LifeTrends Virgin Coconut Oil is guaranteed GMO free, cold pressed and is made by hand the traditional way in the plantations of Papua New Guinea. It retains all of its natural antioxidants, flavour and aroma unlike mass produced machine extracted and often deodorised coconut oils.
A key benefit of coconut oil is that it is the richest natural source of lauric acid, a Medium Chain Fatty Acid. This is rapidly converted into energy and supports the immune system by providing antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The only other major source of lauric acid is human breast milk.
The Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) in coconut oil are smaller than other fats. They are digested quickly and your body uses them as an immediate source of fuel rather than packing them away in storage inside fat cells.
Coconut oil can be taken raw on an empty stomach, but is also great for frying and baking. Coconut oil has a very high "smoke point", meaning that it can be heated to higher temperatures without damaging the oil. It can be stirred through curries and stews, used for roasting vegetables, added to smoothies, stirred into hot drinks, and used as a substitute for butter e.g. as a healthy topping for popcorn.
Coconut oil can also be used topically as a moisturising lotion, non-irritant deodorant, for makeup removal, shaving cream, nappy rash protection and salve, and as massage oil for easing both surface and muscular tension and pain.