How to Use MCT Oil Powder
MCT Oil Powder creates a creamy texture to the foods and beverages you mix it into, so it’s a must-try in baking recipes, smoothies, and hot drinks.
It’s also easy to travel with, since it’s in powder form, unlike most traditional MCT oils.
Generally, coconut oil, coconut-derived products, and palm oil have higher concentrations of lauric acid than capric or caprylic acid, while dairy products have relatively low concentrations of lauric acid and more capric and caprylic acid. But it’s difficult to get enough MCTs from food products, so it’s easier to take it in a supplement form.
How Often Should I Take MCT Oil Powder?
If you’re new to MCT oil, start off with small amounts. Begin with a half-scoop per day and slowly increase your intake to get your body accustomed to the MCTs.
If you take too much MCT oil all at once without allowing your body to ease into it, you may experience digestive upset.
Once your body begins to adjust to the metabolization process, then you can increase to a tablespoon a day or however much you prefer. A little goes a long way and due to its lack of taste or smell, it can be added to almost anything.
MCT oil or MCT oil powder is perfect in your morning coffee, salads, or added into protein shakes.
Just one scoop contains only 70 calories and 7 grams of fat, so add to a meal or beverage any time you need an extra fat boost in your day.
How Much MCT Oil Powder Should I Take Each Day?
MCT oil is generally safe and doesn’t have adverse effects.
After your body goes through an adjustment period, you’ll experience the benefits of MCT Oil Powder by taking one scoop per day.
Research hasn’t yet found a lethal dose for MCT oil, even when they have fed rats a dose equivalent to 1.7 cups of MCT oil for a 70 kg person[*] – but that doesn’t mean you should consume your whole tub in a week. Stick to 1-2 scoops per day.
When Should You Take It?
MCT oil powder has no caffeine or other stimulants in it, so you can take it at any time of the day, but here’s when many Perfect Keto-ers use it for the best effects:
Before a Workout
Don’t feel like you have to restrict your MCTs to the mornings. MCTs may provide an amazing source of energy for workouts, especially high intensity training.
Supplementing your pre- or post-workout meal with a scoop of MCT oil may improve both training intensity and recovery.
MCT oil as a pre-workout supplement can be great for individuals just starting the keto diet who usually increase their carb intake around their workout times for extra energy.
In the Morning
MCT oil is great to take any time you need to give your brain a power boost (which, for most of us, is early on in the day!).
Adding it into your coffee in the morning not only guarantees your recommended intake of healthy fats, but provides the ultimate energy for your body and brain to start the day.
Use MCT Oil Powder to make a delicious ketoproof coffee, adding a creamy texture without the cream.
To Break Your Intermittent Fast
Intermittent fasting is a popular way of eating when combined with the ketogenic diet, and has many benefits as well.
Because MCT oil can be so satiating and may provide a mental boost, it can be the perfect thing to break your fast with.
When You’re Feeling Peckish
If you’re hungry or want a snack during the day, MCT Oil Powder is the perfect go-to. It’s extremely satiating, with 7 grams of fat per 12 gram scoop. You won’t find yourself hungry if you snack on MCT Oil Powder.
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