MCT Ketones fight Alzheimer’s! Dr. Mary Newport, a pediatric physician, found herself involved with Cognitive Disease, as her ailing accountant husband at ‘young’ age of fifty one disintegrated from Alzheimer’s over several years. Essentially, sentenced to miserable and fast decline & Steve (husband) aware, horrified and depressed…could not continue accounting and ‘lost’ overnight, following daughter, driving miles to Florida coast…by luck Mary saw article on clinical trials of ‘improvement’ from medical food…in stark contrast to suggestions of ‘just slowing’ disease down! Her research indicated Alzheimer’s diabetes of brain…and improvement and brain protection came with Ketones…meaning beta hydroxybutyrate Medium chain triglyceride (MCT). MCT oil extracted from Coconut and Palm Kernel Oils. Steve fell backwards after seizure…fell on head…brain injury…became dependent..lost battle! It could have been a different story if intervention just a little earlier and perhaps with MCT oil, which is the key extract chemically for crossing brain barrier. Startling statistics: At age 85: chances of Alzheimer’s 50% At age 75: 75%: pre or diabetic…consequently higher chance of Dementia.
MCT oils examples of Exogenous ketones…not made in our own body…otherwise with diet and fasting an endogenous ketone state can be generated…this interesting exception extremely useful for proactive alternative ketones for brain health! MCT Ketones fight Alzheimer’s!
MCT oil is far more concentrated in medium-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil contains only about 14 percent MCTs. Use of MCT oil is fast becoming leading trend among those wanting extra “edge” to take control of their body and brain health. There are four types of MCTs ranging from 6 to 12 carbons long. Interestingly Ketones best friend for cravings and unwanted hunger pangs…help suppress ghrelin – “hunger hormone” – and enhance another hormone that signals your brain when you’re full…and I suggest sourcing from Dr. Mercola for the best, most reliable and right kind of oil!
- C6: Caproic acid – Converts to ketones, or fuel, quickly but tends to cause digestive issues and smells and tastes unpleasant, even after processing.
- C8: Caprylic acid – The most ideal MCT as it converts to ketones within minutes and is odorless, flavorless and may be easier on your digestive tract. C8 is the most valued and most expensive MCT. It’s also the rarest type.
- C10: Capric acid – Less efficient than C8 in converting to ketones in your liver, and because it is much more common than C8, it is less expensive to produce. This is the type of MCT found in most commercial brands.
- C12: Lauric acid – Very abundant in coconut oil, but lauric acid doesn’t really function as a true MCT. Behaving more like a long-chain fatty acid, C12 is more difficult for your liver to absorb and break down into ketones… MCT Ketones fight Alzheimer’s!