights
  • Ultra Pure MCT Powder
  • Rich In Unsaturated Fat
  • Rapid Absorption & Digestion

"I can't stress enough how great the energy you get from this product is when on a low carb diet." - Joseph

A special kind of fatty acid that was traditionally used in medicine to help patients gain quality weight after illness or surgery, it's now used by athletes as an efficient way of adding calories to their diet and bulk up as well as serving as an energy source.

What Are Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct’s)?

What is an MCT? Medium Chain Triglycerides are a type of fatty acid with a unique chemical structure. Unlike the most common fat type in the diet, Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs), they don't just possess a distinct chemical structure, they also have distinct nutritional benefits that can be taken advantage of in the right circumstances.

MCT’s are absorbed by our body relatively easily and used as a readily available energy source.. You can already begin to imagine the uses of this diamond in the rough. MCT’s have been on the scene since the 1990s, more commonly used by elite athletes, they have since become a useful tool for the Keto, Paleo and holistic health advocate for good reason. Although found in foods such as coconut oil, it can be difficult for even the most well-prepped individuals to get enough MCTs in one sitting which is why supplementing it is the best course of action.

What Is The Difference Between A Long Chain Fatty Acid And A Medium Chain Fatty Acid?

You may have heard the phrases long chain fatty acid and medium chain fatty acid buzzing around the sports nutrition industry, or maybe you haven't? But whatever the case, it's important for you to understand the differences between the both, so you know exactly what you're putting into your body.

MCT’s differ from LCTs in their chemical structure, containing shorter carbon bonds for the science aficionados, this smaller size allows them to be absorbed quicker than their bigger brother. Fats normally need help from the liver to be broken down but another feature of MCTs are that they can be metabolized readily in the muscle (i.e. efficient energy).

This rapid absorption places less stress on the gastrointestinal tract making it ideal for those early morning workouts, intra workout endurance drinks or an easy way of increasing fats in the diet.It should be warned however, there is only so much our gut can handle in one sitting. More than 30g is likely to irritate causing an emergency in the little boy or girls room.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct) Powder Benefits:

Medium Chain triglycerides have become a popular source of energy for elite athletes, and can often be used as a substitute to pre-workouts for those that don't enjoy stimulating effects. Due to MCT’s being available within minutes it can be used simultaneously with the energy we obtain from carbohydrate within the diet making it a formidable duo. Consuming them before taking part in physical activity could see your energy levels rise, which has an impact on your overall performance. The higher your energy, the more you can perform, which can help reach new grounds in the weight room or the track. It's simple science when you think about it like that! If you're still not convinced that it's for you, keep on reading!

Don't forget the health benefits. MCTs are proportionally higher in unsaturated fat compared to saturated fat. A diet consisting of adequate intakes of unsaturated fat can increasing the ratio of good to bad cholesterol.

When Should I Use Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct) Powder?

Depending on the intensity of exercise our body will utilise both fat and carbohydrates stores to fuel the working muscle. Once our limited stores are depleted our intensity declines, so it makes sense to provide additional fuel that is readily available. Consuming MCTs during a workout will help fight the fatigue. Consuming 5-15g during the workout will give us a deserved boost. REMEMBER 30g is likely to cause a gastrointestinal discomfort.

Who Is Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct) Powder Suitable For?

Medium Chain Triglycerides are highly beneficial to endurance athletes or anyone that takes part in exercise for long periods of time. That also includes footballers and even the most dedicated in the gym. Providing your body with a high amount of energy for the duration will keep you performing at your very best.

How To Use Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct) Powder?

Medium Chain Triglycerides should always be used in conjunction with exercise and a balanced diet to get the very best out of every scoop. Simply by adding 150ml-200ml of coffee or tea to your MCT and five medium black scoops of medium chain triglycerides, will give you one hell of a energy fueled shake. Many fans of this even add it to their own protein shakes or even pre-workouts if you really need a kick when in the gym. You could even add this to any protein bake, to give you the ultimate energy bar.

MCT - Ultimate Quality Assurance

Here at Protein Works, you can have supreme confidence in the product quality and supply source. Each ingredient supplier must pass rigorous audits and checks before being given the Protein Works quality seal of approval. Traceability, quality, and consistency are the three things we demand on every single ingredient. This is our philosophy that flows through every product we manufacture and sets us apart in the world of sports nutrition today.

Please note that this product is produced in-house at our very own production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a scoop is included free of charge in every product.

* Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and based on personal experience. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan. Nutritional Information per serving based on unflavoured.

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