A new study conducted in Malaysia looked at the effects of consuming high-antioxidant virgin coconut oil on mental health.
Published in the journal Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine and believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the anti-stress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in mice with stress-induced injuries. The title of the study is “Antistress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in vivo.”
The researchers performed several stress tests on groups of mice. Control groups included untreated mice and mice not subjected to stress, and virgin coconut oil was compared to a commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Diazepam.