MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is commonly known for its potent ability to aid in fat loss. However, this oil contains much more benefits, which I will discuss in this article. First and foremost, fatty acids can be divided into four groups. These are short-chain- (SCFAs), medium chain- (MCFAs), long chain- (LCFAs) and very long chain … Continue reading MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Does fat make you fat? And if the answer is yes then which type of fat is the guilty one? Fat mass expansion in obesity occurs via adipocyte hyperplasia (increased adipocyte number) and/or adipocyte hypertrophy (increased size of adipocytes). The latter is often associated with adipose dysfunction and inflammation. Increased adipocyte size correlates with serum … Continue reading Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink

Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

Manganese (Mn), named after the Greek word for “magic,” is one of 14 essential elements. Mn is found in all tissues in the body where it is required for normal amino acid, lipid, protein, carbohydrate metabolism and ATP generation. Mn also participates in blood clotting (assisting in keeping the blood the right viscosity), sugar homeostasis (stable … Continue reading Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity