Benefit of Coconut Oil: Countless Benefits is Much More Like it

The benefit of coconut oil or more appropriately, benefitS, are “unparalleled!”I’m not saying this because coconut oil means so much to our economy. The Philippines is the world’s largest exporter of coconut oil.

If you know of some other dietary fat or oil (saturated or unsaturated, animal- or plant-based) that can do all of what’s on the lists below, please do let me know… My contention is that, overall, coconut oil improves your health the most.

As far as we know up to this very moment, there is no other food chemical (natural or artificial) in man’s disease-fighting armory with a spectrum as wide as that of coconut oil’s.

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) generously found in coconut oil kill harmful microorganisms that cause the following diseases:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Measles
  • Candidiasis
  • Food poisoning
  • AIDS
  • Ringworm
  • Meningitis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Jock itch
  • Gonorrhea
  • SARS
  • Thrush
  • Giardiasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Mononucleosis
  • Diaper rash
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Hepatitis C
  • Toenail fungus
  • Dental cavities and gum disease
  • Herpes
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Ear infections
  • Parrot fever
  • Septicemia
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • … many more …

There is no shortage of published medical literature showcasing the effectiveness of MCFAs. Below are pathogenic organisms that are inactivated by coconut oil’s MCFAs:

  • SARS coronavirus
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Sarcoma virus
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and -2)
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Giardia
  • Influenza virus
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Leukemia virus
  • Neisseria
  • Ciliate protozoa
  • Coxsackie B4 virus
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Hemophilus influenzae
  • Rubeola virus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Syncytial virus
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Pneumonovirus
  • Human lymphotropic virus (Type 1)
  • … many more …

Being a mighty and safe antimicrobial is just one awesome benefit of coconut oil. When you consider all the coconut oil benefits many people are unfortunately still unaware of, you’ll realize that it truly is “The King of Oils.”


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Isaacs, C. E., et al. Antiviral and antibacterial lipids in human milk and infant formula feeds. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1990;65:861-864.


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