Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct)

What other names is Medium Chain Triglycerides (mcts) known by?

1,2,3-Propanetriol Trioctanoate, AC-1202, Acide Caprique, Acide Caproïque, Acide Caprylique, Acide Laurique, Capric Acid, Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caprylic Triglycerides, Lauric Acid, MCT, MCT's, MCTs, Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, TCM, Triacylglycérols à Chaîne Moyenne, Tricaprylin, Triglycérides à Chaîne Moyenne, Triglycérides Capryliques, Triglicéridos de Cadena Media (TCMs), Trioctanoin.

What is Medium Chain Triglycerides (mcts)?

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. People use MCTs to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Certain types of seizures in children.
  • Preventing muscle breakdown in critically ill patients.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Weight loss associated with AIDS.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Alzheimer's disease. Nutritional support of athletic training, decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle, improving the absorption of calcium and magnesium, chylothorax (a rare lung disorder), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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