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VIRGIN COCONUT OIL- Healthiest Oil on Earth

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Is Virgin Coconut Oil really the healthiest oil on earth??
Read the research at www.coconutoil.com and find out for yourself!!

How We Discovered this Unique Oil
When I first read about the health benefits of coconut oil, I asked my wife Marianita, who grew up on a coconut plantation here in the Philippines, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that we didn't have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores here in the Philippines. She said there was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered bucket for about 24 hours. After 24-36 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. So we started making our coconut oil that way and using it for our cooking needs with our three children. We couldn't believe how great it tasted, and how healthy we felt. We had been living on Mt. Banahaw for almost two years by that time, and in the year 2000 telephone service was provided to our rural farming community, allowing me to put up a website about our Philippine Herbs. I decided to put our Virgin Coconut Oil up on the website, not really expecting people to order it because it was a bit expensive since we had to hire people to make the oil, and shipping cost a bit because of the weight. Boy were we surprised when people started ordering, and then re-ordering it because they felt so great after using it! They told us there was no other coconut oil like it on the market. (See a sample of testimonies below.)

Before long we had businesses contacting us asking how to order it in bulk. So we discussed how we could mass produce this kind of oil, and almost abandoned the product because we didn't want to lose the traditional way of making it. In the end, we decided to just keep making it the same way, by having others in our coconut community also make the oil the traditional way. We now have a US distribution center, so that you can order this unique Virgin Coconut oil directly from us off this website and have it delivered to your home in only a few days! The success has so overwhelmed us, that many other coconut communities here in the Philippines are looking at producing this also.

Brian Shilhavy, President, Tropical Traditions, Inc.

Characteristics of Our Virgin Coconut Oil
This Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals a 50% - 53% content of lauric acid. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed to make coconut milk. The milk is then fermented for 24-36 hours, and the oil is then separated and filtered from the curds. No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used here for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. This high-grade virgin coconut oil has a long shelf life due to coconut oil's natural anti-oxidant properties. It has the longest shelf life of any plant oil!

"The Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil I highly recommend."
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Harvesting Organic Coconuts

What is "Virgin Coconut Oil?"
Find out how different grades of coconut oil are made. Click here.

Transporting organic coconuts far away from the pollution of any city or roads in the rural mountain areas of Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines, in preparation to make Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil.

How is This Oil Used?*

This grade of coconut oil can be applied directly to the skin for conditioning. It is great in the hair for eliminating dandruff. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. For those looking to lose weight naturally, switching to Virgin Coconut Oil can burn off unwanted pounds. Virgin Coconut Oil is also great for digestive disorders such as Crohn's disease, IBS, and Colits. It is a powerful agent in killing intestinal parasites. Thyroid sufferers are finding that Virgin Coconut oil boosts the metabolism and raises body temperatures. And there is exciting research showing that the MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in coconut oil act to kill Candida Albicans! These MCTs are also responsible for revving up metabolism and giving energy, which holds promise for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers, as well as others who need to boost their energy. It is also great as a carrier for massage oils, and is highly valued as an ingredient in natural soaps and skin care products.

Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral and antibacterial agent. It is currently being used in treating AIDS. Monolaurin is a monoglyceride of lauric acid. Lauric acid is also found in human mother's milk. Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult include about 3.5 Tbsp. of coconut oil per day in their diet.


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    Virgin Coconut Oil
    What is Virgin Coconut Oil ?

    Virgin Coconut Oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called non-copra (see below for a definition of copra). Chemicals and high heating are not used in further refining. There are currently two main processes of manufacturing Virgin Coconut Oil:

    1. Quick drying of fresh coconut meat which is then used to press out the oil. Using this method, minimal heat is used to quick dry the coconut meat, and the oil is then pressed out via mechanical means.

    2. Wet-milling. With this method the oil is extracted from fresh coconut meat without drying first. "Coconut milk" is expressed first by pressing. The oil is then further separated from the water. Methods which can be used to separate the oil from the water include boiling, fermentation, refrigeration, enzymes and mechanical centrifuge.

    The method used by our suppliers at Mt. Banahaw Health Products Corporation in the Philippines is fermentation. The coconut milk expressed from the freshly harvested coconuts is fermented for 24-36 hours. During this time, the water separates from the oil. The oil is then slightly heated for a short time to remove moisture, and filtered. The result is a clear coconut oil that retains the distinct scent and taste of coconuts. This is a traditional method of coconut oil extraction that has been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Laboratory tests show that this is a very high quality coconut oil, with the lauric acid content being 50% to 53%. This oil is not mass produced, but made by hand just as it has been done for hundreds of years. Since our suppliers live in the community where the coconuts grow, they personally guarantee that the best organic coconuts available are used in producing this Virgin Coconut Oil, and that no chemicals whatsoever are used in the growing or processing of the coconuts.

    How is Virgin Coconut Oil different from other coconut oils?
    Most commercial grade coconut oils are made from copra. Copra is basically the dried kernel (meat) of the coconut. It can be made by smoke drying, sun drying, or kiln drying, or derivatives or a combination of these three. If standard copra is used as a starting material, the unrefined coconut oil extracted from copra is not suitable for consumption and must be purified - that is refined. This is because the way most copra is dried is very unsanitary. Most of the copra is dried under the sun in the open air, where it is exposed to insects and molds. The standard end product made from copra is RBD coconut oil. RBD stands for refined, bleached, and deodorized. Both high heat and chemicals (e.g. solvent extractions) are used in this method.

    RBD oil is also often hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. Hydrogenated oils have been shown to increase serum cholesterol levels which contribute to heart disease.

    One of the main differences between Virgin Coconut oil and refined coconut oils is the scent and taste. All Virgin Coconut Oils retain the fresh scent and taste of coconuts, whereas the copra-based refined coconut oils have no taste at all due to the refining process.
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    Philippine Made Coconut Oil
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    Coconut oil: Hailed as a multi-purpose miracle oil and the healthiest oil on earth.

    History of Coconut Oil

    For about 3960 years of the of the past 4000 years of the documented historical use of the fruits of the coconut palm as a food and a pharmaceutical, the news has all been good. It was seen as a sustainable resource from which the harvested materials influenced every aspect of the lives of tropical communities, but most importantly its fruit, the coconut flesh, water, milk and oil.

    The use of coconut oil around the world in tropical regions is prolific: South and Central America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Micro-, Mele- and Poly-nesia and most of Asia. The uses are so respected that they were documented by Ayurvedic medicine in Sanskrit from 1500BC in all areas relating to the mind, body and spirit. Early European explorers, including Captain Cook, wrote affectionately about the beauty of communities across the Pacific using coconut oil as an integral part of their daily lives. During WWII the water of the young green coconut was successfully used as a substitute for a saline drip saving the lives of many allied soldiers. After the war, in England coconut oil was sold as "margarine" and in the USA as “coconut butter”.

    However, this all changed in 1954 even though it has been known for nearly a century that coconut oil is more nutritious than other oils.

    Over many decades coconut oil received bad publicity due to its saturated fat content, but modern research has shown that not all saturated fats are alike and coconut oil is unique in its structural make-up due to its medium chain fatty acids (triglycerides). Most research done on coconut oil in the past was done on hydrogenated coconut oil, which is altered from its original form.

    What the proponents of "saturated fat is bad for you" did not do, was to differentiate between the three different types of saturated fat. All the saturated fats were simply generalised under one category. Some saturated fat is in fact necessary for human health. Modern research shows that the medium chain fatty acids are more easily digested than fats found in other oils. This is because they are processed directly in the liver and immediately converted into energy. There is therefore less strain on the liver, pancreas and digestive system.

    Purchase Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil through your local UK health food store or click here to purchase online in the UK and Europe

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    What is certified organic virgin coconut oil ?

    Pure coconut oil is made from fresh coconuts, NOT copra (used for many coconut oils) and the resulting product should have a distinct taste and fragrance. Oils made from copra have to be refined bleached and deodorised to make them fit for human consumption and they have no fragrance or flavour. These may or may not be hydrogenated oils.

    Coconut oil from Coconut Connections is certified through the growing, harvesting, production and repackaging of the oil. Any oil that claims to be organic and does not conform to the above specification, is NOT organic. For example, if the oil is certified organic in its place of origin through the above procedures and then repackaged in a location that does not conform to organic processes, then the oil is no longer organic - you don't know where it's been!

    Made with coconuts from traditional palms - not hybrid varieties
    Unrefined *
    Unbleached *
    Non-deodorised *
    Free of chemicals
    Free of GMO ingredients
    Manufactured with low level heat (below 60oC)
    Certified organic by Organic Herb Growers of Australia (recognised by the Soil Association in the UK)
    * Most coconut oils on sale in the UK today are RBD (refined, bleached and deodorised).

    You may be interested to compare the above with Dr. Joseph Mercola's specification for the best quality coconut oil. Dr. Mercola hosts one of the most frequently visited health websites in the world and is renowned for researching the healthiest foods.

    To purchase our smooth and creamy Coconut Oil please visit your local independent health food store (UK only) or click here to purchase online.

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    What can coconut oil do for me ?

    To begin with coconut oil is the safest oil to cook with. It will not form trans fatty acids during cooking, even at high temperatures, unlike other oils (including olive oil).

    Much research on the nutritional and medicinal benefits of coconut oil has surfaced in recent years. Much of that research has been done by Dr. Mary Enig. Dr. Enig has classified coconuts as a "functional food," which provides health benefits above and beyond the basic nutrients. As a "functional food," coconut oil is now being recognized by the medical community as a powerful tool against immune diseases.

    Virgin coconut oil is also used for making soaps and lotions.

    To add Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to your diet, visit your local UK independent health food store or click here.

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    Is it OK to use coconut oil on the skin and hair ?

    Although our oil is sold as a food product, there are many people around the world who have used coconut oil for this purpose for centuries. Should you choose to apply the oil to the hair and scalp, apply 20 – 30 minutes before washing or, for best results, leave on overnight (placing a clean towel on your pillow to protect it). Wash out the oil in the morning with a toxin free shampoo.

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    Why haven't I heard about coconut oil before now ?

    See below - "Why do some say that Coconut Oil is bad for you?"

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    Why do some say coconut oil is bad for you ?

    While this claim has been widely disproved in many scientific studies and journals, unfortunately this perception is still around.

    The tropical oils were very popular in the US food industry prior to World War II. The US is the largest exporter of soybeans. The well oiled marketing machinery funded by the soy bean and corn industry and supported by the American Heart Association was committed to change the American Diet, calling among others, for the substitution of saturated fats for polyunsaturates. The Prudent Diet, as it was called, left a legacy which still haunts us today. 40 years on, this conceptual change in the eating habits of Americans has negatively influenced and changed the dietary regimes of societies all around the world that were initially not even affected by America's particular meat, potato and milk diet. So determined was the pursuit of the American industries in converting their claims into magnificent billboards of health and wealth that even small island nations in the South Pacific were converted by this powerful marketing machine to change centuries of dietary traditions of tropical oils to importing polyunsaturated fats. Today heart disease is still on the increase and obesity, linked to the “new” American diet, is a major social problem worldwide that has governments worried about the health care cost of future generations. The U.K. and Australia unfortunately, are racing to catch up to their allies with a large percentage of the population being defined as overweight.

    Studies were done to show that coconut oil, and all saturated fats, were bad for one's health because they raised serum cholesterol levels. However, these studies were done on hydrogenated coconut oil, and all hydrogenated oils produce higher serum cholesterol levels, whether they are saturated or not. Recent research shows that it is the presence of trans fatty acids that causes health problems, as they are fatty acid chains that have been altered from their original form in nature by the oil refining process.

    Although many studies at the time had also shown research to the contrary, the mud stuck and by the mid 60’s the reputation of all saturated oils in America had been destroyed.

    Critical modern research is starting to show that dietary changes based on the evidence presented by these early studies were at the very least premature and at worst placed the health millions of people at risk. However, time will only tell whether the greatest crime of this initiative will have been the bundling of all saturated fats, whether from meat, dairy or vegetable source together under the one label: Deadly Diet.

    The travesty of this action was that one of nature’s most amazing resources, tropical oils, and especially coconut oil with all its functional, nutritional and pharmaceutical possibilities, has been lost to modern medicine for decades. Although saturated, coconut oil is structurally, pharmaceutically and behaviorally different to any other natural oil or fat.

    However, we have reached a critical time in our history and modern medical research has allowed us to scientifically dispel many of the theories of the recent past and show the complexity of our modern lifestyle and diet. More importantly however, this critical research into coconut oil has pinpointed the one aspect that makes the case for coconut oil to be reaccepted, and to once again become a legitimate part of our daily diet.

    To find general information on the researched health benefits of coconut oil in the diet, simply type coconut oil into the search box of your favourite search engine and you'll find loads of information!

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    More frequently asked questions

    Does coconut oil need to be kept in the fridge?
    What happens when virgin coconut oil is heated?
    Is your coconut oil heated during the manufacturing process?
    Will heating virgin coconut oil turn it into a hydrogenated oil?
    What's the best way to use virgin coconut oil?
    How is your virgin coconut oil different from other coconut oils found in stores?
    Is your coconut oil organic?
    Are all coconuts naturally organic?
    Are coconuts a nut, fruit, or vegetable?
    Are there Omega 3 fatty acids in VCO?
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    Where does your oil come from ?

    Our Certified Organic Coconut oil is sourced from the tropical un-polluted islands of the South Pacific. The oil is processed on certified organic plantations using innovative technology to produce a high quality unrefined virgin coconut oil. This coconut oil is saturated fat, which has been organically processed and does not contain any trans-fatty acid or fats produced by modern refining and processing methods.
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    Coconut Oil: Nature's Natural Germ Fighter
    Today people are suffering and dying from illnesses that 40 years ago were predicted to be wiped out by antibiotics. Infectious diseases are now the third leading killer of Americans, behind cancer and heart disease. Most pathogenic bacteria have developed drug resistance. In addition, anti-viral drugs that have been developed only help to reduce the severity of the infection and cannot eliminate the virus completely.

    One of the worst viral infections in modern times is AIDS, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (WV). This virus attacks the cells of the immune system, leaving the person vulnerable to infection by any number of opportunistic organisms. Infection by these organisms eventually causes the victim's death. As yet, none of the antiviral drugs can stop it. On the other hand, 2-monolaurin (formed by the body from the coconut oil) dissolves the lipid envelope that protects pathogenic viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms. This 2-monolaurin is selective, however, in its action. It will not harm the normal gut flora of the intestinal tract, though it is deadly to pathogens.

    When coconut oil is eaten, the body transforms its unique fatty acids into powerful anti-microbial powerhouses capable of defeating some of the most notorious disease-causing micro-organisms. Coconut oil is in essence a natural antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoal food. Much research has been done proving coconut oil's effectiveness in fighting sickness and disease.

    What About Heart Disease?
    People who traditionally consume large quantities of coconut oil as a part of their ordinary diet have a very low incidence of heart disease and have normal blood cholesterol levels. This has been well supported by epidemiological observations recorded in many studies. If anything, the studies show that coconut oil is heart healthy and that there is no correlation between coconut oil consumption and heart disease. Coconut oil also helps to reduce platelet stickiness, it stimulates metabolism, will actually promote lower cholesterol and has been shown to reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack. Coconut oil has been shown to lower fat deposition, reduce the tendency to form blood clots, reduce free radicals in cells, lower levels of blood and liver cholesterol, raise antioxidant reserves in cells and lower the incidence of heart disease in population studies.

    Money, politics, and misinformation have been at the heart of people's understanding about coconut oil. Coconut oil, though it is a saturated fat, is not like other fats. It has much shorter fatty acid chains so it is digested, metabolized, and utilized by the body differently from all the other oils.

    How do I use Virgin Coconut Oil?
    You can use this VCNO just as you would any other oil. It will be a solid at temperatures below 76 degrees and a liquid at higher temperatures. Therefore as a solid it can be used as you would butter and as a liquid like any other oil. Many people just eat it raw to make sure they get their therapeutic dosage each day. Try mixing it with a nut butter or honey, it's delicious. It is great for your skin, too.

    Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Our pure, organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil has a long shelf life due to coconut oil's natural anti-oxidant properties. Virgin Coconut Oil may be kept on the pantry shelf at room temperature and will still retain its sweet coconut taste and fragrance for over a year.

    This very light oil is valued for its conditioning of the skin, and can be applied directly to the skin for conditioning, protection from the sun, and replenishing oils necessary for soft supple skin. It is also great in the hair for eliminating dandruff or other scalp problems. Warm the oil and liberally apply it to the scalp approximately 20 minutes before you shampoo your hair.

    As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept intact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains to free radicals and trans fats, even when used in high cooking temperatures. Virgin Coconut Oil is not only the safest oil to use for cooking it is the healthiest oil to use in your diet.

    Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult include about 3.5 Tbsp. of coconut oil per day in their diet.

    Coconut Oil for Weight Loss?
    The seed oils have very long fatty acid chains, easily form trans fatty acids when heated and are hard to digest. It has been shown that they lower a person's metabolic rate and cause weight gain. Dr. Raymond Peat says the seed oils cause hypothyroidism which is a major contributing factor of weight gain. People who substitute virgin coconut oil for seed oils in their diet often see weight gradually drop without any dieting at all. The medium chain fatty acids in the coconut oil are easily digested and burn more like carbohydrates. The coconut oil also speeds up metabolism encouraging the burning of calories. So, yes, Virgin Coconut Oil can help you lose weight!

    Coconut Oil for Cirrhosis and Hepatitis C?
    The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It detoxifies, builds proteins and fats, secretes hormones, stores vitamins and minerals, produces bile necessary for digestion, and a hundred or so other functions vital for maintaining proper health. Both Hepatitis C and cirrhosis can be fatal. Researchers have been finding coconut oil to be of great benefit to liver health. The medium chain fatty acids in Virgin Coconut Oil go straight to the liver from the digestive tract. The anti-microbial fatty acids can then clean the liver of harmful micro-organisms as well as protect it from free-radical reactions. Research has shown that in the laboratory, medium chain fatty acids are effective against Hepatitis C infections. Virgin Coconut Oil will also help with cirrhosis. A few studies have shown both natural palm and coconut oils to be effective in preventing alcohol-induced cirrhosis and, as stated by one researcher "reverse alcohol related liver injury".
  • moonshinemoonshine PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    meron bang local sellers nito? baka naman lumabas mas mahal pa ito sa canola, soybean oil, or even olive oil.
  • markpaulmarkpaul PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    P200 ang 250 ML at Mercury Drug
  • pollywogpollywog PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ...mas mahal nga sa Canola at Olive oils!
  • moonshinemoonshine PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    yep... kung ganito kamahal papaano magiging alternative sa atin ito... ironic pero kahit mayaman ang bansa natin sa coconut, kung ganito kamahal ang paggawa ng virgin coco oil, this will end up on the tables of the rich and the rich countries who can afford to buy it.
  • Are there several brands to choose from? Is it available at all Mercury Drug outlets?
  • markpaulmarkpaul PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I think so
  • GilmoreGalGilmoreGal PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    i really dunno whom to believe. Some said that Virgin coconut oil as a "miracle oil" are all hype
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  • pinkrosepinkrose PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I just use this for my hair but I don't drink it.
  • well--if you think it's too expensive--just get some fresh coconut in the market--squeeze milk out--i don't know how much more virgin you can get than that--

    it's kind of ridiculous they are makign it so expensive when we live in coconut land
  • Nutrizen Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:
    “First Cold Press” (first 30%), extracted from the finest of fresh and matured coconuts

    250ml = P120
    500ml = P230

    3 X 250ml = P360, free shipping within Metro Manila
    2 X 500ml = P460, free shipping within Metro Manila

    Best regards,
    [email protected]
  • any more brands?
  • Nature's Gift
    P 275 per liter
    P 110 per 330 ml.

    pm me for details
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    We buy coconut and VCO made by farmers from Marinduque so that we could help them have extra income. All our products were sourced from Coconut farmers from Marinduque.

    Also try buying this months issue of ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE, our company was featured this April.

    If interested we have many branches including provincial branches and one in Tiendesitas in Ortigas, Pasig under novelty items.

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  • pra s kin, effective po 2ng VCO s lahat... kc ntry ko n rn po uminom nito. and gumgnda ung pkiramdam ko kpg regular ang intkae ko nito.. un lng nga po, my feeling kc n pra me msusuka pg umiinom ako nito ska prang nauumay n ewan ako pg iniinom ko 'to. ska s ngaun po, medjo ntigil rn kmi muna s pag inom kc d nga nkkbili agad.

    pro, ang mganda s VCO kpg umiinom k nito is regular ang bowel mo ska ung kutis mo rn gumganda..*okay*

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