Benefits of VCO

The benefits of VCO for humans can be classified into 5 categories:

1. VCO as the energy source for our body

VCO mostly contains high short and medium chain fatty acids, so the body will burn these fatty acids first as an energy source. Therefore, consuming VCO will lead us to always be energetic, because the energy needs in the body cells are fulfilled quickly

2. VCO as a medication for diseases caused by viruses, microbes, protozoa, fungi, and worms

Diseases caused by Viruses:

  • Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis C
  • Chicken pox
  • Herpes
  • HIV / AIDS

Diseases caused by bacteria:

  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Asthma
  • Earache
  • throat infection
  • Cavity
  • Food poisoning
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Meningitis
  • Gonorrhea and Gangrene

Diseases caused by fungus and yeast:

  • Candida
  • Jock Itch
  • Ringworm
  • Athletic Foot
  • Rash from sweat

Immobilize and kill tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites

3. VCO can cure various diseases due to metabolic and degenerative disorders

  • Improves digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids
  • Improve insulin secretion and the utilization of blood glucose (resolve diabetes mellitus)
  • Relieves stress on the pancreas and the enzyme system in our body
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks related to diabetes, such as impotence, etc.
  • Reduces disorders associated with symptoms of digestive difficulties and cystic fibrosis
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of dental bones
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis
  • Helps relieve symptoms of bladder pain
  • Relieves symptoms of chronic desease - related, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers
  • Reduces chronic inflammation, supports healing and repairing body tissues
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Good for the heart, does not increase blood cholesterol, or platelet viscocity, instead dissolves cholesterol thereby improving blood circulation
  • Helps prevent heart disease, atherosclerosis, and stroke
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure
  • Overcoming the disease of thick blood (thrombosis) which potentially causes a stroke
  • Helps prevent periodontal pain and tooth decay
  • Functioning as a protective antioxidant
  • Helps protect the body from harmful free radicals that cause aging and degenerative diseases
  • Improve utilization of essential fatty acids and protect them from oxidation
  • Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue
  • Relieves symptoms of prostate dilation
  • Reduces epileptic pressure
  • Protect the body from kidney disease and bladder infections
  • Helps prevent liver disease
  • Overcoming constipation
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Increase metabolic activity, prevent obesity

4. VCO as sex oil

  • Resolve the dryness of the sex organs of both parties
  • Killing microbes attached to the sex organs
  • More energetic sexual activity

5. VCO as a pharmaceutical and beauty product

  • As a body and beauty treatment
  • Easily absorbed by the skin
  • Restores dry, rough, and wrinkled skin
  • Heal and repair damaged skin
  • Prevents topical infections
  • Reduces symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin
  • Softens and tightens the skin and the layer of fat underneath
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and aging spots
  • Control dandruff
  • Prevents skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiation
  • Overcome acne by drinking and applying it
  • Overcome prickly heat
  • Overcome fatigue with massage
  • The main ingredients of beauty soap and skin health

The main efficacy of VCO is in its medium chain components, namely Medium Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA / MCT), especially lauric acid (Lauric Acid C12)

The ideal characteristics of VCO include:

  • clear color (measured by Lovibond Tintometer)Yellow 1 and red 0.1
  • Free fatty acids max 0.1%
  • Max 0.1% moisture content
  • Unique coconut scent
  • Lauric acid: 47-53%

In terms of its chemical structure, VCO is one source of MCT. It was reported that MCT VCO provides 8.3 kcal / gram more than double the energy in carbohydrates and will not be deposited as fat, unlike long chain fatty acids. Therefore, VCO does not cause obesity.

The Saturated fat content of MCT VCO makes it safe against oxidation reactions and the formation of trans fat. Trans fat in food is derived from the process of partial hydrogenation of oil. Trans fat is a 'bad fat' which is not good for body health.

Trans fat increases bad cholesterol (LDL) and lowers good cholesterol (HDL) within the blood

The Food & Drug Association (FDA) has included VCO on its list of highly safe foods to consume.