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Coconut Oil is fastly becoming recognized as one of the healthiest vegetable oils available. For years it was overlooked because of its high concentration of saturated fat, but recent research has indicated that the type of saturated fat (known as medium chain triglycerides or MCTs) contained in coconut oil is extremely healthy. Unlike more common longer chain fatty triglycerides, MCTs are absorbed into the liver directly where they are burned for energy - leaving behind a type of super calorie source called ketone bodies. Ketone bodies can cross the blood-brain barrier and can actually generate approximately 25% more ATP per unit of oxygen consumed than any other energy source (fats, carbs, proteins). This ketone superfuel can be used by all the tissues of the body, excluding liver and cancerous cells. Coconut oil also tastes fantastic, can be used in cooking, and is wonderful for the skin and hair!
As a dietary supplement, take one tablespoon 1 to 2 times daily with meals. This virgin organic coconut oil can also be used in cooking as a source of essential fatty acids and as a replacement for traditional cooking oils.