Virgin Coconut Oil (Liquid)

Natural coconut oil is obtained from fresh coconut milk by fermentation process. The oil obtained is clear colorless liquid with a pleasant aroma and slightly sweet taste. Coconut oil is highly stable and does not turn rancid in storage. Coconut oil consists of 92% of saturated fatty acid.

The health promoting and weight loss associated with coconut oil is related to the length of the fatty acid chains in the coconut oil. Coconut oil contains what is called medium chain fatty acid, or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) such as caprylic (C-8), capric (C-10) and lauric (C-12) acids.

Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) are solubilized in the aqueous phase of the intestinal contents, where they are absorbed, bound to albumin and transported directly to the liver via the portal vein. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) have been shown to be easier to digest and are absorbed and oxidized faster than long-chain triglycerides (LCT) fats. MCFA are transported directly to the liver and enter the mitochondria without the benefit of carnitine. Compared to long-chain fats, MCT are deposited less into adipose tissue, decrease protein catabolism in hyper-catabolic states, raise thyroid function and do not form esters with cholesterol.

Monolaurin from these triglycerides are used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, in clinical medicine, in dietary supplement as an antibiotic and an antiviral agent.

Price: RM35