MCT Oil for alcohol withdrawals

MCT Oil – What Is it?

MCT oil is a dietary supplement obtained from medium-chain triglycerides saturated fat. It is used in alcohol detox to help with energy levels and digestion.

Compared to long-chain triglycerides (LCT), commonly found in most dietary fats, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are smaller and more accessible to digest. 

When consumed, MCT oil is rapidly absorbed by the body and transported to the liver, where it is metabolised and converted into ketones, a type of molecule that the body can use as an energy source; a process known as ketosis which can help produce a natural metabolic state that can help to promote weight loss, improve cognitive function, and enhance athletic performance.

MCT oil has shown potential benefits for those undergoing alcohol detox. As we all know, alcohol abuse can lead to liver damage and nutrient deficiencies, which a poor diet can further exacerbate. 

How Can I Attain Ketosis?

Ketosis is a natural metabolic state that occurs when the body primarily burns stored fat for fuel instead of glucose, which is a process that can only be achieved by reducing carbohydrate intake, increasing physical activity, and other methods that encourage the body to use fat as its primary energy source. 

By following a low-carb diet and regular exercise, the body can experience several benefits, including weight loss, improved cognitive function, and increased energy levels. All of these are positive attributes when recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Where Does MCT Come From?

MCT oil is a dietary supplement made from medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat, made from coconut or palm kernel oil through fractionation, which separates the MCT from the original oil and concentrates it. Buying 100% MCT oil or a blend of MCT and LCT is possible.

How MCT Can Help With Alcohol Detox

MCT oil can help support liver function and give the body quick energy during detoxification. Additionally, MCT oil is easily absorbed, even by those with compromised digestive systems, making it an ideal supplement for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

At Desistal, we only include ingredients showing signs of aiding recovery. When it comes to working through addiction and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, we need all the help we can get. Including Desistal supplements as part of your recovery plan may reduce the intensity of your journey and help rejuvenate your body

Does MCT Oil Help With Alcohol Detox?

Yes. MCT Oil, or Medium Chain Triglyceride, is a natural dietary supplement added to alcohol detox supplements such as Desistal. When our bodies consume alcohol regularly for a long time, it can lead to fatigue and low energy levels. 

MCT oil is a type of healthy fat that is easier for our body to absorb and convert into energy. It is a natural product obtained from coconut oil, a well-known source of MCTs used in health and beauty products worldwide. The MCT oil included in Desistal is a concentrated extract from coconut oil, which enhances its ability to inject a much-needed energy boost for our clients.

Does MCT Oil Help Reduce Cravings?

It’s important to acknowledge that cravings can be one of the most challenging aspects of detoxing from alcohol, and they are often the main reason for relapse. It is common for clients to give up when cravings refuse to relent. Research has shown that MCT oil may help with cravings by killing yeast in the body, potentially reducing sugar and alcohol cravings.

For those who are looking for tablets or pills to help them stop drinking or cut down, MCT pills like Desistal may be a helpful addition to their detox and recovery plan.

Taking a supplement like Desistal may look like something you can do without at first glance. Still, feedback from past clients suggests that taking Desistal supplements during alcohol detox was the difference between continuing their addiction recovery and relapsing. 

How Else Can MCT Reduce Cravings?

MCT oil is known to increase the levels of ketones in the body, thereby improving NAD+ levels. There are several ways to administer NAD therapy, including NAD+ supplements like Desistal and NAD IV and injections.

If you prefer a more convenient and non-invasive option, Desistal is an excellent choice for NAD+ supplements. However, our team of experts can provide more information if you want to learn more about NAD therapy, including NAD IV.

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What Else Can I Do To Reduce Cravings?

While Desistal supplements can help reduce withdrawal symptoms, including any cravings. It is worth looking at other ways to reduce symptoms that can make your spell in recovery a more positive experience. 

Here is what else you can do to support yourself through alcohol detox –

  • Improving your general health and well-being can serve you well in recovery, including regular exercise, socialising and a varied diet that can provide your body with essential nutrients and vitamins. Some clients mentioned that finding a hobby made a difference in their everyday lives and helped distract them from cravings.
  • Invest in supplements to help your body recover. Long-term alcohol abuse can strip the body of most of that, which allows it to function on a day-to-day basis. By taking supplements regularly and consistently, you can boost your chances of recovery.
  • Cut out alcohol completely. It may be tempting to have a drink to help with the stresses of detox; this is relapsing, and relapsing can be very difficult to bounce back from as we often find ways to justify continuing by saying things like, ‘Well, I have had a drink now, I might as well have another’ or ‘perhaps a drink will take the edge off the cravings and let me concentrate on recovering’. No matter how you put it, you have relapsed, and you are on your way back to alcoholism. It is important to remember that alcohol detox means no alcohol under any circumstances.
  • Acquire Desistal supplements to support in one easy-to-take pill from the comfort of your home. If you are interested in this route, please call our team now, and we can arrange to send you a course of Desistal while providing round-the-clock care to ensure you get the support you need.

MCT Oil And How It Can Protect Your Liver

MCT oil and alcohol are metabolised in the liver, but their effects on the body differ. Alcohol consumption can lead to fatty liver disease due to endotoxemia, a side-effect of excessive alcohol consumption. 

On the other hand, MCT oil encourages the body to release fat as energy, and studies suggest that MCT Oil can protect against endotoxemia and potentially prevent some of the damage caused by alcohol. Taking MCT oil as a dietary supplement may help support liver function and aid in alcohol detoxification.

What Happens After Detox?

When you have completed an alcohol detox, which will usually last around a week, our support team at Desistal will help you find addiction support in your local area or beyond. Many free support groups in the UK dedicate themselves to supporting you through complex spells. 

Many of these organisations arrange fundraising events and days out to encourage socialising. Making new friends is another vital part of recovery, especially when that friend is going through something similar. 

Despite being vital to staying sober, attending support groups and events is only part of the equation. Many of our clients, whilst still attending support groups, find other ways to help them through complex spells, like arts and crafts, walking groups, book clubs, five aside football, joining a gym or exercise classes, or it could be as simple as going for coffee and walk with a friend once or twice a week. 

The truth is, there is no fixed way to get through the aftermath of an alcohol detox. It takes dedication and perseverance while having the courage to pick up the phone and talk honestly about your struggles. At Desistal, we recommend our clients find a trustworthy support network of friends and family for additional support when needed. 

How Do I Find Out More About Desistal?

To learn more about our detox supplement’s ins and outs, please call us now. Our support team has decades of experience in addiction, with some of our clients having their own experience of addiction, and are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Also, we are reached by email or online chat, found on the bottom right side of our website. 

So, if you or someone close is ready to tackle their addiction, then look no further for a supplement that can provide additional support encouraging long-term recovery. 


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