Will MCT Powder break my fast?Updated 4 months ago
Yes, MCT powder provides you with energy so at a very basic level, it will break your fast, but it depends on the reason why you are fasting as to how much of an impact it will have. If you are fasting for anti-aging reasons, or deep healing purposes, energy restriction is crucial for promoting autophagy, so MCT oil being a pure fat means that its caloric density will interrupt this process.
Nevertheless, the MCT powder should not raise insulin for long enough to impact the health benefits if you are fasting for metabolic reasons. If you are intermittent fasting and following a ketogenic diet then MCTs will not break your ketosis, but in fact, boost your ketone production.
The acacia fibre is a complex polysaccharide that cannot be digested by humans (only the bacteria within our gut) so, particularly at the very low levels you will be consuming in this product, we do not believe that the fibre will have an impact on breaking your fast.