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  1. Hi Soon, is it okay to take in capsule form? I'm thinking of buying virgin coconut oil capsules cold pressed, unrefined and organic 1000mg.

    Other ingredients are: Softgel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin).

    Thanks!

  2. Hi! Thank you for this article. I'm currently using NOW solutions pure fractionated liquid coconut oil as carrier oil for my essential oils. Can I also ingest it, use it for weight loss? Thank you.

      • Thank you for your prompt reply, I read the article and it says that liquid coconut oil can be consumed, and in Now solutions Pure fractionated liquid coconut oil, the ingredient is liquid coconut oil. So, I cannot consume it? Sorry I’m a bit confused, as I read that MCT and liquid coconut oil can be consumed as well. Thanks for your time!

        • Hi Marie, I understand the confusion you're in. If we solely rely on the name the brand gives, we won't know which is which. Disregarding the name for now, take a closer look at the fractionated liquid coconut oil you're holding. Did you see Supplement Facts or Nutrition Facts on its label? Nothing, right? Then it's not fit for consumption.

          If you read its label carefully, it only mentions "for body, face and hair care... suitable for all skin types" etc. It doesn't tell you things like "suitable for cooking", "energy booster", "diet" or anything that makes you think you can eat it.

          If you want a fractionated coconut oil that you can consume and use for skin care as well, you should try MCT oil. Its light feel on your skin is pretty much the same as what you're using now.

  3. hello,
    I have been constipated all my life but recently I have been even worse, 15 days without a BM. I lost appetite and I feel like a brick in my stomach My gastro did the sitzmark test and told me I had no blockage but did not solve my issue.
    I know I have a pelvic floor dysfunction and I have to do a maneuver in order to pass stool but my concern is that I do not feel the urge to go even with laxatives. Before, I would feel that something was moving. The power of senna or other laxatives would make my stool come out without doing the maneuver. I am so desperate. All I need is clean my bowel. What dosage of Cocunut oil do you recommend to really have a BM. I do not care if I am in the bathroom for two days! Thanks

    • Hi Myrna, loss of appetite stems from accumulation of excessive toxins. Since you're so desperate, you can try one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil on an empty stomach followed by a glass of water. Best to do in the morning in case the diarrhea effect from virgin coconut oil lasts for several hours.

      Adequate consumption of water is essential for coconut oil to help with constipation effectively. Many people usually get the go with 2 tablespoons. But because you're new to using coconut oil, so I suggested only 1 tablespoon for you. Keep me posted.

  4. Hi I want to make bulletproof coffee drops with mct oil, butter , cinnamon etc .
    Will the mct oil get hard in the ice tray and or fridge ?

    • Hi Gigi, MCT oil does not easily turn solid in fridge, but will in ice tray if the temperature goes way below its freezing point which is about 14 to 25 °F (-10 to -4 °C).

    • Hi Heather, sorry to keep you waiting. Just returned from a short trip.

      Not necessary. Coconut oil turns solid at temperatures below 76 °F (24 °C).

      If your food is warm, just dump the hardened oil onto it and let the heat from the food melt it down.

      Just make sure to stir and mix coconut oil well into the food.