Virgin Coconut Oil 1000 mg 120 softgels by NOW Foods

Virgin Coconut Oil 1000 mg 120 softgels

Virgin Coconut Oil 1000 mg - 120 Softgels
Item catalog number: 1718

Coconut Oil (Cocus nucifera) is a traditional dietary staple of the people of Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands and has been used in Ayurvedic herbalism for thousands of years.  NOW® Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is unrefined cold-pressed oil, and does not utilize any solvents in the manufacturing process.  Coconut oil contains no trans-fats and is a rich source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's), such as lauric acid (C-12) and caprylic acid (C-8).  MCT's are less likely to be stored in the body as fat than most other fatty acids.  Combined with essential fatty acids, it is a perfect addition to an overall healthy lipid program.*

NOW® Virgin Coconut Oil delivers the natural nutrient profile found in Genuine Whole Foods. Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International NOW also supplies Certified Organic, Pure, Virgin Coconut Oil in liquid form. Each serving may typically provide the following naturally occurring beneficial fatty acids:  Lauric Acid 1.43 g, Myristic Acid 529 mg, Caprylic Acid 221 mg, Capric Acid 177 mg, Oleic Acid 177 mg and Linoleic Acid 44 mg This product may begin to solidify at temperatures below 78 degrees F (26 degrees C). Store in a cool, dry place.  Please Recycle.

Serving size: 3 Softgels
Servings per container: 40

 

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