Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) For the Health

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Traditionally used to help fight diseases such as:

Infections because of bacteria, viruses and fungal.

Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is an antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and natural antiprotozoa. In the body, lauric acid is converted into monolaurin and capric acid into monokaprin Both are as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoa. Because structures of saturated fatty acid VCO membrane resembling fatty membranes from virus / bacteria and molecular size is smaller then the VCO easy entry into the membrane and destroy microorganisms.

Maintaining healthy heart and blood vessels

Research shows a connection of heart and vascular disease with viral / bacteria that will cause the formation of plaque in blood vessels. Because VCO is antibacterial, antivirus then it can help to help prevent formation plaque by killing microorganisms that is trigger onset of plaque.
In addition, one of the causes of heart disease are high blood cholesterol levels.  Accumulation of cholesterol caused by excessive consumption of fat in the daily menu so that the excess is stored in the body. Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) easily are metabolized to produce energy that is not deposited as body fat. In addition regular consumption of VCO also prevent blood coagulation (due to platelet aggregation) and preventing the constriction of blood vessels (atherosclerosis).

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease caused by lack of calcium so bones become porous. Osteoporosis can be caused by free radicals is oxidized in the process of bone formation. Free radicals can be addressed by the content of saturated fat contained in the VCO. Fatty acids in VCO serves as an antioxidant so protects the bones.

One of the antioxidants in Virgin coconut oil is a sterol compound. These substances like fats and beneficial in the formation of pregnenolone. The function among others to produce progesterone for women. For women the availability of progesterone is very important because an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen will cause osteoporosis.

Consuming Virgin coconut oil is also very good to help the absorption of important minerals for the bones of calcium and magnesium.

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is also known as diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes mainly occurs due to stack glucose in blood so that expelled along urine. In this condition the production of insulin from the pancreas decreases so metabolism disturbed. This causes the glucose can not enter into the cells so that blood glucose concentrations increased. Heaps of glucose can not be harnessed to generate energy and eventually disposed of with the urine.

Insulin serves to convert glucose into energy for cells. Blood glucose can not be directly used as energy must be transferred first into the cell through the process of oxidation in cells. Besides insulin also convert glucose into energy reserves (glycogen and fat). If blood glucose abundant is converted become glycogen and stored in liver and muscles. While the fat stored in fat tissue. The content of medium-chain fatty acids in the Virgin coconut oil are able to stimulate production of insulin so it helps the process of change glucose into energy for cells.

In addition, the Virgin coconut oil does not require insulin to be burned to produce energy so it is extremely beneficial for patients of diabetes who have experienced shortages body insulin levels.

Liver disease

Hepatitis virus is a virus that has a sheath of fat on the outside making it hard penetrated by drugs. The structure of medium-chain fatty acids in VCO has a structure similar to the virus so that the VCO fatty sheath can penetrate and kill the hepatitis virus.

In addition VCO also prevent liver cell damage from free radicals caused by viruses, drugs or alcohol as it has effect as an antioxidant.

Cancer

Because VCO has effect antibacterial, so that white blood cells is sufficient to destroy and inhibit growth cancer cells.

In addition VCO has antioxidant properties that prevent the formation of free radicals trigger the onset of cancer and VCO help to boost immune system so that helps process healing.

Reducing body weight

Medium-chain fatty acids in VCO can directly enter bloodstream and converted into energy so do not hoarded in body. At the time VCO burned, long chain fatty acids (LCFA) also burned so fat that hoarded becomes less and weight will come down.

In addition VCO also provides energy quickly so that cause a sense of early satiety and do not feel hungry until mealtime. Process burning and body temperature becomes higher so that metabolism body increases and occurred burning body fat reserves.

Adding Stamina

When immune system decreases, the body undergoes physical exhaustion which is characterized by muscle weakness, headaches, intermittent infections, fever, unusual fatigue and swollen glands. Virgin coconut oil provides quick energy and increase energy and improve the immune system so the body can restore itself.

Maintaining healthy skin

Virgin coconut oil contains a natural moisturizer and help to keep the skin moist and good for dry skin, rough and scaly. Virgin coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids are easily into the skin layer so it can maintain flexibility and suppleness of skin. Virgin coconut oil is antifungal and antibacterial so helps to prevent and treat skin infections, including fungal skin infections, eczema, boils, acne, and others.

Maintaining healthy hair

Because the small-molecule VCO can get into the hair shaft and maintain the levels of protein in hair and makes hair more radiant and healthy. Virgin coconut oil contains natural moisturizers so keep the moisture and prevent dryness of the hair.

Virgin coconut oil has an antifungal effect, so good for preventing and treating dandruff caused by fungus growth of P. ovale in the scalp.