Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus falling into the medium chain fatty acids,  and a natural preservative. Its high concentration is the reason that coconut oil has a long shelf-life. As an active ingredient, lauric acid helps water mix with oil, making coconut oil stains easier to wash out. Its ability to break down the oily cellular membranes of certain viral cells or microbes is what makes coconut oil a useful treatment for cold/fever sores and acne.

Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus falling into the medium chain fatty acids, and a natural preservative. Its high concentration is the reason that coconut oil has a long shelf-life. As an active ingredient, lauric acid helps water mix with oil, making coconut oil stains easier to wash out. Its ability to break down the oily cellular membranes of certain viral cells or microbes is what makes coconut oil a useful treatment for cold/fever sores and acne.

In this newly published lab study, lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) after 48 hours of treatment.

In this newly published lab study, lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) after 48 hours of treatment.

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http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/2010/09/more-coconut-oil-benefits-lauric-acid

http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/2010/09/more-coconut-oil-benefits-lauric-acid

In this newly published lab study, lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) after 48 hours of treatment. Intriguingly, the lauric acid poisoned the cancer cells by simultaneously unleashing profound oxidative stress while strongly reducing their levels of glutathione (which is exactly what the cancer cells needed to protect themselves from the increased oxidative stress). While we are just now discovering coconut oil’s full ...

In this newly published lab study, lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) after 48 hours of treatment. Intriguingly, the lauric acid poisoned the cancer cells by simultaneously unleashing profound oxidative stress while strongly reducing their levels of glutathione (which is exactly what the cancer cells needed to protect themselves from the increased oxidative stress). While we are just now discovering coconut oil’s full ...

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Living the Nourished Life, wellness articles, nourished and natural lifestyles, recipies, alternatives, coupons, giveaways

Living the Nourished Life, wellness articles, nourished and natural lifestyles, recipies, alternatives, coupons, giveaways

The use of coconut milk in this coconut milk smoothie means it’s dairy free for easier digestion. It also provides you with healthy fat and lauric acid to help cleanse the body.

The use of coconut milk in this coconut milk smoothie means it’s dairy free for easier digestion. It also provides you with healthy fat and lauric acid to help cleanse the body.

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DIY beauty supplies. All sorts of use for Coconut oil including toothpaste, deodorant, body scrub and shampoo recipes. definitely worth reading.

DIY beauty supplies. All sorts of use for Coconut oil including toothpaste, deodorant, body scrub and shampoo recipes. definitely worth reading.

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