1. What does Coconess do for my body?
Coconess is 100% pure, raw and cold-processed virgin coconut oil. Made from coconut milk (and not dried copra), this is truly nature’s miracle oil. Virgin coconut oil helps boost energy and immunity, helps to optimise thyroid function, and prevents the deposition of unwanted fats.
Virgin coconut oil isolates have long been used as an energiser in sports formulae and infant foods, because it breaks down almost immedeately in our bodies, and does not get stored as fat, but rather, gets metabolised almost immedeately to provide energy.
It is nature’s best sources of anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds, and a great source of natural vitamin E, provitamin A, and antioxidants
2. How does one oil do so many things?
Virgin coconut oil is the best natural source of Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) – nearly 64 percent of Coconess l is MCTs. These are a group of fats that, because of their small molecular size, break down easily in our bodies. More importantly, they break down to form powerful immune-boosting and energy-giving compounds.
The three major MCTs in virgin coconut oil are Lauric Acid, Capric Acid and Capryllic Acid. Lauric acid is what is found in mother’s milk, and breaks down in our bodies to form a powerful anti-bacterial, while Capric and Capryllic acid are some of nature’s most powerful anti-fungals.
The comprehensive benefits of MCTs have in fact been so compelling that companies now sell monolaurin, capric acid and caprillic acid supplements for their anti-microbial and anti-viral properties – all separately of course!
3. How much Coconess should I consume in a day?
Two tablespoons a day, or 30 ml, as part of your daily diet is the recommended daily dosage.
Use in place of other vegetable oils, use as salad dressing, in chutney powders, with rotis/chapatis instead of oil, and even as a baking substitute for cakes, muffins, breads.
4. What is the difference between virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil?
Virgin coconut oil is made from coconut milk, which is extracted from fresh mature coconuts. No heat, chemicals, solvents or enzymes are used to extract the oil. Virgin coconut oil is light, non-greasy and water-clear above 22 degrees Centigrade. More importantly, this delicate form of processing ensures that it retains a fresh coconut flavour, and all the micro-nutrients and anti-oxidants naturally present in the coconut.
Refined coconut oil is made from dried copra. This is often copra that has been left outside to dry, and is therefore not of the best quality. In order for this copra-derived oil to be fit for human consumption, it has to go through a refining process known as refining-bleaching-deodorizing (or RBD). The RBD process uses heat and chemicals to extract the oil, thus leaving it with a thick texture, strong burnt coconut smell, and yellow colour. The natural Vitamin E, antioxidants and micro-nutrients are all but missing in this copra-derived refined oil.