What is Coconut oil?

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Coconut oil has been found effective against certain strains of the Candida yeast and may have an antiviral effect. It may be massaged into the skin, ingested by itself or in a dish.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 77 83
General health 26 30
Support immune health 26 28
Constipation 6 4
Psoriasis 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 26
None 84

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coconut oil

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 6
Loose bowel movements 3
Nausea 2
Stomach discomfort 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Coconut oil

Dosage Patients
3 tbs. daily 6
1 tbs. daily 5
2 tbs. daily 5
1 tsp. daily 3
1 g daily 2
1 g three times daily 2
4 tbs. daily 2
1 g weekly 1
1 tbs. m,w,f 1
0.5 tbs. twice daily 1

See all 28 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Coconut oil

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Other 11
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 34 patients who've stopped taking Coconut oil

Duration

Currently taking Coconut oil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 13

Stopped taking Coconut oil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 52
Usually 43
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 45
Not at all hard to take 53
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 42
< $25 41
Not specified 28
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11 patient evaluations for Coconut oil

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Definitely build up to the 4 tablespoons because you will experience some stomach discomfort and could cause diarrhea if you too quickly increase your dosage. My right thumb was dead of any movement and now it can move some. Constipation is no longer an issue at all. The nightmare pain or restless leg symptoms have significantly reduced.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea

  • 7 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation and Fat metabolism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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