①. Easier to digest
MCT can be passed directly from the digestive system to the blood, instead of being changed by digestion like long-chain fat. This makes them easier to digest and utilize than long-chain fatty acids. For those with digestive problems or lack of gallbladder, MCT oil is usually a good choice.
②. High-quality energy source
MCT enters the liver through the hepatic portal system, is quickly absorbed by the body and provides energy, and is not easy to store in the body, making them an almost perfect energy source.
③. Support hormones
Since fat is necessary for normal hormone production and homeostasis, MCT may provide special benefits for those with hormone imbalance. Studies have also shown that medium-chain fats may help maintain a healthy weight by helping to balance hormones and improve insulin sensitivity.
④. Intestinal health
MCTs have antiviral and antibacterial properties, and there is evidence that they may help balance intestinal bacteria and fight disease-causing bacteria. Because they are easily used by the body, they provide an opportunity for the digestive system to rest. When used with a healthy diet to improve intestinal bacteria, MCT may help improve intestinal health.
⑤. Immune health
The same antiviral and antibacterial properties make MCT also beneficial for immunity. Healthy fat is important for normal immune function, and because MCT is easier to use by the body, it is especially beneficial for those who have difficulty in absorbing fat and want to improve immune function.
Studies have shown that MCT can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and be oxidized by the brain. Therefore, MCT oil can provide a direct and indirect energy source for the brain by producing ketone bodies. When taking a ketogenic diet, appropriate supplementation of MCT oil can improve the effect of the ketogenic diet.