Thursday, December 07, 2017

MFO Gift Guide: Use Your Coconut, Part 1

With the season of giving just around the bend, I know there’s plenty of you still figuring out what to get friends and family for Christmas.

While I’ve come up with a series of great finds through my MFO Gift Guide series, here’s another brilliant idea that will really appeal to many of the people in your give list, cutting across gender, age groups and interests.

I’m talking CocoMCT®!

Personally, I love getting coconut products as a present.

Friends of ours send us a case of Vita Coco each Christmas and its one of my favorite presents. Whenever I go home with a case of Perla soap from the owners, it’s always a thrill. I got a bottle of Laurin CocoMCT® as a present from a friend a few years back and ever since, it has become a staple not just in our pantry but also in our bathroom.

But here’s one thing I discovered. There's a technical difference when it comes to the coconut oil we know and CocoMCT. I used to not have any brand preference when it came to buying coconut oil. I thought coconut oil was coconut oil, packaged and branded in different bottles. Then I realized, I had already come across the holy grail of oils and I had no clue whatsoever until I was schooled about the difference between coconut oil and CocoMCT®

I learned that from the head of the company behind CocoMCT®, Mr. Jun Lao, who explained the science behind coconut oil extraction. In a (coco)…nutshell, coconut oils are not made equal.

As we all know, coconut oil is healthy. But like all oils, coconut oil also has Long Chain Trigylcerides which cause obesity, heart disease and neuro degenerative diseases, although in lesser quantities.

And so while coconut oil is already good as it is, Laurin CocoMCT® takes it a step further by extracting all the goodness from coconut oil - the Caproic, Caprylic and Capric acids which convert easily to ketones (great for energy and metabolism – wil tell you more about that and its role in ketogenic diets soon), and the almost miraculous Lauric acid only found in coconut and palm oils which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Here’s another interesting insight. Because CocoMCT® has a low molecular weight vs regular virgin coconut oil, it has a lower melting point and stays liquid even if you put it in the refrigerator. Further proof that CocoMCT® is more soluble and easier to break down and be metabolized by our body than regular coconut oil that still has LCT.

And since I’m done with giving novelty items for the holidays, or disposable items that will just choke up our environment, I’ve decided to focus instead on either giving useful items, the gift of time or  the gift of health.

So that’s why I’m giving Laurin CocoMCT® as part of my gift giving repertoire this season. It’s just a bonus that it’s one of those rare products that is great for almost everybody in my gift list.

Will tell you 12 reasons why in my next posts!

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