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WHAT IS COCOTHERAPY?

WHAT IS COCOTHERAPY?

CocoTherapy® believes in the total well-being of all living things. It is an all-natural, earth-conscious brand that centers on the common belief that coconuts are a healthy food that has nourished populations around the world for generations. The coconut tree is extremely valued as both a source of food and medicine among Asian and Pacific populations, that it is often called "The Tree of Life." CocoTherapy specifically celebrates the total well-being of our furry friends by making available the goodness of coconuts in all its products.
Coconut Therapy

CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
CocoTherapy coconut oil is 100% pure, USDA certified organic, virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil. Bottled from one of the best sources of coconut oil available in the world, it is the highest quality coconut oil can give your pets.

The Beneficial Oil
Virgin coconut oil is the richest natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), which is a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA). Most of coconut oil's health benefits come from medium-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids consists of caprylic (C8:0), capric (C10:0) and lauric (C12:0) acids.

What is so Great About Medium-Chain Fatty Acids? Antioxidant and Vitamin E

The most abundant medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) found in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is considered responsible for many of coconut oil's health benefits. Coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid, and the only other abundant source found in nature is in human breast milk. The value of lauric acid has been widely studied and has shown multiple health benefits. When the body metabolizes lauric acid, it is converted by the body to monoglyceride monolaurin. Monoglyceride helps support a healthy body functions.

Dr. Mary Enig, a Ph.D. nutritionist/biochemist and one of the world's leading authorities on fats and oils, states, "Lauric acid in coconut oil is formed into monoglyceride monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of lauric acid."*

* Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol, By Dr Mary Enig (Bethesda Press, May 2000). About Dr. Mary Enig: PhD. University of Maryland biochemist and dietary fats researcher. Enig is the co-founder, Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF).

The unsaturated oils in some cooked foods become rancid in just a few hours, even at refrigerator temperatures, and are responsible for the stale taste of left-over foods.

Coconut oil that has been kept at room temperature for over a year has been tested for rancidity, and showed no evidence of it. Because of this, coconut oil has been shown to have powerful anti-oxidative effects. It is well established that dietary coconut oil reduces our need for vitamin E, and may provide a significant source of antioxidants. As an antioxidant, it is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E, 15 times more potent than carrots, and 300 times more potent than tomatoes.

Coconut Chips
CocoTherapy - Organic Coconut Chips

CocoTherapy also offers Coconut Chips, made of USDA organic dried coconut. Our dried coconut chips offer the same dietary benefits as coconut oil and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. All our pets are crazy about the fresh nutty taste of the coconut chips and it is a wonderful treat to give for variety.

CocoTherapy Coconut chips are the perfect, all natural alternative to all those yucky, over processed pet treats on the market that are made with artificial ingredients --- Plus they're totally delicious. We give our coconut chips to all our pets, including our birds and hamsters too!

USDA Organic
CocoTherapy - USDA Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Chips for your pet

CocoTherapy goes much further --- we use only USDA organic virgin coconut oil because we wanted to make sure we were offering our animals the very best and purest coconut oil we could find. Click here to read more about how CocoTherapy is different from other coconut oils available on the market.

 

 

 

 

 


Uncompromised Quality - Because Your Pet's Health Depends on It

CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Chips are 100% all natural, made of human-grade ingredients. They are made in an USDA organic inspected human food facility.

Coconut oil supports healthy body functions. Your pet is about to discover the wonderful benefits of coconut and embark in a healthier life.

 

Reprinted from cocotherapy.com

 

Whole Dog Journal

The benefits of coconut oil for pets are not novel news. In October 2005, The Whole Dog Journal wrote an article about virgin coconut oil and its multiple health benefits for pets, called "Crazy About Coconut Oil".

The article discussed using the right type of coconut oil (unrefined or "virgin"), which is made from fresh coconuts, and is the oil that has culinary and health experts excited. For more information, read The Whole Dog Journal article, "Crazy About Coconut Oil".

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