Coconut Oil is one of these supplements that go through phases of increased demand and attention, just to suffer from bad press a few months later. However, the highest quality Coconut Oil supplements remain popular, with many devoted fans proclaiming it to be a miracle solution to not only skin problems but also weight management issues, heart conditions and many, many more. But is it justified? Read on to find out!
Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It is unique in its structural make-up, due to its medium-chain fatty acids – coconut oil contains a large proportion of lauric acid. This rare combination of fatty acids can have a profound positive effect on health.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids Explained
Coconut oil contains a unique fatty acid composition – it is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), meaning these fatty acids are shorter than the fatty acids we typically consume. The shorter length of the fatty acids causes MCTs to quickly enter the liver and they are used as an instant source of energy or converted to ketones. When compared to long-chain fatty acids, MCTs increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure.
MCTs may also help to suppress hunger for longer periods than long-chain fatty acids. Therefore, swapping long-chain fatty acids for MCTs may help support weight management.
Coconut oil also increases High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This type of cholesterol scavenges cholesterol in our bloodstream and transports it to the liver. High levels of HDL cholesterol can benefit heart health and may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Coconut oil is also renowned for treating skin conditions. When applied directly to skin, it can effectively act as a skin moisturizer and protect hair against damage. What’s more many people believe coconut oil to be a great immunity booster – lauric acid in particular, which accounts for roughly 50% of the fatty acids in each capsule, together with other breakdown products in coconut oil, can kill bacteria, viruses and harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.
What Makes Our Coconut Oil Supplements Different?
Like with many other supplements, the quality of the raw material plays a significant role in its beneficial influence on human health, but with this particular product, it is really crucial. There are significant differences between the coconut oil supplements available on the market. In order to preserve the valuable effect of coconut oil, the raw material, as well as the whole manufacturing process, should be as pure as possible.
For best results from this supplement, you should ideally look for organic virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oils are made from the first pressing of fresh, raw coconut without the addition of any chemicals. Such unrefined coconut oil isn’t bleached or deodorised, which is why it preserves all of its important nutrients.
The term refined coconut oil refers to coconut oil that has been bleached and deodorized, often stripping the coconut oil of its natural goodness. This form of oil is derived from dried coconut meat known as copra. Traditionally, the oil obtained from copra has to be purified with bleaching clays, because contaminants arise during the drying process. High heat is then used to deodorize the coconut oil to remove its distinctive odour and flavour. It is proven that refined coconut oil does not offer the same health benefits as the virgin one.
Buy Quality Products From Renowned Supplier
Since our softgel coconut oil capsules are certified organic and made using unrefined oil of the finest quality, they preserve all the vital nutrients. They are also odourless and easy to take, which makes them a perfect choice for those who aren’t too keen on the coconut taste but would still like the benefits of the oil. Each softgel contains an impressive 1,000mg of pure Coconut Oil, with absolutely no fillers or additives.
The product is available with a very low MOQ of 6,000 capsules from our UK stock. For more information, product spec or for a free instant quote, contact our sales team now on 01923 652 529 or email email@example.com.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.