Virgin Coconut Oil ~ What is?
The advantages of Virgin Coconut Oil
1- Resemble mother's milk fat.
2- For mothers who breast-fed their child, taking Virgin Coconut Oil as part of her nutrition will discover that the levels of lauric acid and capric acid increase significantly. (see detailed information Removal Impact of Virgin Coconut Oil to lactating mother)
3-Anti Oxide ( Prevent or prolonging the life of cells)
4-Antivirus and antibacterial.
Lauric acid in virgin coconut oil which is a 'medium chain fatty acid' is highly useful to form monolaurin inside the human or animal body. Monolaurin is antiviral, antibacterial and antiprotozoal. Monoglyceride is used by the human body or animals to destroy the lipid layer or cone of the virus, such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, a variety of pathogen bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoan such as giardia lamblia. Some survey also show that it function as an antimicrobial.
Action antiviral that is associated with monolaurin is it afford melt layer lipid and phospholipids to cone or envelope virus cause damage to envelope virus concerning. By easy, fatty acid and monoglycerides produce destruction impact that is with destroy double layer plasma membrane to organism concerning.
From several latest study and this research, already prove that the impact of antimicrobial monolaurin are relevance with disruption on any signal up mechanism cell that organism for replication.
Schedule "Lipid Coated Viruses" types.
Virus Human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 or HIV+
Virus Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1)
Virus Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2)
Virus Herpes viridae (all)
Virus Human lymphotropic viruses (type 1)
Virus Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)
Virus Visna virus
Virus Epstein-Barr virus
Virus Influenza virus
Virus Leukemia virus
Virus Pneumonia virus
Virus Sarcoma virus
Virus Syncytial virus
Virus Rubeola virus
Schedule Lipid Coated Bacteria types
Bacterium Listeria monocytogenes
Bacterium Helicobacter pylori (gram negative)
Bacterium Hemophilus influenza (gram negative)
5- Increase metabolism in human body
6- Classified as functional food.
As functional food, (functional food has been defined deep An ILSI NORTH AMERICA SPECIAL CONFERENCE) mean it is food supply component for health overcome for power component. Is estimated around 50 percentage of content fatty acid in virgin coconut oil is consisted lauric acid, and 6 to 7 percentage of it content is from capric acid.
Lauric acid is a 'medium chain fatty acid' which highly useful as an additional to form monolaurin inside the body of humans or animals. Monolaurin is antiviral, antibacterial characteristic and antiprotozoal monoglyceride which are used by the human body or animals to destroy lipid cone or layer of viruses, such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, variety pathogen bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoan as giardia lamblia. Some survey also show that it function as an antimicrobial.
While capric acid, also 'medium chain fatty acid' has a similar function. It forms monocaprin inside the human or animal body. Monocaprin also has the capability as an antiviral for HIV and it is still in the experimental stage for its effect on herpes simplex and its antibacterial's effectiveness on chlamydia. (Reuters, London June 29,1999).
Dr. Halldor Thormar, Icelandic's scientist, had shown that monolaurin derived from virgin coconut oil, can kill 'lipid coated DNA and RNA virus type, including HIV and herpes virus and also other microorganism including grams positive type bacteria. Now, Dr Haldor. Thormar and their team planned to continue the functional test on monocaprin effect on chlamydia and herpes simplex virus.