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jboldman
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24/03/2020 4:09 pm  

back in the day adding them to salads and tuna fish and shakes. here is a new study with low dose mct and performance with the added advantage(for some) of differential substrate metabolism. there was a significant increase in performance with the addition of mct to the diet.

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Effect of ingestion of medium-chain triacylglycerols on moderate- and high-intensity exercise in recreational athletes.
Nosaka N, Suzuki Y, Nagatoishi A, Kasai M, Wu J, Taguchi M.

The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd., Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. [email protected]

Medium-chain triacylglycerols (MCT) are known to hydrolyze readily and completely to fatty acids and to be metabolized more easily by beta-oxidation than long-chain triacylglycerols (LCT). Therefore, we investigated the effect of 2 wk of ingestion of food containing a small amount (6 g) of MCT on energy metabolism during moderate-intensity exercise and high-intensity exercise in recreational athletes. For comparison, the subjects were administered food containing MCT or LCT for 14 d, and were instructed to perform cycle ergometer exercise at a workload corresponding to 60% peak O(2) uptake (VO(2)) for 40 min followed by a workload corresponding to 80% peak VO(2) until exhaustion. Blood lactate concentration, VO(2), VCO(2), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured at rest and during exercise. The exercise time to exhaustion at a workload corresponding to 80% peak VO(2) was significantly (p<0.05) longer in the MCT trial (10.2+/-7.6 min; mean+/-SD) than in the LCT trial (5.8+/-3.3 min). Blood lactate concentration and RPE during exercise were significantly (p<0.05) lower after ingestion of MCT-containing food. Fat oxidation rate was higher and carbohydrate oxidation rate was lower during exercise in the MCT trial than in the LCT trial, but the differences were not significant. These results indicate that the ingestion of MCT-containing food may suppress utilization of carbohydrate for energy production because of increased utilization of fatty acids for generating energy. In conclusion, our data suggest that short-term ingestion of food containing a small amount of MCT suppresses the increase in blood lactate concentration and RPE during moderate-intensity exercise and extends the duration of subsequent high-intensity exercise, at levels higher than those achieved by ingestion of LCT-containing food.


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factory61
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24/03/2020 4:35 pm  

I'd be interested to know if any of the endurance guys have had any experience with this... Good find JB!


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openmymind
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24/03/2020 4:54 pm  

how would that be implemented in practice during endurance excercise?

consuming mcts during excercise or loading before?

is it found naturally in food or only as supps?

omm


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guijr
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24/03/2020 5:21 pm  

I have a bottle here and I will use it as soon as I start to burn fat on a cutting cycle.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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Tazmaniac
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24/03/2020 5:44 pm  

I've been using Ultimate Nutrition MCT Oil for a long time. It gives me some energy, especially when low carbing.

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jboldman
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24/03/2020 6:02 pm  

for these purposes it would be as a supplement. i will get the full study article and see when they added it to meals. the interesting thing about this study is the relatively small amount of mct's added to the diet, we are talking around 6mls. intuitively i would think it would be added to the pre exercise meal.

jb

Posted by: openmymind
how would that be implemented in practice during endurance excercise?

consuming mcts during excercise or loading before?

is it found naturally in food or only as supps?

omm


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