Benefits of Coconut Oil Supplement
Coconut oil is one of Nature’s most powerful superfoods, frequently touted for its many natural benefits. But its greatest contribution is the support it provides for the brain. Coconuts contain more MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) than any other natural food.
When brain cells become unable to properly utilize glucose (the usual fuel for all brain cells), they begin to decline and can die. This results in impairment of cognition and affects other neurological functions. This process can begin as early as your twenties! When you supply your brain with nourishing ketones on a daily basis, you help support your brain health and cognitive abilities. Ketones are a naturally occurring fuel for the brain. Studies on impaired cognition have shown improvement in participants’ abilities to focus, concentrate, and retrieve memories – all of which adds up to a higher quality of life.
For more about the potential benefits of coconut oil, see part VII of our interview with Dr. Theodore B. VanItallie, co-founder of Cognate Nutritionals: