Like all fats, coconut oil is a blend of fatty acids and contains an unusual blend of both short and medium-chain fatty acids. It is this unusual composition that may offer health benefits. Although coconut oil contains 92% saturated fat — the highest amount of saturated fat in any fat source — the saturated fat from coconut is mostly in the form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are metabolized differently than other saturated fats. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, an MCT also found in human breast milk. Lauric acid makes up about 50% of coconut oil and supports a healthy immune system. The MCTs in coconut oil also has potential benefits for the brain, heart, and body composition.
- Contains 1,000 mg of virgin coconut oil per softgel.
- Vegan softgel made from gelatinous seaweed extract (Irish Moss; Chondrus crispus).