Not only does this coconut oil tastes great, but it's packed with health benefits and can be used both internally and externally. Rich in medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil is different from other saturated fats: much of its saturated fat comes from lauric acid, which improves HDL ("good cholesterol") to HDL ("bad cholesterol") ratio and creates a more favorable blood cholesterol profile by increasing high-density lipoprotein ("good cholesterol") levels. Lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, which is otherwise found only in breast milk, has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and is useful in the prevention and treatment of various infections and diseases. This ancient oil also aids digestion and the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, helps control blood sugar levels and keep them stable by improving insulin secretion, improves thyroid function, stimulates metabolism, triggers the release of the cholecystokinin hormone slowing down food movement through the digestive tract and keeping you full longer, thus contributing to weight loss, boosts immunity and energy levels. Coconut oil can also be used externally and does wonders for dry, dehydrated, sensitive and damaged skin. It deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin, improves its elasticity, making its soft, smooth, and supple, prevents dryness and dehydration, evens out the skin tone, improves the complexion, calms itching, reduces irritation and inflammation, facilitates the healing of small wounds, cuts, burns, bug bites, warts, fungal infections, fights acne, blemishes, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, prevents and reduces stretch marks and scars, relieves pain caused by sunburn and peeling skin, heals sore and chapped lips, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles, restores luster to dull and lifeless hair, acts as a natural sunscreen and is a great all-natural make-up remover. I've been using this coconut oil both internally and externally and the results speak for themselves: I feel better, more energetic and resilient, my acid reflux and heartburn are gone, my complexion has improved, my skin tone has evened out, some acne scars and stretch marks have faded, my skin is softer, smoother and has a healthy glow. Definitely one of my favorite products.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 07, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Conforme a la description et très efficace!
Posted by ekstravirgin on Oct 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I add this to the kids' porridge and smoothies, for health benefits. Also great for baking
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I use to pull and to cook and to add to my smoothies, love it!!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 11, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I use this in all my baking to rave reviews. Especially banana bread and muffins.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 01, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Ya es la 3era vez que lo repito! :)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 29, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I've tried so many different Coconut Oil however this one is so great I love it!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 26, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I ordered this oilseveral times and each time I am amazed at its high quality, natural smell and structure. Having tried several sort of coconut oil I came to conclusion that this is the best one which I will keep ordering in the future.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 19, 2014 | Verified Purchase
very good quality! great for our homemade formula!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 14, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Although, it was delivered in a wet box (the oil leaked), it did not leak that much. The taste is really good. I have never tried coconut oil before, so I have nothing to compare it to. It tastes like coconut and I cook my eggs in it now, also I make smoothies with it now.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 10, 2014 | Verified Purchase
On my most recent purchase, the item is listed as "extra virgin" in my cart and order list. However, this item is definitely NOT "extra virgin". On my first purchase of this item, it was listed as "extra virgin" and i did receive the actual product. The taste and quality is one of the best among the other brands i have tried. It is light and refreshing, with a really beautiful fragrance and taste, the epitome of how natural goodness should be. However, on my second purchase, which is also listed as "extra virgin" in my cart and order list, instead, i received only the "virgin" bottles, which taste like a thicker, yet diluted in fragrance and taste version. The bottles look exactly the same as the first one i had received, but i noticed the a very small difference in the label. The tiny words, "extra virgin" were missing in the corner. Why would my cart and order list it as "extra virgin" when its not? I was mislead into thinking i was getting the same product i have been purchasing... In short, this item, which is NOT extra virgin, is a thicker, yet watered down version of the actual extra virgin item, so pls take note before you buy this especially when u have been buying the extra virgin version and think this item is exactly the same, it is NOT! Iherb should have clarified the difference in the listing...