Horse Tincture Information

CBD for Horses
You may have heard of the benefits regular CBD use can have for humans. Maybe you’ve even heard of how it can benefit dogs and cats by treating chronic pain and reducing anxiety. What you may not know is that it has similar benefits for horses.
Horses are one of the more complex pets an animal lover can own. They are very intelligent and have a high capacity for emotion. Because the bond between an owner and their horse is so strong, seeing them struggle with a chronic health issue can be hard to watch.

Organa CBD Horse Tincture
Our Owner and CEO, Katrina, decided that enough was enough when it came to finding a natural way to medicate her horses! Especially to help soothe their anxiety during transport. With the help from Organa’s lab, we have formulated a superior tincture to help solve her problems

What can CBD treat in Horses?

1. Eases Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is a common condition in horses. Arthritis is caused by chronic, persistent joint inflammation, resulting in the irreversible degeneration in cartilage. The amount of pain arthritis can cause a horse can to be detrimental to his quality of life. While arthritis is not a reversible condition, CBD oil is effective at reducing the inflammation and pain associated with it.

2. Reduce Pain Associated with Laminitis
Laminitis is inflammation of the soft tissue that attaches the pedal bone to the hoof wall in horses. The condition leads to instability in the pedal bone and severe pain. Once a horse has had an episode of laminitis, she is more prone to future episodes. Studies indicate that CBD oil can help with the inflammation and pain associated with laminitis.

3. Treat Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is estimated to affect more than one-half of adult horses at some point in their lives. Gastric ulcers are caused by bacterial infections. These infections can be effectively fought with a healthy immune system. CBD oil boosts the horse’s immune system and improves gut health, which can help effectively manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome.

4. Relieves Anxiety
Horses are prone to anxiety. Creating Better Days states that horses are prey animals, and they find it comforting to be part of a herd with other horses. They can experience anxiety when they are split from their herd, such as during training sessions and stall rest. CBD oil can help calm an anxious horse.

5. Help Relieve Colic
Colic is a general term used to describe abdominal pain in horses. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include curling of the top lip, a lack of interest in food, lying down more than usual or at a different time than usual, sweating, less than usual or no manure production, increased heart rate, diarrhea, restlessness, and depression. Although the exact cause of colic isn’t known, it may be due to an imbalance of bacteria in the horse’s digestive tract. This can lead to bloating and pain in the abdomen, two symptoms CBD oil can effectively treat.

6. Reduces Pain
While pain from colic or laminitis may be obvious, mild or chronic pain may be more difficult to identify. Signs of pain in horses include any change from the horse’s usual behavior, dullness or unresponsiveness, a reluctance to lift a hoof or to move around, frequently shifting weight from one leg to another, uncharacteristic irritability, and loss of appetite. CBD oil is effective for treating acute and chronic pain in horses by blocking the horse’s pain receptors.

7. Helps Alleviate Allergies
When a horse experiences an allergic reaction, his body perceives a threat from something harmless. In response, the horse’s body releases histamine, a chemical that produces inflammation. Signs of allergies include hives, coughing, and itchy skin. CBD oil is effective at reducing inflammation, which is why it is effective for relieving allergies in horses.

8. Help Relieve Seizures
Though the exact cause of seizures in horses isn’t known, damage from parasitic worms, infections, and brain conditions, such as tumors, have been linked to them. CBD oil can be effective in treating some types of seizures in horses. It is also effective for helping horses with tremors and muscle spasms.

9. Beneficial for Horses with Cancer
CBD has been shown to prevent cancer cells from growing, which may help prevent the spread of cancer in a horse’s body. CBD may even cause cancer cells to die. CBD is also known to boost the immune system, which can help the body fight harder against cancerous cells. Finally, CBD oil can help counteract the negative symptoms of traditional cancer treatments.

10. Helps Treat Desmitis
Desmitis is another type of inflammatory condition that affects horses, typically affecting the legs or the coffin joint. As mentioned earlier, CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Given this, CBD oil can be beneficial to helping a horse heal from desmitis.

CBD & Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic disease that causes extra cells to build up on the surface of your skin as a result of increased cell production. It is a common condition, often identified by:

  • dry, red areas of skin (commonly covered with scale-like patches)
  • swollen or stiff joints
  • itching or soreness

Psoriasis often becomes an ongoing cycle of new cells moving to the surface in a few days (instead of weeks), creating scaly patches that don’t disappear until treated.

While there is no cure, many medical professionals treat psoriasis with the primary goal of preventing skin cells from growing too quickly.

 

Can CBD help treat psoriasis?

Yes! CBD can help your psoriasis according to several studies! This is largely due to the oil being made almost entirely of essential fatty acids, more than 75 percent omega-3 and omega-6. Additionally, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in hemp CBD oil is 3:1, which is considered to be the optimal nutrition ratio for humans and tissue creation. Hemp CBD oil also contains gamma linolenic acid, making it more nutrient-rich than many other seed and fish oils.

Omega-3 has been known to have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Outside of psoriasis, hemp oil is also useful in the treatment of acne, eczema, and lichen planus. Other benefits of using hemp CBD oil include:

  • stronger skin that is more resistant to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
  • antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of yeast
  • increased metabolism
  • decreased cholesterol levels

 

How to use CBD for psoriasis:

There are several options for treating your psoriasis with CBD, but the primary methods are by taking it orally or applying it topically.

Oral Ingestion – Taking CBD sublingually gives you the highest absorption rate possible and is a great long-term solution for psoriasis. Take 10-20 drops daily for treatment of psoriasis.

Topical – Topical CBD is a perfect option for those looking to help relieve the annoying symptoms of psoriasis such as itching and flaking quickly! Apply directly to the area and notice effects within 10 minutes!

 

Products we recommend for psoriasis:

  • CBD Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)
  • CBD Lotion
  • CBD Salve
  • CBD Bath Salts (Lavender or Chamomile)
  • CBD Bath Bombs (Blue Dream, Rose & Mint or Purple Haze)

Benefits of Tumeric

What is Tumeric?

Probably the most popular use for turmeric is in curries. It adds brilliant flavour, colour, and fragrance to make that curry dish delight your senses and palate. With peppery, warm, bitter notes and a mild fragrance, turmeric has a bright yellow colour and comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant, which has a tough brown skin and deep orange flesh.

So, we know that it’s delicious and beautiful—but what makes it so healthy? It’s been long used in Chinese and Indian medicine, and it’s time to learn why.

 

  1. Reduces Inflammation 

Perhaps one of the best-known benefits of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory properties. The pigment in turmeric comes from curcumin, and curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory comparable even to prescribed pain medications or NSAIDs. Whereas most medical anti-inflammatories will work to reduce a couple inflammatory mediators (i.e., the compounds causing the pain), curcumin is effective against a dozen of these compounds—meaning it’s attacking way more of the pain-causing agents than other pain medications. It works in all kinds of outward inflammatory conditions from sprained ankles, arthritis, and bursitis to internal inflammatory conditions like neurological disorders.

 

  1. Improves Cognitive Health 

Perhaps one of the most important and interesting uses of turmeric is for cognitive health. Conditions of the brain can be rooted in inflammation. The increase in these inflammatory mediators can cause damage to the brain cells or inhibit their function, and this can contribute to cognitive decline, memory loss, and other conditions. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can both be classified as inflammatory conditions. Dementia is an umbrella term referring to any deterioration of cognitive function, and Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of age-related decline.

 

  1. Can Help with Heart Disease and Cholesterol 

Again, the curcumin in turmeric is the thing that does the work here. Curcumin works in several different ways to help with heart disease, as well. It helps with LDL cholesterol in two ways: one, it works as an antioxidant to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, keeping it beneficial instead of harmful; two, it increases LDL receptors to give LDL cholesterol more places to go and do its job, preventing it from spending too long in our bloodstream and oxidizing. Both are excellent steps to take in the direction of healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health! Curcumin is also helpful for endothelial function. We have this lining of all our blood vessels called the endothelial and its job is to keep blood vessels healthy. When that’s not working, it’s a failure of, or disease of, or lack of action in this endothelial spot. Curcumin helps the endothelial work better, helping the vessels use their own safety mechanisms to keep themselves healthy.

 

  1. Can Improve Liver Functions

The liver performs 500 different functions in the body—and can therefore easily become overwhelmed. Fatty liver disease can occur through excessive alcohol consumption or, more commonly nowadays, through sugar consumption. It is becoming very common. The good news is that by fixing up the diet to avoid refined sugars and things that break down easily into sugar, you can take a big step towards avoiding fatty liver. Curcumin can also help! It has been shown to lower liver enzymes which are the markers that are used to measure liver function.

 

  1. Can Improve Thyroid Functions 

Turmeric is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, including Manganese. In fact, just 2 teaspoons provide 17% of your daily recommended intake of this vital mineral. What does manganese do for you? For one, it helps maintain proper thyroid function. It has been estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease. In Canada, 30% of the population suffer from a thyroid condition. The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in our overall health. If it is not operating at peak performance, it can produce life-altering symptoms that impact your health and happiness. What are some signs that your thyroid might be a bit sluggish? Dry or gritty eyes, thinning hair, weight gain, numbness or tingling in any area of the body, constipation, tinnitus, heart palpitations, dry skin, fatigue, feeling cold. You can see why it’s important to have your thyroid in proper working condition, and turmeric provides the manganese you need that could help do that.

 

  1. A Good Source of Pigment Rich Vitamins

Finally, turmeric is a good source of other vitamins and minerals, such as iron, fiber, vitamin B6, copper, and potassium. In just 2 teaspoons, it has 10% of your recommended iron intake. We know that iron is mainly an aid in our energy, since it helps metabolize proteins and plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. But it’s important to not just get iron from red meat, as this can cause a burden on the body. Turmeric is a great meat-free source of iron! And what about vitamin B6? 2 teaspoons contain 5% of your daily B6 intake, which helps to stimulate co-enzyme activities, protect the immune system, and produce positive effects on things like metabolism, PMS, hormones, skin conditions, etc.

 

Organa products containing tumeric:

Organa Chamomile Bath Salts

Organa Heat Salve – COMING SOON!

 

Cat Tincture Information

How does CBD work in cats?

Every single vertebrate, including your cat, is built with a complete endocannabinoid system. This system exists in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous system and consists of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system was discovered in 1992. Because it’s such a newly discovered system, many of us have likely never heard of this system or understand its effect on the overall organism.
The activity of the endocannabinoid system influences modulating appetite, sleep, mood, memory, motivation, and pain. In general terms, the endocannabinoid system works to ensure homeostasis – a comfortable balance.
Your cat’s body produces its own cannabinoids, which are called anandamide and 2AG, which are like the self-produced version of CBD, THC, and other phyto cannabinoids (cannabinoids sourced from plants). By introducing phyto cannabinoids into the body, you achieve a sort of intentionally induced production of the homeostasis that the endocannabinoids do on their own.

Organa Cat Tincture:

Our Cat Tincture is formulated perfectly for your furry friends with 150mg CBD, Omega 6, Omega 3 and Salmon Oil for flavour!
Depending on your cat’s weight dosing will be between 2 drops and 16 drops.

Common ailments CBD Cat Tincture may be used for:

1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
2. Pancreatitis
3. Arthritis
4. Cancer
5. Asthma
6. Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections
7. Seizures
8. Struvite Crystals
9. Anxiety
10. Aggression

 

Benefits of Epsom Salt

What Is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It gets its name from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was originally discovered. Despite its name, Epsom salt is a completely different compound than table salt. It was most likely termed “salt” because of its chemical structure. Its appearance is similar to table salt and is often dissolved in baths. While it has a similar appearance to table salt, its tastes very different. Epsom salt is quite bitter and unpalatable. Some people still consume it by dissolving the salt in water and drinking it. However, due to its taste, you probably don’t want to add it to food.

For hundreds of years, this salt has been used to treat ailments, such as constipation, insomnia, and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, its effects on these conditions are not well researched. Most of the reported benefits of Epsom salt are attributed to its magnesium, a mineral that a lot of people do not get enough of.

How Does It Work?

When Epsom salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions. The idea is that these particles are absorbed through your skin, providing you with magnesium and sulfates — which are essential in important bodily functions.

Reported Health Benefits and Uses of Epsom Salt

  1. Provides Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, the first being calcium. It is involved in more than 325 biochemical reactions that benefit your heart and nervous system. Many people do not consume enough magnesium. Even if you do, factors such as dietary phytates and oxalates can interfere with how much your body absorbs. While magnesium sulfate has value as a magnesium supplement, some people claim that magnesium may be better absorbed via Epsom salt baths than when taken by mouth. Proponents of the theory point to an unpublished study in 19 healthy people. The researchers claimed that all but three of the participants showed higher blood magnesium levels after soaking in an Epsom salt bath.

  1. Promotes Sleep and Stress Reduction

Adequate magnesium levels are essential for sleep and stress management, likely because magnesium helps your brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress. Magnesium may also help your body produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep. Low magnesium levels may negatively affect sleep quality and stress.

  1. Helps with Constipation

Magnesium is often used to treat constipation. It appears to be helpful because it draws water into your colon, which promotes bowel movements. Most often, magnesium is taken by mouth for constipation relief in the form of magnesium citrate or magnesium hydroxide. However, taking Epsom salt is also said to be effective, although it is not well studied

  1. Exercise Performance and Recovery

Some people claim that taking Epsom salt baths can reduce muscle soreness and relieve cramps — both important factors for exercise performance and recovery. It is well known that adequate magnesium levels are helpful for exercise because magnesium helps your body use glucose and lactic acid. While magnesium is clearly important for exercise, the use of bath salt to enhance fitness is not well researched. At this point, the supposed benefits are purely anecdotal.

  1. Reduced Pain and Swelling

Another common claim is that Epsom salt helps reduce pain and swelling. Many people report that taking Epsom salt baths improves symptoms of fibromyalgia and arthritis. Again, the magnesium is deemed responsible for these effects, since many people with fibromyalgia and arthritis are deficient in this mineral. One study in 15 women with fibromyalgia concluded that applying magnesium chloride to the skin may be beneficial for reducing symptoms.

 

 

If any of these benefits appeal to you try out one of our CBD Infused Bath Salts! Available in Chamomile or Lavender.

Benefits of Coffee for the Skin

Benefits of Coffee for the skin:

For most of us, when we’re tired or need a morning boost, there’s a simple solution: Coffee. Caffeine helps give your brains the pick-me-ups you so often need, helping you to feel alert and refreshed. And, it can do the same thing for your skin — just not by drinking it. Rather, when you apply it topically and let your skin absorb it, coffee can do wonders for making you look alert and refreshed.

  1. Natural exfoliant

It makes sense: Coffee’s texture isn’t unlike the typical beauty scrubs you buy for your body and face. But coffee isn’t just on par with other scrubs — it’s more powerful. The grind is coarser than most gel or sugar scrub exfoliants, meaning it will buff away dry and flakey skin as soon as you’re in the shower. And, in the case of skincare-specific coffee products, like our Organa Coffee Scrub, the oils will work their magic, replacing any lost moisture and keeping your skin super soft for days to come.

  1. Stimulates blood flow

Though applying coffee to your body won’t make your mind more alert, the caffeine does affect your skin. When a coffee scrub is applied in a circular massaging fashion the caffeine and motion together stimulate blood flow, which can help diminish things like cellulite, stretch marks, and acne. Just like hot water is a necessary ingredient to turn your ground beans into drinkable coffee, it’s also the key ingredient in getting the caffeine into your skin to work its magic. When you grt in the hot shower, the steam opens your pores, allowing the caffeine to be absorbed through your hair follicles.

  1. Targets free radicals

Free radicals are molecules that, when damaged, whether through stress, diet, smoking, or other products, can result in visible skin imperfections like dark spots and lines. Which is where coffee comes in: It’s packed with antioxidants, which target those free radicals and help reverse the imperfections, brightening your skin and giving you a refreshed glow.

  1. Perfectly balanced pH

While it can be difficult to find the perfect product that won’t overcompensate and leave your dry skin too oily, or your oily skin too dry, coffee pretty much eliminates that problem. Coffee has the same PH as your skin, so it won’t leave you feeling dry or oily.

 

 

To get all these awesome benefits + the benefits of CBD try out our Organa CBD Infused Coffee Scrub!

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Benefits of Rose

What are the health benefits of Rose?

  1. Treats Skin Conditions

One of the greatest benefits of rose is its strong anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help treat multiple ailments, both internal and external. It may even help sooth the irritation of eczema or rosacea.

 

  1. Soothes Sore Throats

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics for sore throats, but you may want to try rose as well. Rose has traditionally been used to sooth sore throats. While research is needed to prove its effectiveness, there’s strong anecdotal evidence to support it and very little risk in trying it.

 

  1. Reduces Redness

Rose has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that it can improve your complexion and reduce skin redness. The antibacterial properties may help reduce acne. The anti-inflammatory properties can reduce skin redness and puffiness.

 

  1. Treats Infection

Rose has powerful antiseptic properties, which can prevent and treat infections. Because of this, rose is often included in a variety of natural and medicinal treatments. One study even found that when rose water was used in eye drops to treat conjunctivitis cases, its antiseptic and analgesic properties helped in treating the ocular disease.

 

  1. Antioxidant

Rose contains several powerful antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage. One study found that these antioxidants had potential lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects. This provides powerful cell protection as a result.

 

  1. Heals Wounds

Rose has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help wounds heal faster. These properties can help clean and fight off infection of cuts and burns. They can also help cuts, burns, and even scars heal faster.

 

  1. Improves Mood

Rose can have strong antidepressant and antianxiety properties. A 2011 study found that the extract of rose petals can relax the central nervous system in mice. This resulted in antidepressant and antianxiety effects.

 

  1. Relieves Headaches

Rose water and rose essential oil are commonly used in aromatherapy to help relieve headaches. This may be due to the de-stressing effects discussed in the section above. One study that the vapor of rose water can soothe headaches. Another option is to apply a compress soaked in rose water to the head for 45 minutes for positive results.

 

  1. Anti-Ageing

Rose water is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. That’s because it may have anti-ageing effects. In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.

 

  1. Aids Digestion

In folk medicine, rose water has been used to aid in digestion and reduce digestive upset. According to a 2008 study, there is some evidence that rose water can positively influence digestion and relieve digestive upset. It may also improve bile secretion, which can further aid digestion.

Benefits of Beeswax

What is Beeswax?

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, which discard it in or at the hive.

 

 

What are the health benefits of Beeswax?

 

  1. Moisturizes Skin

Beeswax is an amazing way to moisturize the skin and is commonly found in skin care products and cosmetics. It can help protect and repair rough, dry or chapped skin because it can lock in moisture. In addition to being a natural moisturizer that treats dry skin, you can use it daily to help prevent dry skin in the first place.

 

  1. Protects the Liver

In 2013, the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine published a study that investigated the alcohols found in honeycomb and if their antioxidant effects helped protect the liver. Researchers conducted the study using a mixture of beeswax alcohol to evaluate the safety and effectiveness in people with fatty liver disease. The study was conducted for a period of 24 weeks, finding that it helped normalize liver function and improve symptoms of fatty liver.

 

  1. Lowers Cholesterol

Research reports that very long-chain fatty alcohols obtained from plant waxes have been reported to lower cholesterol in humans. The nutritional or regulatory effects produced by wax esters or aliphatic acids and alcohols found in unrefined cereal grains, beeswax and many plant-derived foods lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by 21 percent to 29 percent and raise HDL (good) cholesterol by 8 percent to 15 percent.

 

  1. Anti-Inflammatory

As medicine, beeswax has been studied in the use of relieving pain and inflammation and has mild anti-swelling effects. A 2014 study published in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine reports that it was used to helped relieve inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. All randomized patients completed the study, and 23 experienced a reduction in pain, joint stiffness and physical function. These reductions were significant beginning in the second week and became enhanced during the trial.

 

  1. Clears Acne

Beeswax is one of the most well-known home remedies for acne. It has strong antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Making it effective in the treatment of acne. It’s also an excellent skin softener and emollient that helps maintain a smooth skin texture after acne elimination. The combination of skin care applications, a healthy diet and daily exercise is the best way to control and prevent acne.

 

  1. Heals Cracked Lips

The natural moisturizers in beeswax make it the perfect lip balm. If you suffer from cracked or chapped lips, topical applications of beeswax and a few other ingredients can provide some much-needed relief.

 

  1. Reduces Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can make some people uncomfortable and prevent you from wearing some of your favorite summer fashions, so if you’re wondering how to get rid of stretch marks, you may want to try beeswax. Due to its ability to protect the skin and retain water, it can have positive effects on those unsightly marks. A study conducted at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Korea reports that stretch marks are dermal atrophic scars with epidermal thinning due to decreased collagen and elastic fiber. The study suggests that collagen is a major extracellular matrix component that’s very important in wound healing. Since beeswax contains vitamin A, which is helpful in collagen production, it can greatly benefit the reduction of stretch marks.

 

  1. Treats Jock Itch and Fungal Skin Infections

Jock itch and fungal skin infections are annoying, but they can be treated using beeswax. Because it’s anti-inflammatory, it can help reduce the pain associated with jock itch and fungal skin infections while provide moisturizing benefits to help reduce the itching.

 

Organa Products Containing Beeswax:

CBD Salve

CBD Tattoo Aftercare

CBD Paw Balm

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil

What is Coconut oil?

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.

 

What are the Health Benefits of Coconut oil?

  1. Weight Loss Aid

Coconut oil is a weight-loss-friendly fat because it contains fatty acids that have strong effects on your metabolism. It helps you burn more calories, reduce your appetite, and reduce BMI.

Coconut oil is different from other fats that you may eat. While most foods contain long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil has mostly medium-chain fatty acids, which are metabolized differently than the longer ones. Medium-chain fatty acids go directly to the liver after being digested, where they can be immediately used for energy or transformed into ketone bodies. Additionally, studies have shown that medium-chain fats are not stored as efficiently as other fats. Coconut oil is also “thermogenic,” which means that eating it can increase your fat burning compared to consuming an equal number of calories from other fats like olive oil or butter. Studies have shown that this can help you burn up to 120 additional calories per day. It also helps increase the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, which helps you burn more calories and lose weight.

 

  1. 2. Improves Heart Health

Coconut oil has been shown to increased levels of good HDR cholesterol and decrease levels of bad LDL cholesterol. This means it will lower your risk of developing heart disease and high blood pressure. This is also due to the medium-chain triglycerides that are in this oil. These unique saturated fats help with two of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease: obesity and arteriosclerosis. While obesity alone can damage your heart and increase your risk of cardiovascular issues, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes is arteriosclerosis, which is when your arteries harden and become narrow. Medium-chain triglycerides such as coconut oil help prevent the hardening of your arteries that can lead to these life-threatening health issues.

 

  1. Treats Alzheimer Symptoms

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that help improve brain function of Alzheimer’s patients. This effect has to do with ketones, which are what your body produces when you convert fat into energy. Your brain uses glucose as a primary source of energy, and in Alzheimer’s disease it has been shown that brain cells have a hard time metabolizing glucose. However, the ketones that are produced in your body when you digest coconut oil can give you an alternative source of fuel to maintain the nourishment of your brain. Research is continuing for the benefits of coconut oil for people who are experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. While some of these studies are still in their early phases, many people have provided anecdotal evidence to back up the claims that coconut oil can vastly improve the brain function of those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

 

  1. Improves Skin and Hair Health

Applied topically, coconut oil helps moisturize the skin, reduce eczema symptoms, and prevent hair damage. Coconut oil is full of lauric acid, which is a fatty acid that is well-known for its antimicrobial, moisturizing, and hormone-regulating properties. It also has anti-aging and skin-regenerating abilities and can stimulate the production of collagen in your skin and keep you looking young. Further, the vitamin E found in coconut oil protects your skin from sun damage. When it comes to your hair, coconut oil helps keep it moisturized and prevents it from protein loss when it is damaged. This oil helps your hair grow in a healthy way and gives a shine to your strands. Due to its low molecular weight, coconut oil can penetrate your hair shaft and prevent your hair from becoming damaged. Coconut oil is also used as a hair care oil and is included as a primary ingredient in various conditioners and creams that are manufactured for dandruff relief. If you have damaged hair, coconut oil works as a great conditioner and will help you regrow healthy hair. It provides your hair with the essential proteins that are required for nourishing and treating damaged hair.

 

  1. Improves Dental Health

The lauric acid in coconut oil helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by attacking the harmful bacteria that leads to these dental issues. Also, oil pulling using coconut oil can help get rid of bad bacteria in your mouth and reduce risk of periodontal disease.

The main cause of periodontal disease is a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria in your mouth. Research shows that using coconut oil can decrease the buildup of plaque on your teeth and help reduce your chances of developing gum disease. One study showed that using coconut oil for oil pulling significantly reduced the amount of plaque buildup and signs of gingivitis in participants who already suffered from plaque-induced gum disease. Lastly, coconut oil kills Streptococcus and Lactobacillus, which are two types of bacteria that are primarily responsible for tooth decay. Coconut oil can fight these bacteria as effectively as chlorhexidine, the active ingredient found in mouthwash. Because of this, coconut oil can help in the prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss.

 

  1. Strengthens Immune System

Coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that help improve the immune system. It contains antimicrobial lipids and lauric acid, which can kill various pathogens and help prevent infections. Coconut is made up of 50% lauric acid, which your body transforms into monolaurin. This antiviral agent fights off several different pathogens and viruses, such as herpes, the flu virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV, listeria, h. pylori, and harmful protozoa like giardia lamblia. While not all of those viruses may sound familiar, it is just important to note that coconut oil is a helpful tool to keep around as a natural solution for boosting your immune system and the antiviral properties found in coconut oil have been put through extensive research. Consuming coconut oil on a regular basis can help reduce your chances of contracting a virus or allowing harmful bacteria to invade your body and make you sick.

 

  1. Reduces Inflammation

Coconut oil also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat arthritis by reducing the inflammation in your muscles and joints. Because of its high lauric acid content, coconut oil reduces the inflammation that causes pain. In fact, studies have found coconut oil extracts to be equally as effective as Indomethacin, which is a popular prescription pain medication.

Many look to the anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil to help with arthritis and to use as a natural source of pain relief. This makes for a low-cost and effective alternative treatment to prescription medications. Applying coconut oil topically helps increase blood supply to joints and reduce pain and swelling. Some even see coconut oil as being useful beyond treating arthritis, for people with other joint conditions, such as fibromyalgia.

 

  1. Improves Digestive Health

Coconut oil is one of the most easily digested oils available, which makes it easy for your body to process. The health of your gastrointestinal system is critical to your overall health and well-being. If you suffer from a poorly functioning digestive system, it can lead to many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life. Consuming coconut oil can help prevent these problems. You have a wide variety of organisms living in your intestines. Some are beneficial to your body, and some aren’t so healthy. When the organisms multiply, the nerves in your intestinal walls have an abnormal reaction, which interferes with proper nutrient absorption and leads to digestive distress such as bloating, constipation, and gas. This leaves you with the inability to absorb many of the nutrients that you are consuming. Coconut oil improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and helps destroy candida and other bad bacteria in the intestines. This, along with coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory effect, helps prevent stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis.

 

  1. Improves Bone Health

Fats are extremely important when it comes to building healthy bones. Coconut oil improves absorption of calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for strong bones. This, along with the many antioxidants found in coconut oil, helps prevent and treat osteoporosis by increasing bone volume and preventing bone loss. The improved calcium absorption that occurs by consuming coconut oil helps stop tooth decay and develops strong teeth. When that benefit is combined with increased magnesium absorption, it creates a great benefit for middle-aged women who may begin to suffer from osteoporosis.

 

Organa Products Containing Coconut Oil:

CBD Salve

CBD Lotion

CBD Tattoo Aftercare

CBD Paw Balm

CBD Pet Shampoo

CBD Shampoo

CBD Conditioner

CBD Coffee Scrub