Do you use coconut oil regularly? If so, you may want to learn what’s been revealed about it’s strengths and “benefits.” As a faithful user of coconut oil myself, I was astonished at what research has found.
What is coconut oil supposed to be used for? It’s a rapidly growing trend and seems to be applied to anything and everything. It’s typical uses don’t seem to be harming anyone, but what are we unaware of when we use this common household product?
Not long after purchasing my first tub of coconut oil, I quickly learned that this little jar is pure gold!
Everyday I’m surprised at the growing number of uses and benefits of the natural-made oil.
Here are 10 things you may not have known about the magical powers of coconut oil:
Heals Bruises – applied directly to the bruise, coconut oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness. When using coconut oil on bruises, know that you’re not only helping them go away by appearance wise, but you’re actually repairing the damaged tissue. To apply, you put some oil on the bruise and then gently massage the oil into your skin starting from the middle and working your way outward.
Strengthens Bones and Teeth – coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth. It cleanses the body and the major detoxification organs promotes an alkaline environment and aids in the absorption and utilization of critical Foundation Supplements necessary for increasing and maintaining bone density.
Aids Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
Improves Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
Provides Insulin Support – Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.
Promotes Better Circulation – feeling cold all the time or edema, especially in the extremities, apply coconut oil to the skin in a light circular pattern towards the heart.
Increse Thyroid Function – can help regulates an overactive or underactive thyroid. There are many published studies on the relationship between coconut oil, metabolism and weight loss. Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss. Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and this is one of the main reasons why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective for more than 80 percent of patients with sluggish thyroids.
Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET! A whole lot safer too.
Removes Sticky Labels– just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
Improves Pet Wellness – Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily. It can potentially reduce cancer risks, improves the digestion and thyroid function, it can give your dog a smooth glossy coat, as well as healthy, supple skin. Yeast and fungal infections are also treated and prevented, along with arthritis and similar pains can also be minimized or treated, and balance your dog’s metabolism rate to keep his weight under control.
I never knew this little pot of gold could have so many uses! This stuff is incredible!
Did you ever think coconut oil could be so useful? Please share these amazing tips with your friends!