Raw Cold Pressed Premium Organic 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
Fats are an essential element because it is the body’s main source of energy. Consuming the right fat in the right amount can be beneficial. How much fat should one take in a day differ individually because it depends on a persons’ metabolism. Most importantly one must replace the bad fats in the diet with the good fats.
Coconut oil that is primarily saturated and contains medium chain fatty acids is definitely one of the good fats. Its 92% saturated fat content raises but research has proven that coconut oil has 62% concentration of Medium Chain Fatty acids (MCFAs). This is coconut oils’ unique characteristic that is not present in other saturated fat. It may even be healthier than most unsaturated oils. Unsaturated fat have a high concentration of long chain fatty acids unlike MCFAs. MCFAs are easily absorbed by the body as it require less energy and fewer enzymes, thereby improving digestion.
Short and medium chain fatty acids are transported directly to the liver where they are immediately converted to energy. Modern research has also discovered that MCFA can prevent and heal a lot of sickness because of its antimicrobial properties. Aside from its ability to improve the immune system, MCFA also aids in the absorption and retention of magnesium, calcium and some amino acids.
Beneficial MCFAs that are present in virgin coconut oil include Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid and Lauric Acid and Myristic Acid. Virgin coconut oil and human breast milk are the richest source of medium chain fatty acids. Lauric acid is the major medium chain fatty acid found in coconut oil. Once digested, this fatty acid is transformed into monolaurin, which has huge benefits for the body.
Lauric acid is present in the saturated fat of human breast milk. It protects an infant from infections and diseases by providing immune building properties. This monoglyceride has antiviral, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, and antimicrobial properties that can help cure various diseases. It works by destroying lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.
Virgin coconut oil can cure and prevent diseases because it is nature’s most abundant source of lauric acid. Its beneficial effects were proved by a study conducted by a Filipino doctor Conrado Dayrit in the year 1999 to 2000. The study was conducted at San Lazaro hospital in Manila and it examined the effect of coconut oil and monolaurin on the viral load of HIV patients. The study revealed that lauric acid lowered the viral load of HIV patients. Research done by Dr. Mary Enig Ph.D. also proves the antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil.