Medium-chain Triglycerides (MCTs) & Keytones
A main ingredient of the drugs that help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is medium-chain Triglycerides (MCTs). MCT derived from Coconuts and other MCTs increase your body’s production of compounds called Ketones. Ketones are compounds that are created when body fat is broken down for energy.
Ketones are a class of molecules that are produced in your body from fat. Eating carbohydrates suppresses its formation because it suppresses metabolism. The less carbohydrates you eat the more ketones your body will make. When MCT oils are added to a low carb diet, the body is flooded with ketones.
Increasing keytones in your body is important food for the brain. Injured or impaired brain cells cannot metabolise glucose well and that is the reason for abnormal function of these cells. A low carb diet to induce the formation of ketones can correct all kinds of abnormal brain function.
Studies have compared the effect of increasing the blood ketone levels in patients with Alzheimer’s, for just three months, it resulted with no decline in their scores, as well as an actual increase. By raising the ketone levels in the blood, the impaired brain cells of dementia patients are given the energy fuel that they so desperately need. When the brain uses ketones it produces 25% more energy than when it uses sugar.
Coconut Oil has proved to be the most effective medium chain Triglyceride in actually stabilising and preventing dementia, when taken daily. A case study proves its efficacy by a doctor who used it to cure her husband who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, she states that in her research to find a cure to help her husband she came across an experimental drug this drug brought about improvement in half the people who took it, and on further checking how the drug works, she discovered the main ingredient of the drug was MCTs, derived from coconuts. She recommends a mixture of 3 teaspoons of coconut oil with 4 teaspoons of MTC oils (i.e. Olive Oil which is a healthy monounsaturated fat) to be taken at every meal three times a day. This formula and dosage dramatically improved his memory and brain function by flooding it with keytones, which are a class of molecules produced in his body from fat.
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