Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil
Here at Urban Hydration Naturals, we’re serious about providing you great benefits in all of our products and that starts with great natural ingredients that are part of a signature product line. But if we're going to be using these ingredients so much, we think you deserve to know why they're so great! With that in mind, we put together the benefits and effects of coconut oil to make sure you're better informed about why we use what we use. Hopefully this not only makes you more informed, but also more confident in the products that our company is providing you.
One of the most important things about coconut oil is the fact that it's made up of medium chain fatty acids, MCFAs, that are easier to digest and that provide a great source of energy because they're processed through our body and converted into energy faster. Also, they're not stored as fat the same way that other fatty acids are, so they're better to eat!
Coconut oil has also been proven to help reduce the risk of and treat plenty of diseases including Alzheimer's, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and cancer. In addition, it provides a boost to your immune system making it so that viruses and bacterial infections have an even harder time breaking into your system and making you sick. It even improves memory and brain function (according to a 2004 study published in the Journal of Neurobiology of Aging) which showed that coconut oil improves memory problems in the older subjects. As for the rest of the patients, experimenters noticed an improvement in their memory abilities after taking the fatty acid. so not only will it keep you healthy and strong for a long time it'll help you remember every step along the way.
Coconut oil also has a three-pronged effect that can help you get healthy! It improves your energy and endurance so you can work out more and also helps you lose belly fat. A study from 1985 showed that the fat breakdown that occurred was so significant that it "literally mimicked the characteristics of fasting." With that unnecessary fat off your body, the MCFA's in coconut oil help you to build muscle: the important thing to remember is that you have to use real coconut and coconut oil to do this. Coconut-based products and supplements aren't going to get the job done in the same way.
When it comes to hair and skincare, coconut oil is great for anti-aging and can improve your dandruff or dry hair conditions. You can use it in homemade shampoos and conditioners to help moisturize your hair and keep it fortified from drying out or becoming ‘flaky.’
So don't listen to those new articles from coconut oil industry competitors saying that coconut oil isn't good for you. There's plenty that it can do and what it can't do, our other ingredients can: after all, teamwork makes the dream work!