Diabetes is a group of diseases in which a deficiency of insulin and/or a resistance to insulin causes glucose to build up in the blood rather than be transported inside cells. Under normal conditions, glucose is the primary fuel for our cells, and insulin is required to allow glucose to enter our cells.
In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas fails to make insulin and glucose builds up in the blood, unable to get into the cells, this is called insulin deficiency.
In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas can make insulin but may have a problem making enough to handle the amount of glucose in the blood, this is called insulin resistance.
MCT, shortened from Medium Chain Triglycerides, is a unique form of saturated fatty acids that has numerous health benefits like reduce cholestrol. MCT Oil can be used instead of glucose to supply the body’s energy when adequate glucose is not available due to resistance or deficiency of insulin. Insulin is required to get glucose into cells. Insulin resistance produces in body type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes promotes insulin resistance in the brain. Because insulin is needed to get glucose into most cells they may malfunction and eventually die due to the lack of fuel.
If you are already prediabetic or suffer from type 2 diabetes, reducing carbohydrates can help you lower your insulin levels, reverse the trend toward insulin resistance, and could potentially slow down the progression of diseases of insulin resistance such as Alzheimer’s. Numerous studies show that people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, a type of diabetes of the brain.
Studies have shown that MCT Oil may be useful for losing weight, which is very important if you are diabetic.
MCT Oils are known, as alternative fuel instead of glucose, for being quickly absorbed by your body and converted to ketones in the liver as they provide a more potent and much more efficient source of energy for our cells than glucose. Unlike glucose, ketones do not need insulin to make their way into cells.
When your body uses ketones as its main source of fuel instead of glucose from carbohydrates, it can enter and remain in a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns more fat and ketones than glucose. When a person is in nutritional ketosis, levels of ketones are elevated to therapeutic levels.
People who have shown the benefits of MCT Oil by incorporating it into their diets are those who have prediabetes or already have type 1 or 2 diabetes and are at higher risk than average of developing dementia.
Why not try the best organic MCT oil in the UK such as TIANA Fairtrade Organic MCT Oil which is100% Pure Organic MCT Oil from Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to guarantee purity and sustainability, unlike other MCT Oils in the UK produced from palm oil or refined coconut oil.
TIANA Fairtrade Organic MCT Oil contains 100% MCT unlike other MCT Oils UK containing 60% -93% MCT. TIANA Organic MCT Oil guarantees 100% MCT with all four vital fatty acids: Caproic, Capric, Caprylic, and Lauric Acid. The importance of all four vital fatty acids is:
Caproic acid (C6) is a rare and most valuable fatty acid guaranteeing the longest energy curve of up to 12 hours. Capric(C8) and Caprylic (C10) acids are both sources of energy for 3 hours. Lauric acid (C12) allows the body to produce ketones that are a source of energy for up to 8 hours as opposed to 3 hours with Capric (C8) and Caprylic (C10) acids. Lauric acid (C12) possesses antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial activity, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The drawback of MCT Oil containing only C8 is it raises ketones level in the body for only 3 hours per dose. If you need to take MCT Oil (C8) to raise ketone levels you would need to take MCT Oil (C8) every two hours or so, day and night which is not beneficial for health.
The benefits for your optimum health and wellbeing are TIANA Fairtrade Organic 100% MCT Oil containing not only Capric and Caprylic (C8 and C10) fatty acids but also include a very rare Caproic (C6) and Lauric (C12), which altogether will provide you with a source of energy for your body of up to 12 hours.
If you are diabetic, Diabetes UK recommends on their website to consume the highly nutritional coconut products made from selected fresh coconuts. TIANA Fairtrade Organics Raw Coconut Goodness contains dietary fiber, protein, and important nutrients, and TIANA Fairtrade Organics Raw Extra Virgin Coconut oil, which has the highest content of up to 75% MCT available in the UK.
How to use TIANA Fairtrade Organic 100% MCT Oil in your diet?
It couldn’t be simpler to introduce the high-strength TIANA Fairtrade Organics 100% MCT Oil as an energy food supplement. It is 100% pure and unflavoured, the recommended dose is 1 tablespoon (15ml) after breakfast, please see below for quick and easy food ideas.
Mix into coffee or tea
Use to make scrambled egg or an omelet
Mix into skim milk and drink it or pour it on cereal
Add into smoothies
Mix into cottage cheese or yogurt
Lunch and Dinner ideas
Mix into soups, stews, or chili
Use to sauté vegetables, on salads, when you cook chicken, meat, or fish
Mix into spaghetti sauce or gravy.
Mix into pasta or noodles.
TIANA Fairtrade Organic 100% MCT Oil and TIANA Fairtrade Organic Omega 3 MCT Oil are available in 300ml and 500ml recyclable glass bottles.Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate.
TIANA Fairtrade Organics products are renowned for their Premium Quality, Purity, Product Effectiveness, and Sustainability and are ideal as part of a healthy balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.