2. Boosting Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients
Studies have shown that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, providing energy to the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia worldwide and is most common in older people. The disease reduces the body’s ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain. The MCTs found in coconut oil can provide an alternative source of energy for these poorly functioning cells, thereby reducing the symptoms of the milder forms of the disease.