Can medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) help Alzheimer's disease? Some research says it might. Some consider medical researchers to consider Alzheimer's disease to be a form of diabetes (type 3 diabetes). Evidence suggests the disease may be caused by insulin resistance in the brain. If brain cells can't use glucose, might giving them another fuel source – ketones, help brain cells work better – and improve memory in the process? Some research says yes. Here is the research on coconut oil derived MCTs and Alzheimer's disease. Notice the dosages used in the research too.
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Medium Chain Triglyceride Side Effects
- Start with less at first to see if you have any side effects
- Ask your doctor first if you take any medications
- MCTs have a good amount of saturated fats. Monitor cholesterol levels.
- Consider mixing MCTs with Ensure or food to improve the taste
Did MCTs Help?
I hope this video helped you get a better idea of MCTs that might help your loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer's.