SUGGESTED USAGE: Take 1 tablespoon 1 to 2 times daily with meals. This Organic Virgin Coconut Oil can also be used in salad dressings, sauces, or any type of cooking as a source of essential fatty acids.
Our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is a high grade, unrefined premium nutritional edible oil obtained from the first cold pressing of organic coconut (Cocos nucifera) kernels. Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally trans-fatty acid free and has naturally occurring medium chain triglycerides (MCT).
This oil typically has the following beneficial fatty acids per serving (natural variation may occur):
Lauric Acid 6.5 g, Myristic Acid 2.4 g, Caprylic Acid 1.0 g, Capric Acid 800 mg, Oleic Acid 800 mg and Linoleic Acid 200 mg
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Storage Guidance: Store in a cool, dry and dark environment in a tightly sealed original container. After opening, product can be refrigerated or stored at cool room temperature. This product may begin to solidify at temperatures below 78˚F (26˚C)
For many decades, coconut oil, a saturated fat, was “out of favor” with nutritionists who accepted, as fact, the negative outcomes of studies that examined the effects of the oil’s hydrogenated form. Coconut oil, in its natural form, is now touted as one of the healthiest oils on earth.*
The taste of NATURAL MEDICINE FORMULAS’s 100% organic virgin coconut oil is as pleasing as its fresh coconut fragrance and pure white appearance. The oil is cold-pressed from organic, non-GMO, freshly harvested coconut, leaving no time for the coconut meat to ferment. It is free of bleaching agents, deodorizing agents, artificial flavors, and all other chemicals. Because NATURAL MEDICINE FORMULAS’s coconut oil is unrefined, tiny, harmless brown specks of the coconut fiber might be visibly present.
Coconut oil is roughly 96% saturated fat by weight. Approximately 50% of the oil’s weight consists of immune-supportive medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) which are also found in mother’s milk. Coconut oil contains fat chains known as “medium chain fatty acids (MUFAs)” or “medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).” These fatty acids put very little strain on the digestive system, are easily absorbed, permeate the mitochondria without the aid of enzymes, and provide nourishment and a quick energy source without impacting insulin levels. Unlike other dietary fats, MCTs are not stored as body fat to any significant degree. The liver metabolizes the MCTs into ketones, which can then be used to feed brain cells if they are deprived of glucose, as is the case with insulin resistance. Oral consumption of MCTs has been shown to improve cognition in older individuals.*
Lauric acid accounts for approximately 50% of the fatty acid content of coconut. The human body converts the MUFAs into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that is capable of dissolving the lipid-containing envelope surrounding certain microbes. Free lauric acid may support microbial balance.*
Nevin KG, Rajamohan T. Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation. Clin-Biochem. 2004 Sep; 37(9): 830-5 2. Enig, MG. Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, Bethesda Press, Silver Spring, MD (2000). 3. Batovska DI, et al. Antibacterial study of the medium chain fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides: individual effects and synergistic relationships. Pol J Microbiol. 2009;58(1):43-7. [PMID: 19469285] 4. Studzinski CM, et al. Induction of ketosis may improve mitochondrial function and decrease steady-state amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP) levels in the aged dog. Brain Res. 2008 Aug 21;1226:209-17. Epub 2008 Jun 11 [PMID: 18582445] 5. Reger MA, Effects of beta-hydroxybutyrate on cognition in memory-impaired adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2004 Mar;25(3):311-4. [PMID: 15123336]
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.