10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil [2020 UPDATE]

6 – Coconut oil and candida

The results of an in vitro study revealed that coconut oil was more effective in comparison to the antifungal drug fluconazole against a variety of Candida species, which included Candida albicans. The researchers recommended that coconut oil should be used for treating fungal infections considering the emergence of drug-resistant Candida species.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 17651080

The capric acid in coconut oil is effective at killing all 3 strains of Candida albicans by disrupting or disintegrating the cell membrane which results in the cytoplasm (contents of the cell) shrinking.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 11600381

Caprylic acid, another fatty acid found in coconut oil has also been show to be effective in eliminating Candida, and has been shown to be superior to the anti-fungal drug fluconazole.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 21830350

The lauric acid found in coconuts as well as its derivative monolaurin which is converted from lauric acid in the body, is effective in eliminating various fungi, such as Candida albicans and ringworm.4✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 20008774

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