Not all fractionated coconut oils are made equal. Some fractionated coconut oils are meant for skin care. Some are created for consumption, and these edible fractionated coconut oils can also be used for skin care.
If you're looking for one that is edible, the name of the fractionated coconut oil would be either MCT oil or liquid coconut oil. The type that is labeled 'fractionated coconut oil' is usually the type that you cannot eat since it is not FDA approved. It is solely for skin care purpose.
MCT oil is made specially for medical use (mainly in the treatment for malabsorption) or for athletes who want to improve their performance through reducing body fat and enhancing endurance level. Liquid coconut oil is created for people who prefer to ... Continue reading "Is Fractionated Coconut Oil Edible?"
Eating coconut oil does not cause acne, as far as I'm concerned. But applying coconut oil to your skin MAY cause an acne breakout. Why?
Our skin is a good place to store toxins since it is large and it's one of the organs that our body uses to help expel toxins.
But the problem is, when you consume toxin-laden food particularly animal proteins every single day, the toxins may be too much for your skin cells to handle and so instead of expelling toxins, your skin becomes a warehouse for toxins over the years.
That explains why meat-eaters tend to have dull skin and age faster. It all thanks to the toxins passed on to them by the animals.
After many years of storing toxins, when you start putting coconut oil on your skin, as coconut oil has potent anti-toxin property, it will draw toxins up to the surface of your skin. And if your skin tends to shed dead cells abnormally, the pores can easily get clogged. Purging of toxins by coconut oil will, at this juncture, trigger an acne breakout.
But don't get it wrong, such "acne" caused by using coconut oil is actually ... Continue reading "Can Eating Coconut Oil Cause Acne?"
As it contains a mighty set of antimicrobials and more than 60% of metabolism-boosting medium-chain fatty acids, together with its 90% saturated fats that act as powerful antioxidants, coconut oil is good for treating a wide variety of diseases and maladies that even modern medicines can't hold a candle to.
Here's a list (not exhaustive though) of what coconut oil is good for. If you're suffering from any acute or worse, chronic medical condition that taking medication does not help much and you're badly in need of something natural to truly help you relieve, improve and expedite the healing, you can check against this list and find out how coconut oil can help with your condition.
Coconut oil is good at:
- Killing viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
- Killing bacteria that cause ... Continue reading "What is Coconut Oil Good for?"
Yes, coconut oil is definitely good for you. The reason why still many people doubt coconut oil's massive health benefits is due to their deep-rooted belief that saturated fat can harm our health.
NOT ALL saturated fats are bad for us. You still have to see whether the saturated fat is short-chain, medium-chain or long-chain. The saturated fat that you're told as bad belongs to the long-chain group.
Long-chain saturated fat is difficult to break apart and convert to energy for our use. And it's present in literally all kinds of meat. Just take a look at the humongous size of those who love eating meat. That's the bad effect of long-chain saturated fat.
In fact, not just long-chain saturated fat, long-chain unsaturated fat (in most vegetable oils) may appear even more harmful (except omega-3 in flax oil) since unsaturated fat promotes oxidation and can lead to a series of health-detrimental reactions in our body.
The saturated fats that coconut oil carries are mostly medium-chain. Medium-chain saturated fat reacts very differently from its long-chain counter part.
As its name suggests, medium-chain is relatively shorter in length and hence smaller in size. Because of its smaller size, our body finds it easier to break medium-chain saturated fats down into even smaller granules for quick energy conversion. That is to say, most of the saturated fats in coconut oil essentially convert to energy and this helps to ... Continue reading "Is Coconut Oil Good for You?"
Some thought coconut oil has fiber because it helps to loosen bowels. Several others say that coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and so it is good for skin.
The fact is, coconut oil does loosen bowels but it does not have a least bit of fiber. Coconut oil is good for skin but it has an extremely small amount of fat-soluble vitamin E only. Apparently, its benefits on skin does not come from vitamin E. Why not we take a good look at what coconut oil is exactly made of so you have a solid idea of its composition rather than making wild guesses like others.
As you already know, coconut oil is made out of 100% fat, just like any other dietary oils. But the key difference from them is, coconut oil has about 92% saturated fats and 8% unsaturated fats. In terms of the size of fats, coconut oil is made of 64% medium-chain fatty acids while the remaining 35% are long-chain fatty acids and 1% short-chain fatty acids.
Because it composes of fat only, coconut oil can only accommodate fat-soluble nutrients and in trace amounts. Take vitamin E. It only has about ... Continue reading "What is Coconut Oil Made of?"
First off, coconut oil does not cure acne. I have to tell you upfront because that's the fact. Coconut oil does help with acne but it can never help keep your skin acne-free for good because the root cause of acne lies with your diet and lifestyle.
What I'm trying to say is that, you can use coconut oil to help treat your acne but when it comes to permanently keeping acne at bay you got to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Of course, it may sound to you that coconut oil works just like any other acne-fighting creams or lotions that on the surface help to reduce pimples but yet actually will bury more chemicals and toxins into your skin and when the time is ripe acne breaks out once again. Coconut oil, in fact, goes even further than just that to help with your acne treatment and try to reduce the odds of acne flare.
For example, coconut oil is filled with ... Continue reading "How Long does Coconut Oil Take to Cure Acne?"
Technically speaking, coconut oil does not cure acne. But it does help with acne to a good extent. That's because it contains antimicrobials that kill excess acne bacteria. When acne bacteria multiply to a degree that gets out of hand, inflammation takes place and dead skin cells are shedding at faster rate that clog pores easily, causing pimples to pop up and forming acne.
Hence, the antimicrobials in coconut oil are good for acne.
Another helpful effect of coconut oil on acne is that it helps to detox your body. Toxins are the prime cause of acne. That's because when you overload your body with dioxins, steroid hormones and ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Cure Acne?"
You probably have mixed feelings about using coconut oil for acne, especially when you have heard some people saying that coconut oil is good for acne while others are complaining about coconut oil causing a severe breakout on their face.
So, does coconut oil cause or help acne?
From my standpoint, yes, coconut oil does help acne. If it causes acne, I would be plagued with pimples and whiteheads all over my body including my face since I'm using it every day for skin care besides consuming it for health benefits.
Also, the so-called breakout caused by using coconut oil is actually temporary as long as you stop pouring more toxins into your body during your acne treatment with coconut oil.
Here's a very good evidence I pulled from a forum:
"The same thing happened to me with coconut oil. Started out with immediate improvement and then got terrible acne for about 4 weeks. I stuck with it and my skin is getting better every single day. I think I just had so much crap underneath my skin that it took a long time to purge it out. Now my pores are smaller than they've ever been and for the past 2 weeks I haven't had any new pimples and the ones I had are going away quickly." ~ Maja
But what Maja has not revealed is that she probably has also ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Help Acne?"
It seems logical to apply coconut oil to skin for treating acne, like using those so-called acne treatment creams or lotions from pharmacy. But acne is more than just a skin-deep problem. It's actually an external sign given by your body to tell you that something has gone very wrong with you internally.
That means, treating your acne externally does not help much in curing acne. The external symptoms may go away for now, but because your internal damages have not been repaired, your acne may return and in most cases, more severe than before. Like when your computer is infected with virus, removing those infected files does not help much since the virus is still lurking somewhere inside the computer system. You got to find the virus and then nip it in the bud. Agree?
So how to make sure your acne does not come back to you for good?
Unlike those acne-treatment creams and lotions, you can consume coconut oil as well besides applying it to your skin. This way you can treat acne from the outside as well as from the inside. But this is not the best way to use coconut oil for acne yet.
Yes, it's true that coconut oil helps to detox your body when you use it this way, but the key to treating and getting rid of acne lies in reducing the ... Continue reading "What is the Best Way to Treat Acne with Coconut Oil?"
Although coconut oil is good for acne treatment, not all coconut oils are created equal. Hence, different types have different impact on treating acne.
But of all types, virgin coconut oil offers the best acne treatment for skin. Why?
That's because virgin coconut oil helps to improve the removal of toxins from your blood so that your liver has less toxins to deal with and hence can effectively perform other functions like deactivating androgenic hormones to prevent excess secretion of skin oil, which is what makes your skin acne-prone.
Virgin coconut oil also helps to ... Continue reading "Which Coconut Oil is Best for Acne Treatment?"