Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Coconut oil is rich in MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids) which are easier to digest, antimicrobial and antifungal, processed by liver which immediately converts them to energy and smaller in size making it easier to permeate cells easier.
As a supplement, Coconut Oil has been touted as a true superfood. It has been known to reduce inflammation and arthritis, boost the immune system, improve memory and brain function, improve energy, prevent gum disease and help improve gut health.
For the personal care industry, Coconut Oil can be used for skin care products, hair care products, soaps and massage oils. Coconut Oil protects the skin and has antioxidants that promote healing.