Is Coconut Oil good for you? High quality, unrefined Coconut Oil certainly is and can even help you lose weight and even help protect against Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. However, our focus here is on Coconut Oil health benefits for skin, hair and scars. One of the classic signs of old age is the appearance of brown, freckle-like spots or liver spots. It is a sign of free-radical deterioration of the lipids (fats) in our skin, thus the name lipofuscin. Oxidation of polyunsaturated fats and protein by free radical activity in the skin is recognized as the major cause of liver spots. Liver spots don't ordinarily hurt or show any signs of discomfort. If we couldn't see them we wouldn't even know they were there. But they do affect our health and our appearance.
Because cells cannot dispose of the lipofuscin pigment, it gradually accumulates within many cells of the body as we age. Once lipofuscin pigment develops, it tends to stick around for life, but you can prevent further oscitation and perhaps even reduce liver spots you already have by using the right kind of oils in your diet and on your skin.
Unrefined (raw) Virgin Coconut Oil:-
Contains Lauric Acid - the healthiest substance on Earth for boosting the immune system.
Speeds up your Metabolism so you burn fat quicker and loose weight.
Boosts your Thyroid by not inhibiting iodine (essential for optimum thyroid function) unlike most vegetable oil.
Protects and beautifies the skin - naturally moisturizing cleanser that is also an effective sunscreen.
Can Save Your Brain by helping produce ketones needed to fight off Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis and many other debilitating diseases.
Has amazing detox abilities and an energy booster.
Is amazing for Heart Health as it is full of heart-healing benefits and can help prevent the need for cholesterol-lowering drugs like Statins that actually deplete the body of vital heart-nourishing nutrients.
WARNING: Not ALL Coconut Oil is Created Equally
I bet you don’t know there is a difference.
There is a fundamental difference in the cosmetic (and nutritional) value of coconut oil made from copra (dried and processed coconut oil) and that of virgin coconut oil made through the DME method. Because copra is dried over many days, often in unhygienic conditions and then shipped and stored for many weeks, moulds can grow on this raw material causing the oil to become rancid. Cleaning (refining and bleaching) this dirty oil by industrial/chemical processes destroys many of coconut oil's natural characteristics and benefits. This is why the product is referred to as RBD coconut oil. RBD stands for refined, bleached, and deodorized. Both high heat and chemicals (e.g. solvent extractions) are used in this method. RBD oil is also often hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. Hydrogenated oils have been shown to increase serum cholesterol levels, which contribute to heart disease.
Only use coconut oil produced by the DME Method of coconut oil production. DME stands for "Direct Micro Expelling". This is a form of "wet-milling" whereby the virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed from the fresh meat of the coconut within 1 to 3 hours of opening the nut. The coconuts are organically grown in Vanuatu and no artificial chemicals, additives or preservatives of any kind are used in its production. The DME method is regarded by many as THE highest standard of coconut oil production. The reason for this is that the DME method delivers a pure, natural and totally unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. This means that it is unhydrogenated, free from impurities and retains all the antioxidants (important for slowing down the aging process) and other goodness that virgin coconut oil is known for - including its beautiful and natural coconut aroma. Consequently, Volcanic Earth's Virgin Coconut Oil is regarded by many as the finest Virgin Coconut Oil on the planet. Our cosmetic grade Virgin Coconut Oil is used extensively throughout our skin care ranges and this even extends to our Coconut Oil Soaps (Coming soon) . There is nothing as essential to healthy skin as a great, chemical-free soap and yet most coconut oil soaps are made from second-rate copra oil - not so at Volcanic Earth!
Is sedimentation a natural phenomenon in pure coconut oil?
Yes, sedimentation is a natural phenomenon in pure Coconut Oil since the manufacturing process involves only filtering, minute invisible suspended matter (which is also protein) settles to the bottom of the bottle when kept idle over a long period of time. This sediment is absolutely pure, is safe to consume and forms part of natural pure Coconut Oil.
The ideal lotion is one that is made from oil that softens the skin, but also protects it against damage, promoting healing and giving the skin a more youthful, healthy appearance. True Virgin Coconut Oil fits that description.
It is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion available because it helps prevent destructive free-radical formation and provides protection against them. It helps to keep the connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn't sag and wrinkle.
In some cases it may even restore damaged or diseased skin. Of course, Virgin Coconut Oil is a fabulous moisturizing lotion as well.
Virgin Coconut Oil can help keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. The oil is absorbed into the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause. While it is not a natural sunblock, Coconut Oil IS the perfect, natural treatment for relieving sunburn and is itself, a natural exfoliant.
Avoid using 100% vegetable oil all the time when cooking as these often contain transfat which can carry free radicals into the cell membranes of the brain. Where possible, replace these vegetable oils with high-grade virgin coconut oil for optimum health. Most of the cells of the body are replaced over a 3 to 6 month period and so if you make the change to Virgin Coconut Oil you may notice a smoother, healthier texture to your skin. For any of you who suffer from fungal and yeast infections, you may experience a marked improvement.
PURE VIRGIN COCONUT OIL PRODUCTS(PRICES ARE IN $US)
**NOTE** To ensure quality all Tamanu Oil Products are shipped directly from the source in the South Pacific, Please allow 7-20 days depending on where you live