FAQs

1. Where can I buy your coconut products?

A list/map of stores that stock Niulife is available here. Alternatively you can buy via this website by pressing the 'Shop' button'.

2. How do I use virgin coconut oil?

There are many ways to use Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and because it contains good saturated fats, the best way is to incorporate VCO into your diet.  Simply replace all unhealthy oils with this nutritrious, stable cooking oil.  When solid, it can be used like butter for spreading. VCO greatly enhances the flavour of baked foods, making them mouth-wateringly good, so whenever a recipe calls for butter, margarine, or any other oil, VCO can be substituted. Many people simply eat it by the spoonful. Blend it in shakes and smoothies; stir into porridge; use it to roast potatoes and other vegetables. VCO makes great popcorn.  For smooth skin, use VCO as a moisturiser on body and face. Great for removing waterproof masscare.  Can be massaged into the scalp if you suffer from dandruff or mild eczema, rinsing out after 20 minutes.  It is also great for your pets! Add VCO to their food for a nice shiny coat and general good health. VCO helps in controlling a dog’s bad breath.

3. Can I use virgin coconut oil on my skin?

Virgin Coconut Oil is an excellent moisturiser for your skin.  It is naturally antibacterial and antifungal creating a friendly environment for good skin flora. Can be massaged into the scalp if you suffer form dandruff or mild eczema, rinsing out after 20 minutes. Great for removing waterproof masscare.

4. How do I use virgin coconut oil when it is solid?

You can easily melt your coconut oil by filling a bowl or the sink with hot water and then just set your jar of coconut oil in the water until it melts.  Be careful not to get water into the oil as this affects the shelf life.

5. At what temperature does virgin coconut oil go solid?

It goes solid at about 24°C (75°F).  It is liquid at 26°C and above.

6. What is the difference between virgin and extra virgin coconut oil?

Virgin coconut oil is made directly from fresh coconuts and is normally not further refined. 'Extra Virgin’ because, like the best traditional cold pressed olive oil, is made from the first and only pressing. The Direct Micro Expelling (DME) system we invented is one of the quickest in the world, producing delicious hand-pressed oil less than one hour after opening a coconut. This process locks in all the natural flavour and goodness and produces top quality oil. No further processing is required and we believe ‘Extra Virgin’ is a legitimate description of our 100% pure and natural, cold pressed coconut oil.

7. How much virgin coconut oil should I take?

Researchers state that the optimal adult consumption of coconut oil is approximately 50mls (2-3 tablespoons) per day. 

8. What is the shelf life of extra virgin coconut oil?

Our DME extra virgin coconut oil has an almost indefinite shelf life when kept in a dry cool place out of direct sunlight.

9. Does virgin coconut oil need to be kept in the fridge?

Virgin coconut oil does not need refrigeration.

10. Could there be side effects when first starting to use virgin coconut oil?

For first-time users there could be temporary side effects.  It is best to build-up to the recommended daily dosage gradually over a couple of weeks.

11. What is MCT?

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are types of fatty acids containing 6-12 carbons. They include caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), Capric acid (C10) and Lauric acid (C12).  They are found in foods like coconut oil and they are metabolized differently than the long-chain triglycerides (LCT) found in most other foods. Because of the shorter chain length, MCTs are rapidly broken down and absorbed into the body. Unlike LCTs, MCTs go straight to the liver. There they can be used as an instant energy source or turned into ketones. Ketones can cross from the blood to the brain providing energy. Because the calories contained in MCTs are more efficiently turned into energy and used by the body, they are less likely to be stored as fat. Read more here Unlocking the power of MCT oils

12. What is the Lauric Acid content of DME coconut oil?

The DME extra virgin coconut oil from the South Pacific when tested has had Lauric acid between 49% and 51%.

13.What is the smoke point of virgin coconut oil?

It has a smoking point of 177°C.  It is the ideal oil for deep frying and is safe to use several times over.

14 What is RBD?

RBD is made from copra, the dried flesh of coconuts, and must be industrially Refined, Bleached and Deodorised (RBD) in order to make it edible.

15.What is fractionated coconut oil?

Fractionated coconut oil is a product made from coconut oil, and consists mainly of two medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), Caprylic (C8) and Capric (C10), and usually marketed as a coconut oil that can stay liquid in the fridge. 

16.Does virgin coconut oil contain Hexane?

Niulife DME extra virgin coconut oil is free of Hexane. It is certified organic by NASAA and can only be certified if it is totally chemical free including fertilizer in the soil. 

17.Does Niulife use monkeys in the harvesting of coconuts?

We can guarantee that we do not and will never use monkeys to harvest coconuts for any of our products.