WHAT'S THE BUZZ WITH MCT? ~ withinUs Team
INTRODUCING WITHINUS TRUORGANIC™ MCT- withinUs Team
What is all the buzz with MCT?
Introducing the latest addition to the withinUs product lineup - withinUs TruOrganic™ MCT: a premium, organic and healthy way to boost your favorite beverage.
Simply stir or blend 1 tablespoon into a cup of coffee, tea, or your morning smoothie and enjoy. It is plant-based, certified organic, sustainably & ethically sourced, and provides benefits for brain health and offers an instant fuel for your body and brain.
MCT - WHAT IS IT?
MCT stands for “Medium-Chain Triglyceride” and is most commonly sourced from palm or coconut oil - withinUs TruOrganic™ MCT is ethically sourced from organic coconut oil. MCTs are fats, but they are healthy fats. Their main benefit is that they are metabolized and used as fuel and quick energy for the body and brain, rather than stored as fat in the body. MCTs have gained popularity in the health industry due to the vast benefits associated with these triglyceride chains.
The brain does not store energy and requires a persistent amount of fuel, which is often sourced from the glucose (sugar) you ingest. When your blood sugar is too low, the liver can break down the fat you consume to produce ketones that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and provide energy to your brain and body (1). MCTs are unique as they can quickly be converted into ketones and have the ability to be used as instant energy for the brain. We offer a reliable source of certified organic MCTs in our TruOrganic™ MCT.
WHY TRUORGANIC™ MCT?
Ingredients. The withinUs difference starts with our ingredients. We take great pride in the fact that we use only certified organic and ethically-sourced ingredients.
Efficiency. TruOrganic™ MCT is made up of C8 & C10 chains. This is important because the shorter the chains are, the faster the MCTs can be digested and absorbed - many other MCT products contain C12 (longer) chains.
Convenient. As this is a powder, it can be packed in smaller containers and taken to the gym or the office without the risk of spilling.
Versatile. It mixes effortlessly into drinks and is easy to combine with other supplements such as withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen.
Easier on the digestive system. Oil vs Powder. A preliminary study suggests that MCTs in the form of powder could improve nutrient digestibility[*].
Great to cook with. MCT powder can be added into your meal preparation, can be baked with, and added into recipes such as homemade protein bars, granola, or overnight oats.
Taste. Our MCT powder has a neutral taste, in comparison to lower quality MCT powders or oils which have a coconut flavor and an oily texture.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Instant energy: MCTs effortlessly enter your cells without being broken down and can be used as an immediate source of energy.
Athletes: It can be beneficial for athletic performance because the medium-chain triglycerides can be used as a fuel source and therefore spare muscle glycogen. It can also help to reduce lactate buildup.
Seniors: There has been initial research on the benefits of healthy fats, particularly MCTs, on Alzheimer’s disease. While these studies are still new, there is some evidence that MCTs might help to improve brain and memory problems, including Alzheimer’s, in seniors.
Improved cognitive function: Your brain is made up primarily of fatty acids. Given the role of ketones (in MCT) in providing energy to the brain, MCTs can be very beneficial for cognitive function.
HOW TO USE WITHINUS TRUORGANIC™ MCT
Coffee or tea: Add 1 tbsp of withinUs TruOrganic™ MCT to your coffee for a creamy texture without adding milk or creamer and increased fuels and mental clarity throughout the day.
Tea: Mix 1 tbsp of withinUs TruOrganic™ MCT into black tea for an added boost to your routine.
Smoothie: Blend withinUs TruOrganic™ MCT into your favorite morning smoothie to kickstart your day.
It is important to remember that a healthy life is the product of a well-balanced diet and exercise. Incorporating ‘healthy fats’, such as MCTs, into your diet is essential to help balance your diet and increase brain health.
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