MANILA — Virgin coconut oil can help destroy the novel coronavirus, according to Filipino researchers, following months of experiments on the product as a potential antiviral agent. Jaime C. Based on a research funded by the Department of Science and Technology DOST , compounds from coconut oil and virgin coconut oil decreased coronavirus count by 60 to 90 percent at low viral load. Researchers also discovered that the compounds were observed to improve cell survival, the PCHRD said. But the agency cautioned that more experiments were needed to determine whether higher concentration of coconut oil compounds would further reduce the replication rate of the virus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID This, after Filipino researchers have finished conducting clinical trials of virgin coconut oil at a hospital in Laguna, which involved 56 participants.
What Are the Health Benefits of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?
The American Heart Association, the U. Department of Agriculture and the American Dietetic Association warn against consuming coconut oil because of its high saturated fat content, which can raise cholesterol and blood lipids, possibly leading to heart disease. However, some recent small studies have shown that coconut oil, particularly organic extra virgin coconut oil, may have some health benefits if consumed in small amounts. Some studies use hydrogenated coconut oils that contain trans fats, which have been linked to higher cholesterol and LDL levels. More recent studies using virgin coconut oil have shown health benefits.
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