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MCTs and the Sustainable Energy Revolution

by Dr. David Minkoff September 21, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

MCTs and the Sustainable Energy Revolution

There is a revolution underway that is completely changing how we thinking about sustainable energy. 

No, not solar or wind. Not tidal power or even small-scale hydro.

This is energy to keep you powered, to keep you going, to keep you mentally sharp and physically strong for hours at a time.

We’re talking about fat.

 

Why We Crave Butter, Bacon, and Avocados

The energy to energy to fire your neurons, flex your muscles, beat your heart, and expand your lungs is all mediated by a small molecule called ATP.

And your body makes ATP through a complex shuffling around of electrons derived from the food you eat. So it follows that the more “electron dense” the source of food, the more energy it contains.

So what’s the most electron dense food source?

Fat.

Fat has long chains of carbons that can be broken down piece by piece to yield electrons and drive ATP synthesis.

Deep in our evolutionary history, when proto-humans were first wandering around the Serengeti, food wasn’t always plentiful. The life of a hunter gather inevitably involved periods of fasting between large catches of game.

For our ancestors, fat was the way to survive the lean times. It is not just an incredible source of energy, it is also easily stored. Our cravings for fat in foods like bacon or butter or avocados are based in our evolutionary drive to survive.

 

Glucose and Ketones: A Tale of Two Energies

Most of the time, when we’re eating a diet of meat, fruits, vegetables, and such, our body makes energy through a process called glycolysis. This is process creates ATP from metabolizing sugar. During periods of fasting, our body begins surviving on our fat stores. When fat is metabolized, it is converted into something called ketones.

And ketones, it turns out, are actually a more efficient fuel for your body. They are actually your body’s preferred fuel source: given the choice, your tissues will use ketones over glucose. 

This is especially true in the brain, which uses nearly a third of your energy resources. Many who go on ketogenic diets report increased energy, mental clarity, and focus.

If you were an ancient hunter who hadn’t eaten in 4 or 5 days, this is when you want to be your sharpest, on your best game, because this is when your survival is truly on the line.

 

MCTs: BioHacking Your Energy

Fortunately, you don’t have to starve yourself just to enjoy the benefits of ketones in your system. And you don’t have to eat a pound of bacon (it’s probably better if you didn’t). There are many different kinds of fats, and some of them convert to ketones better than others.

The best ones, are Medium Chain Triglycerides, or MCTs. They are a special form of fat with chains between 6 and 12 carbon atoms long. Their length allows them to be directly absorbed into the blood, immediately available for conversion into energy.

Caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10) are especially effective, completely bypassing the liver altogether and going directly to the tissues that use them the most.

Like your brain.

These two MCTs are like rocket fuel for your mind, proving energy, clarity, and stamina. 

And because they are so energy dense, they can actually keep your whole system running for hours without feeling hungry.

 

Beyond Coconut Oil: Why You Need MCT Oil

Coconut oil, one of healthiest fats out there, happens to be one of the best sources of MCTs, typically between 62 and 65%.

But there’s one one problem.

The 90% of the MCT content in coconut oil is lauric acid (C12). While lauric acid is technically an MCT, it doesn’t behave like C8 or C10. It has to be processed in the liver before being released to the rest of the tissues, so it doesn’t have the same powerful, energizing effect as caprylic or capric acid.

If you really want to experience the sustainable energy and mental clarity these two MCTs can provide, you need a high quality MCT Oil.

And that’s exactly what you get in PerfectAmino Power Meal. We use the highest quality MCT oil containing only caprylic and capric acid – the ones that get you results. 

And that’s only 1 of the ingredients.

PerfectAmino Power Meal is the most advanced meal replacement on the market, a complete source of energy and full-spectrum nutrition to power your best performance: in athletics, business, and life.


Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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