MCT (medium chain triglycerides) are found in relative abundance in coconut oil and can also be found in milk fat, palm kernel oil, and butter. MCT was created in the petroleum industry in the 1950’s and has been used in the supplement industry for those who cannot produce bile to digest fats as well for those on low carbohydrate diets.
MCT is supposed to act as an energy boost when you are dragging due to a lack of carbohydrates and is used to provide quick energy. Many of the claims of MCT being effective have been proven false and most of the benefits have only been a bunch of hype.
If you must use MCT, two tablespoons are suggested up to four times a day before meals or exercise.
Adult humans cannot digest very much MCT oil at one time without getting an upset stomach. Too much MCT oil may result in gastrointestinal problems such as stomach upset, nausea, and diarrhea.