The coconut and virgin coconut oil have been revered for centuries as a health-giving and healing oil across the tropics, for thousands of years. Ayurvedic texts document the use of the coconut and coconut oil as a food and medicine over 2000 years ago. From the Sri Lankans to the Thais, and from the Polynesians to the tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, coconut and its derivatives have been used to heal cuts, burns, fight fever, skin infections, and of course, in cooking, for centuries.

What we now know from modern medical research only reconfirms what those before us had realised, documented and practiced. Virgin coconut oil is one of nature’s richest sources of medium-chain fatty acids – a unique group of fats that digest easily in our bodies, are converted directly into energy, and are not stored as fat.

Virgin coconut oil contains 64% of these medium-chian fats – lauric acid, capric acid and capryllic acid.  Lauric Acid is otherwise only found in nature in mother’s milk, and has long been isolated and fed to premature infants, and as a primary additive in baby food. Lauric Acid breaks down in the body and on our skin to form monolaurin – a monoglyceride compound that exhibits strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
The other two medium chain fats – capric and capryllic acid – are powerful anti-fungal agents, that are isolated and sold as a cure for candida, thrush and other fungal infections.

Virgin coconut oil is by far the most concentrated source of these beneficial medium-chain fats.

Here’s what a tablespoon of Coconess each day can do for you:

  • Boost Metabolism:  medium chain fats help improve thyroid function, optimize metabolic rate, and therefore prevent the deposition of unwanted fat
  • Energize: digests easily in the body, is not stored as fat, and is an instant source of energy, Used extensively in sports formulae. Look for ‘MCT’ or ‘MCFA’ on the ingredients list
  • Support the immune system: 52 percent of Coconess is made up of Lauric Acid—a powerful anti-microbial that protects the body from infections and diseases
  • Powerful anti-fungal: Capric and Capryllic acid are most effective anti-fungal agents
  • Repair cells: rich in antioxidants, Coconess prevents free radical damage and  protects cells
  • Rich in natural Vitamin E and micronutrients