Most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs. By contrast, coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. Coconut oil is nature's richest source of these healthy MCFAs. These MCFAs are digested more easily and utilized differently by the body than other fats. In short, whereas other fats are stored in the body's cells, the MCFAs in coconut oil are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. So when you eat coconut oil, the body uses it immediately to make energy rather than store it as body fat. Because this quick and easy absorption puts less strain on your pancreas, liver and digestive system, coconut oil "heats up" the metabolic system and is outstanding for those who wants to lose weight.

The lauric acid in coconut oil is used by the body to make the same disease-fighting fatty acid derivative monolaurin that babies make from the lauric acid they get from their mothers milk. Monolaurin is the actual compound responsible for helping to strengthen the immune system. The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are considered so nutritious that they have been used in baby formulas, and in hospitals to feed the critically ill, those on tube feeding, and those with digestive problems. Coconut oil is exceptionally helpful for pregnant women, nursing moms, the elderly, those concerned about digestive health, athletes, and those of you who just want to enhance your overall health.

Coconut oil contains no dangerous trans-fats, which are found in vegetable oils (including olive oil), margarine, shortening and more. Trans-fats can raise LDLs or "bad" cholesterol levels and lead to clogged arteries, heart disease, type-II diabetes and more, and should be avoided. Coconut oil is not destroyed by heat. The medium chain fatty acids are very resistant to heat. Coconut oil is one of the best and safest oils to use in cooking, because it does not turn into a trans fat on heating like other seed oils.

Virgin Coconut Oil vs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil--Don't be mislead by the term "extra virgin" when used in conjunction with coconut oil. This term is borrowed from the olive oil industry and there is no such product or existing standard that can be applied to coconut oil production. If you see the term "extra virgin" be assured that it is simply a marketing ploy to encourage you to believe that the oil has something more to offer than virgin coconut oil.

Tropical Tops Virgin Coconut Oil is imported from South Pacific islands. The pacific Islanders still use their traditional way of making the virgin coconut oil. The oil is made from fresh coconuts from palm trees which are organically grown and the oil is also organically processed using only physical ways. It is free from pesticides, GMOs and hexane. It contains No trans or hydrogenated fat and is not refined, deodorised and bleached. Nothing is added or taken away from the oil. It has a rich natural coconut taste and aroma.

Tropical Tops Virgin Coconut Oil contains 49% lauric acid. It has light, non-greasy taste. Tropical Tops Virgin Coconut Oil is so delicious, you'll want to use it nearly every time you cook. It can be used to fry, stir-fry, BBQ, sauté or spread on bread; to make smoothies, juiced drinks or mayonnaise…. The benefits of Coconut Oil don't stop in your kitchen. Professional massage therapists have used pure coconut oil to knead away tight stressed muscles for many years. Coconut oil will aid in restoring your skin's youthful appearance. It also penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying tissues.

Tropical Tops Virgin Coconut Oil will solidify below 25°C (77°F). Warm to liquefy. The optimal amount for an adult is between 2 and 3 tablespoons per day. It is best to use coconut oil three times a day at meal times. We recommend that you begin with a smaller amount and build up to the recommended dosage if necessary.