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Coconut oil and bloating/upset stomach/flatulence

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM

The last three days I've been mixing a tablespoon in my green juiced shake. I get an uneasy bloated feeling in my stomach an hour later like it didn't sit well and diarrhea like flatulence even though my bowl movements are fine.

Is this temporary die off or does my body not like coconut oil?

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on February 25, 2014
at 12:07 AM

IDK if this is relevant, but coconut oil is anti-bacterial. As such I don't really see how it could lead to bloating (which is caused by bacteria digesting food). Do you have discomfort from fats generally? Is there anything else in your shake thats heavier in sugar, carbs or fiber which bacteria would eat?

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:12 AM

It's an HEB organics, it seems to be of pretty good quality

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:12 AM

Yea, I just read to mix it into your shakes. But I took it today by itself with no side effects until I had chocolate 2 hours later, but just bloating

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on January 22, 2013
at 04:04 PM

That's when I would try I guess, because you can be certain your stomach is empty (unless you had a massive heavy late evening meal or something who knows!)

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:42 AM

Cool, I'll start back on it tommorow hoping to adjust. I stopped today to see if it was the CO and ate exactly the same things I did yesterday; and it was the CO.

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on January 22, 2013
at 05:25 AM

Will do, do you think first thing in the morning would be best?

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:31 AM

I get bloated by coconut milk whereas the oil or raw meat doesn't bother me.

I've heard from other people that they adjust to the oil after an induction phase with increasing amounts. A tablespoon can be a fair amount for someone not used to it. Try maybe even less than a teaspoon and see how you react to it.

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on January 22, 2013
at 03:17 AM

Perhaps try taking the coconut oil alone, not mixed in anything else and see how your body reacts? It could be the combination, it could the the coconut oil, it could be just an adjustment period...

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on January 22, 2013
at 04:04 PM

That's when I would try I guess, because you can be certain your stomach is empty (unless you had a massive heavy late evening meal or something who knows!)

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on January 22, 2013
at 05:25 AM

Will do, do you think first thing in the morning would be best?

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on April 03, 2014
at 01:13 AM

Coconut oil is extremely inflammatory. Fruit in your smoothie (if you've included any) can lead to fermentation in the gut. And finally, leafy greens can be difficult to digest in their raw state. Triple whammy!

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on April 02, 2014
at 01:23 PM

I just had similar symptoms which I've never has before. 3 things were different than normal 1. I drank the coconut oil with water. 2. The coconut oil was almost liquid from the heat 3. I had changed brands to a no name brand from an random grocer.

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on February 24, 2014
at 05:22 PM

I was taking 1tbls of coconut oil with every meal 3 times a day. I built up a tolerance and experienced no side effects. I could only have the coconut oil with food. Absent food? I got bad cramping/nausea.

Now??? I am only eating one meal a day following an intermittent fasting protocol. Having amazing results in fat loss and muscle gain.. BUT! I can no longer tolerate even 1 tbls of coconut oil.. even with food.

I guess this is not really an answer to your question but more of an explanation as to why tolerance is not at play here. At least in my case. I have been using coconut oil for about three years. Some of us must just be sensitive to it.

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on June 26, 2013
at 09:14 PM

Been taking the coconut oil in freshly squeezed lemon juice for about 7 months, and I am still always!! gassy and bloated. Like the "I'm about to have diarrhea" farts, but its only on occasion that I'll actually have the diarrhea. (Like once or twice a week) My dietitian said that because I's so tiny (5'9 97 lbs) it's taking my body a lot longer to get used to it. That may be your same problem. Check it out with your dietitian.

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on January 22, 2013
at 06:40 PM

It's all about quality. Which brand are you currently using?

My stomach doesn't tolerate green shakes / smoothies / juice very well. When I stopped popping spirulina, chlorella and wheatgress, and stopped juicing everything, my stomach went from nine months pregnant, to flat-flattety-flat. Could be that, and not the coconut oil, though.

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:12 AM

It's an HEB organics, it seems to be of pretty good quality

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on January 22, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I can only eat natural sources of fat or I get an upset stomach. Since the fat in coconut is so condensed and the body would not necessarily get this much fat mixed with greens normally, it makes sense that your stomach wouldn't tolerate it well.

I do better with eating natural fats like fatty meat and avocados. If you continue to have trouble with the oil then I would drop it.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:12 AM

Yea, I just read to mix it into your shakes. But I took it today by itself with no side effects until I had chocolate 2 hours later, but just bloating

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:26 AM

Same thing happened to me! I got adjusted after a while.

When I first heard about the benefits of coconut oil I went out and bought a jar. Then ate two spoonfuls for breakfast right before a BJJ training session...

When I got to class.. that's when I first felt the effects and had to hang out in the bathroom for quite a while.

Now it doesn't bother me at all. Takes maybe a week or so to adjust.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:42 AM

Cool, I'll start back on it tommorow hoping to adjust. I stopped today to see if it was the CO and ate exactly the same things I did yesterday; and it was the CO.

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