Fractional coconut oil is extracted from regular coconut oil with the help of a process called fractionation. It is a process which is used to various types of fats that are usually found in some oils. Fractionation is achieved due to the different melting points of different fats.
Fractionated oil is prepared by heating coconut oil above its melting point and then allowed to cool. Then the solid fraction of the oil is separated from the liquid fraction. This process may take several minutes to hours for completion.
Let’s take a quick look at the benefits of fractionated coconut oil:
– Weight loss: Medium-chain fatty acids present in fractionated coconut oil can aid weight loss. These fatty acids can curb hunger pangs, and lower calorie intake. They can burn more fats and calories and prevent
– storing too much energy in the form of fat.
– Latest studies have thrown light that medium-chain fatty acids in fractionated coconut oil can help improve brain function and lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s Parkison’s.
– These medium fatty acids can lower insulin resistance and reduce diabetes-related risks.
All said and done, it needs to be noted that the presence of lauric acid in coconut oil puts it in a distinct advantage over fractionated coconut oil.
Also, 50 percent of coconut oil has lauric acid, which can protect the body against harmful infections, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. And whilst fractionated coconut oil may fight against undesirable weight gain and hosts of several other health goodies, it is comparatively expensive and processed than normal coconut oil. Though taking in a recommended quantity of fractionated coconut oil is totally safe, it may lead to digestive symptoms including vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea in some people.