MCT effects

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Goal: Ketosis

Approach: MCT or coconut oil, along with low-carbohydrate diet.

Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) help promote ketosis and improve insulin resistance. Coconut oil contains MCTs, but for some, coconut oil can raise lipid markers quite a bit. Dr. Bresdesen suggests that E4s use MCT and coconut only as short-term crutches to ease into ketosis.

In the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet, along with fasting (minimum 12 hours overnight) and exercise will help sustain mild ketosis. Visit our page about ketosis and a ketogenic diet for more details.


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