Healing Properties of Coconut Oil
Can coconut oil heal wounds? The short answer is yes. There are many great uses for coconut oil including its ability to promote wound healing due to its high concentration of monolaurin. Monolaurin is a fatty acid renowned for its antimicrobial effects.
In order for coconut oil to reach its full potential, we have to first understand how wounds heal. A good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C helps the healing process and stimulates new skin cells to grow in the damaged area.
How does Coconut Oil Work to Heal?
How does CoCo work to heal? Here are some major ingredients you need to know about:
Lauric Acid: This ingredient is a powerful force. With its antibacterial properties, it’s been found that Lauric acid combats germs to effectively help heal your wounds. You’ll find that Lauric acid makes up more than 50% of the fatty acids found in coconut oil. Incredible right?!
Vitamin E: Vitamin E found in coconut oil helps to prevent scarring by helping your skin to retain moisture while boosting collagen production. Not only that, but it also helps to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCTs): Lauric acid and Monolaurin are known as medium-chain triglycerides because they are easily absorbed by the body and are loaded with health benefits. Like mentioned above, these powerhouses combat germs to help heal your wounds.
How Do I Use Coconut Oil for Healing?
Research states that coconut oil promotes collagen production and repairs skin cells which means that it makes for a great wound healing agent. Don’t worry, it’s natural and safe to use daily with no known side effects. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. All you have to do is rub Conscious Coconut Oil in between your hands to warm it up and then apply to any area as needed.
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