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Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm sourced). Any concern, dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?
Usually safe: Although medium chain triglycerides are likely safe for most people, they may trigger certain side effects (such as nausea, stomach upset, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting). Also, regular intake of medium chain triglycerides may lead to the buildup of ketones (compounds produced when the body burns fat for energy) that can be harmful to people with diabetes and liver disease. ...Read more
I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?
What can I do for a dry nose? Have tried polysporian, saline, olive oil, coconut oil and Vaseline. Nothing helps. It cracks open then I get Mrsa.
Humidify the air: So sorry to hear you've tried so many things that haven't worked. Assuming you're not using nasal steroids for allergies or medications that dry your nose (antihistamines, etc, but there are many others), humidifying the air in your environment with a humidifier or vaporizer is probably the only thing that might help. ...Read more
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, . ..) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
Hi, im a teenage girl and I have severe acne only on my forehead. Its not getting better, I've used various things like tea tree oil, coconut oil.
Hello, I am 20 years old and suffer from Fordyce Spots on my penis. I was wondering if there is an effective way to get rid of them. I've been trying by applying Extra virgin olive oil & coconut oil. I read that heat will help by absorbing the sebum?
AG of Fordyce: They are difficult to treat and should be left alone. But discuss with your team. ...Read more
Which oil - coconut, olive, castor, bio oil or Johnson's baby oil with vitamin e, is best to remove stretch marks on legs, thighs and buttocks?
What is this rash? I've used salicylic, hydrocortisone, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda - not sweating.
More details: You need to see your doctor or dermatologist to check this out. ...Read more
Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: People who follow the"Mediterranean diet" may have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries). it's not clear whether it's the olive oil or the other components of this diet that are beneficial. It's more important to limit total fat and calories, stay physically active and choose fresh fruits & veggies and whole grain foods than to dose yourself with olive oil. ...Read more
My son is epileptic and I just weaned him off of trileptal. I am about to start him on coconut oil. Would coconut sugar be safe to use as well?
I am wondering if you can get addicted to a product called Elixinol, it is a hemp oil and coconut extract combination made up of hemp seeds and stalks?
Not very likely: At least from a physical dependency point of view. Hemp oil and similar products have a lot of CBD (cannabinodiol), which actually has actions which are pretty much the opposite of THC, and are not thought to be able to produce physical dependency. However, physical dependency is not a necessary component for having addiction (better termed now a severe substance use disorder). Why the concern? ...Read more
Is olive oil r coconut oil good for hair growth? If no what is? Can't take any pills just to afraid always been dat way, please help?
No: Niether olive oil or coconut oil helps hair grow. The only topical product that has been proven to help is rogaine (minoxidil). It is not a prescription and needs to be used for up to 2 to 3 months to see if it will work. If it does, it needs to be continued to maintain the hair growth. ...Read more
Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?
Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will also wash the products out eventually, and really this shouldn't take more than few minutes to happen. My guess is that by the time you read this, you'll already feel better. Don't wipe the surface of your eye with any object, or you can do harm. ...Read more
I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing I have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?
Yes use it: But must see the doctor, will help you heal you and prevent serious infections, also some II degree burns may ned skin graft to minimize scar formation. ...Read more
Is oil ie coconut on scalp beneficial for seborrheic dermatitis or harmful? The web is confusing on this. Is it only meant to be left for a fewmins? Y
Folk medicine: Meghan, I'm glad you're interested in health, but we've scientific treatments that actually work. A ketoconazole shampoo may turn out to be your best friend. You also deserve to have your acne managed scientifically; you're in your physical prime now and don't need two different skin problems. Many of these "pop" remedies are actually cruel internet pranks. Ask your physician for real help. ...Read more
Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. Bhg. Com) ...Read more
Monounsaturated oils: Consider avocado oil for both cooking and as an ingredient for most things you'd do with coconut oil. Avoid dietary fat sources which contain trans fats; consider nut oils, avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil as good alternatives. ...Read more
Brain function: Coconut oil is used to help brain function. It also helps with dry skin in the winter time when ingested. It looks like a jar of lard but tastes good enough--not as good as an easter egg. You can put it in hot cereal in the morning and even cook and bake with it. It heats up easily so be careful when cooking with it. ...Read more