Coconut oil is a remarkably versatile substance. While most fats and oils are made up of three long chain fatty acids bound together (a triglyceride), coconut oil is predominantly composed of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Because MCTs are physically smaller than long-chain triglycerides they don’t require the same degree of digestion. They are absorbed whole and can be used directly as a source of energy, whereas long chain fats require the expenditure of some metabolic energy in order for them to be broken down to provide energy. This quality makes MCTs from coconut oil an excellent fuel source for dieters, body builders, or anyone with sluggish metabolism or brain fog.
Likewise, because coconut oil molecules are smaller than other oils they are absorbed more readily by the skin. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer (that naturally smells fantastic!) and can be used directly out of the shower, after sun exposure, or as a diaper cream.
Botanica’s Coconut Oil is made from cold-pressed fresh coconuts that are organically grown and non-GMO, making it an excellent choice for you, your family, and the planet!