MeritVCO Virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk.
Fight the Swine Flu with MeritVCO Virgin Coconut Oil
Regular use of virgin coconut oil may be the supplement that can stop this virus. This is because VCO contains large amounts of lauric acid which strengthen the immune system making us resistant to harmful viruses and bacteria. However this doesn’t mean that VCO is a miracle cure that can stop swine flu attacks in an instant. The only thing that VCO can offer is an effective way of prevention. While there is no direct proof available for the efficacy of the VCO against the H1N1 virus, scientific studies have proven that VCO’s major component, lauric acid, is an effective “anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compound,” A statement released from the health experts and authorities in the coconut industry of the Philippines said, “While there is no direct proof available for the efficacy of the VCO against the H1N1 virus, scientific studies have proven that VCO’s major component, lauric acid, is an effective “anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compound.” The statement also said, “Monolaurin, a natural derivative of lauric acid, has been proven to be effective as well. Because coconut oil is made up of predominantly of medium-chain triglycerides, it becomes an efficient and non-fattening source of energy” The group of health and coconut experts includes former Health Secretary Jaime Galvez-Tan, wellness advocate Cory Quirino, and Leonardo Montemayor. ”Many regular users of VCO attest to its beneficial effect in terms of decreasing the incidence of sickness. This is consistent with its effects of enhancing the immune system and strengthening the innate capabilities of the body to protect itself against viral attacks. This is precisely the protection that we need against this new flu virus,” they added. To enjoy the health benefits of using VCO, they recommend intake of two tablespoons of VCO a day. Substituting it as ingredient for cooking would also help. Montemayor plans to ask the World Health Organization to conduct clinical tests to prove the effectiveness of using VCO against epidemics such as swine flu. Aside from stronger immune system, other health benefits of VCO include increase metabolism, prevents weight gain, improves skin and keeps the heart healthy.