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blog How MCT Oil Can Help You Be a Better Endurance Athlete

How MCT Oil Can Help You Be a Better Endurance Athlete

Jessica Danger

over 2 years ago

We just kicked off the Self-Improvement Challenge with Strava, the leading social network for runners, cyclists, and fitness enthusiasts like you. It’s easy. All you have to do is complete 30 minutes of Strava supported activities, five of the seven days in a week, and we'll reward you and your good behavior! All participants that complete the challenge will receive a $25 gift from BUBS Naturals to redeem at And, we will also sweeten the deal by entering you to win super cool prizes like a Concept2 Model D Rower, Six month supply of BUBS Naturals Collagen Protein and MCT Oil Powder, $300 Gift Card to Road Runner Sports, $150 Gift Card to The Feed. 

We want to motivate you to get outside and stay active during this time of quarantine, gym closures, and social distancing and sure you have all the tips, tricks, and tools of the trade you need including all the ways you can use MCT oil powder to help your endurance be even more endurance-y.

MCT oil for endurance?!

Yup. We know that you’re already smashing BUBS MCT Oil Powder in your coffee, but you can also use it to help boost your next run, bike, or swim session. Our MCT oil powder is an instant source of energy that can also be used to fuel your brain. MCT oil has been dubbed a super fuel since your body absorbs MCTs more rapidly than long-chain triglycerides. That’s because they are shorter in chain length, so they travel straight from the gut to the liver and do not require bile to break down like longer-chain fats do. Some studies have shown that consuming MCTs in a pre-workout drink about 30 to 45 minutes before your training can help athletes and gym-goers increase their total energy output during trainingTranslation? Fast, clean fuel when you need it.

And MCT oil can help you recover.

Those long Sunday bike sessions can do a real number on your legs. And nobody wants to start the week with delayed onset muscle soreness. BUBS MCT oil powder can help reduce lactate buildup, too. One study found that athletes who took 6 grams or about 1.5 teaspoons of MCTs with food before cycling had lower lactate levels and found it easier to exercise. And, since taking MCT oil before a workout can help your body convert fat to fuel, any carbs you do ingest (if that’s your thing) can be used towards recovery instead. Try whipping up a recovery smoothie full of BUBS collagen and BUBS MCT oil powder,  along with fruits that aid in recovery, like cherries. Cherries reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and also increase nitric acid throughout the body so more blood reaches your fatigued muscles, allowing them to recover and heal more quickly. Plus, they’re delicious. So...

So make sure you sign up for the BUBS Naturals Self-Improvement Challenge with Strava and load up on your BUBS Collagen and BUBS MCT Oil Powder. Sign on up for the challenge, stock up with your $25 gift from us, and get over those sweet prizes.