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COCONUT OIL - It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, contains no trans fat (even olive oil has some trans fat), the fatty acids that compose the chemical structure of the coconut oil is a powerful boosters to the immune system. Fighting irritation in a way that it delays cellular degeneration and slows the skin’s aging process. The results, youthful looking, glowing skin with high levels of elasticity and moisture, it is natural and tasty.
Coconuts are rich in a wide range of elements that support the health of the skin and body (among them vitamin A, vitamin C, amino acids, calcium, and iron). The oil is a dense source of these nutrients, and it has the added benefit of being entirely composed of medium-chain fatty acids, or MCFAs. The body tends to burn MCFAs as energy and not store them as unsightly adipose tissue. As opposed to animal fats, which settle in the arteries and pores, coconut oil's anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-aging compounds are metabolized quickly and efficiently to moisturize and repair the skin from the inside out. Coconut oil can be taken alone as a supplement, used in baking, or substituted for other oils in any recipe
Coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer, as effective as mineral oil at the prevention of dryness and flaking, but without the potential irritating side effects. Coconut oil's powerful antioxidant components are naturally effective against the onset and perpetuation of skin wrinkling and sagging. Furthermore, the healing properties of coconut oil aid in the treatment of a range of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Topically applied coconut oil also speeds the healing of bruises.
Surprisingly, coconut oil are also for effective antifungal treatments, having been shown to kill Candida Albicans yeast. Some scientists theorize this is because of coconuts' high levels of caprylic acid, which has antifungal properties. Overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the body and on the skin is caused by a number of factors (among them antibiotics, birth control drugs, and diet). This overgrowth can cause a large number of health problems, ranging from poor digestion to vaginal thrush.
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