Coconut Oil - Cocos nucifera


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Botanical name: Cocos nucifera

  • Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, having the lauric acid removed makes it liquid, it is then known as fractionated coconut oil.
  • Coconut is a Medium Chain Saturated fatty acid, also known as MCT , medium chain triglyceride, which is very unusual from a plant source.
  • MCT is believed to speed up the metabolic rate, thereby aiding weight loss, and stabilize blood sugar. 
  • There have been many health benefits claimed for this oil, and some positive research results.
  • MCT is more easily converted into energy by the liver, and is accessed by the brain without insulin.
  • Fractionated coconut oil is very light, easily absorbed and very stable, making it a popular addition to many hair and skin products.
  • It also has anti microbial and anti oxidant properties.

 There are no known adverse reactions.