There are many health benefits associated with coconut oil, which has been used for many years in areas where it is found such as India, Thailand, Philippines and Sri Lanka. In addition to adding coconut oil to hair care products, it is also used for skin care, stress relief, health conditions, cholesterol levels, weight loss, digestive assistance and more. Coconut oil contains lauric acid and also capric acide which are antimicrobial, anti-fungal and also antibacterial.
Coconut oil taken in capsule form helps growth and shine of hair by stimulating the follicles and repairing the hair from the inside out. Most people in areas of the World such as India, actually apply coconut oil directly to their hair as a conditioner of sorts.
Coconut oil is high in saturated fats but it has been studied and determined that the types of fats in coconut oil are broken down easily by the body. This oil in pill form is actually very safe to use for heart health. Coconut oil may lower cholesterol as well as blood pressure.
Taking MCT oil by mouth can help weight loss. Coconut oil actually helps the body better utilise energy and it also helps the body maintain a healthy blood sugar level which aids with preventing overeating or eating the wrong foods. Coconut oil capsules also act as an appetite suppressant.