Coconut oil is taken from coconut kernels. It’s tasteless and colorless, and is available for consumer usage in refined and unrefined coconut oil. Coconut oil is very high in fatty acids – medium-chain fatty acids, to be exact. These types of fatty acids are healthy when absorbed. Your body then uses them as a source of energy, but also for other curative, restorative, and preventative measures. It’s an anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and an anti-inflammatory. Coconut oil improves your body’s nutrient absorption (particularly with vitamins A, D, E and K). Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, amid claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing progression of Alzheimer’s disease.