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Coconut oil is a source of lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) that possesses health benefits.
- Skin & Hair Improvement
- Degenerative Diseases - Premature Aging
- Weight Loss
- Bone and Dental Health
- Skin Infections - Dermatitis
- Reduces Protein Loss which causes hair problems
- Heart Health
- High Cholesterol
- Brain Disorders
Coconut Oil Research:
people falsely accuse coconut oil of being a “fad,” the fact is that it is
traditional oil that has been consumed for thousands of years in tropical
cultures, and the research on the health benefits of coconut oil has existed
for a very long time. Lauric acid, for example, has a long history of use in
combating pathogens, and this research has been around for more than 50 years.
Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of lauric acid. So while we do publish a
lot of people’s experiences with coconut oil, the evidence is not strictly
anecdotal. We have a very extensive section on this website dedicated to
peer-reviewed studies on the health benefits of coconut oil that are accessed
primarily through PubMed. This section is updated frequently as new research is
was once prevalent in western countries like the United States. With a long
shelf life and a melting point of 76 degrees, coconut oil was a favorite in the
baking industry. But a negative campaign against saturated fats in general, and
coconut oil in particular, led to most food manufacturers abandoning coconut
oil in recent years in favor of hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils that come
from the main cash crops in the US, particularly soy. These hydrogenated oils
contain trans fatty acids. The polyunsaturated oils were not a big part of the
diet of previous generations, so how has the health of Americans changed now
that polyunsaturated oils are for the most part all one finds on supermarket
shelves across the US? We encourage you to take an honest look at the research
presented on this website, and consider the “other side” of the story, whether
it be coconut oil, saturated fats, cholesterol, or the new vegetable oils!
Shown Benefits of Coconut Oil
This is one
fat that diabetics can eat without fear. Not only does it not contribute to
diabetes, but it helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the
disease. Island people have consumed large amounts of coconut oil for many
generations without ever encountering diabetes, but when they abandoned it for
other foods and oils, the results were disastrous.*
connection between coconut oil and weight loss is interesting. Farmers in
America discovered this early last century when they tried to fatten their
cattle by feeding them coconut oil. Instead of gaining weight, their cattle
lost weight! So again, this is not news. Do a simple Internet search such as
“benefits of coconut oil” and you will get plenty of details.*
Bone and Dental Health
improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly
beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created
by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth.
The combined increased calcium and magnesium absorption are of great benefit to
middle-aged women who may become afflicted with osteoporosis.*
Coconut Oil: A Good Saturated Fat?
You may ask,
isn't coconut oil a saturated fat? And aren't saturated fats harmful? Yes,
coconut oil consists of 90% saturated fats. But whether or not saturated fats
are harmful depends on who you ask. Among mainstream nutritionists, the idea
that saturated fats cause heart disease is an “absolute truth” that is never
questioned. Those who question this belief, however, point out that mankind has
been consuming mainly saturated fats – in the form of butter, lard, coconut
oil, etc – for thousands of years, yet heart disease was rare before the 1920s.
If anything, the rise of heart disease in recent decades may correspond to the
increasing use of polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn, safflower and
canola, as well as margarine.*
coconut oil different?
fats are composed of molecules known as fatty acids. They are classified either
according to saturation or based on molecular length and size of the carbon
chain within each fatty acid. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are
an example of the first class.
classification is based on molecular size or length of the fatty acid's carbon
chain. Long chains of carbon atoms consist of each fatty acid with an attached
hydrogen atom. There are short chain fatty acids known as SCFA, medium chain
fatty acids (MCFA) such as coconut oil and long chain fatty acids (LCFA).
Whether unsaturated or saturated, the majority of fats and oils in our diet are
composed of long chain fatty acids. In fact, a majority of the fatty acids
commonly consumed are LCFA.
is predominantly medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) and the effects of the MCFA in
coconut oil are distinctly different from the LCFA found in other foods. In
fact, the saturated and unsaturated fat in milk, eggs, meat and even in plants
and most vegetable oils are made of LCFA. Why is this relevant? It is important
because our bodies respond and metabolize each fatty acid differently. It is
the MCFA found in coconut oil that makes it special because these fatty acids
do not have a negative effect on cholesterol. In fact, they are known to lower
the risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis. There are only few dietary
sources of MCFA, and one of the best sources by far is coconut oil.*
and gall bladder do not need to digest and emulsify MCFA, resulting in instant
energy, increased metabolic rate and subsequently more heat production as well
as increased circulation. Anyone with an impaired fat digestion or removed
gallbladder will benefit from coconut oil as this oil is easily digested.
LifeSource Vitamins Coconut Oil Virgin - Certified Organic
100% Pure Cold Pressed and Unrefined Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally
trans-fatty acid free and high in medium chain triglycerides (MCT).*
Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s
Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices
in the USA, with ALL USA Ingredients!
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