Properties of Virgin Coconut Oil
On Antimicrobial Properties: The MCFAs in coconut oil are the same as those found in human breast milk. The MCFAs can deactivate harmful microbes while having no effect on beneficial microbes in the body. These MCFAs are about 50% lauric acid, which is converted to monolaurin in the body. When applied externally, coconut oil forms a layer that could shield the skin and increase the likelihood of immunity from bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungi
Disclaimer: No approved therapeutic or treatment claims against a particular virus. Prior and current scientific research explored and continues to explore the antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties of Virgin Coconut Oil.
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