Coconut oil

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    Jan 16, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    Anyone supplement with this? I've done a ton of research and even got a bottle. Problem is the oil is solid as a rock ..and I was gonna mix this in my shakes ..melt it first I guess?
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    well i use it as a cooking oil...so just a small spoon in the pan...
  • MikeW

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    Jan 16, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    Coconut oil solidifies below 80°. Yeah, you can warm it up a little and melt it but as soon as it hits anything below that temp it will solidify again. But why put it in a shake? If you use it as a pan oil for cooking, that'll get it in your system just as well.
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    Well I read that It's best post workout so I figured mix it in my shake lol
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:32 PM GMT
    Behemothboi saidAnyone supplement with this? I've done a ton of research and even got a bottle. Problem is the oil is solid as a rock ..and I was gonna mix this in my shakes ..melt it first I guess?
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    I'm using it in everything. Popcorn fried in it is the best ever. It liquifies really easily.
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    Jaggal saidI use it for everything. PS it is a fluid at room temp.
    I use it to moisturize, as lube, as aftershave etc.


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    Jan 16, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    use it for cooking...also great as a moisturizer for the hair and skin :]
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    It's also possible to make an emulsion. I've not tried this but it should work. Obviously it has to be warm enough to be a liquid… from ehow.com:

    How to Emulsify Coconut Oil

    1--Pour 1/4 tsp. of liquid soy lethicin into a mixing bowl.

    2--Add 8 oz. of coconut oil to the lethicin. Stir the mixture with a whisk until it is well blended. Add this mixture in small quantities to foods such as yogurt, coffee or baked goods.

    3--Store the mixture in an airtight container, and place in a cool and dry location.

    For Cosmetic or Other Non-food Use

    4--Purchase an essential oil emulsifier from a health food store or online retailer.

    5--Follow the manufacturer's directions for adding emulsifier to coconut oil. Typically, the requirement is 70 percent coconut oil to 30 percent emulsifier.

    6--Mix the emulsifier and coconut oil well. Add this mixture to lotion, bubble bath or directly to bath water.
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    Dear Jesus, you learn things every day on RJ...
    Using oil as lube and cosmetic products hhmppph.
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    Jan 16, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
    I put 2 tablespoons in oatmeal every morning. I was having occasional issues with joint pain. It completely went away and never came back after I started using coconut oil. Needs to be virgin and organic. Also use it for oil pulling.
  • quirkyquirk

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    Jan 16, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
    I mix in a little with my green tea when I'm fasting. It works well to blunt the, "I'm going to gorge myself" response before meals.
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    Jan 16, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    I love Costco's Nutiva brand organic coconut oil. Makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever (just enough of a subtle coconut fragrance to enhance the flavor, a lot of coconut oils are completely odorless and flavorless).
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    Jan 16, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    musclehuntr saidAlso use it for oil pulling.

    As in "pulling your pud?"
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    Jan 16, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    It's great for cooking... leaves that subtle flavor behind so it's good like that.

    I've tried it on popcorn too, but I prefer my popcorn dry.

    I've heard it's good for the skin as a moisturizer, but I've never head of it used as a *lube*...

    does it hold up well? need to re-apply often?
  • WindyCityRick

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    Jan 17, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    Oil pulling involves swishing some coconut oil in your mouth for about 15 minutes then spitting it out. It's supposed to pull toxins out of your mouth. You can google it.
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    Jan 17, 2014 1:08 AM GMT
    yea you have to melt it first
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    Jan 17, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    I use it to make cookies, replacing butter with it. It's tough to work with, so you need a big mixer. But that delicious taste (and the healthiness) makes it all worth it. I'm known for my cookies.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Jan 17, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    I have just started to use coconut oil as a massage oil. I absolutely love it. I have also used it as an after shave and in my hair. I really like how it makes my hair look and feel. It is alright as an after shave. I have no skin irritation, it is not heavy and is absorbed readily into the skin.
    I have never cooked or used it as a supplement.
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    Jan 17, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    I love coconut oil! I use it to style my hair and I eat it but itself every morning. I also use it to clean my face! I'm crazy for coconut oil and well....coconuts too!
  • rodancx

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    Jan 17, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    Yeah its awesome! I 've been using it for about 3 months....its my favorite sugar substitute. I have a really fast metabolism so my body just loves it, i eat it everyday.

    It goes great with almost everything, oatmeal, bananas, PB and coco oil is like heaven. Great for cooking too, just make sure you use it mid temp or it'll burn.
    Also baked sweet potato with coconut oil is ridiculously good, im not joking.
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    Jan 17, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    I just use it as a moisturizer.
  • lgg5819

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    Jan 17, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    this thread makes me laugh
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 17, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    Jaggal saidI use it for everything. PS it is a fluid at room temp.
    I use it to moisturize, as lube, as aftershave etc.


    COCONUT OIL IS THE BEST LUBE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also makes killer pop corn.
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    Jan 17, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    I thought this was going to be a discussion of using it for sensual massages, but food is good too...
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    Jan 17, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    Behemothboi saidAnyone supplement with this? I've done a ton of research and even got a bottle. Problem is the oil is solid as a rock ..and I was gonna mix this in my shakes ..melt it first I guess?

    I purchased raw coconut oil in Costco, good for cooking, but try to make a shake and didnt mix well, just clumps, but the flavor was good.