2. Boosting Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients
Studies have found that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia worldwide and occurs primarily in the elderly. 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 energy source for these malfunctioning cells, thereby reducing symptoms of the milder forms of the disease.