Onnit MCT Oil

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Made from all-natural earth grown-nutrients. Three delicious flavors that mix easily into hot or cold providing all the benefits from 100% coconut-derived MCT Oil. Contains 0% Palm & 25% Lauric Acid.

Pure coconut-based MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides) is not only packed with the medium chain fatty acids that started the MCT oil craze, it also contains potent levels of lauric acid, a compound found in coconuts that it thought to support optimal health.* Palm oil, a leading constituent in many other MCT oils on the market, is typically harvested form native palm forests, contributing to the destruction of the last remaining habitats for orangutans. So enjoy our best in class coconut-based MCT Oil and send a karmic high five to the great red ape.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Medium-Chain Triglycerides

Medium-Chain Triglycerides
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Medium-chain triglycerides contain a class of fatty acids that are more rapidly absorbed and burned as energy than other fats. For this reason, athletes have been interested in their use, especially during prolonged endurance exercise. (more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Medium-chain triglycerides have been found to lower blood sugar levels and may be useful in treating type 3 diabetes. (more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) contain a class of fatty acids found only in very small amounts in the diet; they are more rapidly absorbed and burned as energy than are other fats.1 For this reason, athletes have been interested in their use, especially during prolonged endurance exercise. However, no effect on carbohydrate sparing or endurance exercise performance has been shown with moderate amounts of MCT (30 to 45 grams over two to three hours).2, 3 Controlled trials using very large amounts of MCT (approximately 85 grams over two hours) have resulted in both increased and decreased performance,4, 5 while a double-blind trial found that 60 grams per day of MCT for two weeks had no effect on endurance performance.6 A controlled study found increased performance when MCTs were added to a 10% carbohydrate solution,7 but another study found no advantage of adding MCT,8 and a third trial actually reported decreased performance with this combination, probably due to gastrointestinal distress, in athletes using MCTs.9
References

1. Jeukendrup AE, Saris WHM, van Diesen RAJ, et al. Exogenous MCT oxidation from carbohydrate-medium chain triglyceride supplements during moderate intensity exercise. Clin Sci 1994;87:33.

2. Berning JR. The role of medium-chain triglycerides in exercise. Int J Sport Nutr 1996;6:121-33 [review].

3. Goedecke JH, Elmer-English R, Dennis SC, et al. Effects of medium-chain triaclyglycerol ingested with carbohydrate on metabolism and exercise performance. Int J Sport Nutr 1999;9:35-47.

4. Van Zyl CG, Lambert EV, Hawley JA, et al. Effects of medium-chain triglyceride ingestion on carbohydrate metabolism and cycling performance. J Appl Physiol 1996;80:2217-25.

5. Jeukendrup AE, Thielen JJ, Wagenmakers AJ, et al. Effect of medium-chain triacylglycerol and carbohydrate ingestion during exercise on substrate utilization and subsequent cycling performance. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;67:397-404.

6. Misell LM, Lagomarcino ND, Schuster V, Kern M. Chronic medium-chain triacylglycerol consumption and endurance performance in trained runners. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2001;41:210-5.

7. Van Zyl CG, Lambert EV, Hawley JA, et al. Effects of medium-chain triglyceride ingestion on carbohydrate metabolism and cycling performance. J Appl Physiol 1996;80:2217-25.

8. Angus DJ, Hargreaves M, Dancey J, Febbraio MA. Effect of carbohydrate or carbohydrate plus medium-chain triglyceride ingestion on cycling time trial performance. J Appl Physiol 2000;88:113-9.

9. Jeukendrup AE, Thielen JJ, Wagenmakers AJ, et al. Effect of medium-chain triacylglycerol and carbohydrate ingestion during exercise on substrate utilization and subsequent cycling performance. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;67:397-404.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions Based on the results of a short-term clinical trial that found that medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) lower blood glucose levels,1 a group of researchers investigated the use of MCT to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Supplementation with MCT for an average of 17.5% of their total calorie intake for 30 days failed to improve most measures of diabetic control.2
References

1. Eckel RH, Hanson AS, Chen AY, et al. Dietary substitution of medium-chain triglycerides improves insulin-mediated glucose metabolism in non-insulin dependent diabetics. Diabetes 1992;41:641-7.

2. Trudy J, Yost RN, Erskine JM, et al. Dietary substitution of medium-chain triglycerides in subjects with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in an ambulatory setting: impact on glycemic control and insulin-mediated glucose metabolism. J Am Coll Nutr 1994;13:615-22.

Medium-chain triglycerides are a class of fatty acids. Their chemical composition is of a shorter length than the long-chain fatty acids present in most other fats and oils, which accounts for their name. They are also different from other fats in that they have a slightly lower calorie content1 and they are more rapidly absorbed and burned as energy, resembling carbohydrate more than fat.2

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Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) 1 to 4 times daily. Onnit Pure Premium MCT Oil can be mixed into smoothies, or try it with Hemp FORCE for a certified delicious protein shake. Can also be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings or unheated sauces. Not recommended for cooking due to its relatively low boiling point. Not recommended for use with Styrofoam or any other foam-based material.

Consult a medical doctor before taking this or any other nutritional supplement if you are pregnant, nursing have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications. Do not use if freshness seal is missing or broken. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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