MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides.” In other words, it is FAT. Now, as we have established, a keto diet sends your body into ketosis so that it will burn fat and turn it into glucose as an alternative energy source. Enter MCT oil as another source of fat.
One of the questions we get asked quite often is to explain the difference between an exogenous ketone supplement and MCT oil and if you can take both supplements at the same time. In order to best answer this question, let's first take a closer look at what each supplement is, and then look at how they can be used together to achieve the most effective results.
On a standard ketogenic diet, fat should comprise between 70 to 80 percent of your daily caloric needs. But what do you do if you are struggling to reach the proper ratio of fat calories? Maybe you don't like fatty cuts of meat and need another alternative to make up for those fat calories. That's where MCT supplements come in.