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Could MCT Oil work for you?

Could MCT Oil work for you?

Midlife women face a number of health challenges as they age, including hormonal imbalances, weight gain, and cognitive decline. One supplement that is gaining popularity among this demographic is MCT oil. MCT oil, or medium-chain triglyceride oil, is derived from coconut oil and contains unique fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the body and converted into ketones for energy.

Here are some of the benefits that midlife women may experience from taking MCT oil:

Weight Loss: MCT oil has been found to help boost metabolism, increase feelings of fullness, and reduce overall calorie intake. These factors can help midlife women lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight.


Hormonal Balance: MCT oil may help to balance hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which can be disrupted during menopause and perimenopause. This can lead to improved mood, fewer hot flashes, and better sleep.


Brain Health: Ketones produced from MCT oil can cross the blood-brain barrier and provide an alternative source of energy for the brain. This can help to improve cognitive function, memory, and focus.


Energy boost: MCT oil can provide an energy boost to midlife women because it is metabolized differently from other types of fats, and is converted into ketones that can be used as a source of energy by the body. Additionally, MCT oil is easily digested and absorbed by the body, which means that it can provide a quick source of energy without causing digestive discomfort. Some studies have also suggested that MCT oil can help to improve brain function, which can further boost energy levels and cognitive performance.


Try a couple of teaspoons of MCT oil in your black coffee (if fasting, any milk will break the fast but MCT oil won’t), froth with a mixer to make sure it is well combined. I found it really helped me keep full until at least 11.30am - and I don’t even like coffee! After a few days I found that I looked forward to this ‘treat’ whilst still fasting and it definitely help stave off cravings for food.

See if it works for you but it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before adding any supplements or dietary changes to your routine.

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Jun 18, 2023

This has really worked for me when fasting. Great article - thank you!

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