Medium chain triglycerides

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  1. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    I just learned about these today. 7 calories per gram, no metabolism or processing needed. My teacher said weightlifters used to be into them.

    True story?

    I can't believe I've never heard of these. :o
     
  2. Zika

    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    Well, it's still pretty common.

    I don't know much about MCT, except that it's used for fuel on low carb diets, as they tend to be used as energy rather than stored as fat...or something.

    Jay Cutler mentions using it in one of his vids
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    I would be real careful, they can make you hypoglycemic in a flash if your sensative to them. My old training partner was and it sucked for him.
     
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    coconut oil...
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    multiplexor Intellectual

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    butter as well...

    stop useing margarine it's not as good for you as butter is...

    butter > *.margarine
    healthwise and in fucking general...
     
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    lol my bad :big grin: was looking up this stuff through search... hehe
     
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    in general, yes, but there are several new margarines out which don't have any trans fats and contain phytosterols which help to lower cholesterol


    benecol, take control > butter
     
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    lol i was wondering what you were talking about when you said "benecol, take control"

    I was like what???? non understand....

    to me it's like saying "red worm juice drink > butter" lol
    googled benecol for more info... and also take control.... no i understand... hehehe

    while it's true that phytosterols does claim to lower cholesterol levels, it should be noted that cholesterol is still a good thing to have in your system. There's no particularily "bad" cholesterol as both types aid in the functionning of the body, cholesterol becomes bad when you don't drink enough water. Although a healthier diet always helps too :big grin: hehe

    The margarine you mentionned though, is indeed a step in the right direction, for sure! :)

    Although, butter is still a better solution as it's saturated fat is all medium and small chained.. it will never get used to become bad cholesterol, instead it will be converted into energy for the body. Butter doesn't require insulin and liver enzymes to break down the medium chain fatty acids, and thus is less taxing on the body.

    plus, butter contains a plathora of other viral fighting enzymes, etc... which help fightoff a ton of bad shit in the body :)
     
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    mct's are old school
     
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