Treating Candida with Virgin Coconut Oil: Is It A Myth or Reality?

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With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it is not a surprise that many people fall victim to diseases such as obesity, high-blood and cancer. There is a growing need for healthier foods and supplements to counter the negative effects of stress and other disease-causing factors.

One of the most popular options available in the market is Virgin Coconut Oil. VCO is considered a superfood because it contains nutrients and minerals that are beneficial to one’s health. It is known that Virgin Coconut Oil can help lessen the risk of high blood because of the fatty acids it contains. But did you know that Virgin Coconut Oil can also be used to treat Candida or yeast infections?

Candida is a yeast infection often caused by allergies, high-sugar diet, stress, poor digestion and elimination, and frequent use of medicines like antibiotics or corticosteroids. According to research conducted by Tufts University, Virgin Coconut Oil is effective in controlling the overgrowth of C.albicans or the fungal pathogen.

How does Coconut Oil Fight Candida?

Virgin Coconut Oil contains 3 fatty acids – Capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid, all of which have been found to be effective in treating yeast infection. These fatty acids have antifungal properties with caprylic acid as the most potent. All fatty acids work together in killing Candida albicans, the fungi responsible for the said disease. Several studies have been done to test the effectiveness of these fatty acids in combating Candida and all have been successful.

Another remarkable discovery they’ve made is that Candida is unable to develop antimicrobial resistance to Virgin Coconut Oil, which means that it can effectively and completely eliminate Candida from the body. In addition, researchers have found that Virgin Coconut Oil doesn’t harm the good bacteria or what is often referred to as probiotics, which is essential in fighting Candida infection and promoting good gastrointestinal health.

How To Use Virgin Coconut Oil to Treat Yeast Infection

Now that we know how good virgin Coconut Oil is in fighting Candida, the next question is how to use it. The great thing about VCO is that it can be taken both internally and externally. Here are just some of the most common ones:

Add it to your diet. The easiest way to use Virgin Coconut Oil is to include it on your diet. It is recommended to add at least 3-5 tablespoon of coconut oil into your diet. You can cook with it, use it as a dressing or mix it in your dishes.

Use it as an essential oil. Virgin Coconut oil is not only good for gastrointestinal yeast infections. It can also be applied to yeast infections on your skin. All you need to do is to clean the affected area and apply the oil. Repeat several times in a day until the infection disappears.

For cleansing. Virgin Coconut oil can also be used to wash the affected area. All you need to do is to mix warm, distilled water and 4 tablespoon of coconut oil, and then use the mixture to clean the infection. Repeat the procedure until the infection is gone.

For more information of what makes Jimalie Virgin Coconut Oil truly unique in Australia, click here.

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