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MCT Fuel

 

Description


Twinlab's MCT Fuel is a concentrated liquid energy formula containing emulsified medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and vitamin E. MCT oil is naturally found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and butter. MCTs are lipids (fat molecules) composed of medium-chain fatty acids. These unique lipids are more easily digested by the body than other larger fat molecules. MCTs are a direct energy source for the body and increase the body metabolism. Research suggests that MCT can promote fat burning (lipogenesis) and calorie burning (thermogenesis) and may be used for muscle energy.

Since MCTs have a smaller molecular structure they are easier for the body to absorb and don't require the more complicated digestive processes of conventional fat molecules (LCTs). Instead of being stored as body fat, MCTs are transported directly to the liver, where they are used for fat burning, ATP (the energy currency of the cell) and muscle energy. Since MCTs are processed by the liver and immediately burned to produce energy, there is little tendency for them to contribute to body fat stores.

Research suggests that MCTs are most effective when used with a ketogenic (high protein) diet. Since MCTs are a direct source of energy, endurance athletes may find them to be an effective energy source. MCTs can be used as a quick-acting, concentrated energy source and alternative to high carbohydrate energy drinks for athletes and bodybuilders on low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets.


Pros


Twinlab's MCT Fuel has small amounts of natural lecithin and apple pectin as natural emulsifiers for quicker and easier assimilation. MCT Fuel has a delicious, all-natural orange flavor. It doesn't have an undesirable oily taste like other MCT oils. MCT Fuel can be used as an alternative to high carbohydrate energy drinks as a quick-acting energy source.

The nutrients in MCT Fuel have the following benefits:

  • Promotes fat and calorie burning
  • Concentrated energy source
  • Enhances weight management


Cons


Although MCT is considered safe for use by healthy adults, it can cause abdominal discomfort or diarrhea if taken on an empty stomach and in large quantities.

Pregnant or lactating women, people with gastrointestinal problems, high cholesterol, diabetes and other pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking MCT Fuel.

No drug interactions have been reported at this time.


Is it for you?


If you're an endurance athlete or want a fat loss agent that also provides concentrated energy, then MCT Fuel is for you.

However, pregnant or lactating women, people with gastrointestinal problems, high cholesterol, diabetes and other pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking MCT Fuel.

Dosage and Directions

Take two tablespoonfuls 2 to 4 times daily either undiluted or mixed with your favorite beverage. For best results, take 2 tablespoons prior to exercise and use as part of a low-fat, high-protein diet and exercise program.

Shake well before using.



MCT Fuel Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 16 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 16
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 80
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Medium Chain Triglycerides (60% Caprylic And 40% Capric Acid) 8 g *
Saturated Fat 9 g 45 %
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4 %
Total Fat 9 g 14 %
Trans Fat 0 g *
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) 500 iu 10 %
Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl) 100 iu 333 %
* Daily Value not established


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