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Old 11-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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MCT oils VS Flaxseed and fish oils

There's a recent article in Bodybuilding.com stating that MCT oils work better than the rest in the body.
What are your comments about this statement?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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work better for what? there has to be a specific purpose in mind.

weight loss? health benefits? etc. what are you getting at here?
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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Sorry for the insufficient explanation Siberian; you're correct.

Excess calories from any food can be stored as fat; but some foods convert and store more easily than others.
LCTs have similar chemical structure as body fat, since MCT oil is processed by the liver, it is immediately burned to produce energy, hence MCT lower tendency to contribute to body fat stores.

Hope this clarifies a little bit more my thread.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:40 PM   #4
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I don't see why you'd even compare fish and flax vs. MCT oil.

MCT oil has some specific uses, like for gaining, and for use in "sports gels."

I wouldn't use it for cutting, though.
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Flax and fish oils have constituents that benefit the health and wellbeing of the body as a whole.. MCT's are over-rated saturated fats.. Besides when I cut and supplement with high flax/fish doses, I lean out and stay hard and muscular.. Wasn't the case with MCT's..
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I don't see why you'd even compare fish and flax vs. MCT oil.

MCT oil has some specific uses, like for gaining, and for use in "sports gels."

I wouldn't use it for cutting, though.
I wouldn't; it is just that I read the article and got the benefit of doubt; hence my question to you guys.
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MCT oils are to fats as simple sugars are to carbohydrates. They are very quickly absorbed and metabolized...which is exactly why they displace bodyfat when trying to cut.

But the very fast digestion (or lack of need for normal digestion that most fats need) is why they would be good in a "sports gel" to help in endurance events...to supply a quick source of fats for energy along with carbs.
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High dose fish and flax oil tends to lean people out well. High dose MCT's tends to make them fatter as it will:

be used for IMMEDIATE energy demands. which is, and can be a good use if used properly.

OR.....will be stored as fats if IMMEDIATE energy demands are not met at the same rate the MCT is supplield.

The analogy is fast carbs.

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That's exactly what I wanted to know.
Thanks IA and Discuss..!!
Meanwhile I'll stick to flaxseed oil, olive oil and fish oil.
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MCT's only real use is synthol--lol.

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