Our brains are mostly made of fat, roughly 60 percent actually. It’s no surprise then that consuming the right, beneficial fats is essential for our minds to function at their best.
However, not all fats are the same. One type stands out from the crowd: our clever friend Medium Chain Triglycerides, or MCTs. Typically found in coconut oil, the ‘medium’ means MCTs are smaller than most Long Chain Triglyceride fats in our daily diets and makes them and ideal energy source.
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MCTs have the ability to cross what is called the blood brain barrier for direct access to our brain cells and then give a quick boost of energy but, unlike sugar, there’s no dips or crashes to follow.
PEAK MENTAL PERFORMANCE
There are 4 types of MCTs - C6, C8, C10 & C12. The number next to the C simply means the number of carbon atoms in the MCTs chain length and gives each MCT unique properties.
Typically, MCT products have much higher levels of C8 than C10 but NUROCO Gels are unique, they’re much higher in C10. The reason for this comes down to recent pioneering research showing C10 may have some incredible benefits on our brain health.
MORE MITOCHONDRIA. MORE ENERGY.
One study indicates C10 directly affects what you call the mitochondria in our cells - the cells powerhouse and where all energy is produced and recent pioneering research shows C10 stimulates the production of new mitochondria as well as improving the size and structure.
REVIVE YOUR MIND.
Another shows that as we age our brains are less able to utilise glucose, starving our brain cells of energy (3). MCTs offer an alternative source of fuel to keep our minds energised.
In one particular study (4), patients with Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment showed enhanced brain performance after just a single dose of MCTs.