Coconuts have been traditionally used as a nutritional source in many countries around the world. Of late, many other amazing benefits have been discovered, but coconut oil has long been known to preserve and moisturize hair and skin.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
Everyday Vitamin Nutrition LLC, an online retailer of branded vitamins and dietary supplements, announced that they carry 100% natural coconut oil for revitalizing hair and skin from Now Foods®.
“Coconut oil is amazing. Not only is it used for many health problems, it is a wonderful topical moisturizer that leaves hair and skin feeling luxuriously silky and soft,” said Wayne Xu, Vice President of Everyday Vitamin Nutrition LLC. “The Now Foods product is 100% natural from the coconut and contains no preservatives or artificial colors that typical lotions or topical treatments contain. We know our customers will be quite pleased with it.”
With this product, Everyday Vitamin enters the cosmeceutical (cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients purporting to have health benefits) and beauty category and brings to its customers topical treatments for hair and skin.
“Everyday Vitamin is not just your typical vitamin and supplement company. We are a natural products company that promotes natural and healthy living,” Xu continues. “We make every effort to educate our customers about these products and embracing these products as part of their everyday lifestyle.”
The Benefits of Coconut Oil
Besides being a tropical fruit, coconuts are considered a functional food in that they provide health benefits above and beyond their intrinsic nutritious value. Specifically coconut oil, referred by some naturopathic physicians as the “healthiest oil” known to man, contains fewer calories than other fats. Coconut oil is mainly composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). In short, MCFA is much healthier than long-chain fatty acids (which are present in animal-derived foods) that help protect against both heart disease and atherosclerosis. It is also high in fiber, vitamins and other minerals.
In certain cultures and populations, coconut oil has been used to treat a variety of health issues including: abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds and flu and associated illnesses including fevers, cough and sore throat, constipation, dysentery, ear-aches, gingivitis, inflammation, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, sexually transmitted diseases, toothaches, tuberculosis, tumors, ulcers, upset stomach, and weakness (1).
Findings from numerous published clinical research studies have recently revealed and suggest that coconut oil has health benefits in the following therapeutic areas:
Anti-aging: It is good for preventing wrinkles and age spots.
Antioxidant source: Coconut oil serves as an antioxidant in that it fights off harmful free radicals that cause anti-aging, certain cancers such as osteoporosis, and inflammation.
Blood sugar: It helps reduce blood glucose levels and reduces the risk of diabetes.
Cardiovascular Health: Coconut oil is good for preventing heart disease. A little known fact about coconut oil is that it contains 50 percent lauric acid, which helps with preventing various heart problems such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Now, there are some that worry that coconut oil isn't good for heart disease because it has saturated fats, but apparently, the benefits out weigh the concerns.
Digestive health: It aids in digestion and absorption of essential vitamins and minerals, and bowel function.
Energy support: Coconut oil provides a natural boost of energy, enhances endurance and physical performance.
Hair: Coconut oil promotes healthy looking hair. It makes hair shiny and it reduces protein loss for damaged and undamaged hair. It also helps with dry scalp and dandruff as well. It is also used in preventing hair lice.
Immune System Function and Infectious disease: Coconut oil helps prevent sickness in the body. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil is good for preventing the flu, killing bacteria associated with ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis, as well as a variety of fungi, yeast, and other parasites. It also supports overall immune system health (1).
Skin health: Maintains the natural chemical balance of the skin. Coconut oil is good for dry skin. It helps treat various skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other dermatological problems. It also provides protection from damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Stress: Rub a little coconut oil on the forehead or use it during a massage and watch stress melt away.
Weight Loss: Coconut oil is helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. It helps to speed up metabolism, and burn calories.
Coconut oil offers many other terrific benefits such as protecting teeth from decay and the mouth from oral disease, thyroid health, and tissue healing and repair. Coconut oil has no side effects, and is non-toxic.
About Everyday Vitamin
Everyday Vitamin Nutrition LLC, is a natural health company based in Brooklyn, NY and online retailer that aims to promote nutrition and health through the sale of vitamins and supplement products, herbs and homeopathic remedies. These products include vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, diet and weight loss teas that provide numerous health benefits that assist in weight loss management, exercise nutrition and improving overall health.
Everyday Vitamin carries hundreds of well-known, trusted brands such as Genesis Today, Life Extension, Nature's Way, and Now, which have been proven safe and effective by solid scientific research.
Visit Everyday Vitamin at: http://www.everydayvitamin.com for more information.
1. Coconut Research Center Website. Available at http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/
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