Double Active Virgin Coconut Oil
Two of nature's most powerful antioxidants for the skin and internal health. At last an anti-aging cosmetic product that is so natural that you can eat it too!
Nature’s most important antioxidants for internal & external cellular protection
Enhanced metabolism & weight Loss
Protection from nervous system degeneration
Skin health and beauty
Lighter complexion and reduction in pigmentation spots
Enhanced Metabolism & Weight Loss
Both Virgin Coconut Oil and resveratrol are considered two of the hottest new discoveries in the field of natural weight loss via stimulating metabolism and fat burning. Traditional cultures that rely on Virgin Coconut Oil and coconut products for a majority of their fat intake have been shown to have one of the lowest incidences of obesity and heart disease rates in the world (see link to the Coconut Diet). Scientists now understand that the Medium Chain Fatty Acids in VCO are rapidly converted to energy and not stored as fat. Regular cheap vegetable oils (Omega 6 oils) are a main cause of obesity and excess fat deposit (after excess refined carbohydrates). VCO has the lowest Omega 6 ratio of all vegetable oils. Excess Omega 6 from cheap vegetable oils is also seen as a major cause of the rise in inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease (not to be confused with the heart healthy Omega 3 oils from fish). For full scientific studies on VCO and weight loss, please click here.
Resveratrol has also been shown to promote healthy metabolism and weight loss. Studies on animals has shown that the inclusion of resveratrol into their diets effectively reversed excess weight gain (compared to animals fed the same diet without resveratrol). The animals taking resveratrol also lived longer and had more energy. Check out our science page for more info on resveratrol and weight loss.
Brain Function & Alzheimer''s Disease
Both Virgin Coconut Oil and Resveratrol are being intensively researched for their effects on preventing and /or reversing the effects of various brain and nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, epilepsy, dementia, even schizophrenia and autism. Click here for a recent summary of Alzheimers Disease Research.
Much of the breakthrough work on Virgin Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's has been performed by Dr. Mary Newport in her book titled, Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was A Cure? In this book Dr. Newport outlines how her husbands developing Alzheimer's Disasese led her to finding the cure in simple coconut oil. For a better understanding of how Virgin Coconut Oil is of benefit in neurological disorders, please click here. In addition, Resveratrol has been widely studied for it's positive effects in preventing alzheimer's and dementia with more than 100 scientific references, click here for more scientific research links for resveratrol and Alzheimer's Disease.
Besides their role in plaque formation, oxygen free radicals also damage DNA. Damage of certain genes, such as those involved in the regulation of the cell cycle, can cause a cell to age faster or become cancerous. By scavenging these oxygen free radicals, the antioxidant resveratrol helps to boost your protection against the spread of abnormal cell activity, and thus may help you better control the aging process and prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
UV ray is known to cause tan and dark spots and is deeply related to skin ageing. It produces reactive oxygen species to make the skin coarse and less elastic. Studies have confirmed that resveratrol prevents damage to DNA caused by UV ray, increases the antioxidative potency in serum, decreases lipoperoxide (lipids damaged by reactive oxygen species), and also controls the activity of the inflammation transcription factor. Resveratrol helps prevent the effects of oxidative damage that results in dark spots, pigmentation and the loss of skin elasticity and wrinkling. Interestingly, the post-treatment external application of resveratrol was found to impart equal protection to the pretreatment; suggesting that resveratrol-mediated responses may not be sunscreen effects. Resveratrol has also been shown to have an anti-tyrosinase action and thus has potential as a safe antioxidant application for a skin whitening and clarifying effect.
Heart and circulatory health
Because resveratrol interacts with lipids, particularly low-density lipoproteins (the so-called bad cholesterol) it helps prevent oxidized LDL from forming arterial plaques (a leading cause of atherosclerosis). Scientific studies have also shown that resveratrol helps maintain blood pressure within the normal range by maintaining blood vessel elasticity and blood vessel dilation, while inhibiting inflammatory enzymes. Higher resveratrol and dietary antioxidants are believed to be responsible for the French paradox that has shown that despite the high dietary fats from meat, butter and other dairy products in the French diet, they have statistically less heart disease and obesity than other European diets. Resveratrol has shown that it assists fat metabolism, prevents atherosclerosis and promotes healthy blood pressure.