Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are a unique form of dietary fat. Dietary fats are molecules composed of individual carbon atoms linked into chains ranging from 2 to 22 carbon atoms in length. Long Chain Fatty acids (LCTs) ranging from 12 to 18 carbons long are the predominant form of fat in the American diet. MCTs are composed of 6 to 10 carbon links.

MCTs provide about 10% fewer calories than LCTs, about 8.3 calories per gram for versus 9 calories per gram for LCTs. The reduced chain length means MCTs are more rapidly absorbed by the body and more quickly metabolized. The result is that MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use by organs and muscles.

Unlike other fats, MCTs put little strain on the digestive system and provide a quick source of energy necessary to promote healing. MCTs are considered essential nutrients for infants as well as for people with serious digestive problems.
Supplements with this ingredient:
None (for now)

Links to additional information on Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Medium-chain triglycerides (Added on 1/3/2011)
Coconut Oil and Medium-Chain Triglycerides (Added on 1/3/2011)
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (Added on 1/3/2011)
MCT Info And Products (Added on 1/3/2011)

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