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  • It's a Medium Chain Fatty Acid
    • Doesn’t breakdown when heated
    • Smaller size Fatty Acid: easily permeate cell membrane and doesn’t require special enzymes or lipoproteins to be utilized by the body
    • Doesn’t participate in biosynthesis and transportation of cholesterol
    • Easy for body to digest
    • Immediately sent to liver and converted into energy  (NOT stored as fat)
    • Helps body absorb fat soluble vitamins (K, A, D, E)
  • Has NO trans-fat!
  • Contains the following healthy saturated fatty acids:
    • Lauric acid which is converted into monolaurin: anti-microbial, antibacterial, antiviral
    • Capric acid: antiviral
    • Caprylic acid: anti-fungal

{tab=Health Benefits}

  • Heart Health
    • Increase HDL
    • Decrease LDL/HDL 
  • Improve Digestion
  • Weight Loss
    • Increase Metabolism
    • Reduce Waist Circumference
  • Support Healthy Immune System
  • Healthy hair and skin
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriaisis
  • Diabetes
  • Fungal, bacterial, or viral infections
  • Cold/Flu
  • Bones (Osteoporosis)
  • Dental Care
  • Alzheimer's
  • Thyroid Support (hypothyroidism):
    • Raise body temperature
    • Increase metabolism

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It raises cholesterol                       X    X  

It raises HDL                                 

It lowers LDL/HDL ratio


Increase risk of heart attacks        

It's cardio protective and helps decrease atherosclerosis


It will make you fat                                                        

It increases rate of metabolism

Reduce waist circumference


 Bad for the skin        

- It soothes the skin
- Prevent wrinkles
- Anti-inflammatory: healing for insect bites, allergy, sun burn, bruises
- Anti-microbial: wound healing
- Anti-fungal


 Not recommended for people with diabetes        

There's NO glucose!
It stimulate insulin secretion from pancreas --> helps control diabetes


 It can goes rancid quickly        

Compared to other oils, (vegetable, canola, soybean, olive, etc) it's one of the most stable oil when cooking with high temperature


 It doesn't taste good      X   Depends on personal taste preference                                               

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