Health Bulletin: Coconut oil may provide protection against viruses

Coconut oil experts Dr. Mary Newport of Spring Hill Neonatology and Dr. Fabian Dayrit of Ateneo de Manila University have released a report on the potential of coconut oil in fighting viruses, and possibly the novel coronavirus. 

Health Bulletin: Coconut oil may provide protection against viruses
Lauric acid and capric acid in coconut oil have been found to possess the potential to fight viruses.
In their research, it has been found that Lauric acid (C12) and its derivative monolaurin have three significant and powerful antiviral activities: first, it dissolves the cell membrane of the virus; second, it inhibits virus maturation and prevents it from spreading; and third, it prevents the virus from replicating. 

The antiviral properties of lauric acid, with its derivative monolaurin, have been recognized for many years. As lauric acid is ingested by the body, it turns it into monolaurin. Lauric acid and monolaurin are known to have powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antipathogenic properties. 

Similarly, Capric acid (C10) has also shown promising result against other viruses. According to the study, at least two fatty acids have antiviral properties: C10 and C12. 

“Both C10 and C12 are present in Laurin MCT, a patented formula that contains a 60 percent blend of capric and lauric acid. These valuable fatty acids give your immune system a broader spectrum of protection against bacteria and viruses,” shared Chemrez Technologies, Inc. managing director Dean Lao, Jr. 

Lao said the proper way to take it is “to start with one teaspoon a day and gradually increasing intake to one to three tablespoons a day. 

“Laurin MCT can be taken daily, on its own, or mixed with any food or drink,” he added.

Topics: coconut oil , Mary Newport , Fabian Dayrit , novel coronavirus , Laurin MCT
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