Why a Coconut Oil Supplement?
Coconut Oil and Diabetes

Wondering if you should use a coconut oil supplement? 

  • What about coconut oil and diabetes?
  • Want a good, easy coconut oil recipe?

We have checked the medical research for you, for the benefits of a coconut oil supplement, to help you sort through coconut oil vitamins marketing claims. 

  • We've added a simple coconut oil recipe for a smoothie coconut oil recipe to get you started!

Coconut Oil and Diabetes

Medical research describes extra virgin coconut oil as being cardio protective, which is important for anyone with diabetes.

  • For instance, a study of Filipino women, who eat coconut oil regularly, found that eating coconut oil gave them "beneficial lipid profiles" meaning good triglyceride levels and "good" HDL cholesterol levels.

Here's why you will also want to add a daily coconut oil recipe if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic: 

  • Researchers certainly found that insulin resistance improved by taking either omega 3 PUFA oils, or MCFA coconut oils. Omegas, or PUFAs, are "long chain" and MCFA's are "medium chain" fatty acids.

(Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Dec;102(3):183-92. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.10.010. Epub 2013 Oct 26.)

  • Improving insulin resistance means better insulin sensitivity, so that blood sugar levels would improve.

In other words, by using extra virgin coconut oil daily, your blood glocuse levels should improve!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Fatty Acids

Not just coconut oil and diabetes!

There are studies showing that extra virgin coconut oil helps against chronic inflammation.

Since most diseases, including aging, involve low level inflammation, using a coconut oil recipe often, would be a good idea. 

More good news:

  • Extra virgin coconut oil helps against stress. Researchers found that it improved the amount of antioxidants in the brains of experimental rats! 
  • That means more protection for the brain, against depression and the degeneration of aging.

These researchers suggest the use of extra virgin coconut oil (MTC's) as an anti stress "functional food" to help against depression and the normal stresses of life.

(Exp Ther Med. 2015 Jan;9(1):39-42. Epub 2014 Nov 3.)

Smoothie Coconut Oil Recipe

One of the very best coconut oil supplements to use, is the liquid Alpha brand which has been hand harvested and ethically produced.

This liquid, specially formulated coconut oil supplement, is convenient and can be used as a salad oil or added to any smoothie coconut oil recipe.

Green Mint Flavored Coconut Oil Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts or protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Peppermint DMEā„¢ Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 cup water
  • ice cubes

Directions: Blend the ingredients until smooth! Two servings

See: Health benefits of hemp hearts and omegas

Coconut Oil and Diabetes: Liver Toxicity

Still wondering if you should use a coconut oil supplement?

If you are not experiencing vitality and great health, your liver may appreciate the extra protection.  You may want to try coconut oil fatty acids (MTC's) to help regain your energy!

  • Not only is coconut oil cardio protective, but it has also been shown to protect against liver damage.

Because we are constantly exposed to toxins, liver damage does not have to be severe to make us feel slightly "off."

Protection against liver damage is especially important if you take any type of medication.  Medications are hard on the liver, especially if you take acetaminophen (Tylenol) on a regular basis.

So don't wait for your liver to fail a function test, because by that time it would be in bad shape.

  • The liver is in charge getting rid medications. Medications add a "toxic load" to your system, which the liver has to process.

If you have a "sluggish" liver, you will not feel good either!

  • These researchers found that coconut oil protected against the toxicity of a broad-spectrum antibiotic (Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole TMP-SMX) which is associated with toxic reactions.

(J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 May 1;25(2):249-53. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2013-0059.)

If you suspect that your liver may not be the best it can be, you may need extra supplements shown specifically to improve liver function!

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Coconut Oil Remedies: Coconut Oil for the Skin

Not just a coconut oil supplement, but great for your skin and hair!

Researchers are showing that coconut oil can work better for skin problems than some of the standard oils dermatologists use.

  • Coconut oil has been used traditionally as a skin moisturizer and to treat skin infections.

Now this is being supported by research showing it to be "broad spectrum" against viruses and fungi.

  • When they tested coconut oil and compared it to using mineral oil, they discovered that it does work better for skin problems such as atopic dermatitis.

(Dermatitis. 2008 Nov-Dec;19(6):308-15.)

  • A coconut oil supplement is worthwhile adding to your diet for general well being. Or simply get a jar of extra virgin coconut oil for frying and cooking. Coconut oil is easy to use, and tasty, and we hope you will try our smoothie coconut oil recipe.

You may want to know of the benefits of MTC's for Alzheimers disease, and for weight loss:

Coconut Oil and Diabetes

Sources for using coconut oil and diabetes, or MCFA oils:

A coconut oil supplement is especially advised for Alzheimers:

Also see:  How to reverse insulin resistance

Coconut Oil and Diabetes: Easy to use Coconut Oil Supplement & Smoothie Coconut Oil Recipe

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