I take it, slowly built up to 2T. a day. If I increase it to 3T., the laxative effect kicks in, so I just do 1T. in each of two cups of coffee each morning (or I warm it slightly 2-3 sec. in a MW and just drink it from a little cup, plain). It revs up metabolism, so I never take any after 3-4pm, because I've heard it keeps some awake at night.
I'm hoping I'm reaping all the many oft-cited health benefits of coconut oil. My skin sure seems to be softer. My mother was formally diagnosed with MCI a year ago, then dementia in July and is speeding toward Alzheimer's like a steam locomotive because she refuses to do any of the things we or her doctors tell her might slow the progreses of the disease. Her specialist said last month we will be having to look into a special care facility in 6-12 mos., 18 at the outside, since her condition has greatly deteriorated since summer (down 6 points in just 6 months on the St. Louis Mental Status (SLUMS) test often used in evaluating dementias and their progression.
I'm primarily taking CO hoping to reap the proactive benefits they say CO may provide for anyone with a genetic (Mom has it, Dad did not), nutritional (high-carbs for years) or lifestyle (not into regular exercise) that may predispose them to dementia or AD.
This amazing series of interviews on Youtube I watched last year (lengthy, but well worth the watching) with Dr. Newport and her husband (who has AD), made an indelible impression on me. He made remarkable improvements taking 2T. of CO daily. Went from not being able to do his wife's medical practice bookkeeping, to being able to do it once again! These videos, articles I've read thanks to links posted by one of our members here at LLVLC, Ted Hutchinson, and my mother's formal diagnosis, are why I take coconut oil daily: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iScs0uzQZ...4B11E5C8F2