Coconut Oil helps with hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength.
Coconut Oil is sulfur-based. And solid oil (at temperatures below 23°C) resembles tiny crystals.
The benefits of Coconut Oil are due to the presence of lauric, capric, and caprylic acids and the antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties inherent within the oil. Our bodies convert the lauric acid into monolaurin, which fights the viruses and bacteria associated with herpes, flu, HIV, listeria, and giardia.
Despite Coconut Oil being more than 90 percent saturated fat, most of which are medium chain triglycerides, lauric acid is the chief contributor to its assimilation. It also is rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid and polyphenols, (responsible for its fragrance and taste), vitamin E, vitamin K and iron.
For skin, it is a great moisturizer. It prevents skin dryness and flaking, delays wrinkles and sagging, and helps in treating psoriasis, eczema, and other skin infections. As such, coconut oil is the foundation of body care products such as soaps, lotions, and creams.
Short and medium-chain fatty acids help in taking off excessive weight. Oil is easily digested, promotes healthy functioning of the thyroid gland, increases body metabolism by reducing stress on the pancreas, and burns more energy, which equates to weight loss.
Oil addresses irritable bowel syndrome. Saturated fats, with their anti-microbial properties, help in dealing with bacteria, fungi, and parasites that cause indigestion, and help in the absorption of other nutrients: vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Coconut oil reduces the workload on the liver and prevents the accumulation of fat. It helps dissolve kidney stones. It is effective in utilizing blood sugar thereby addressing diabetes. It facilitates the body’s absorption of calcium and strengthens the teeth.
Because Coconut Oil contains fewer calories than other oils, its fat is easily converted into energy. It boosts energy and endurance, and enhances athletic performance.
Hippocrates Pure Food-Grade Coconut Oil is available.