Video: MCT Oil Benefits and Uses with Dr Dom D'Agostino

MCTs have the unique ability to skip the digestive system and be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the liver, where it's then converted to ketones... aka energy! Ketones are a different fuel source, compared to glucose (sugar and carbohydrates) as our body can rapidly use ketones as fuel.

MCTs have a long list of health benefits, so people choose to take MCT oil for several reasons. For those who are following a ketogenic diet, MCT oil can be a key source of energy by rapidly being converted to ketones. When you lower your carbohydrate intake, MCT oil can help raise ketone levels so you can enter and stay in a state of nutritional ketosis.

However, you don’t need to be on a keto diet to achieve the benefits of MCT oil. Even for those eating carbohydrates, MCT oil can still work to suppress appetite, improve brain cognition, and provide you with a rapid energy source for brain and body!

We’re joined by Dr Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D a Research Scientist, and Professor of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology to discuss the health benefits of MCT oil and its uses.

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Danny Urbinder

Danny Urbinder is a qualified naturopath and lecturer. He has been passionate about complementary and integrative medicine for over 25 years.

As a qualified naturopath who graduated from the Southern School of Natural Medicine, Danny lectured in Nutritional Biochemistry at the Australian College of Natural Medicine for many years. He also worked in functional pathology at Australian Reference Laboratories as Technical Services and State Manager.

For 15 years, since 2005, Danny worked at BioCeuticals as Director of Education and Director of Clinical Services. In 2012 he created and headed up FX Medicine, an online education platform bringing together education, research news and stories, to provide a high-quality reference source for those seeking evidence-based information on complementary and integrative medicine.