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Should I have coconut oil & probiotics at the same time?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 14, 2011 at 10:31 PM

I just bought some coconut oil for the first time, and I'm really excited. I also just bought some acidophilus bifidus for the first time, and I'm also excited!

However, isn't coconut oil antibacterial? If I'm consuming that everyday as well as my probiotics, will they just cancel each other out? Is it a bad idea? I'm trying to get my gut health back on track. So.... what would be the best course of action here? What happens if I take them at the same time?

8544465753d56e89bd1bb2c92e9cea7a

on August 16, 2011
at 01:51 AM

Honestly I can't tell. So far I haven't experienced any problem with coconut oil. It might be because I'm taking Probiotics as a regular supplement along with Fish oil and Vitamin D. It has also helped me with various immune-mediated conditions (Psoriasis and Hashimotos)

D5a52362ba91628833829a52acf1c227

on August 15, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Thanks! I hope that sometime soon I'll be able to have both, since I really love my coconut oil! I guess the only thing to really do is experiment with it, I suppose.

D5a52362ba91628833829a52acf1c227

on August 15, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Thanks! I guess I could stop coconut oil for awhile and just continue with my probiotics first. But, how long do you think I'd have to take the probiotics until I can reintroduce the coconut oil?

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on August 14, 2011
at 11:58 PM

I try to take my probiotics between meals when stomach acid isn't as high.

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8544465753d56e89bd1bb2c92e9cea7a

on August 14, 2011
at 11:32 PM

I usually take probiotic with every meal. All of my meals are cooked in coconut oil.

S??bastien No??l of Paleo Diet Lifestyle suggested that people with gut flora imbalance should take a break from coconut oil,

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/is-coconut-an-optimal-source-of-fat/

D5a52362ba91628833829a52acf1c227

on August 15, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Thanks! I guess I could stop coconut oil for awhile and just continue with my probiotics first. But, how long do you think I'd have to take the probiotics until I can reintroduce the coconut oil?

8544465753d56e89bd1bb2c92e9cea7a

on August 16, 2011
at 01:51 AM

Honestly I can't tell. So far I haven't experienced any problem with coconut oil. It might be because I'm taking Probiotics as a regular supplement along with Fish oil and Vitamin D. It has also helped me with various immune-mediated conditions (Psoriasis and Hashimotos)

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I've suspected I've had bad gut flora for quite some time. Coconut oil in any significant quantity destroys me. I've been taking probiotics most of this year and have cut out the coconut oil and am feeling better than I have (gut wise) in years. This is just n=1. I cannot say this correlation actually exists. It's just how I've chosen to go most of this last year.

D5a52362ba91628833829a52acf1c227

on August 15, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Thanks! I hope that sometime soon I'll be able to have both, since I really love my coconut oil! I guess the only thing to really do is experiment with it, I suppose.

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