Fractionated Coconut Oil Vs Virgin Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil sucks... just because it is not as natural as virgin coconut oil?

No way! We can't simply base on such fact and say that fractionated coconut oil is bad. That's outright unfair to fractionated coconut oil, don't you think?

I would say each has its own benefits on health and skin, and in other aspects. But whether their benefits apply to you or not will depend on what you're looking for. Why not we compare their properties side by side first so that you can make a better decision on which one to choose for your needs?

Properties Fractionated Coconut Oil (aka MCT oil, Liquid Coconut Oil) Virgin Coconut Oil
Type Refined, man-made Unrefined, natural
Content 100% medium-chain fatty acids Less than 1% short-, 64% medium- and 35% long-chain fatty acids
Also known as... MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil or liquid coconut oil Unrefined coconut oil or Extra-virgin coconut oil
Degree of saturation 100% saturated 92% saturated, 8% unsaturated
Melting point 14 to 25 °F (-10 to -4 °C) 76 °F (24 °C)
Smoke point 320 °F (160 °C) 350 °F (177 °C)
Color in liquid state Colorless Colorless
Color in solid state Snowy white Snowy white
Odor Odorless Scent of coconut
Uses Skin care products, hair care, massage oil, medicine, special diet for athletes Skin care, hair care, food for health benefits
Shelf life Several months to 5 years 2 years

It seems that the only common characteristic between fractionated and virgin coconut oil is their color.

For your infoHigh quality fractionated coconut oil should look colorless. Low quality may appear yellowish due to the moldy impurities or other colored contaminants not completely removed in the manufacturing process.

Other than that, everything else is different. And their differences mean that their ...read more »

Can You Eat Fractionated Coconut Oil?

Fractionated coconut oil actually comes in 3 different types, one is labeled fractionated coconut oil, the other two MCT oil and liquid coconut oil.

Types of fractionated coconut oil

Although they're produced from roughly the same manufacturing process (hydrolysis followed by fractional distillation then esterification) and hold essentially the same medium-chain fatty compounds – caprylic and capric acids, not all 3 types are edible.

That's because the one labeled fractionated coconut oil is primarily manufactured for external use only (hair care, skin care, body care). This type has not passed the quality assurance to be sold as food (not FDA approved). Hence, you should not eat it.

If you fear you might eat the wrong type of fractionated coconut oil, just bear in mind that fractionated coconut oil comes with a ...read more »

Side Effects of Coconut Oil

Side effects of coconut oil

More and more people are getting aware of the health benefits of coconut oil, particularly virgin coconut oil. It is indeed very good for us because I've proven its power of healing myself. Upon flu infection, taking virgin coconut oil out of the jar plus adding more (than usual) to meals help me recover in 3–5 days. My wife has tested. My cousin has tested. So are the many people around me who have used the tropical oil for other antimicrobial treatments.

However, coconut oil can cause "bad side effects" especially in the detox aspect if you use it in the wrong way or you're unaware of its detox prowess.

Side Effect #1 – Diarrhea-Like Symptoms

Apart from the fact that coconut oil cures constipation (lots of "constipators" said coconut oil works extremely well on stimulating their bowel movement), it may also trigger the opposite reaction – diarrhea-like symptoms if you suddenly ...read more »

Nutrition Facts of Coconut Oil

Nutrition Info of Coconut Oil

Serving size: 1 Tbsp (15 ml / 14 g)

per 100 g per serving
Energy 862 kcal 120.7 kcal
Carbohydrate 0 g 0 g
Protein 0 g 0 g
Fiber 0 g 0 g
Total Fat 100 g 14 g
Saturated Fat 92.4 g 12.9 g
- Caproic acid (SCFA, 6:0) 0.6 g 0.08 g
- Caprylic acid (MCFA, 8:0) 7.5 g 1.05 g
- Capric acid (MCFA, 10:0) 6 g 0.84 g
- Lauric acid (MCFA, 12:0) ...read more »

Natural Remedies for Insomnia

Have you been sleeping badly in the past few nights, or worse, not able to sleep a wink on some nights? Don't you dread those sleepless nights?

You flop heavily into bed after an awfully exhausted day. But your active mind refuses to rest. You keep rewinding today's events. You're worried about tomorrow's work. You cannot stop new ideas racing through your mind.

You lie there staring at the ceiling in the dark for what seems like a long time, unable to sleep.

Just when you finally drift off to slumberland (or worse, you didn't catch a wink at all), your alarm clock goes off and... it's time to reluctantly drag yourself off the bed. How tiring!

You are not alone. Experiencing hateful sleepless nights now and then is pretty common. But if you suffer from having trouble falling asleep consistently for 3 or more nights in a week, you're in for a severe sleep disorder – insomnia.

Imagine you manage to sack out but you tend to wake up frequently during the night with difficulty falling back to sleep. And you feel tired, listless, irritable and sluggish the next day. That also signifies insomnia.

What Cause Insomnia?

Insomnia doesn't come uninvited – there must be a cause for it to turn up at your bed step. Scan through the below points ...read more »