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Perfect Coconut Oil

Extra-Virgin, Unrefined, USDA Organic, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil

Perfect Coconut Oil is made from only the freshest coconuts - never bleached, deodorized, or refined. The coconuts used to create Perfect Coconut Oil are grown without fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

What is Coconut Oil?

Most of the types of fat found in our modern diet consist of long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids (like those found in coconut oil) are easier to digest and are converted into energy faster. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that are easier to metabolize and as a result, may aid in weight loss.

Extra Virgin
You probably are familiar with the term “extra-virgin” when it comes to olive oil. The same term is used to describe coconut oil. Perfect Coconut Oil is made from the first pressing of the coconut. The first press gives us the finest taste, texture, and aroma.

Unrefined
Unrefined coconut oil, also known as virgin coconut oil, is extracted from fresh coconuts without exposure to chemicals, prolonged high-heat, or solvents.

Organic
In the food industry, the term organic describes agriculture that restricts the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and herbicides. Perfect Coconut Oil is only derived from organically grown coconuts.

Cold-Pressed
Cold pressing a is mechanical method that presses oil from the coconut without the use of heat which results in a higher quality oil.

History
Coconut oil has a history that dates back over 2,000 years. Asian and Pacific populations have not only used it for dietary purposes, but also for its healing properties. Pacific Islanders still use it as a cure for many illnesses.

Health Benefits

Most fat sources in the Western diet consist of long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids, such as those found in coconut oil, are easier to digest and converted into energy faster. The medium-chain fatty acids found specifically in coconut oil also have the amazing ability to kill germs and viruses, while simultaneously providing an array of important health benefits.

Skin Care
Coconut Oil May Improve:

  • Dry Skin
  • Flaking of the Skin
  • Appearance of Wrinkles
  • Sagging Skin
  • Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Eczema

Hair Care
If you are looking for healthy hair, coconut oil is the remedy. Regularly massaging your scalp with coconut oil not only improves the health of your hair, but it also assists in keeping your scalp free of dandruff. Coconut oil works to condition hair and scalp while promoting the regrowth of previously damaged hair.

Stress Relief
A popular choice by massage therapists, coconut oil is very soothing. When used as a massage oil or moisturizer, Perfect Coconut Oil offers the light scent of fresh tropical coconuts.

Heart Diseases
Due to popular misconception, many consumers believe that coconut oil is bad for the heart because it contains saturated fats. In actuality, Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which assists in preventing various heart problems. Coconut oil does not increase LDL cholesterol levels, and it even reduces injuries to arteries.

Weight Loss
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that may assist in shedding excessive weight. Coconut oil is easily digested and it promotes healthy function of the thyroid and enzyme systems. It also increases metabolism by removing stress on the pancreas. This assists the body in burning more calories which ultimately results in fat loss.

Digestion
Coconut oil works to improve the digestive system. Coconut oil may even prevent various stomach and digestion related issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. The saturated fats found in coconut oil have anti-microbial properties which work to combat bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Coconut oil also aids in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Immunity
Coconut Oil contains lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lauric acid is vital to human health because the acid is converted into monolaurin, which protects the body from virus and bacteria.

Healing
When coconut Oil is applied directly to skin infections, it forms a chemical layer that begins to heal the ailment. Most effective on bruises, coconut oil speeds up the healing process by mending damaged tissue.

Liver
The medium-chain triglycerides and fatty acids in coconut oil promote healthy liver function. These substances are easy for the body to convert into energy once they reach the liver. This reduces the liver’s work load and prevents accumulation of fat.

Diabetes
Coconut oil helps the body utilize blood glucose which promotes healthy blood sugar levels and improves the secretion of insulin.

Bones
Coconut oil improves the body’s ability to absorb minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are needed for the strength and development of bones.

Dental Care
Calcium is very important for the teeth. Because coconut oil assists in the absorption of calcium by the body, it can help strengthen teeth.

Coconut Oil Research

As a society much in tune with media reports, it is no wonder that many people doubt coconut oil as a superfood. These reports highlight the fact that coconut oil is high in saturated fat. In fact, it contains over 90% saturated fat. Moreover, saturated fats are linked to elevated cholesterol levels and blocked coronary arteries. Fortunately, there are several scientific studies to debunk these claims.

The truth is, not all saturated fats are the same. The fatty acids found in coconut oil, known as medium-chain triglycerides, actually do not raise serum cholesterol or contribute to heart disease. Even more interestingly, studies have shown that cultures that eat significant amounts of coconut in their diet do not suffer from diseases that are seen in frequently in western cultures.

Saturated fats have been seen as being the culprit for heart disease in the Western diet, and the American Heart Association encouraged consumers to change to polyunsaturated fats. The truth is that our switch to primarily unsaturated fats has NOT reduced obesity or heart disease in the US.

The American Heart Association disregarded the fact that coconut oil is made up of 62% medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). This characteristic of coconut oil makes it healthier, easier to digest, and important for absorbing other nutrients. Coconut oil can also boost the immune system, and help the body fight viruses and bacteria because it contains high concentrations of Lauric Acid.

Overall, coconut oil is safe and provides several health benefits.

Test Method: Gas Chromatography
Fatty Acid Percents may vary slightly by batch based on natural variations in Coconut Oil content of each batch.

Refined vs. Unrefined

Refined Coconut Oil

Most commercial grade coconut oil begins the extraction process by drying the coconuts with some form of heat. Next, the coconuts are purified, or refined, by bleaching and deodorizing with high heat. Sodium hydroxide, a strong chemical solvent, is often used during commercial processing. Coconut oil has no taste or aroma after the refinement process.

Unrefined Coconut Oil

Pure, unrefined coconut oil is produced without the use of high heat or chemicals, thereby retaining all the nutrients and a light, pleasant coconut flavor.

What Does Cold-Pressed Mean?

It is a mechanical method that presses the oil from the coconuts without using any heat source, which results in a higher quality oil. Coconut oil can be produced using three different methods: expeller-pressing, centrifuge, or cold-pressing.

Here is an explanation of each method.

Test Method: Gas Chromatography
Fatty Acid Percents may vary slightly by batch based on natural variations in Coconut Oil content of each batch.

Cold-Pressed Method
Utilizing the Cold-Pressed Method maintains the temperature of the coconut oil below 120 degrees F. In addition, no chemical solvents are used throughout the entire process.

Expeller (Screw) Pressing / Centrifuged Method
Expeller pressing and centrifuge are also mechanical methods, with the distinct difference being that these methods often utilize high heat and chemical solvents during the process.

The Perfect Method
Perfect Coconut Oil is unrefined and cold-pressed to provide the best quality and maintain all of the nutrients, antioxidants, and beneficial properties that coconut oil offers. Packed-full with natural medium-chain fatty acids, Perfect Coconut Oil is a healthy fat that can beneficial to your lifestyle.

Coconut Oil History

Coconut oil is extracted from the seed of the coconut palm tree. Named “coco” which means “monkey face” by early Spanish explorers because the coconut looked like the head and face of a monkey, the scientific name for the coconut is Cocos nucifera. The word Nucifera means “nut-bearing”.

Populations who were native to lands where palm trees grew soon found that the coconut was a staple to their diets. The palm tree seeds provided a nutritious source of coconut meat, juice, milk, and oil that fed and healed these populations for generations. In fact, coconuts are a staple in many cultural diets to this very day.

Coconut oil, in particular, has always been of special interest. Asian and Pacific populations have not only used coconut oil for its dietary purposes, but also for its healing properties. Pacific Islanders still use coconut oil today as a cure for illness. The giving coconut has an extensive past, but its origins are debatable. Fossils of the coconut palm go back as far as15 million years in locations including New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Mentions of the coconut may have been dated as far back as the 4th century BC, in the Mahawamsa of Sri Lanka. The coconut is also featured in many Indian paintings and Hindu stories such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas. The Indians call the coconut “sriphala” which means “fruit of the gods.”

In the Western part of the world, when we think of the coconut, we think of Hawaii. The coconut was introduced to Hawaii by early Polynesian travelers. The coconut palm fairs well in places with sandy soils, high temperatures, and high humidity. In the US, these conditions only occur in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Southern Florida.

Another climate that nurtures the coconut well is in the Philippines. Perfect Coconut Oil comes from the Philippines. Our coconut oil is cold-pressed; a traditional method of extracting the oil without losing any of the nutritional value. In addition, Perfect Coconut Oil is extra-virgin, providing the oil from the first press to ensure the finest quality and taste. Perfect Coconut Oil is made only from fresh coconuts that have not been bleached or deodorized.

Perfect Coconut Oil is a smart choice when it comes to choosing a coconut oil supplement.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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