A new and useful weapon has emerged in the ever-raging battle over weight loss, and that weapon is MCT oil. Lauded by celebrities including Emma Stone and Kourtney Kardashian, MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil is a substance that, when consumed daily, has been shown to aid in weight loss.
What Does the Research Say?
MCT oil can aid weight loss in more ways than one. According to several studies, MCT oil has been shown to increase the release of peptide YY and leptin - two hormones associated with promoting feelings of fullness. The more full you feel, the less you eat. The less you eat, the easier it is to lose weight. Simple, right?
When you ingest MCT oil, as opposed to LCT oils (long chain triglycerides, such as olive oil), the fats get absorbed directly into the liver; meaning that the calories it contains are used to fuel your body immediately. Other oils, such as LCT oils, take longer to break down and use up and are often stored as fat beforehand.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of MCT oil isn't so much that your body uses it up so quickly, but that it promotes fat burning all-around, no matter what type of diet you follow. This, of course, doesn't mean you can eat unhealthily, take some MCT oil, and lose weight; you still need to follow a healthy diet and control your caloric intake. However, it does mean that you can have a little more freedom in choosing what you add in as part of your diet.
Where do You Get MCT Oil?
MCT oil comes in many varieties, but the most delicious by far is our line of nut butters from The Nutty Peanut. It’s 100% natural, contains zero gluten, dairy, or or soy, and contains only the highest quality nuts from around the world. Each type of nut butter from The Nutty Peanut is created in small batches - no processing machinery here. Our craft peanut butter is made with the expressed purpose of providing you with a quality product that's actually good for you. We add MCT oil, golden flax, and goji berry powder to every jar - all three of which are known to promote health and wellness in those who consume them. Consuming MCT oil, along with a healthy diet, can be effective at aiding in weight loss. Getting your MCT oil from The Nutty Peanut means it will taste good, too.