11 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The benefits of coconut oil are being studied in research centers all over the world right now, and new uses are discovered all the time. Because of these studies, companies are beginning to produce organic coconut oil, now recognized as one of the best massage oils for bodywork therapy.

Coconut oil has been consumed in tropical climates for hundreds of years, and many studies are showing that the people who have used it have longer lifespans than those in Western cultures who rarely use the oil.

Benefits include the oil's ability to greatly moisturize all skin types. It is also one of the best massage oils for clients with psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and other skin disorders, as it helps to calm and soothe inflamed tissue.

Some recent studies have shown great improvement for folks who have Alzheimer's and dementia. Reports indicate people improve or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s by using coconut oil.

According to the TipsBulletin, coconut oil can be beneficial for those who are struggling with poor digestive health,, hormonal imbalances, low energy levels, obesity, slow metabolism, Alzheimer’s, dementia,  inflammatory conditions, and diabetes.

Some Pacific Islands consider coconut oil to be a cure to many ailments and disease. Coconut oil supplements are now sold in most health food stores, and many people take them daily to help skin, hair, nails, teeth and to suppress appetite.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts that have not been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is one of the best massage oils for reducing skin irritations, especially for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

11 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

  1. Helps moisturize and add strength to dry scalp and hair and is often used in Indian Head Massage treatments as well as other types of head massage
  2. Leaves no oil stains in sheets - best massage oil for no residue
  3. Absorbs easily into skin and provides long-lasting lubrication for the entire massage
  4. Soothes tired and sensitive muscles and improves the appearance of the skin
  5. Penetrates into the skin, ends up in the bloodstream, and provides even more benefits to our health

Consumption Health Benefits in our Bodies:

  1. Helps our bodies fight virus and bacteria as it contains antiviral and antifungal properties
  2. Aids in weight loss as it contains short and medium chain fatty acids and encourages healthy thyroid function and increased metabolism
  3. Helps digestion when used as a cooking oil by aiding absorption of vitamins and minerals
  4. Strengthens immune system as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, which all have antibacterial and antiviral properties
  5. Helps the body absorb calcium, making teeth stronger and less vulnerable to decay
  6. Coconut Oil contains over 2/3 Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), which aids heart health

This is a very light oil in texture. When used in massage, it takes very little to do a full-body massage, so one of the benefits of coconut oil, used as massage oil, is that it lasts forever.

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