I recently received a question from a friend over Facebook asking what Coconut oil is for and why we should take it as a supplement. She also said pointedly that its benefits are still being debated.
I patiently explained that like any other supplement, Coconut oil’s effects will greatly depend person’s on a lifestyle - a person’s physical activities, diet, and health condition. That is why it is very important to seek your physician’s advice before taking anything.
As for me, though, I have already tried and tested what Coconut oil does for me. Bear in mind that I consistently work out and eat in moderation. I am not on any specific or fancy diet, but I just eat anything served at home in moderation.
First thing I noticed when I started taking Coconut oil is the improvement of my metabolism. Before Coconut oil, I was constipated. I would always have a hard time going. But after a few days of taking Coconut oil, I noticed that it was easier to go and that my bowel movement is more regular and consistent. This is largely because of Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats that is very helpful for digestion. It also has antimicrobial properties that help fight irritation and infection in the gut that may be caused by Candida.
Since the Coconut oil supplement I’m taking is organic, it only contains 1000mg of Coconut oil. This contains high Medium Chain Triglycerides or MCTs. I think this is the reason why my appetite has been reduced significantly which really helps with weight loss. Less appetite, less calorie intake, am I right?
Aside from aiding weight loss, Coconut oil also helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and other minerals. It is no wonder why I would always feel motivated to work out. Coconut oil’s energy-creating abilities will surely help a person trying to lose weight to just go for it! Coconut oil is easy to digest; MCTs are sent straight to the liver, converted into energy that effectively increases our energy. If I’m being honest, this benefit was a total surprise for me. I wondered where my spurt of energy came from and when I started reading about Coconut oil, I found out that a lot of athletes use Coconut oil while training or when they are about to participate in their respective events. I’ve also read that converted energy is readily accessible to the brain this enhancing your brain function and memory. How cool is that?
I have a full head of thick hair that is both a blessing and a curse, to be honest. A blessing because who doesn’t like a head of healthy and thick hair, right? But a curse because I shed a lot - by a lot, I mean a lot. But Coconut oil has been nothing short of heaven-sent. Ever since I started taking it, I noticed that my shedding has been significantly reduced and my hair is no longer prone to breakage. I also noticed that it is shinier and softer even though I do not use hair conditioner. It is also worth mentioning that Coconut oil has caprylic and lauric content so it acts as a fantastic facial cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. It also virtually addresses other skin issues like burns, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Yes, I understand that various doctors and scientists have contradicting views as to whether Coconut oil is good for us. However, you wouldn’t know until you try. And when you do try, make sure that you take all the necessary precautions such as seeing your physician first if you have any health condition. We must also remember that supplements are not wonder drugs. In conjunction to using it, we must also do our part by exercising and eating healthy.
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