I am sure you haven’t found an article about side effects of coconut oil. But, there are. Coconut oil is very beneficial, but there are times when every good thing has side effects.
A woman that started using this product began feeling nauseous, tired, and lacked motivation to do anything. When she stopped taking it, she felt better. And later she discovered that she wasn’t the only one who was feeling awful while using coconut oil.
1. People who Eat More Base Food
Coconut oil is great because of its high lauric acid content. It helps the thyroid, controls blood-sugar, and boosts the good HDL cholesterol in the blood. It is the most abundant natural source of lauric acid available.
This is the reason why coconut oil makes people feel so sick and it is a common side effect that people get it. Acids need to be taken in small steps. People with highly acidic diets have no problem of adding coconut oil to their daily routine. People who suffer the most are those that eat more base foods. You need to start with 1/2 teaspoon and increase the dosage over time.
2. People with Gastrointestinal Overgrowth
Lauric acid destroys organisms such as fungus, bacteria and viruses. There are people who may be dealing with gastrointestinal development without they are aware of it. When taking coconut oil the lauric acid kills the overgrowth and they begin to feel very sick. Coconut oil decreases yeast in the body and can cause flu-like symptoms for three to five days.
These symptoms are actually signs of detoxification. It is a sign that the treatment is working and doesn’t last more than a few days. It can be managed by consuming more fluids and planning a light schedule for those first days.
3. People who Are Coconut Intolerant
If you are coconut intolerant, you will not feel good or will experience negative symptoms after eating coconut or products with coconut in them. These people are not able to properly digest some of the coconut compounds. The symptoms usually lead to ailments that are not life-threatening, such as stomach discomfort, gas, and bloating.
4. People who Are Allergic to Coconuts
People who are allergic to coconuts cause symptoms that are instant and often pretty severe, such as anaphylaxis.