Need I say more? Come on parents – let’s be honest, we all have it. I consider it a win if I can actually get my kids’ names right…within three guesses.
I decided to spend the rare moments when my brain fog actually lifts to do some research on what could help boost the brain. My search found a number of weird, scary, chemical concoctions…none of which I would dare to try. On the natural side, there was one supplement that peaked my interest – MCT Oil.
The Quick Story on MCT Oil
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), also referred to as Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs), are healthy fatty acids. That’s right, there absolutely is such a thing as healthy fatty acids. For years we were taught that fat is bad, but that just is not true. We need healthy fats in our diet to survive and yes, to lift brain fog!
The cool thing about MCTs is that they bypass the digestive system and are processed by the liver as an easily absorbed source of fast and sustainable energy for your body and brain. Don’t want to get all science teacher on you, but there is this thing called the blood brain barrier. There are lots of substances that can be absorbed into the bloodstream but can NOT reach the brain.
Unlike other fatty acids, MCTs can be broken down into ketones and ketones can cross from the blood to the brain. This unique property allows MCT Oil to act as high octane brain fuel.
Is Perfect MCT Oil… Really The Perfect MCT Oil?
We decided to try out the 100% Organic Perfect MCT Oil. We were looking for something all natural and this seems to hit all the key points…
- Made from 100% Organic Sustainable Coconuts
- USDA Certified Organic
- 100% MCTs (C8 and C10) and Absolutely Nothing Else!
- In a Single Serving – 9 Grams of C8, 5 Grams of C10
- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free and Non-GMO
- Fast Energy Boost For Your Body and Brain
- Batch Tested
- Low Heat Processing
- Just 1 Ingredient – USDA Organic Coconuts
- No palm, chemicals, trans-fats, fillers or GMOs
- BPA Free plastic bottle
How did it work? Amazingly – I was able to get my kids’ names right on the first guess!
Seriously, while we are still using and evaluating the Perfect MCT Oil, we are impressed. It is a little hard to describe, it is not like a caffeine buzz, but you just feel more focused and more productive. Or put another way – LESS BRAIN FOG!
One warning – do NOT fall into the trap – if 1 tablespoon works well, 2 tablespoons must be twice as powerful. Taking too much MCT Oil at once can lead to frequent trips to the bathroom and an upset stomach. Stick within the recommendation of 1 tablespoon a day and you should be fine.
Perfect MCT Oil Sells for $31.95 for a 30 Ounces Bottle (about 60 servings)