Barbara from United States asks:
I am 67 and have started a Keto lifestyle. My question is about MCT oil. Does it make a difference between liquid or gel caps?
Lynn Green, Integrative Nurse and Master Herbalist: IN Ingredients and Products10/29/2021 4:11:00 PM
I'm a fan of short-term Keto diets, as I advocate for people eating more protein and good fats versus refined carbohydrates. When it comes to adding MCT Oil to your Keto diet, I prefer liquid Organic MCT Oil over gel caps because the liquid is so versatile. I make salad dressing with it — it's great as a salad dressing base! It can also be added to food, drinks like tea and coffee, or smoothies. It’s flavorless and odorless so you can hardly tell it's there while still getting the benefits.
It's also worth noting that the liquid can be more convenient to take. A serving of the softgels is three softgels twice daily, while a serving of liquid is just one tablespoon one to three times daily as needed. (I recommend starting slow with smaller doses and moving up to the maximum dose.)
I'm also a big fan of the single serve MCT packets, which make getting your MCTs even easier. You can keep some at your desk, in your bag, anywhere! The packets work really well to get a decent dosage.
Lynn Green’s interest in health and wellness began as a child, and she channeled it into a fulfilling career as a nurse practitioner. Lynn works onsite at Nature’s Way, assisting employees on their journey to health. Her focus is on primary prevention, and she blends Western medicine with herbal wisdom, mind-body techniques, and lifestyle changes to help her patients achieve overall well-being and good health.
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