By Melrose Health
(MCTs) Medium Chain Triglycerides are a type of dietary fat that are most commonly found in coconut and palm oils. MCTs are important fatty acids that are rarer in the diet than other fats. MCTs aren’t digested and absorbed in the same way as normal dietary fats, instead they are processed in the liver, rather than being stored as fat. Here’s how they work in the body:
- MCTs are absorbed into the bloodstream and converted immediately by the liver into energy
- MCTs are easier to digest and don’t need bile salts to be broken down, therefore the body can utilise MCTs more efficiently and are ideal for people with digestive issues
- MCTs support the production of ketones. Ketones as a source of energy helps stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and enhance cognitive function
- MCTs can support weight loss, because they are quickly metabolised and converted to energy rather than being stored as fat
WHAT CAN MCTS DO FOR YOUR BODY?
- Encourage the creation of brain and body-friendly ketone fuels for natural energy
- Support mental and physical performance
- Help you get into and stay in ketosis
- Increased fat-burning
- Helps maintain and support digestive health
WHY MELROSE MCT?
- Derived from 100% organic coconut oil
- Palm oil free
- The first MCT Oil in Australia
- Australian owned
- Different MCT formulations to suit any goal
- Natural energy – no artificial ingredients or stimulants
The Melrose MCT range consists of varying blends of MCT fatty acids:
Melrose MCT Original (C8 & C10)- the original formula for general health and performance. Ideal for anyone wanting a ‘Kick Start’ of natural energy.
Melrose MCT Pro Plus (C8, C10 & C12)- contains the added benefits of Lauric Acid for sustained energy. Provides long-lasting energy to support physical endurance and mental performance. Lauric acid provides additional gut health benefits with antimicrobial properties.
Melrose MCT Pro Rapid (C6, C8 & C10)– for rapid energy and brain fuel. Contains the highest source of C8 with C6 for fastest ketone production. Provides quick energy for mental clarity or intense physical activity.
HOW TO USE
Melrose MCT is a clear liquid without any flavour, which makes it so easy to take on its own, add to a smoothie, protein shake or pour over warm vegetables and salads.
One of our favourite ways to have Melrose MCT is with coffee – just add a tablespoon to your morning brew or as pre-workout fuel to kick-start your day!
We recommend starting with 1 teaspoon per day and work your way up. Visit our recipes page to discover some delicious ways of incorporating Melrose MCT into your lifestyle.