Will MCT Powder support fat loss?Updated 4 months ago
There is a considerable amount of evidence to suggest that the MCT powder could support fat loss, however it always depends on how you’re using it and what the rest of your diet and lifestyle looks like.
In general, replacing long chain triglycerides (the dietary fats found in most fatty foods) with MCTs has been shown to increase satiety and promote weight loss. The reason for this is because the energy in MCTs is typically used straight away in the body and is less likely to be stored as fat. One study showed that MCT intake increased fat oxidation in the body, reducing the level of fat storage and encouraging weight loss over 4 weeks. Another clinical trial compared the weight loss in two groups – one using MCT oil and the other using olive oil – and found that the MCT group saw greater reductions in body weight.
Alongside this, acacia fibre used in the product has been shown to potentially improve insulin responses and improve feelings of satiety - both of which help to reduce risk of weight gain and obesity. The use of acacia gum has been shown in one study of 120 women to reduce BMI and body fat percentage in comparison to the use of pectin. However, it is important to note that these findings are largely based on research in which the acacia fibre is taken with meals in fairly high dosages (30g and 40g) which then slows gastric emptying and promotes satiety. If you are taking the MCT powder at the recommended dose and/or on an empty stomach then we cannot confirm that it will have the same effect.