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  1. I bought a bottle of deodorized VCO for cooking. The oil is white when in solid form but yellow when in liquid. The manufacturer said the yellow liquid is fine and the vco did not go through a heating process. Is the yellow oil healthy to consume?

    • Hi Helena, based on your description, my guess is that what you got is not VCO (virgin coconut oil), but actually an RBD coconut oil.

      RBD stands for "refined, bleached and deodorized". It looks yellowish in liquid state due to the natural color of the copra (dried coconut meat) processed.

      Virgin coconut oil is obtained from fresh white coconut meat, which is why it looks clear like water but turns white when in solid state. In other words, virgin coconut oil should not appear yellowish in any form. And it should give you a mild coconut scent.

      RBD coconut oil is still healthy to consume. It carries almost as much health benefits as that of virgin coconut oil except for the aroma. So, don't worry.

      Why RBD coconut oil? So as not to overpower the natural flavor of the food you cook.

  2. 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).


      • 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