Fikzol's Amino AM Collagen and Coconut Water

 

The nutricosmetic, energy, cellular healing and cellular hydrating properties that both collagen and coconut water offer make it a complimentary combination. The amino acids contained in coconut water compared to the amino acids contained in collagen have no counter productive interaction with each other in terms of absorption. 

 

In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health benefits. Coconut water is 94% water and fairly low in calories. It seems to be a good source of B vitamins and potassium. Coconut water contains electrolytes, various plant hormones, enzymes, and amino acids. Some substances in coconut water could theoretically have antioxidant benefits in the body.

 

Scientific studies of coconut water have been limited. One study suggested that drinking coconut water might be associated with a lower rate of heart attacks. Another small study found that coconut water significantly lowered systolic blood pressure in 71% of people with hypertension.

 

Coconut water has been used as a way to rehydrate after exercise or illness. Coconut water has even been used as an emergency substitute for IV solutions. Also, it may be a good storage solution for a tooth that has been knocked out until someone can see a

dentist.

 

Professional tennis player John Isner credits coconut water with keeping him on his feet for his epic 11-hour marathon Wimbledon tennis win. “It is super hydrating and has kept me going in long matches and prevented me from cramping even in the hottest and most humid conditions,” Isner says.

 

What are the Benefits of Coconut Water?

 

Many studies have shown that the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of Coconut Water may help with a number of minor to severe health conditions. This nutrient rich drink has been used to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and it has been found to boost energy levels and increase metabolism in the human body.

 

Other conditions that it has been found to be effective at treating include stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, cholera, urinary abnormalities, urethral stone, malfunctioning kidneys, dry and itchy skin, age spots, and wrinkles.

 

Age Spots, Wrinkles, and Other

Skin Problems

 

Researchers have found that Cytokinins help regulate the cell growth and their divisions. Coconut Water contains these cytokinins and lauric acid which can minimize the aging of skin cells, balance PH levels, and keep the connective tissues strong and hydrated. Therefore, simply applying Coconut Water onto affected skin areas every night before going to bed may help with acne, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema.

Boosting Energy

 

Abundant in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, Coconut Water makes a wonderful energy drink. In particular, coconut water has less sugar and sodium content compared to most sports drinks, while packing more Potassium, Calcium, and Chloride, which makes it a better choice to rehydrate, replenish and boost the body's energy levels after any strenuous activity or workout. For example, in every 100ml of Coconut Water there is approximately 294mg of potassium compared to 117mg in an average energy drink, 25mg of sodium compared to 200mg in energy drinks and 41mg in most sport drinks, 5mg sugar compared to 20-25mg, and 118mg of chloride compare to 39mg in average energy and sport drinks.

Cardiovascular Health

 

According to researchers, individuals with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut water on a regular basis can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure due to its high concentration of potassium and lauric acid. Similarly, some recent studies have found that coconut water can help increase HDL (good) cholesterol, which makes it a wonderful natural treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

 

Dehydration

 

Rich in Potassium and other minerals, Coconut Water helps to regulate our internal fluids and replenish and rehydrate the body. It has been used to treat dehydration caused by dysentery, cholera, diarrhea and stomach flu, and the electrolyte balance and plasma in Coconut Water has been found to be similar to that of human blood. Therefore, drinking one cup of Coconut Water twice daily during digestive tract abnormalities, hot temperatures, and after strenuous workouts can help rehydrate the body quickly.

 

Digestive Problems

 

Coconut Water contains Lauric acid which our body converts into monolaurin. Monolaurin has great antiviral, antiprozoal and antibacterial activity which helps fight against intestinal worms, parasites, lipid-coated viruses and other gastrointestinal tract infections in children and adults. Additionally, the water from coconut may not only act as an antibiotic but it can also rehydrate the body. Therefore, a simple remedy for Intestinal Worms is to mix one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil into a cup of Coconut Water and drink it daily for at least three days. For constipation, diarrhea and other common digestive problems drink one cup of Coconut Water twice daily.

 

Weight Loss

 

Coconut water is a natural electrolyte and isotonic beverage which help increase the body's metabolism. Therefore, it can greatly benefit people who are struggling with weight issues.

 

What are the Side Effects of

Coconut Water?

 

Fresh Coconut Water is one of the best natural drinks on the face of the earth. It doesn't have any known side effects unless somebody is prone to having allergic reactions or have severe nut allergies. It is considered to be safe for children, pregnant, and breastfeeding women. If you are taking potassium supplements it is recommended to regulate your potassium levels since Coconut Water is high in potassium.

 

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients: Coconut water (Cocus nucifera), Fresh, Nutrition Value per 100 g

 

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

PrincipleNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA

 

Energy19 Kcal1%

Carbohydrates3.71 g3%

Protein0.72 g1.5%

Total Fat0.20 g1%

Cholesterol0 mg0%

Dietary Fiber1.1 g3%

Vitamins

Folates3 µg0.75%

Niacin0.080 mg0.5%

Pantothenic acid0.043 mg<1%

Pyridoxine0.032 mg2.5%

Riboflavin0.057 mg4%

Thiamin0.030 mg2.5%

Vitamin C2.4 mg4%

Vitamin A0 IU0%

Vitamin E0 mg0%

Vitamin K0 mcg0%

Electrolytes

Sodium105 mg7%

Potassium250 mg5%

Minerals

Calcium24 mg2.4%

Copper40 mcg4.5%

Iron0.29 mg3.5%

Magnesium25 mg6%

Manganese0.142 mg%

Zinc0.10 mg1%

Phyto-nutrients

Auxin (Gibberlin)Present--

Carotene,ß0 µg--

CytokinesPresent--

Lutein-zeaxanthin0 µg--

LeucoanthocyaninPresent--