To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize.
Research has uncovered amazing facts about this fruit; namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), these unique fats include: •Caprylic acid, •Lauric acid, •Capric acid. And around 62% of the oils in coconut are made up of these 3 healthy fatty acids. 91% of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat and provide the perfect source of energy!
Why Is Coconut Oil Healthy For Pets
The big benefits of coconut oil comes from the type of fats it is made of. Coconut oil is almost exclusively (more than 90%) saturated fat and is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood”.
MCT’s are coconut oils secret weapon. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) is good fat, the kind that provides an array of benefits which include digestion improvement, immune system support, metabolic function that assists with weight loss, skin and coat health and thyroid health.
MCT is made up of Lauric Acid, Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Myristic Acid and Palmitic. Coconut oil also contains about 2% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids).
Lauric acid has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Capric and caprylic acid also have similar properties as lauric acid and are best known for their anti-fungal effects
In addition, MCTs are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel and energy, enhancing athletic performance and aiding weight loss. In dogs, the MCTs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs
- Healthy Skin and Coat
- Improves Digestion
- Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis
- Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)
- Improves Memory and Brain Function
- Improves Energy and Endurance
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment
- Prevents Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
- Coconut Oil for Weight loss