Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil Origins
Pacific virgin coconut oil is 100% natural and unrefined, free from pesticides,
solvents, preservatives and contaminants.There are many benefits of including virgin coconut oil in your diet, as
part of your healthy lifestyle.
Boosts energy levels
& helps maintain healthy body weight.The
abundance of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) in virgin coconut oil means it is
efficiently metabolized by the body to produce energy, rather than being stored
as fat.¹When MCFAs enter the body they
are quickly digested and converted into ketones (high energy molecules) which
our cells can efficiently turn into ATP (adenosine triphosphate) a compound
which stores and releases energy which our cells are then able to use.
richest natural source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids, including Lauric, Caprylic & Capric Acids,
which are an important component of sports nutrition, infant formula, and
hospital intravenous fluids to improve nutrient absorption, aid digestive
function, help regulate blood sugar, and aid the body’s natural antibacterial
& antiviral defenses.²
natural antioxidant oil, which helps protect our bodies against the damaging effects of free
radicals.Because virgin coconut oil is
extremely stable it is less susceptible to oxidation and rancidity, and
therefore does not require the addition of synthetic antioxidising agents, as
some oils do.³
our bodies absorb essential vitamins and minerals.Virgin
coconut oil assists our bodies to absorb fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamin
A, D, E, K and beta carotene, vital for a healthy immune system.
not contain cholesterol.Virgin coconut oil can have a neutral or even
beneficial effect on blood cholesterol by lowering ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and
maintaining an optimum level of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, important for a healthy
blood cholesterol ratio4.
not contain trans fats.Trans fats (or trans fatty
acids) are produced when an oil is hydrogenated (a process used to produce
margarines & a large number of commonly used vegetable oils) or highly
refined. Trans fats are particularly
damaging to cell tissue, and have been linked to many health problems including
an increased risk of heart disease5.Our oil is cold-pressed and unrefined, so no trans fats are
not contain any preservatives, solvents, bleaching agents or artificialadditives.Our
oil is 100% unhydrogenated and unrefined.
Source Literature (for health benefits of virgin
coconut oil) 1.
St-Onge, M.P., Ross, R., Parsons, W.D., Jones, P.J., “Medium chain
triglycerides increase energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in overweight
men.” Obes Res. Mar 2003; 11(3): 395-402 2.
Bruce Fife, N.D. The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil (Colorado Springs, USA):
Piccadilly Books, Ltd. 2003. pg27-34 3.
Bettelheim, F.A., March, J., General, Organic & Biochemistry (5th
ed.); Adelphi College; Harcourt Brace College Publisher, USA; 1998; pg 564 4.
Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. “Health and Nutritional Benefits from Coconut Oil: An
Important Functional Food for the 21st Century”. Presented at the
AVOC Lauric Oils Symposium, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, April 25, 1996. 5. FDA
Further Reading - Books - Know
your fats: the complete primer for understanding the nutrition of fats, oils
and cholesterol (Bethesda
Press) by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D - The
Cholesterol Myths (New
Trends publishing) by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D - The
Coconut Diet: the secret ingredient for effortless weight loss (Thorsons Publishing) by Cherie Calbom - The
Coconut Oil Miracle
(Avery Publishing) by Bruce Fife, N.D - Coconut
Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut (Piccadilly Books Ltd) by Bruce Fife N.D - Heart
Frauds: Uncovering the biggest health scam in history (Piccadilly Books Ltd) by Charles T. McGee - The
Coconut Odyssey: the bounteous possibilities of the tree of life (Australia Centre for International Agricultural
Research) Mike Foale
literature is intended for information and educational purposes only. It is not
a substitute for personal consultation with your medical practitioner. The
content is reproduced from previously published sources or peer review.