13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a tremendous amount of lauric acid more than any other common source and the possible positive effects have been listed in the article. However, Lauric acid is a strong inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase (5AR) which converts testosterone to DHT (the stronger androgen of the two). Chronic mega dosing of coconut oil in the long run may lead to low enough levels of DHT to cause lowered libido, depression erectile dysfunction and other issues related to lower androgen. research below will show the effects of fatty acids like lauric acid on 5AR. I personally have experienced loss of libido and erectile dysfunction from the use of coconut oil for the full year that I used it religiously. I used it in my skin in cooking or mixed in smoothies as well as used coconut mana. I never made the connection and after a full body massage with coconut oil I could not "keep it up".
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