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What are medium-chain triglycerides (MCT)?

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
Family Medicine
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are super-fuels for your brain, muscles, and metabolism. In this video, functional medicine expert Mark Hyman, MD, explains why MCT fats and oils, like coconut oil, are a healthy, nutritious addition to your diet.
Eva M. Selhub, MD
Internal Medicine

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are found naturally in coconut oil. MCTs are smaller than long-chain triglycerides, so they are digested more quickly and used for energy faster. Watch Eva Selhub, MD, explain why MCTs are ideal for fat burning.


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