Garden of Life™ Extra Virgin
Coconut Oil (CO) is the
healthiest and most versatile unprocessed dietary oil
in the world. Once thought to be a "bad"
fat, coconut oil has been proven to be a stable,
healthy saturated fat that can help maintain your cholesterol levels, support
your thyroid function, ease
digestive disorder symptoms, avert hypoglycemia
cravings and provide many other health benefits.
Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains lauric acid—the kind found in mother's milk—along
with other medium-chain fatty acids. These super fatty
acids are quickly metabolized and converted to energy
in your body, rather than being stored as fat. Garden
of Life Extra Virgin CO is made with only the
freshest, organically grown coconuts.
Return to the purity of
the world's healthiest oil with Garden of Life Extra
The Healthiest Unprocessed Dietary Oil
Made from Certified Organic Coconuts
Contains Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti-fungal Properties
Abundant in Medium Chain Fatty Acids
Improve HDL and LDL Cholesterol Ratios
Shown to Support Healthy Thyroid Function
May Help to Promote Proper Weight Management
Reduce Hypoglycemic Cravings
May Improve Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
Known to promote smooth & supple skin
Withstands Wide Heat Ranges Without Oxidation
Delicious Coconut Flavor and Aroma
What makes Garden of Life
Extra Virgin CO different?
Early researchers failed to distinguish between
saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
They assumed all fats (including coconut oil) were
unhealthy because they raised serum cholesterol
levels. But in revisiting those studies, researchers
discovered that all fats are not created equal. Newer
research proves saturated fats rich in the medium
chain fatty acids like those found in Garden of Life
Extra Virgin CO are very beneficial. In the
body, lauric acid, which accounts for 50-55% of the
total fatty acids in Garden of Life Extra Virgin CO, converts to monolaurin, a powerful
monoglyceride that destroys viruses, bacteria and
Coconut oil has been used as a cooking
oil for thousands of years, and is still a staple in
the diets of many people living in tropical areas
today. It was once popular here in the United States
as well, until shortages of imported oils during WW II
created the need to promote local oils like soybean
and corn oil. Soon, polyunsaturated fats became the
norm in this country; and with it came a rise in
obesity, higher cholesterol levels, and degenerative
diseases related to aging.
CO has been shown to reduce
the symptoms of digestive disorders, support overall
immune function, and help prevent bacterial, viral and
fungal infections. People who consistently use coconut
oil, report changes in their ability to go without
eating for several hours without experiencing the
effects of hypoglycemia.
A study conducted in Yucatan, where CO
is a staple, showed that metabolic rates
of people living there were 25% higher than in
comparable test subjects living in the United States.
Increased metabolic rate is a key to healthy weight
management and could account for the leanness of
people living in areas where CO is consumed
on a daily basis. The study further observed that
local women displayed none of the symptoms commonly
associated with menopause.
Good Fat vs
Research done in the 1950s concluded
that all fat was bad! Today, many people still equate
fat with weight gain, clogged arteries, and high blood
pressure. However, certain fats actually help to
prevent those conditions and are essential to good
Early researchers failed to
distinguish between saturated, monounsaturated, and
polyunsaturated fats. They assumed at the time, that
all fats (including CO) were unhealthy
because they raised serum cholesterol levels. But, in
revisiting those studies, researchers found that
hydrogenated (refined) CO had been used. All
hydrogenated oils produce higher serum cholesterol
levels, and contribute to greater oxidation and free
radicals in the body. In fact, further research has
shown that excess amounts of trans-fatty acids (found
in hydrogenated vegetable oils) increase the risk of
degenerative diseases and other age-related maladies.
Studies have shown that the amount of
unsaturated oil in the diet strongly affects the rate
at which wrinkled skin develops. Taken internally and
used topically, Extra Virgin CO is
effective at slowing down that process.
Extra Virgin CO has
tremendous antiviral properties. Lauric Acid makes up
50 to 55 % of the medium-chain fatty acids in CO. In the body, Lauric Acid converts into monolaurin,
a compound which is good at fighting viral pathogens,
and is also present in large quantities in breast
milk, where it protects infants from viral, bacterial
and parasitic infections.
Extra Virgin CO is
produced by the same methods Filipino farmers have
been using for thousands of years. Meat extracted from
only the freshest, organically grown coconuts is
shredded and cold-pressed to make coconut milk. The
milk is left to ferment for 24-36 hours, during which
time the oil separates. The end product is an aromatic
coconut oil that retains its taste and aroma, as well
as its nutritional value for a very long time. In
fact, Extra Virgin CO has a longer shelf
life than any other plant oil.
Aroma and Taste Says It All!
Apart from its healthful benefits, the
aroma and taste alone is enough to convince anyone to
use Extra Virgin CO. Unsaturated oils go
rancid in a fairly short time, imparting a stale odor
When tested, Extra Virgin CO stored at room temperature for a year, showed
no signs of rancidity. Of greatest interest, is its
ability to withstand wide temperature ranges during
cooking, without the oxidizing effects that occur with
other plant-based oils.
Garden of Life® Extra Virgin CO contains NO HYDROGENATED OILS and is not
bleached, refined, or deodorized.
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