Coconut Oil Softgels?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I've been trying to find a way to keep coconut oil on me at all times to add to things..and i found Nature's Answer Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Softgels, anyone ever taken it in softgel form? If so, is it less beneficial?

I was thinking about cracking open the coating and putting the inside coconut contents into coffee etc...


Also, will these be absorbed enough to provide fuel and energy if i am in ketosis? Or is it just a waste?



on February 23, 2012
at 04:39 PM

heheh i have lots and lots at home ...this is just on the go :)

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on February 23, 2012
at 04:29 PM

you miss out on the great taste w softgels. buy a tub of coconut oil instead.

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on February 23, 2012
at 04:30 PM

I can't see it being anything other than boatloads of money in comparison to non-softgel'd coconut oil. In terms of easy transport though, I don't know. The stuff's solid at regular temperatures, so a squeeze bottle type thing might not work out too well. If you're in an office, you can take a regular jar and just scoop it out though.


on February 24, 2012
at 04:55 AM

I travel frequently for work and I always have a jar of extra virgin coconut oil with me so I can eat a few spoonfuls a day. There really is nothing inconvenient about having a jar with me. Unless you're trying to bring it carry-on through airport security. Otherwise, why bother with capsules - eat the real thing!


on February 24, 2012
at 04:26 AM

I use these; they're 1 gram each: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Virgin-Coconut-Oil-1000-mg-120-Softgels/8220?at=0

Personally, I'm not a fan of eating spoonfuls of fat, so the capsule form works well for me. Check out the numerous positive reviews for this product in the link above; there doesn't seem to be any indication that the capsule form is any less effective than the regular oil form is. You'll have to take more, to be sure (14 capsules = 1 tbsp. of oil), but they're the way to go if the oil is inconvenient.



on February 23, 2012
at 10:05 PM

can't see how it can be coconut oil and be soft. Just carry a jar with you, use a spoon and rub some on your skin. Much better I think



on February 23, 2012
at 04:30 PM

Those capsules really don't hold much oil at all. Maybe look for a small, pill-box sized food container? Something metal or pyrex with a tight, silicone seal would be ideal (silicone seal to make it leak proof).

Tasty idea. :-)

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