Dr Oz: Fat Drinks & MCT Oil
What’s the deal with those new fat drinks? No, we’re not talking about bulletproof coffee. Dr Oz was more specifically talking about flush drinks that contain an ingredient called MCT. MCT oil is found in coconut oil, which means there are ways you can get the ingredient without buying the drinks. He poured a few audience members a drink to let them try it, and after taking a sip himself, they all agreed that the liquid reminded them of lip gloss. As weird as the texture was, the taste apparently wasn’t bad.
But given that one bottle can cost $3.95, Dr Oz suggested getting MCT oil from regular coconut oil. He suggested taking one teaspoon of coconut oil in the morning by replacing your butter or adding it to your coffee. As for whether Dr Oz thought the drinks were worth it, he stated “don’t bother.” According to Dr Oz, if you like the taste of the drinks, go ahead and buy them, but don’t waste your money for the medicinal or weight loss benefit.
Dr Oz: Edible Collagen To Diminish Wrinkles
Dr Oz then highlighted another trend to find out whether it’s really worth the hype. Edible collagen sounds odd but many are using it to reverse or diminish wrinkles. Edible collagen comes in pill, liquid, or powder form. Women are even having collagen cocktail parties! He handed out a few liquid edible collagen shots to give a few women the opportunity to try it with him. They claimed the taste was better than expected and even a bit fruity.
Dr Oz then spoke to four women who had been using edible collagen long-term. One woman claimed that when she’s consistent with it, she notices her skin looks better and her hair and nails grow faster. One woman calls collagen “a girl’s BFF” and pays $45 for a big canister that she said worked wonders for her hair, skin, and nails. On the other hand, one woman tried it for about a month and said it didn’t seem to do much for her.
Dr Oz: Benefits Of Taking Collagen
Board-certified dermatologist Dr Jeanine Downie explained that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. As we get older, sun, stress, smoking, and other factors cause the collagen to sag and become depleted. Dr Downie takes collagen for her skin and joints, but noticed potential benefits for her hair and nails. It should be known that it’s not a magic pill that will automatically erase your wrinkles. Dr Downie suggested you avoid liquid collagen and try taking it in a pill form instead.
Even if it’s safe, is it worth it? Dr Oz recommended you first try to get the nutrients you need from food. But studies have begun showing benefits, so try talking to your doctor because Dr Oz was a bit on the fence about it.
Dr Oz: DIY Remedy For Dark Under-Eye Circles
Finally, Dr Oz wanted to take on dreaded under-eye circles. Dermatologist Dr Doris Day shared her best tips for dark circles, suggesting that you first look in the mirror, put your chin down, and look at the lines of your lower eyelid. Notice if it’s more blueish-reddish or more brown.
Then, you want to use green or white tea which is loaded with antioxidants, as well as honey, aloe, and cucumber slices. Put into the fridge for four hours or overnight until it’s nice and cold. Then take the cucumber slices and lay them over your eyes. Leave it on for two minutes and even drink some of the tea to help you relax.
If that’s not enough for you, you could also see a board-certified plastic surgeon about getting fillers. It’s a relatively painless procedure that can reduce those dark circles and give you a boost of self confidence for about $700 per treatment. The treatment will last about 12-18 months.