Coconut oil is the MCT whole food alternative

What's so great about medium-chain triglycerides? A naturopathic doctor and supplement CSO explains.

Todd Runestad, Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor

September 27, 2016

MCT oil is popular in the sports supplement world because it provides quick, easy-to-digest energy. Nick Bitz, ND, chief scientific officer at Youtheory, gives us the scoop on MCTs and what he recommends for people who'd rather get them from food.

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Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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