floramaria, did Dr Bredesen say only use MCT oil during transition to ketosis or only use coconut then? I was thinking he meant coconut but never paid close enough attention. I like ghee and MCT bulletproof oil but don’t have it often. I got worried about the saturated fat in ghee, even though I only use about a teaspoon
Hi Circ, From notes I took hearing Dr Bredesen speak recently, in regards to MCT oil, specifically, he said that it is valuable for transitioning
into insulin sensitivity. I also have notes from earlier talk that indicate that he said it is a valuable tool in helping people get into ketosis. From most recent talk, while he did not address coconut oil specifically, my notes indicate that he said after using MCTs to transition, "then switch from saturated fats to mono and polyunsaturated fats." I cannot promise that this is exactly what he said...only that it is what I wrote down. (I can't always write as fast as he, or anyone, speaks.)
To put this comment in context though, in was in response to a question about a patient who had cardiovascular disease , was put on a very low fat diet, and then, over time, began cognitive decline.
With MCT oil the ketones are immediately available, and my understanding is that is why it is often recommended for people trying to get into ketosis and achieve metabolic flexibility . My understanding is that it is easier to fuel the brain directly by MCTs than by other fats. Sources vary on the MCT content of coconut oil, but most place MCTs at between 50% and high-60's %. MCT oil has almost entirely MCTs. That is about as close as i can come to answering your question.
In spite of what the good doctor says, I continue to enjoy both MCT oil AND butter or ghee into my coffee sometimes. I love the taste, and after I drink it I feel like Wonder Woman.