Our newest raw virgin coconut oil comes from Vietnam. It is made from coconuts harvested in Bentre province in the Mekong delta region which is referred to in Vietnam as the 'Kingdom of Coconuts'. It is an area that produces the highest quality coconuts in Vietnam.
The harvest for the production of raw, virgin coconut oil is managed to around 7 to 12 coconuts from each tree per month to ensure the coconuts are of a similar age which gives high quality and consistency of product.
The production and bottling process is compete with five days of harvesting the coconuts and uses cold processing and centrifugng to produce high quality raw virgin coconut oil.
In common with a good centrifuged coconut oil this oil is pure and low odour. The production process has been temperature controlled which has preserved the enzymes and functional qualities of the oil.
Think of raw virgin coconut oil as a functional food and a medicinal treasure-chest rather than simply an oil. You can reap some amazing benefits from adding raw virgin coconut oil to your diet:
This is a fantastic oil for Oil Pulling. Of all the raw virgin coconut oils on the market that I have tried for Oil Pulling (which is all of them) this oil holds its structure and body during the process better than any other oil I have tried. Similarly with roasting vegetables where heat is applied for about one hour there is no visible breakdown or thinning of the oil.
This is a quality oil at a good value price. If you have not tried Oil Pulling and would like to give it a try we are offering the first 30 people to enter the Coupon Code OIL PULLING a 500 ml jar of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil (Vietnam) at half price.
The oil comes with a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
Coupon offer available when product goes live in June.
Raw virgin coconut oil has an amazing array of benefits that extend from bacterial and viral protection through to weight loss and protection against the range of modern inflammatory diseases:
Vitamin & Mineral Absorption
One of the effects of ageing is the decline in the body's ability to effectively utilise the vitamins and minerals that are present in the diet.
This is particularly true of the B vitamins and also the absorption and retention of calcium and magnesium which can lead to demineralisation of the bones and osteoporosis.
The addition of coconut oil to the diet slows down or reverses the degenerative process through improved mineral and vitamin absorption which helps protect against a range of conditions including osteoporosis.
Maternal & infant health
Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA's) in Breast Milk
MCFA's are an important component of human breast milk for a number of reasons:
The MCFA's are routinely used in the hospital environment in special food preparations for infants with digestive orders, have difficulty digesting fats or where there is a malnutrition issue. The rapid absorption of MCFA's mean the delivery of quick nourishment and energy without placing strain on the digestive system.
A number of studies have shown that the absorption of B vitamins, the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and beta-carotene, as well as calcium and magnesium increase when an infant is fed a diet containing coconut oil.
Coconut oil is particularly helpful in facilitating the utilisation of B vitamins.
Children suffering from rickets (vitamin D deficiency and the loss of bone mineral) have been cured simply through the addition of raw virgin coconut oil to the diet.
The medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) in coconut oil are being increasingly studied for their role in weight loss and stabilisation. A number of studies are showing that because MCFA’s are metabolized more directly and quickly than other fats, calories are burned in the process.
The majority of research on humans and animals is showing that after a period of a number of months of consuming MCFA’s, the greater energy expenditure leads to weight loss and fat decrease.
A key in using coconut oil and its MCFA’s for weight loss is the substitution of MCFA’s for other fats in your diet.
A study compared two sets of participants on a coconut oil diet and olive oil diet. In this 16 week study 31 overweight participants consumed 10 grams per day of either olive oil or MCFA’s in muffins. In addition the men consumed an addition 14 grams a day of their designated oil and the women 8 grams a day.
The subjects participated in weekly weight-loss counselling and helped to adhere to the weekly assigned target of consuming 1800 calories a day for the men and 1500 for the women.
At the conclusion of the 16 weeks:
An integral part of weight management is the composition of your gut flora. Lean and obese individuals have radically different gut flora composition.
Because coconut oil is strongly antibacterial it works to eliminate the unfriendly bacteria from your intestinal tract and is a powerful tool in restoring the body’s intestinal flora to optimum composition.
Conversely a number of studies have shown that a gut flora imbalance or bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine is commonly brought on by diets high in omega-6 oils (particularly oils like rice bran, safflower, sunflower and corn but also canola). A number of studies with mice have shown that the omega-6 unsaturated oils:
Skin, hair & eyes
Coconut Oil Moisturiser
Coconut oil is a better moisturiser than any commercial moisturiser I have ever tried. It’s superior moisturising ability comes from a number of properties. It:
There are a large number of claims made about the benefits of consuming raw virgin coconut oil but it is helpful to understand the mechanism behind those claims:
Vitamin & mineral absorption
Facilitates Vitamin & Mineral Uptake
The medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) in coconut oil facilitate the absorption and retention or a range of key vitamins and minerals, particularly:
Simply adding coconut oil to the diet enhances vitamin and mineral uptake and is a good protective strategy against the development of osteoporosis
Stimulates the Metabolism
Coconut oil has a stimulating effect on the body's metabolism. It increases the level of metabolic functioning which burns more calories. Which means it actually promotes weight loss.
The key to the weight loss effect of the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) in coconut oil is that they:
There is a range of research on the topic:
Polyunsaturated oils promote weight gain
Among the myriad of dangers posed by polyunsaturated oils is that they promote weight gain.
They have a harmful effect on the thyroid gland which is the primary gland for controlling metabolism. Polyunsaturated oils:
Of all the oils routinely used in the kitchen coconut oil has the lowest percentage of polyunsaturated oil. The percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in the major cooking oils include:
Omega 3 omega 6 balance
Modern Diet Imbalance
One of the biggest problems with the introduction and widespread proliferation of seed oils is that it has fundamentally altered the Omega 3 and Omega 6 balance in our diet.
Anthropological research indicates that our hunter-gatherer ancestors consumed omega 3 and omega 6 fats in the ratio of 1:1. Research on all the hunter-gatherer cultures (including the modern cultures) has shown that they were free of inflammatory diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Over the course of human evolution there has been a dramatic change in the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fats consumed in the diet. This change, perhaps more than any other dietary factor, has contributed to the epidemic of modern disease.
The Omega 3/Omega 6 balance of some of the commoner oils includes:
The Omega 3/Omega 6 ratio of coconut oil is 0.3%/0%.
The consumption of omega 6 is linked with pretty much all of the inflammation diseases, which are the modern killers, particularly (but not limited to)
Most fats are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA's) that are digested slowly into the system. LCFA's go through a complex absorption process. As they are absorbed through the intestines (with the aid of enzyme carriers) they are assembled into bundles of fat and proteins called lipoproteins. These lipoproteins are then sent into the bloodstream to be distributed throughout the body, particularly into our fat cells.
The medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) in coconut oil on the other hand behave totally differently. They do not need the support of pancreatic enzymes to be digested. They are transported directly to the liver rather than into the bloodstream.
In the liver they are converted to fuel and available immediately for use.
What the MFC's in coconut oil don't do is important. They don't:
Triglycerides & hdl cholesterol levels
Blood Triglyceride & HDL Cholesterol Levels
Elevated blood triglyceride and lowered HDL cholesterol levels are associated with a number of health risk factors, particularly:
The medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) in coconut oil have a demonstrated effect of both increasing HDL cholesterol levels and decreasing the level of triglycerides in the blood.
One study of 20 healthy men given a single dose of either medium-chain triglycerides (MCT's) or long-Chain triglycerides (LCT's) in the form of canola oil showed: