posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 07:34 PM
Been reading your posts and thanks for presenting this OP. This has started me to do a bit of research in the coconut oil. The nets is full of the
physician in FL treating her husband. But if you dig deeper you find more substantial information supporting coconut oil in the treatment of dementia
Here's my dilemma, my mother recently moved to assisted living due to improper nutrition and dehydration. She has had cat scans and blood work, none
say its alz. Just very moderate dementia. Now that her meals are being prepared for her, getting pure coconut oil into her diet on a regular basis
would require extra prep which staff would not necessarily be able to do. We are having a hard enough time just getting her to be agreeable to eat and
bathe. But they do administer her meds twice a day. After researching here is what I found: the active ingredient that makes coconut oil so
effective is Caprylic acid. It was in medical trials for two rounds, but they choose not to do the 3rd and final round and classified it as
prescription food. It was trialed under the name Axona active ingredient Ketasyn which is caprylic acid. Elevating the ketones in the bloodstream
that feed the cells in the brain when they are no longer able to absorb or use glucose. So here is the dilemma, does it have to be pure coconut oil
which contains up to 7500 mg of caprylic acid per 100g, or can we supplement with Caprylic Acid tablets to get comparable improvement.
For extra reference I found this site that objectively evaluates coconut oil use in Alzheimer patients.
After some study I found Caprylic Acid successfully treats a myriad of conditions:
increases ghrelin, appetite stimulant
enhances calcium and magnesium absorption
balances digestive flora
When I found this I saw so many of my mother's life long symptoms! Chronic fatigue does not begin to even touch what she is experiencing now days. To
the point that if pushed to just do lifes basics she can have a seizure and passout. Been hospitalized 3 times since August for this. They hydrate she
feel better they send her home. She's becoming accustom to increased hydration, and am so proud she has embraced this. But her dementia is some days
worse than others, no true clear days anymore, she still knows me for now.
Here is my request, is Caprylic Acid supplement the same as the active ingredient in pure coconut oil? If so what is a good starter dose and what
would be an appropriate maintenance dose. We don't have a doctor's appointment for 2 more weeks, and will be researching as much as I can to discuss
this with both her neurologist and her GP.
edit on 29-12-2012 by SunflowerStar because: sp