- 08-14-2012, 02:50 PM
I've read some good things about coconut oil, and was wondering if anybody here takes it and what effects they have seen.
From what I've read, people are reporting that they weigh they same, but their clothes are looser, which would mean they are losing fat and gaining muscle. Has anybody here seen that happen to them?
- 08-15-2012, 09:47 PM
I take Coconut Oil and I love it. One suggestion you should try would be MCT Oil. IT's similar to Coconut Oil but a little different compound. It def. helps though
08-15-2012, 10:28 PM
08-16-2012, 03:41 AM
Hi guys , i love coconut oil.It is rich in nutrition and so effective for health..I use it in my diet and it is so good for me.It is good for relieving stress and maintaining the level of cholesterol , increase immunity.It is effective for losing weight.Research has proved it that is control weight and increases metabolism.
08-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Great source of MCT's.
By the way it's a great source of energy.. It's awesome to take it before workout
08-16-2012, 05:01 PM
08-16-2012, 05:07 PM
That's strange...I am taking it and My fat percentage is getting low. It's still calories so if u put too much than u can add more calories.
08-20-2012, 10:17 AM
08-20-2012, 10:52 AM
08-21-2012, 12:43 AM
It's good for the many reasons listed by some of the members already. Nutritious, good source of energy and helping with digestion and hormons production.
08-21-2012, 02:21 AM
Some information.. Hope this will help
Coconut oil consists of more than ninety percent of saturated fats (Don’t panic! First read to the last word. Your opinion may change), with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Virgin Coconut Oil is no different from this. Let us have a bit detailed study of this.
The Saturated Fatty Acids: Most of them are Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are supposed to assimilate well. Lauric Acid is the chief contributor, with more than forty percent of the share, followed by Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Myristic Acid and Palmitic.
The Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Linoleic Acid.
The Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: Oleic Acid.
The Poly-phenols: Gallic Acid, which is phenolic acid. These poly-phenols are supposed to be responsible for the fragrance and the taste of Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil is rich in these poly-phenols.
Certain derivatives of fatty acid like Betaines, Ethanolamide, Ethoxylates, Fatty Esters, Fatty Polysorbates, Monoglycerides and Polyol Esters.
Fatty Chlorides, Fatty Alcohol Sulphate and Fatty Alcohol Ether Sulphate, all of which are derivatives of Fatty Alcohols.
Vitamin-E and Vitamin K and minerals such as Iron.Coconut In Modern Medicine
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
Helps protect against osteoporosis.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
Improves digestion and bowel function.
Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
Supports tissue healing and repair.
Supports and aids immune system function.
Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Functions as a protective antioxidant.
Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
Reduces epileptic seizures.
Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
Dissolves kidney stones.
Helps prevent liver disease.
Is lower in calories than all other fats.
Supports thyroid function.
Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Helps control dandruff.
Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
Is completely non-toxic to humans.
08-21-2012, 09:32 AM
I take a 2-4 spoonfuls a day everyday, get energy booster. Gives you big balls and has me horny 24/7. Love it!
Just don't take too much at once as it can have you on the bog.
I take it with my fish oil/krill oil and Vit D.
08-24-2012, 03:44 AM
I was unaware regarding the benefits of Coconut Oil. I really found these post very informative for myself. I would start utilizing it from now on to see the good effects on my health.
08-24-2012, 07:19 AM
I might have to pick some up for the stomach benefits. It seems I might have some more serious issues (Crohns) and if this can relieve it somewhat it might be worth it.
08-24-2012, 07:46 AM
08-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Coconut oil has a host of benefits, but IF you truly have Crohn's-you will need more than coconut oil to remedy it. Crohn's is nothing to mess with.Originally Posted by AE14
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08-28-2012, 12:48 AM
I know that coconut oil is good for us and sometimes i make it for myself. I wonder that is there any differences between handmade coconut oil and the oil we buy?
08-29-2012, 12:14 PM
now im confused. i got some virgin coconut oil but it does not taste good at all. ill need to go look up the name but think it may be from NOW. i sometimes take it, 1 tbsp and just drink it down. its eh for me. maybe i got the wrong type....has 120 cals i think, etc.
08-29-2012, 12:28 PM
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
08-29-2012, 12:43 PM
08-29-2012, 01:48 PM
08-29-2012, 02:10 PM
08-29-2012, 03:47 PM
I use it to cook it with my chicken, baby spinach, balsamic, and minced onion. It sweetens it up some its nice
08-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Can anyone suggest the best ways to Take it?
Should I be adding it to my shakes or how else are you eating it?
Pre or Post workout better?
And does heating it up, reduce the beneficial properties? (I know it's not meant to heat on HIGH, but.... I think you know what i mean.)
08-30-2012, 09:04 AM
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