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Which MCT for Me?
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil has increased in popularity in recent years due to the understanding that they can enhance ketone production to allow the body to produce energy from fats rather than from sugar and carbohydrates. There are many brands of MCT oil on the market but importantly, Melrose MCTs are derived from organic coconut oil in the Philippines, come from sustainable farms and are free of palm oil. At Melrose, we have three MCTs available and resident Nutritionist, Steph Lowe, teaches you how to choose the right MCT oil for you.
- Kick Start – Supports Your Keto Diet & Weight Loss Goals
Containing medium length C8 and C10 carbon chains, ‘Kick Start’ supports weight loss and is the perfect complement to your lower carbohydrate diet. It provides natural energy while promoting a fat-burning environment to assist your body composition goals. Do you have a slow metabolism or low energy? Do you constantly snack and struggle to get into and stay in ketosis? This is the MCT oil for you. Break your overnight fast with our Choc-coconut Keto Porridge and tackle your busy day with ease.
- Going Faster – Focus, Clarity & No More Brain Fog
Composed of the shortest carbon chain, C6, as well as C8 and C10, “Going Faster” has the fastest conversion to provide energy for the mind. This is the best choice for helping with brain fog and offering an alternate fuel to the brain’s reliance on glucose, a very temporary and erratic fuel. Going Faster is great for students, heavy workloads and long hours, sleepless nights and “mum brain”, something I can personally attest to! Take this frequently throughout the day for maximum cognitive benefits. Try our Easy MCT Guacamole – one of the best way to kick 3:30-itis to the curb!
- Go For Longer – Perform Better & Lift Heavier
Including the longest carbon chain, C12, “Go For Longer” has an extended conversion making it perfect to support your exercise goals. As the natural energy provides sustained focus and performance, it is great before high-intensity workouts or your heavy lifting gym sessions. It’s also suitable before your long fasted bike ride or weekend run, supporting ketone production for energy and to enhance your fat adaptation goals. Try our Coconut and Lemon Bites before your next session and improve your training outcomes and support your current fitness regime.