- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Take 2 softgels twice a day
- Source of medium chain triglyceride (MCT's)
What is Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil (Virgin and Organic) by HSN Foods is a supplement based on virgin coconut oil, a source of medium chain fatty acids (MCT's) with multiple benefits for our organism.
Coconut oil is derived from the milk extracted from the fresh fruit pulp, through a cold extraction process, therefore its properties will maintain intact.
The composition of coconut oil will include certain molecules that are formed by three saturated fatty acids with a length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms that are esterified with glycerol. Specifically the following acids: caprylic (C8:0), caproic (C6:0), capric (C10:0) and lauric (C12:0).
What are the properties of Coconut Oil?
These types of fatty acids follow a metabolic route when they are metabolized by our organism, unlike other fatty acids. In fact, they quickly pass through the stomach and are hydrolysed by the lipases in the small intestine, being absorbed practically straight away and driven to the liver, where they are processed. This way energy is obtained in a quick and sustained manner. (1)
The body is very efficient when it comes to digesting MCT's, since it does not require bile salts for digestion, easily passing through to the bloodstream.
For those who have problems with the digestion of long chain fats, coconut oil that contains MCT's will be the option that should be considered. This way, it can be said that it is a fat that instead of being accumulated in the lipid tissues, it will be used subsequently as an energy source of high power. (2)
Who can benefit from virgin coconut oil?
- People who want to benefit from any of the properties offered by coconut oil
1. Amarasiri WA, Dissanayake AS. Coconut fats. Ceylon Med J. 2006 Jun;51(2):47-51.
2. Harris M, Hutchins A, Fryda L. The Impact of Virgin Coconut Oil and High-Oleic Safflower Oil on Body Composition, Lipids, and Inflammatory Markers in Postmenopausal Women. J Med Food. 2017 Apr;20(4):345-351. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2016.0114. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
Nutritional Facts VIRGIN COCONUT OIL 450g
|per servingper 100g|
|Information VIRGIN COCONUT OIL 450g|
|Serving size: 15g|
|Daily dose: 15g|
|Servings per container: 30|
|Amount per serving|
|of which saturates||12,9g|
|of which sugars||0g|
|Ingredients: 100% Virgin coconut oil.|
How to take ACEITE DE COCO VIRGEN 450g:It can be used for cooking or in shakes. It can replace other types of oils including olive oil or butter.
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