FREE 2-3 DAY SHIPPING OVER $79 IN U.S.

0

Your Cart is Empty

6 Benefits of Coconut Oil

December 14, 2017 2 min read

raw coconut and coconut oil

Although previously shunned due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has become very popular because of its unique fatty acids that can improve brain function, fat loss, skin health, digestion, hair and immune response.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Brain Health

Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Compared with long-chain fatty acids these MCTs are metabolized differently, since they are transported straight to the liver from the digestive system and are used immediately as energy or converted into ketones. Ketones have been shown to have a therapeutic effect on brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.

Skin Health

Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer as well as a massage oil on all types of skin. The antioxidants in coconut oil can help with degenerative diseases such as premature aging. Skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema and skin infections can also be alleviated with coconut oil.

Appetite Suppression

Because of the ketones produced when it’s metabolized, coconut oil suppresses hunger, reducing the number of calories you consume on a daily basis. This can have a positive effect on your weight over the long term.

Improved Immune Response

The lauric acid in coconut oil, which contains antimicrobial lipids, kills viruses, bacteria and fungal infections. Staphylococcus aureus is an example of a bacteria that lauric acid can combat.

Weight Loss

Coconut oil is beneficial for weight loss due to medium chain fatty acids which help remove excessive fat. Research also indicates that abdominal obesity in women can be reduced by consuming coconut oil. Add to this the beneficial effect of boosting your metabolism, helping your body to burn more energy — and as a result, stored fat. Coconut oil does this by removing the stress on your pancreas.

Digestive Health

The antimicrobial properties of coconut oil help your body deal with bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause indigestion. It aids digestive health and helps prevent digestive problems such as irritable bowel system (IBS).

INVIGOR8 Superfood Shakes

Our delicious shakes contain natural, high-quality ingredients including grass-fed whey, coconut oil, hormone-free colostrum, chia seed and flaxseed, five different green veggies, cognitive enhancers, plant-based fiber, digestive enzymes, and pre- and probiotics for optimal digestive health. Only 170 calories per serving, INVIGOR8 contains no sugars, gluten or soy and no artificial anything.

Learn more about the benefits of each ingredient in INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake.


Also in INVIGOR8 Health & Fitness Blog

woman preparing meals ahead
How to Meal Plan For Success

September 28, 2019 3 min read

Meal planning can help save time, money and energy (not to mention calories). Use these tips to customize a plan that works for you.
Read More
cracking open eggs
Cracking the Case For Eggs and Heart Health

September 25, 2019 3 min read

Just when you thought it was safe to eat eggs, a new study scrambles earlier  recommendations.
Read More
meal plan surrounded by healthy foods
Need a Reset? Kick Your Diet Into Reverse

September 21, 2019 3 min read

Restricting calories for a long time can cause your metabolism to slow. A reverse diet can help you transition to a normal eating pattern.
Read More

GET FREE RECIPES, FITNESS TIPS AND CRAZY DISCOUNTS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX!