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Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Uses of MCT Oil:
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How much MCT oil you should take depends on your goals.
Compared to the long-chain triglycerides found in other vegetable oils, MCTs are smaller and, consequently, more readily absorbed and metabolized — qualities that make them a good source of fuel for your brain.
And taking enough MCT oil to reap these benefits is not always practical.
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MCTs are unique among fats in that they don’t require bile salts for digestion or extra energy for absorption, use, or storage.
Asprey and his followers report steady energy, better mood, reduced feelings of hunger, and enhanced mental clarity and physical performance when they drink coffee dosed with MCT oil.
Fortunately, there’s a backup energy source for the times when your blood sugar level gets low.
Caprylic acid, a main component of MCT oil supplements, holds promise for treating autism. (18)