Organic virgin coconut oil is a functional food that, in addition to being nutritious, promotes optimal health and helps reduce the risk of various diseases b y increasing metabolism, and strengthening the immune system. Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason:
- It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal
- Virgin coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturiser
- It can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies.
KEY CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS
- LAURIC ACID
It produces monolaurin, which is one of the most important ingredient of mother’s milk. As a result, it enhances immunity, fights intestinal disorders, increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It is packed with antioxidants which neutralizes free radicals that damage and kill cells.
Power packed components (lauric, Capric and Caprilyic Acids) combine to MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) that are easily and quickly absorbed by the body. Most other oils have LCTs (Low Chain Triglycerides) that are not good.These MCTs are directly absorded by the liver and therefore provide instant energy instead of being stored as fat.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the only oil that has ketones. When the brain is unable to function normally due to its inability to absorb glucose from the blood, ketones provide an alternate source of energy restoring normal function to the brain.
Benefits of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- SKIN SOFTENER
Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Coconut oil is also good for hardened and cracked feet, which may happen due to excessive cold or strenuous work that requires standing. As an exfoliant, including coconut oil with other exfoliating or grainy materials like salt and sugar, can vastly improve the effects.
- MAKEUP REMOVER
Coconut oil can also be used as a makeup remover. This is not common, but women around the world have begun using it for removing their makeup, without worrying about the harsh chemicals of other removers getting into delicate or sensitive areas.
- SKIN DISORDERS
Coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Several readers have reported this benefit. Coconut oil not only treats the infection by battling the microbial bodies, they also heal the damage or the visible marks of that skin disorder; it is a two-in-one solution!