WHAT IS COCONUT MCT OIL

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What is MCT OIl?
MCT (medium chain triglycerides) are fats found naturally in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. Because it goes directly to the liver it is metabolized and released as energy. MCT acts like a carbohydrate (fuel for the body) to provide the necessary energy and calories, but not fat that can be stored by the body.
Buried Treasure Coconut Oil MCT
Studies show that Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) like the ones in Buried Treasure Coconut Oil MCT have shown promise in providing nutrition for the brain. Superior nutrition in Buried Treasure Coconut Oil MCT improves cognitive performance. Buried Treasure Coconut Oil MCT is most beneficial when used as a dietary supplement according to directions and in conjunction with a plant-based diet and active lifestyle.

Highest Grade MCT Oil
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) occur naturally in small quantities in a variety of foods. In cow’s milk, MCTs account for 20% of the total fatty acid composition. They are very hard to find in suitable quantities in foods. To get pure MCTs, they are prepared from coconut oil (a source of MCTs) and are then fractionated or hydrolyzed (enzymatically broken down from “long chains” of fat into “medium chains” of healthy fats).

MCTs are burned rapidly in the liver, and some of the energy is released as body heat in a process known as thermogenesis. The thermogenic effect is probably the most important reason why MCTs do not get stored as body fat. Instead, excess calories from MCTs are converted to body heat, increasing your metabolism, and this means you burn more calories per hour.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. MCT’s are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage an increase in energy expenditure, while decreasing fat storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may therefore help to support healthy weight and body composition.

The Liquid Advantage
Most experts agree that the need for vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements is greater today than ever before, because the majority of our food supply is over processed and adulterated, leading to a depleted nutrient content. Until now, nutritional supplements have been available mostly in the form of tablets, capsules, and softgel caps.

This brings up the question of absorption of these products. In order for vitamins and minerals to be utilized by the body, they must be absorbed by the blood cells from the bloodstream after passing through the digestive tract. Studies have questioned whether tablets, capsules, and softgel caps dissolve quickly enough to be effective, if they dissolve! Therefore, the key to nutrient effectiveness is directly related to the amount of active ingredients and the rate of their delivery and assimilation into the bloodstream.

6 Foods You Should Add To Your Smoothie (That Aren’t Green!)

6-ingredients-smoothieby Cyndi O’Meara

Short on time, but still want to pack nourishing, healthy foods into your day? Making a smoothie is one of the fastest ways to get an array of healthy ingredients into one meal, with little preparation required and little clean up involved. We’ll let you in on a secret; smoothies don’t always have to be green to be nutrient dense. The sky is the limit when it comes to smoothie flavour combinations, but here are 6 nutrient dense ingredients we love adding to our non-green smoothies.

Ginger

What makes ginger so good for us? Well ginger contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components and its rich in potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Ginger is an effective digestive aid and a natural remedy for nausea, bloating, constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders. By adding fresh or powdered ginger to your smoothie, it will help to curb these stomach disorders. Why not try and orange and ginger combination for your next smoothie.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural source of curcumin which has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also contains antioxidants which help to neutralise free radicals in the body, it’s antibacterial, it assists with liver problems and digestive issues, and it contains manganese, iron and copper (to help the body use iron) and potassium to aid in fluid and electrolyte balance. Try mango and turmeric together for a delicious, nourishing smoothy.

Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal spice. Cinnamon was, and still is used to treat colds, sugar metabolism, digestion, high cholesterol and can also be used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon contains Vit K, iron, calcium, manganese and antioxidants. We love banana and cinnamon smoothy’s.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have a significant amount of protein, Omega 3’s, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, iron and antioxidants. Chia seeds are also packed with fibre which absorbs liquid and makes your smoothy thicker when adding a couple Tablespoons to it, or even more if you want to make a chia pudding. This will help to stabilise your blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, prevent cravings, improve digestion, relieve constipation and increase your energy. Try any seasonal fruit with chia seeds as they have a mild taste and absorb the flavour of whatever they’re combined with.

Camu Camu Powder

Camu Camu is packed with 460x more Vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C is linked to increasing immunity and protection against viruses to help your body fight off colds and flu’s to improve your skin, energy and mood. Camu Camu is also packed full of bioflavonoids, amino acids, B Vitamins and is bound with other micro and macro nutrients. Add ½ – 1 teaspoon to your smoothie to achieve that perfect combination of tart and sweet and to get the many health benefits. Try a berry and camu camu flavour combination for your next smoothie, it’s seriously delicious.

Coconut Oil

The health benefits of all parts of a coconut are incredibly far reaching. Coconut oil has been shown to have antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. Coconut oil also has medium chain fatty acids which support healthy metabolic function by speeding up metabolism and prevent the formation of fat. Add a Tablespoon to your morning smoothie to enjoy a subtle coconut flavour, this will help to keep you satiated for longer, keep your blood sugar levels stable, curb sugar cravings as well as many other health benefits.

So there you go, 6 ingredients we love adding to our smoothy’s to add a nutritional punch to our morning meal or snack. Get as creative as you like with your flavour combinations and enjoy! 

The Alzheimer’s-Reversing Oil That is Beating Prescription Drugs

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people diagnosed with this debilitating disease is on the rise. It is expected that by the year 2050 almost 14 million people will be living with the condition known to rob people of their memory and impose anxiety and confusion.

Presently, over 5 million people suffer the effects of this disease that is now known as the 7th leading cause of death in our country. It is estimated that over $148 billion is spent each year treating this disease.

There are no pharmaceutical options available to treat, halt or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs being created now are made to reduce the amyloid plaques, made from a protein called Amyloid B (AB) that build up on the brain. These are a trademark of the disease.

However, recent studies reveal that small clumps of AB call oligomers appear years before the plaques even start to develop. The molecular structure of these oligomers is very different from AB.

Further, they found that drugs designed to destroy amyloid plaques have no effect on oligomers. This could explain why experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have failed; they are focused on plaques, not their precursor, oligomers.

Case Study: A Natural Approach

Mary Newport, MD, has had some up close and highly personal experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s. When her 53 year old husband started showing signs of progressive dementia, which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, she took action.

He began taking Alzheimer’s drugs such as Namenda, Exelon and Aricept – however, his disease continued to worsen. It was not until Dr. Newport tried to get her husband into a drug trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug that she started to research Alzheimer’s triggers.

Her research led her to the discovery that some brain cells may have a difficult time using glucose – the brain’s main source of energy. Without this fuel, neurons begin to die. An alternative energy source for brain cells is fats, known as ketones. When the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it naturally produces ketones.

The hard part is that most people can’t cut carbohydrates out of the body altogether, and in many respects this can be unhealthy. So another way to produce ketones is by consuming oils made from medium-chain triglycerides. MCT is an oil that is made from coconut and palm oil.

The drug which was being used in the drug trial was just MCT oil at a dose of 20 grams. When MCT oil is metabolized, ketones, which are created by the body, not only protect against Alzheimer’s but may also reverse the symptoms. This is also a potential treatment for Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, type 2 diabetes and multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mr. Newport began to take coconut oil twice a day at a point where he could not even remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet his drawing ability improved. After a little over a month, the drawing had more clarity. It appeared as though the oil was lifting the fog.

After sixty days, he was alert, talkative and happy. He had more focus and concentration and was able to stay on task. He kept taking the same amount of coconut oil each day and the dementia continued to reverse.

He was able to run again, and his reading comprehension improved dramatically. Over time, his short-term memory returned, and he was able to talk about past events with clarity. When he had a brain scan, the atrophy that had once been present was halted.

What we Know

We know that Alzheimer’s drugs have failed. We know that a drug company put a non-patentable natural substance (MCT) through an FDA trial, and it worked. But, it has now been discovered that a natural substance can be substituted for the expensive drug.

The amazing thing is that the natural substitute works better than the drug version. The ketones actually last for eight hours in the body when coconut oil is used versus three when the synthetic version is used. If this actually catches on, it could bring the drug monopolies to their knees!

The benefits of organic coconut oil are remarkable and well documented. Always use high quality Extra Virgin Unrefined and Organic Coconut Oil.

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