Can Medium Chain Triglycerides reduce Alzheimer’s?
Glucose has now been shown in a good number of research studies to be linked to dementia, but it’s hard to cut all glucose out of your diet.
Ketosis is when healthy cells switch from burning glucose to burning fats.
Another way forward is to produce ketones by consuming oils made from medium-chain triglycerides, for example coconut and palm oil. MCT is a drug – an oil made from both.
When MCT oil is metabolized, ketones, which are created by the body, not only protect against Alzheimer’s but research suggests they can even reverse early stage symptoms. Research has also produced positive effects in Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, type 2 diabetes and multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the research is always a little limited.
While Alzheimer’s drugs continue to fail, MCT showed promise. But who needs the drug? In other studies, the effects of coconut oil (ketosis) lasted for 8 hours in the body, while the drug effects lasted just 3.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which have been linked to a large variety of health benefits. Oils to avoid and that have no such benefit, include canola, sunflower (safflower), cottonseed and soyabean oils.
Readers are advised to use high quality Extra Virgin Unrefined and Organic Coconut Oil.