Fat metabolism

Fat metabolism

Fat Metabolism
There are many different disorders of fat metabolism. These include long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD).

Dietary fat is a rich source of energy. The overwhelming majority of regular dietary fat in western diets is long-chain triglyceride (LCT). Individuals with an LC-FAOD cannot release the energy from LCT. Instead, LCT leads to the release of toxins. Replacing LCT with a different type of fat known as medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) provides an alternative form of energy and helps prevent toxin accumulation.


Vitaflo produces a range of products for individuals requiring a high-MCT, low LCT diet.


Our product range for Fat Metabolism
Lipistart<sup>®</sup>
Lipistart®
Birth to 10 Years
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MCTprocal<sup>®</sup>
MCTprocal®
1 Year to Adult
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Our support product range


Inborn Errors of Metabolism