The use of MCT’s may become an important alternative in the treatment of obesity

“The use of MCT’s may become an important alternative in the treatment of obesity, if playing a role in a complete and balanced diet.” A. C. Rego Costa, Nutr. Hosp. vol.27 no.1 Madrid Jan.-Feb. 2012

Obesity is known to be a factor in the development of chronic degenerative diseases.

MCT’s were shown in some studies to help improve body composition and increase energy expenditure. This occurred without any obvious changes in food intake, according to a systematic review of the literature.

This review summarises a number of research articles over a 10 year period to identify the key points from the research on MCT’s and the effect on diet.

The conclusion of the study was that MCT’s have a positive effect on body composition and energy expenditure, although more research is required to understand the mechanism and effective dose.

KetoactiveEnergy provides MCT’s in an easy to take format, which you can carry with you for when you need an energy boost.

To read the whole review, click on the following link:

Ketolife the beginning: Why MCT’s?

Now that the dust has settled on the business launch, I can start to reflect on where the journey began.

Mary T. Newport’s Book, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What if there was a cure?” was an inspiration, as it highlighted a specific nutritional strategy that can offer hope to many sufferers of this condition. Reading this book reinforced my own idea that research on nutrition can offer benefits to many of us, but the body of knowledge is not always shared or presented in an accessible way. Another barrier is having the nutrients we are looking for available in a form that is pleasant to eat, with no adverse effects.

Newport was frustrated with big organisations and business interests obscuring important information, and not allowing individuals to decide for themselves. Having worked for many years in a small family business, I had experienced similar frustration with complex legislation which slowed progress and did not always benefit the consumer.

In big business, only the most profitable products survive. This can mean cheaper, less effective ingredients are used, with a small dose of the more expensive ingredients. Often, a closer look shows that consuming an effective dose would mean getting through handfuls of gelatine capsules every day. At Ketolife, we are ideally placed to produce the best quality, most effective products, and we aim to constantly improve.

If you would like to check out Mary T Newport’s book, follow the link to:

Omega 3 supplementation can improve concentration and mood

Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in cognitive function and the nervous system. Research by Fontani demonstrated the link between Omega 3 supplementation and improved concentration and mood, with the conclusion that:

‘Omega-3 supplementation is associated with an improvement of attentional and physiological functions, particularly those involving complex cortical processing. These findings are discussed in terms of the influence of Omega-3 on the central nervous system.’

G. Fontani, European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2005) 35, 691–699

Early feedback from student users of KetoactiveMind has been that it has helped their concentration and focus.

Let’s hope this is reflected in their exam results.

Fish Oil intake can reduce age related brain decline

A study published in the Journal of Neurology and summarised today in Nutraingredients and ‘i’ from the Independent, found that subjects with higher Omega 3 levels were found to have larger total brain volumes at the end of an 8 year study. KetoactiveMind provides a tasty way to maintain your levels of Omega 3 in the form of an emulsion to maximise absorption.