Sunday, July 8, 2018
How To Use Coconut Oil For Dogs And Cats. The benefits of coconut oil are enormous and have found usefulness in both animals and man. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid, a saturated fatty acid that is converted in the body to monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound with numerous beneficial properties, such as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoal. Lauric acid destroys lipid-coated bacteria, fungus and viruses such as herpes, the measles, influenza, hepatitis C and HIV, ringworm and athlete’s foot. Research shows that medium chain triglycerides (MCT) such as those found in coconut oil provide a wide range of health advantages: 1) Help with weight loss as MCTs increase metabolism this sends signals of satiety and cannot be stored as fat. 2) Improve digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.(A,D,E,K) 3) Benefit the skin and coat 4) Provide a rapid form of non-carbohydrate energy. Coconut oil is termed a super-food for the brain.typically called brain food. Coconut oil is proven to improve brain function in older dogs which have important implications for people and animals. In a recent study, 24 senior Beagles fed a diet supplemented with 5.5% coconut oil showed significant improvement in cognitive ability within just one month. The scientists concluded that the MCTs (as contained in coconut oil) provided an alternative source of brain energy for the senior dogs. The brain requires a lot of energy, most of which is satisfied when our bodies metabolize glucose from the foods we eat. This process reduces with age as we metabolize glucose less efficiently, leaving a “gap” in the brain’s energy requirement. When this occurs, alternative sources of fuel become important to fill this gap and provide much-needed energy to the brain. This is where coconut oil supplement comes in handy. Coconut oil used for treatment of skin allergies and to groom coat giving a lustrous shine.