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Medium chain triglycerides for Dietary Supplementation User Reviews

Brand names: MCT

Medium chain triglycerides has an average rating of 4.3 out of 10 from a total of 22 reviews for the treatment of Dietary Supplementation. 36% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 64% reported a negative experience.

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4.3/10 average rating

22 ratings from 24 user reviews.

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Reviews for Medium chain triglycerides

  • Jodie...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 24, 2020

"I took a tiny sample of MCT oil (bulletproof) in my coffee yesterday. Took it on an empty stomach. Within 5 minutes of drinking the coffee, I experienced severe cramping, dizziness, a blackout that caused me to pass out on my kitchen floor and hit my head....and vomiting. This was all followed by diarrhea and abdominal cramping that lasted for 6 hours or until I finally took Pepto Bismul. And then I was just left with nausea. I tremendously regret taking the oil before doing well rounded research. I understand it doesn’t effect everyone the same, but it was a seriously traumatic experience for me and I hope anyone considering taking it for the first time reads this and takes heed."

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  • KayBee
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 15, 2018

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "I took teaspoon daily for a month. Within 5 days noticed marked improvement in muscle fatigue and pain. Also rid of mental fog and weakness. Easy to take in combination with powdered supplement and managed evening fat intake. At 30 day blood testing triglycerides were back within normal range."

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  • Radiant...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • December 18, 2021

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "you always make sure when you're taking MCT to start with a small dose. 1/2 teaspoon the first day, and if you have a sensitive stomach you may wanna do a half a teaspoon for the week and then in another week go up to one whole teaspoon. I think people trust stuff so fast that they don't realize when you put nutritional values in your body it will shock your system because it's used to getting junk a lot of times. When you start trying to change your lifestyle it takes time for everything to evaluate. You don't ever drink it on an empty stomach, put it in my coffee every day and I love it gives me that extra boost and a clear mind. And I can tell if I have too much. So I cut it down it's just getting your routine. And everyone is different if it doesn't seem right with your system don't take it. There's so many nutritional values that we need to be taking for health sake. Life is only once! Just use common sense. No one's making you do it you're trying something new. I hope you d'best!"

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  • The...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 28, 2019

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Bought a very expensive powder MCT additive from one of the shopping channels by one of the doctors who is supposed to be the best. It took me 2 cups to figure out that it made me violently ill with a leftover stomachache for the rest of the day. On those days I received no benefits that I was aware of, and was feeling poorly upper bellyache most of the day and into the next day. I left weeks between trying them and it always happened immediately. Sent the whole thing back."

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  • Elle
  • April 17, 2019

"Took MCT oil along with heavy cream in bulletproof coffee as advised by an uncertified personal trainer. Felt okay for the first 2 days, then experienced nausea, severe heartburn, intense upper stomach cramping, liver/gallbladder pain. No diarrhea, but ill enough to miss 2 days of work. Went back to my regular coffee with no MCT oil and felt fine. Promptly tossed the MCT oil in the trash."

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  • Sunsh...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 19, 2020

"I just started taking 1/2 teaspoon medium chain triglycerides within last week coffee and feel more energetic! I had shoulder/muscle pain where I couldn’t lift my left arm up past my shoulder, now I can and pain has lessened! Told my doctor and she said to continue using! I haven’t had my cholesterol levels checked (taking cholesterol med) but hoping for better results! I will post after longer use of the oil. So far I love this MCT oil. Hoping it continues to work!"

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  • Lauren
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 7, 2019

"1/2 tsp first time using it. Within a half hour I was throwing up, burning up to the point I took my clothes off laying on the floor felt like I was dying. Bad stomach pain and diarrhea. Had to take the day off work. Finally felt better a few hours later."

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  • Deb
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 9, 2019

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Broke out in a rash and developed a deep hacking cough as soon as I started using this supplement. Doctors could not find cause of rash but the symptoms started shortly after I began taking MCT oil regularly."

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  • LBI
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 1, 2020

"I used MCT oil in my coffee for four months and wish I had never done it. I had severe anxiety every day, which I had never had prior to the keto coffee. I also had withdrawals symptoms once I decided to come off the the MCT oil and was in bed frequently with a pounding headache and shakes. The last and major thing that happened is that after stopping the MCT oil, I have daily migraines and am on medication to manage them. Wish I had never done it just to loose 10 lbs."

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  • Dont...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 22, 2020

"I took 2 teaspoons in a cup of tea, But I think I should have taken 2 to 3 drops only (read it wrong) 2 hours later I had ringing noise in my ears, I felt an awful panic feeling, I started shaking loads and went freezing cold, my heart was beating so loud I think the neighbours could hear it!! I went white as a sheet and my eye balls were popping out my head, my mouth was so dry too, Couldn’t walk either hardly, 2 hours and it slowly went, I then experienced the weirdest dreams ever and woke up talking out loud every hour, tried 3 drops in tea 3 days later and did the same but not quite as severe thank goodness!! so omg I will never take this stuff again, going in the bin"

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  • Kari
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 7, 2019

"I started taking MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and within a couple of hours I thought it was the end of me! The stomach pain was the most intense I have ever felt! I threw up for hours until the MCT was out of my system. I am taking what I have left back to Costco for a full refund!"

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  • Shag
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 10, 2020

"Took 4 to 5 drops in a smoothie and I totally regret it. I'm in horrible pain. My abdomen is killing me, the diarrhea never stops and smells foul. I won't ever use it again. They're not kidding when they say "can cause G.I. discomfort"."

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  • Vos
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 10, 2022

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Took the recommended minimum dose of 1 teaspoon and within 20 minutes became dreadfully ill. I experienced horrendous stomach pain and started vomiting, very frightening indeed. Eventually, after few hours I suffered diarrhea and felt cold and shivery the whole night long. I still felt stomach pains the next day. Definitely would not recommend."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 26, 2022

"I followed directions on bottle; 1 TSP in cup of tea; after fifteen minutes, stomach and bowels started hurting severely; fifteen minutes later I was praying to die! I asked God to let me die or please take the pain away!! The pain caused profuse sweating! I thought I was dying!! Had vomiting severe diarrhea that lasted on-and-off for 12 hours along with severe cramping pain! After 16 hours the pain was easing up; thought I felt as if I needed to use the bathroom and when I did, I passed nothing but bright red blood! I knew bright red blood suggests arterial blood and isn’t really serious….! After surviving these initial episodes, I lived on liquid diet for two days and very little solid food for another two days; vibrations from walking caused pain; took over a week to be normal again! I usually read information before starting something new but NEVER dreamed an “oil” would have such horrendous side effects!! Learned my lesson!"

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  • AC MD
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • April 19, 2023

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Been using MCT Oil since 2017 at the age of 48 and it only did good things for me. Brain fog is gone, fatigue gone, no more getting up for toilet at night, maybe because I sleep better. I lost weight too. I hear it is not for everyone, but for those who are able to have it, that’s a bonus!!"

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  • Jax
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 5, 2022

"I started a keto diet and used the chocolate flavored powder oil in my coffee 3 x a day the only times I've had problems with it was when I cheated and ate junk then it gave me diarrhea and terrible gas. As long as I ate healthy I had no problems at all I've lost 65 lbs and feel great!!"

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  • jtnew...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 30, 2022

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "My wife and I bought two bottles from different manufacturers, one glass one plastic. We've been taking one TBSP three times a day for a couple of days either in coffee, cold cocoa or even straight. No serious side effects yet, but after four hours of sleep I find myself writing this and looking into side effects, a bit of insomnia, I guess. We still need more time to determine how MCT treats us—feeling optimistic!"

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  • seagull
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 17, 2023

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Was introduced to MCT in a coffee creamer. Have used it only one weekend, but happy with the energy increase! Planning to continue. Also, I noticed that a long-time headache is much alleviated, so I am doubly pleased!"

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  • Took...
  • June 1, 2022

"I’ve been drinking black coffee in the mornings for awhile now with a tablespoon of coconut oil, thought I could handle MCT. I was wrong and stupid for putting way too much in my coffee this morning. About an hour after drinking my coffee I have had severe stomach issues, feeling irritable, hot and sweaty. I have also noticed what feels like trouble breathing but that could also be a panic attack induced by the oil. Needless to say, lesson learned and I will not be taking MCT oil in the future. Hopefully this goes away soon as my plans for today have been canceled and I’ll be spending a lot of time in my bathroom!"

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  • Yaano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 10, 2020

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "Made me extremely anxious, panic attack, I had a tsp of MCT cocoa 8 am and at 8 pm I am still a nervous wreck with nausea and dizziness, I cant wait until this is over, never taking this again!"

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  • Rydan
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 14, 2017

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "took it for two weeks, after a week started getting sick as a dog. foul stomach, diarrhea, tired. can't wait to stop using it..."

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  • Pat
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 6, 2021

MCT (medium chain triglycerides) "I had one dose in my coffee on Saturday and it is Tuesday today and I still have a very bad diarrhea and pain on my stomach, and I can see my stomach expanded on one side, never go to take MCT again"

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  • Patri...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • August 7, 2020

"I use COCONUToil on my bread, and in cooking. I do NOT use Concentrated MCT. I feel good now. I use this COCONUT butter since more than 1 year. I buy ORGANIC coconut oil, in glass, never in plastic."

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  • Dude
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 20, 2022

"Worked great. I don’t have access to great fresh food but I eat pretty clean. I have no problem using it as a caffeine supplement. I used very little but got great mental clarity."

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