Sunday, March 24, 2013

Coconut oil cholesterol

Coconut Oil
Health Benefits
Coconut oil has been said to hold a range of health boons. These vary from helping in weight-loss, contending heart disease, and the observed anti-fungal and anti-microbial activity. And it aids the brain with a highly worthwhile energy source.

Coconut oil has found much use as a beauty product in recent years. When used on the skin and hair, coconut oil has a moisturizing outcome, and may also have a role in reducing hair loss through the application of lauric acid, a microbial agent found in coconut oil. The fatty acids existing in coconut oil may also help to decrease dandruff. Coconut oil is commonly spotted in cosmetic products more and more due to these documented boons.

Few broad studies have been run into the benefits of coconut oil, with the great majority of studies being small-scale and uncontrolled. Despite this, research has pointed out several areas where coconut oil may be favourable, although this research is still unsatisfactory. For example, it has been demonstrated that coconut oil can be applied as a spray for the treatment of head lice in children. Preliminary studies have highlighted that it can be as efficient as chemical solutions containing insecticides, but no large studies have been performed.

Perhaps ironically, some people use coconut oil as a method for weight loss in defiance of its high calorific attributes. Studies have yet to be performed on a large scale, but developing research has found that 10 ml coconut oil three times per day might decrease waist size after 1-6 weeks of use.

There is also documented assistance in using coconut oil as a medication for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and thyroid syndrome. No great test has been conducted in these fields, but some research are developing.

There are a number of concerns that coconut oil may boost levels of cholesterol in the body, however tests so far suggests that coconut oil may in fact boost the levels of "good" cholesterol in the body whilst having no impact upon the levels of "bad" cholesterol.

Recommended Daily Dosage
No formal treatment dosage at the moment prevails, and dosing routines of vitamin companies and nutritionists often vary a lot.

4g of coconut oil appears to be a common starting point, but caution says that if one is to further boost the dose it should be done carefully as experience allows.

In conclusion, it seems that coconut oil really is a safe addition to everyone's diet and those who use high saturated fat oils, such as cornflower oil and vegetable oil should consider switching to coconut oil. You can also use coconut oil for spreading on toast, for frying chips and for moisturising and washing your hair; this substance really is a God send, so go and tell your friends all about it.

Final word: Please make sure you always consult your GP before starting any new supplement regime, in particular you should ask for liver, kidney and cholesterol levels to be monitored regularly and supplementation should cease if any of these readings become abnormal.