Coconut pulp is the main ingredient in coconut oil capsules, which has proteins, carbohydrates, oils and minerals, as well as nutraceuticals such as lauric, myristic and palmitic acids. This makes it a good choice for combating microorganisms, improving the gut and contributing to cholesterol control.
For it to work, it is generally recommended to take 2 to 4 1g capsules per day, which should be taken before main meals. But before starting treatment with Coconut Oil capsules it is recommended that you consult a doctor or nutritionist so that the recommended dose can be defined because there is insufficient scientific evidence of its effectiveness in preventing or curing diseases.
Coconut oil capsules solidify at temperatures below 5 degrees and therefore their appearance may be more liquid when it is warmer, cloudy at a mild temperature, or completely solid when it is cold.
According to the guidelines of the laboratories of dietary supplements, coconut oil capsules may be indicated for:
In vitro and animal studies confirm that lauric acid within the human body has action against viruses, bacteria and protozoa which gives coconut oil the ability to strengthen the immune system. However, further studies are needed to prove that coconut oil can reduce or increase HDL cholesterol, for example, and so these supposed benefits are not mentioned here.
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The coconut oil capsules contain as ingredients the extra virgin coconut oil and capsule with gelatin, humectant glycerin and purified water. The following table shows the nutritional composition for each capsule:
|Quantity: Serving size 4, 0 g = 4 capsules|
|Amount per serving||% Daily Values of reference|
|Energy||36 Kcal = 151 kj||2 %|
|Total fat:||4.0 g, of which:||8%|
|3.0 g of Saturated Fats||14%|
|2.0 g Lauric acid||-|
|1.0 g Myristic acid||**|
|0.1 g of Monounsaturated Fats||**|
|1.0 g Oleic acid||**|
|** Does not contain significant amounts of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Trans Fats, Food Fiber and Sodium.|
Coconut Oil in capsules ranges from 20 to 50 reais and can be purchased at pharmacies, health food stores or online stores.
Some of the side effects Coconut Oil capsules may include allergy reactions with symptoms such as itching, redness, red spots or swelling on the skin.
Coconut Oil capsules are contraindicated for patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients of the formula. In addition, if you are pregnant, nursing or intend to give the medicine to children younger than 3 years of age, you should talk to your doctor before starting treatment.