Raw virgin Coconut Oil can be used all over the body as a lusciously nourishing and moisturising beauty treatment. Raw Virgin Coconut Oil solidifies below 25 degrees centigrade, but above this temperature it will turn to liquid. This is a natural characteristic due to its fatty acid profile and does not affect the quality or integrity of the product. It is safe and healthy to use in either state.
Optima cold processing method ensures that the vital nutrients and delicate omega fats are retained intact, unlike many refined non-virgin coconut oils. It is highly nutritious food, a delicious culinary ingredient and is one of the finest cooking oils you can use. Unlike most vegetable oils, it is resistant to the breakdown of fatty acid chains even at higher cooking temperatures.
Optima 100% Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil is cold processed and non-GM. We produce from raw fresh coconut flesh and not dried copra.
Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can be used freely as a culinary and nutritional oil. Each teaspoon provides 5g delivering 3g of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs).
1. Great to use as a cooking oil
Unlike other vegetable, seed and nut oils, including olive oil, coconut oil has a very high smoking point and will not turn rancid and oxidize when it is heated.
2. Boosts energy levels
Coconut oil is metabolised and converted by the liver directly into energy. In his book, Coconut Cures, Dr Bruce Fife likens ingesting coconut oil in the body, to putting high-octane fuel in your car.
3. Helps reduce food and sugar cravings
People taking coconut oil as a health tonic have noticed increased feelings of satisfaction, and the ability to go without food for longer periods without symptoms of hypoglycemia or sugar cravings.
4. Good for digestion
Coconut oil possesses a gastrointestinal antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. It has natural antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial properties that detox the body, making it effective in treating candida albicans, bacteria, fungi, parasites and various other contributors to intestinal imbalances and indigestion. When taken together with food it aids in the absorption of good food nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
5. Increases metabolism and supports healthy weight-loss
A study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts metabolism. Researchers found that participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules than those who consumed less. An increase in metabolism boosts the body's immune system and sheds excess weight.
6. Strengthens immune function
The Lauric acid in coconut oil is highly toxic to viruses, funguses and bacteria. Breast milk is the only other natural source of Lauric acid.
7. Good for brain function and memory
More than half of the fat in the brain is saturated. Research indicates that taking coconut oil daily, as a healthy saturated fat, can nourish the brain in a way that may help in the prevention of brain related disease. Dr Mary Newport states that coconut oil could potentially be a “cure” for Alzheimer's and memory loss.
8. Makes your skin look and feel beautiful
Coconut oil is ideal for dry, rough and wrinkled skin. Its high content of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA’s) makes it easily absorbed by the skin. It prevents stretch marks and lightens existing ones. Its antiseptic elements keep the skin young and healthy and relatively free from infections.
Nourishing and repairing the skin with, is approached by using coconut oil both internally and externally.
9. Supports thyroid function and hormone balance
Regular consumption of coconut oil restores thyroid function by assisting the hormones transport to the cells.
10. Useful as a natural sunscreen
Coconut oil screens 20% of ultraviolet. The first commercial sunscreens and suntan lotions contained coconut oil as their main ingredient. The effectiveness of coconut oil in protecting you from sunburn will also depend on your diet.
Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums!
It has taken quite some time, but oil pulling has finally gained some popularity in the United States.
Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut oil, olive or sesame oil) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.
Oil pulling works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that is needed to prevent cavities and disease.
This unbelievably effective procedure has been used for centuries as a traditional India remedy to:
Stop tooth decay
Kills bad breath
Heals bleeding gums
Prevents heart disease
Soothes throat dryness
Heals cracked lips
Boosts Immune System
Strengthens gums and jaw