Frequently Asked Questions

Is Coconut Oil Good For Me?

Coconut Oil boasts benefits for your hair, skin and digestive system and has too many uses to name from homemade toothpaste to a natural bug repellent. You may be wondering what in the world makes Coconut Oil such a potent and powerful health food. Well, let’s break it down.

Coconut Oil is made up mostly of Saturated Fats (about 94%) of which more than half are Medium-Chain-Fatty-Acids. I know Saturated Fats have gotten a bad rep but they’re not all that bad, here’s why; Medium-Chain-Fatty-Acids are special, because of the way they are structured they are easily absorbed by the body and are used as a direct source of energy meaning it doesn’t get stored on your hips.

They don’t contribute to your cholesterol build up either, so don’t believe everything you hear. Medium-Chain-Fatty-Acids like the ones found in Coconut Oil actually help to reduce bad cholesterol.

Here’s a breakdown of the Saturated Fats you’ll find in Coconut Oil and their main benefits.

Lauric Acid

  • Antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial
  • Transported directly to the liver to be used as energy
  • Powerful acne treatment

Caprylic Acid

  • Antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial
  • Acne treatment and prevention
  • Prevents infections in the urinary tract and bladder
  • Helps to heal gingivitis and other oral infections
  • May help to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
  • Fights off yeast infections including Candida
    *Further studies are being done to know more about the role caprylic acid plays in fighting inflammation, Alzheimer’s and autism.

Myristic Acid

  • Used in the body to stabilize proteins, especially in the immune system

Capric Acid

  • Antiviral, antimicrobial
  • Helps to protect from infections and toxins
  • Helps to combat viruses, bacteria and yeast like Candida
  • Strong oral disinfectant
  • Aids in weight loss by causing a greater energy expenditure in the body

Caproic Acid

  • Helps to increase the absorption of nutrients
  • Increases satiety and metabolism (great for weight loss)

Palmitic Acid

  • Antioxidant
  • Helps to prevent atherosclerosis (a disease in which plaque builds up in your arteries)
  • Increases cardiovascular health

Oleic Acid

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Increases fat burning effect
  • Protects cells from free radical damage
  • Helps to prevent diabetes
  • Used to make myelin in the body (protective coating on nerves throughout the brain and body)

Palmitoleic Acid

  • Increases health of hair, skin and nails
  • Improves cell membrane recovery
  • Supports healthy inflammation response
  • Lubricates the body’s channels inside and out

Linoleic Acid

  • Can reduce cancerous tumours by up to 50%
  • Helps fight the enzyme known to cause asthma
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • Mimics the effect of synthetic diabetic drug

Linolenic Acid

  • Helpful in the treatment and prevention of heart disease
  • May help to reduce the bad cholesterol levels
  • Helps to regulate blood pressure

Stearic Acid

  • Total cholesterol lowering effect
  • Used as an effective agent in skin cleansers

If you’re as intrigued as I am, head over to Wellness Mama to learn more about the benefits of Medium-Chain-Fatty-Acids.

How can I use my Coconut Oil?

Coconut Oil has many different uses – Too many to name! Since Coconut Oil is loaded with beneficial fatty acids we suggest incorporating it into your diet as a replacement for other oils and butter, adding a dollop to your morning coffee or tea, using it in recipes or taking a spoonful as needed throughout the day. Coconut Oil is also great for your hair and skin.

What are the benefits of Coconut Oil?

There have now been over 1500 studies proving the benefits of Coconut Oil, some of which include;

  • Increased metabolism
  • Boosts immunity
  • Balances hormones
  • Kills bacteria and yeast including Candida
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Moisturizes and cleanses skin
  • Improves digestion

How much Coconut Oil should I take daily?

According to Authority Health
‘Studies have found that 2 tablespoons (30 ml) seem to be an effective dose. This has been shown to benefit weight, reduce belly fat and improve other health markers (5, 6). Some studies used up to 2.5 tablespoons (39 grams) per day, depending on calorie intake (1, 2, 3, 4)’

What is the difference between fractionated Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil?

Fractionated Coconut Oil is oil that has undergone hydrolysis or steam distillation which removes the long-chain-fatty-acids and because of this fractionated Coconut Oil will remain as a liquid, even in cool temperatures. Virgin Coconut Oil is typically unrefined and has undergone as little processing as possible meaning it retains its high nutritious value.

What is Cold Pressed Coconut Oil?

Cold pressing is a processing method in which the Coconut meat is pressed at a temperature not exceeding 48 degrees Celsius to retain its nutrient content. Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is not deodorised, highly processed or refined.

What is the shelf life of my Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?

Your Organic Virgin Coconut Oil has a shelf life of at least 2 years due to the high quality of the oils.

Why is your Coconut Oil so much cheaper than other retailers?

Easy! With convenience and competitive pricing in mind, I built this business to be primarily online meaning no expensive shop rental for me and massive savings for you.

How do I know my Coconut Oil is certified Organic?

Our Coconut Oil and products have been certified organic by Australian Certified Organic and the U.S Department of Agriculture

How do I order from Organic Coconut?

You’re ready to start your love affair with Coconut and have your wallet handy, head over to our Shop and add your desired item(s) to your cart. When you’re ready, click on your cart and follow the prompts.

Can I speak to someone before placing an order?

Of course! Hit that Chat box on the bottom right and send me a direct message or hit me up on any of the Organic Coconut social media profiles (Links are below).