I just get a spoon of it and take it
by mouth. Depending on the temperature
it may be hard, slushy or liquid. The
Virgin Coconut oil has a great taste
and so many just eat it like that. I
also cook with it, although, use just
regular Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil
for my cooking since the taste is
lighter and does not interfere with
the taste of eggs etc.
I average anywhere from 2-6 tablespoons
a day. Most often 3. I like one at
bedtime for my gallbladder function,
and I like one in the morning after
my coffee because it gives me energy.
Here are some other great coconut oil
benefits~~and info~~you will find dosing
recommendations in the first link~~
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Some Benefits of Coconut Oil
Prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and stroke.
Prevent diabetes and relieve the symptoms and health risks associated with the disease.
Support the development of strong bones and teeth.
Protect against osteoporosis
Promote loss of excess weight
Kill viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes,
AIDS and other illnesses.
Reduce symptoms associated with pancreatitis
Reduce severity of problems associated with mal-absorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Relieve symptoms of gallbladder disease.
Relieve symptoms of associated with Crohn's disease,ulcerative colitis, and
Relieve pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
Reduce chronic inflammation
Protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
Prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay
Prevent premature aging and degenerative disease
Relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome
Relieve symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (Prostate enlargement)
Reduce epileptic seizures.
Protect against kidney disease and bladder infections
Prevent liver disease.
Kills bacteria that cause pneumonia, earache, throat infections, dental cavities,
food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, and dozens of other
Kill fungi and yeast that causes candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete's foot,
thrush diaper rash, and other infections.
Expel or kill tapeworms, lice giardia, and other parasites
Ward of skin infections
Reduce symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
Relieve dryness and flaking
Prevent damaging effect of UV radiation from the sun such as wrinkles, sagging skin,and
Source: The Healing Miracles of Coconut 0il, by Bruce Fife, N.D.
What Coconut Oil Does Not Do:
Does not increase blood cholesterol level
Does not promote platelet stickiness or blood clot formation
Does not contribute to atherosclerosis or heart disease
Does not contribute weight problems
What Coconut Oil Does Do:
Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions
Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections
Supports immune system function
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
Supplies is important nutrients necessary for good health
Supplies fewer calories than other fats
Promotes weight loss
Helps prevent osteoporosis
Has a mild delicate flavor
Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life)
Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
Helps keep skins soft and smooth
Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
Fat protect against skin cancer and other blemishes
Functions as a protective antioxidant
The best Coconut Oil will be labeled "virgin" or better yet, "cold-pressed
virgin Coconut Oil". In this way, there is absolutely no interference with
the chemical structure of the valuable acids present in the oil.
"Virgin" is not an official class. It signifies that the oil is less refined,
meaning less heat & without chemicals.
The "refined" Coconut Oil, OTOH, is tainted with the process of drying
the copra (dried coconut) in open, unsanitary conditions. It is then processed with
high heat & chemicals to remove all contaminants. This is known as the RBD method;
refined, bleached, and deodorized. It is tasteless & odorless. This is the cheapest
& most common Coconut Oil used in food industries.
Unrefined oil from copra is unsuitable for food because the copra is left out in
the sun for days & begin to rot & get moldy. You also want to avoid "Cochin"
oils. These may be labeled "virgin" but they are made from sun dried copra
rather than fresh coconut. These oils have a high level of impurities, have a shelf
life of only about 6 months and are often sold in Asian markets as cooking oil.
The way to tell the difference between virgin & RBD oil is by smell. RDBs are
bland, while virgin oil will have a mild coconut taste & smell.
Coconut Oil is a low calorie fat. Most fat has 9 calories per gram; Coconut 0il
has 6.8 calories per gram. It has at least 2.56% fewer calories than other fats,
so using PVCO instead of other oils will reduce calorie intake. PVCO produces energy
instead of fat so it's good to eat before working out.
They really haven't found a satisfactory answer yet as to how much is needed
but this is what Fife recommends based on the amount of MCTs found in human breast
milk, which is known to nourish & protect infants. At much as 10T per day have
been taken safely but we don't need to worry about eating too much.
For an "average-size" adult:
You can get the recommended amount of MCTs from:
• 3.5 tablespoons PVCO, spread throughout the day.
• 7 oz.
fresh coconut meat (about 1/2 coconut)
• 2.75 cups dried, shredded coconut
• 10 oz.
Several clinical studies have shown that MCT levels up to at least one kilogram
of body weight to be safe. For a person of 150 lbs.
that would be 5T and for someone
that would be 6.5T. Fife feels that 2-4T should be fine for most people,
though he states that even 1 tablespoon will be beneficial.