Coconut oil in capsules: what is it for and how to take it

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Coconut pulp is the main ingredient of coconut oil capsules, which contain proteins, carbohydrates, oils and minerals, in addition to nutraceuticals such as lauric, myristic and palmitic acids, which is why it is a good option to combat microorganisms, improve the intestine and contribute to cholesterol control.

Coconut oil capsules are contraindicated in pregnancy, during maternal lactation and in children under 3 years of age, it is recommended to consult a pediatrician before use.

This supplement can be purchased at pharmacies, natural products stores or online stores. It is important that before starting the treatment with coconut oil capsules, consult a general physician or nutritionist so that he can indicate the appropriate dose, as there are no conclusive studies on its effectiveness in relation to the prevention or cure of diseases.

what is it for

Coconut oil capsules solidify at temperatures below 5 degrees, and their appearance can be more liquid when it is more hot, cloudy when it is at a mild temperature, or completely solid when it is cold.

According to the instructions of the food supplement laboratories, the coconut oil capsules can be indicated for:

  • Help to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, when using a balanced diet and exercise;

  • Contribute to the fight against fungi, bacteria and protozoa, improving the immune response of the organism;

  • Improve intestinal transit, it can protect the intestinal flora by helping in the treatment of diarrhea or stress;

  • Prevent premature aging of the skin, as it is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E;

  • Fight any type of inflammation in the body, because coconut is a natural anti-inflammatory that increases the action of interleukins;

  • Protect the liver from the negative effects of alcoholic beverages, due to its hepatoprotective effect.

In vitro and animal studies confirm that lauric acid within the human body has action against viruses, bacteria and protozoa, which gives coconut oil its ability to strengthen the immune system. However, more studies are needed to understand that coconut oil can reduce or increase HDL cholesterol, for example, this is why these supposed benefits are not mentioned here.

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How to take

For it to work, in general, it is recommended to take 2 to 4 capsules of 1 g 1000 mg daily, which should be taken before the main meals, with water.

nutritional information

Coconut oil capsules contain extra virgin coconut oil and capsules with gelatin, humectant glycerin and purified water as ingredients. The following table shows the nutritional composition of each capsule:

Candid: Portion 4.0 g = 4 capsules
Cantitude by portion % Daily reference values
Energy 36 Kcals two %
Total Grasas: 4.0 g of them: 8%
3.0 g of Saturated Fats 14%
2.0 g Lauric Acid
1.0 g Myristic Acid **
0.1 g of monounsaturated grease **
1.0 g oleic acid **
** Does not contain significant amounts of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Trans Fats, Dietary Fiber and Sodium.

side effects

Some of the secondary effects of coconut oil in capsules may include: allergic reactions with symptoms such as comezón, reddening, red spots and skin swelling.


Coconut oil in capsules is contraindicated for patients with allergies to any of the components of the formula. In addition, in case of embarrassment, lactation or if you intend to administer it to children under 3 years old, you should consult a doctor before starting the treatment.

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