FAQs - Keto Fantastic!
FAQs – Keto Fantastic MCTs!
What is Keto Fantastic Powdered MCTs?
Keto Fantastic is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) supplement. MCTs are short chain fats (C8 and C10) made from coconut oil. They provide twice the energy of sugars or carbs and cannot be stored in the body as fat. For athletes they are the preferred energy source of red muscle cells and maybe used to enhance energy for workouts. For those on the keto diet MCTs help promote ketosis and the burning of stored body fat.
New research indicated they also are important in cognitive health and that MCTs be useful in treating the aging brain.
Are MCTs Safe? Are There Side Effects?
Medium Chain Triglycerides are very safe. They have been used in sports nutrition products for more than 30 years. Like any fat, consuming too much may lead to stomach distress. This is particularly true of liquid MCTs. Powered MCTs, like Keto Fantastic, tend to be better tolerated than the liquid form.
What Are the Benefits of Taking MCTs
There are numerous benefits to taking MCTs and research seems to be uncovering more benefits each week. The primary benefit for athletes and dieters that are carb depleting as in the keto diet is as an energy source. Gram for gram MCTs pack more than twice the calories of carbs. Unlike carbs which tend to shut down the bodies use of fat for energy, MCTs actually help boost ketone production and prime the body to burn more fat through ketosis. Burning fat instead of carbs (glucose) is the basis for the ketogenic diet and carb depleting.
Other benefits of adding MCTs to one’s diet include: Increased mental clarity and appetite control. New research suggests there may be benefits for the use MCTs in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose (sugar from carbs) for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet.
Why Is this Product Powdered Instead of Liquid?
It’s a matter of convenience. Liquid MCTs can be quite messy. May people also don’t tolerate the liquid MCTs as well as it has higher incidence of gastric distress. The powder is easy to use and there is no oily mess.
Why Do You Combine MCTs with Fiber?
Our powdered MCTs are made by spray drying liquid MCTs onto acacia fiber – a healthy prebiotic fiber. This process yields a clean white powder with very little. It mixes well, especially in protein shakes and smoothies. We use fiber because there are minimal added calories. Other products mix with MCTs maltodextrins or low-quality proteins like sodium caseinate which add calories and can impede ketosis. Adding a prebiotic fiber to your diet like the acacia fiber found in Keto Fantastic has added health benefits as well.
As mentioned above, the powdered MCTs have a lower instance of stomach upset than liquid MCTs. Plus, powdered MCTs don’t leave an oily mess on the counter or in your gym bag. We think they are more convenient and better tolerate than liquid MCTs.
What is the source of the MCTs in Keto Fantastic?
Keto Fantastic’s MCTS are derived from sustainably harvested coconut oil (zero palm kernel oil) and contain more than 95% Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10) with no lauric acid.
How Often Do Recommend Taking MCTs?
This depends on activity level and diet. If you are training hard take 1 scoop with a protein shake or pre-workout drink 30 mins to 1 hour prior to working out. Another scoop can be taken after your workout and is especially helpful for restoring energy if you train in the morning.
If you are following the keto diet, take 1 scoop in the morning added to your coffee or morning smoothie and take another in the afternoon to help reduce fatigue and cravings.
What Are the Directions for Use?
Mix 1 scoop (10g) in hot or cold beverages such as coffee, a protein shake (add it to Whey Fantastic!) or smoothie. It can also be added to oatmeal and other cooked foods for increased energy and fiber.
How Should I Store Keto Fantastic?
Store in a cool dry place like the kitchen cupboard. It does not need to be refrigerated unless ambient temperatures in the kitchen get over 90 degrees F.