Keto-diets or ketogenic diets are low in carbohydrates (particularly refined carbohydrates like sugar and processed foods) and high in fats. Keto-diet enhanced effectiveness by further raising ketone levels and can generate higher levels of ketones that either coconut or MCT’s.
Coconut oil is the richest natural source of medium chain triglycerides, containing about 60% of these ketone-producing fatty acids. TIANA Fairtrade Organics Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains the highest up to 75% medium chain triglycerides and TIANA High Strength 100% MCT Energy the purest and powerful MCT oil on the market.
Medium-chain triglycerides is abbreviated as MCT’s or MCT oil, which are typically extracted from refined coconut or palm oil, our TIANA 100% MCT oil is extracted from Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to guarantee the high quality and purity. MCT oil has been used in infant formulas for decades, it is very popular with bodybuilders who use it to increase lean muscle mass.
Several studies show that MCT oil may be useful for losing weight and it is often used for this reason as well. MCT oil is not stored as fat and, when consumed, part of it is converted to ketones and the rest is used immediately as fuel by other organs of the body. MCT oil stays liquid when stored at room temperature and mixes easily with most cold foods without solidifying.
Ketogenic diet is used for nearly 100 years to successfully treat epilepsy. Less strict forms of the ketogenic diet may be more practical for most people and any measures that can be taken to reduce carbohydrates in the diet could be beneficial in the long run.
The quality and purity of MCTs depends on quality of raw material. Avoid MCT oils that may contain harmful solvents and impurities, use TIANA High Strength 100% MCT Energy that is extracted from Premium Quality Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Almost all other MCT Oils are extracted from coconut or palm oils which are bleached, refined and deodorised.
100% Pure, Vegan, Non-GMO and free from allergens. Free from palm oil.
Odourless and unflavoured, it couldn’t be simpler to incorporate TIANA 100% MCT Energy into diets. Easy to mix in coffee, shakes, smoothies, yogurts, dressings and other food and drinks or alternatively take one 15 ml tablespoon a day after the breakfast. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Perfect for ketogenic, paleo, low carb, vegan and vegetarian diets. Not to be taken on an empty stomach. Not suitable for cooking.
As mentioned, keto-diets are low in carbohydrates and high in fats.
How much fat? The recommendation for fat comes from guidelines by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which advises that fat intake for adults should be between 20%-35% of total calories.
How much carbohydrate? Reducing carbohydrate intake to 60g or less per day, is a reasonable amount of carbohydrate that will reduce insulin levels overall, encourage ketosis and keep type 2 diabetes at bay for most people.
What other foods contain medium chain triglycerides? Some other foods contain MCT oil including full-fat cow’s milk, goat’s milk and cheeses as well as other dairy products made from these animals.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, taking any medication or under medical supervision consult your doctor before use.