MADE FROM 100% ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT
OIL!Nutiva's Organic MCT Oil From Coconut is made from their pure organic
virgin coconut oil and contains 13g of MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides)
per serving. When used with a balanced diet and exercise Organic MCT Oil
From Coconut can aid in weight management and provide a boost of energy.
Without using chemicals or filler oils, providing a clean, light coconut
flavour with no harsh after taste Organic MCT Oil From Coconut is an
excellent option for athletes, vegetarians, vegans, and those following a
raw, whole food, paleo, ketogenic, and gluten-free diet. [OIL]
calories from fat
Organic Coconut medium
Contains coconut. Packed in a
peanut-free facility. Not recommended for use in frying. Consult
your healthcare practitioner before using if you are pregnant,
nursing, experiencing any health conditions or taking any
No refrigeration required.
Take 1 Tbsp 1-3 times daily as
a dietary supplement. Add to coffee, shakes, yogurt, and
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Coconut oil is an edible oil from the kernel or 'meat' of the coconut, which
comes from the coconut palm (cocos nucifera)...
Coconut oil is very stable, even in high heat, making it a great choice for
Medium chain fatty acids
We are now much more educated about the severe health risks associated with
consumption of trans fats, and how some saturated fat in our diets can actually
improve our overall health. We also know more about the specific fatty acids in
coconut oil, namely lauric acid and capric acid, both medium chain fatty acids (MCFA's).
MCFA's contain 6-10 carbons, compared to long chain fatty acids, which contain
Medium chain fatty acids differ significantly from their longer chained
counterparts and may be a more fat friendly, abundant, rapidly used and
available source of energy. Another bonus to using MCFA's for energy is that,
when compared to carbohydrates, MCFA's do not have a stimulatory effect on
insulin levels. Studies are now showing that coconut oil may be useful in
controlling weight gain and obesity, thanks to its lauric acid component. Lauric
acid makes up the largest proportion of saturdated fat in coconut oil. Lauric
acid has been shown to increase HDL cholesterol (the 'good' cholesterol) in the
body, creating a more favourable cholesterol profile.
Coconut oil and Alzheimer's
Advancements in Alzheimer’s research has led to a theory about the development
of the disease that points to the inability of brain cells to process glucose.
Scientists are not sure why this happens, but this inability leads to the
starvation of brain cells. Research dedicated to studying the potential for
coconut oil use in Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention is promising. Since
coconut oil is a natural source of MCFA’s, which provide the brain with ketones
instead of glucose for energy, regular consumption has been shown to improve
cognitive function and mood in Alzheimer’s patients. These findings are
optimistic and could mean coconut oil has a role in stopping brain atrophy in
Alzheimer’s patients. Of course, more studies will need to be done to test the
accuracy of the theory and if it is a universal phenomenon.
More great reasons to incorporate more coconut oil into your diet!
MCFA's have also been used widely in the treatment of malabsorption
pathologies,such as pancreatitis, Crohn's, celiac's, and cystic fibrosis,
showing a huge benefit over low fat diets in terms of maintaining adequate
nutrition and weight.
They have been found to aid in the digestion, absorption and transport of
Coconut oil may be effective for the treatment of gallstones or prevention of
gallstone in individuals who are susceptible.
Works well as a moisturizer, applied directly to the skin as needed.
Another great benefit of coconut oil is its ability to withstand high heats,
while still retaining the health benefits of its fatty acids. It is one of the
'healthier' oils to fry with, if you must fry with oil.
More health benefits - Immune Support
Lauric acid is converted to monolaurin in the body, a MCFA that is otherwise
only naturally found in breast milk. We now know the importance of monolaurin
during the first few days and months of life, as it supports the absorption of
necessary minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Although it was initially
reserved for use in the soap and cosmetic industry, Lauric acid has significant
anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoal functions within the body, as
well. It has been shown to destroy lipid coated viruses, such as HIV, herpes,
CMV, and influenza, as well as bacteria like heliobacter, and protozoa such as
giardia. It has these effects by solubilizing the lipids and phospholipids in
the envelope of the virus, causing disintegration. Some researchers have also
suggested that monolaurin from lauric acid interferes with signal transduction
between virus and bacteria, as well as interfering with virus assembly and
maturation. The immune benefits of coconut oil (and specifically its MCFA
content, including lauric acid) have been clearly demonstrated.
Everything in moderation
As always, the key to a healthy diet is moderation. Almost any fat, in excessive
amounts, can lead to a greater risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular
events. No more than 30% of our caloric intake should come from fat, and of this
30%, only 10% should come from medium chain fatty acids. A diet containing only
MCFA's is lacking in some essential fatty acids, including EPA and DHA,
necessary to a variety of processes within the body. That being said, it is so
important to understand the place that fats can and should have in a healthy
diet, and why a 'low fat diet', unless essential to your specific health
condition, may actually be leading to weight gain and disease. At the risk of
sounding like a broken record, it's all about moderation.
What to look for (in your health food store)?
Virgin or extra virgin NON-HYDROGENTATED coconut oil, when purchased from a
reputable source and consumed in moderation has numerous health benefits AND
it's delicious. Coconut oil is naturally a solid at room temperature, and will
turn to liquid if warmed to over 75-76 degrees. At this point the solid becomes
a liquid. If this happens in your cupboard over the summer, do not worry, the
product has not gone bad and it is still effective. It will form a solid again
when it cools. Coconut oil has a long shelf life.
Coconut Oil - QUICK FACTS
· Kernel or meat of the coconut.
· Low HDL cholesterol, immune deficiencies/immune support, Crohn's, Ulcerative
colitis and Cystic fibrosis (to prevent wasting), Alzheimer's, gallstones,
· Unknown. Can be used for daily cooking, baking and frying.
WORKS WELL WITH
· Omega 3 fatty acids, like fish oil, flax and more.
· Talk to you doctor before using coconut oil as medicine if you have severe