Qelapa is a line of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) products, which are 100% natural and cold-pressed. This means that a mechanical method of pressing out the oil is used, without the use of any outside heat source.
Virgin Coconut Oil is the new superfood with so many benefits for everyone. Coconut oil is used for diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer’s disease, thyroid conditions, energy, and boosting the immune system, for weight loss and lower cholesterol. The magic component of VCO’s superfood status is lauric acid! Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid which is also present in human breast milk and it is this lauric acid which is so beneficial to a newborn baby. It is a well-known fact that breastfed babies are healthier with a stronger immune system as compared to formula-fed babies. Lauric acid provides immune building properties as it has antiviral, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, and antimicrobial properties.
Regular consumption of VCO helps one’s immunity to fight off infections and speeds up one’s recovery rate from illnesses.
VCO also has excellent moisturizing and sun protection benefits. It is a popular hair and skin conditioner.
A well-known secret among the Malay communities is the use of VCO for easier and quicker birth, by using VCO as a perineal massage oil. Pregnant moms have been using VCO to massage their perineum area during pregnancy to soften and ‘condition’ the skin to make the area more supple and elastic, and thus better able to stretch and dilate during labour.
That’s why Malay moms have a higher rate of normal birth and they also enjoy birthing with fewer and even no perineal tearing! Making postnatal recovery much faster and less stressful.