Coconut oil is high in fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which the body metabolizes differently than most other fats.

The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support.

Coconut oil helps with food digestion by helping the body take in fat-soluble compounds like vitamins and magnesium.

Studies have shown that MCTs may contribute to focus and mental performance.