Coconut Oil Benefits For Men… Are There Any?

You get plus 10 points to manliness if you can open a coconut with bare hands!

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Shot of a coconut sliced in half

Yes, there are LOTS of awesome coconut oil benefits for men! And what do you make when life presents you with two significant words – coconut and men? Simple, you make an explosive, testosterone enhancing concoction.

After the extensive research I did, It turns out that coconuts contain large amounts of healthy fatty acids such as saturated and monounsaturated fats that have been shown to have a positive impact on serum testosterone levels. Coconut oil is also capable of aiding fat loss and even supporting prostate health!

So, it seems like coconuts are not just exotic and delicious fruit that you enjoy on your holidays, they actually provide plenty of amazing health benefits, especially for us guys.

What Exactly Do Coconuts Contain Though?

Quite literally, they contain a while liquid (not that kind) that’s super delicious, but that’s not what we’re after here… Here’s the nutritional value of coconut oil :

  • Saturated fats (over 90% of the total fat count)
  • Polyunsaturated fats
  • Monounsaturated fats
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides

Doesn’t take a NASA scientist to figure out that these nutty fruits are PURE fat – no carbs, no protein… only fatty acids! But relax, coconut oil ain’t going to make you fat, just because it’s loaded with fat! As you probably know, there are HEALTHY and there are UNHEALTHY fats.

There are 0 (zero) trans fat in coconuts and that’s more than a good reason to like them. Trans fats are notorious for being bad for your health and as you might imagine, fast food contains plenty of trans fats – sorry junk food fans!

What About The Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) Though, Are They Any Good?

You bet! MCTs are the secret weapon of coconuts as they’re responsible for some of the great benefits associated with coconut oil. They not only have the potential to improve cognitive function, but It’s been shown that MCTs can increase the feeling of satiety due to stimulating the release of leptin and peptide YY, and MCT can also help with weight management (1), (2).

Coconut oil benefits for men, guy under a waterfall
He’s so happy because that’s a coconut oil-powered waterfall!

Can Coconut Oil Help By Supporting Healthy Testosterone Levels?

They sure can, thanks to the healthy fatty acids that they contain. Such fatty acids are also found in other natural T-enhancing foods and don’t forget that certain fats are simply brilliant for supporting our natural testosterone production.

And there’s something very important that you have to remember when it comes to coconuts and fats in general…

  • Dietary fat is essential for the production of testosterone!

Indeed, studies show that a diet that’s low on dietary fat (e.g. saturated fats) WILL lower your testosterone and free testosterone levels (3). However, the good news is that this is totally reversible if you start eating fats so don’t avoid all fats, just the bad ones e.g. trans fatty acids!

More rock-solid scientific evidence shows that coconut oil (just like olive oil) DOES elevate the primary male hormone. Sure, the test subjects were rodents, but researchers are conclusive – the test subjects that consumed coconut oil had way more T and even higher amounts of antioxidants in their gonads (balls) than the placebo group (4)!

Even more relevant studies (although conducted on rats, again) show similar results. The group that used coconut oil received the most significant boost in T levels (5). Overall, we can now safely pull the curtains down and go to sleep – testosterone just LOVES coconut oil! But hey, there’s more to this beautiful food…

Can Coconuts Also Help You Deal With Enlarged Prostate?

Coconut oil benefits for men, police badge
Coconut oil – To serve and protect… your PROSTATE!

Yes, according to relevant studies it can be useful for dealing with prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) as it has the ability to reduce prostate weight, making it easier to urinate as a result (6).

And that shows that while there are more than enough commercials about the brand new, super exciting and groundbreaking supplement that relieves the horrible condition known as enlarged prostate a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia a.k.a. “why do I have the urge to visit the WC all the time”… something as simple as eating coconut oil might potentially help!

But going back to the study mentioned above, researchers even compared coconut oil to saw palmetto (a common favorite for prostate health) and sunflower oil and still, coconuts came out victorious. Yeah, I know that the test subjects were rats, but the reduction of their prostate size was achieved in only 14 days (two weeks), which is astonishing.

As a matter of fact, coconut oil is jam-packed with lauric and myristic acid and these two bad boys are the real heroes in this case because that’s exactly what has the potential to reduce the size of your prostate.

What About Weight Loss – Can Coconut Oil Help With That Too?

Believe it or not, IT CAN! Research shows that obese folks who took two tablespoons of coconut oil for 4 weeks, reduced their waist size by almost 1.5 inches (7)! That’s crucial because it shows that the benefits are immense and perhaps even greater for worst-case scenarios like folks that weight half a truck.

But hey, coconuts won’t transform you into a fitness model and  It’s not like they’ll make you the top contender for a best male physique kind of contest – you’ll require much more (plus steroids) for that! Nonetheless, Coconut Oil DOES help in getting rid of excess fat and also achieving the sought after effect of thinning down your waistline.

Virgin coconut oil is super efficient for reducing waist circumference, especially in MEN!

That’s right, the next time you mess up your diet and end up piling up on body fat, remember that there’s a thing called virgin coconut oil. Take 2 tablespoons of it for 4 weeks straight and watch as your waist literally shrinks back to normal… well maybe not, but I’d use 1.5 inches off my waist any day (not that I’m fat or anything)!

Oh, and let me remind you that fat (especially around your midsection) correlates to more estrogen (the female hormone). I’ve already pointed that out in my ‘5 things that lower your T‘ article since excess adipose tissue means that the enzyme called ‘aromatase’ transforms more of your testosterone into the female equivalent… yeah, you got that right – ESTROGEN!

And since we’re on the fat loss (weight loss is dumb, we only want the FAT out) topic, there’s more amazingness in relation to coconuts!

Coconut oil benefits for men, sliced coconut

Coconuts Can Also Blunt Your Appetite!

As I previously mentioned, good old coconuts can decrease hunger! Less appetite = lesser chance of hitting the drive-through. Need a reminder on the foods that wreck your natural testosterone levels? Totally worth reading if you’re visiting my site for the first time since I’ve spent a lot of time compiling all that info and digging all the relevant scientific data to back up any claims!

Anyway, the basic idea behind the appetite suppression of coconut oil lies within the superb MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They become either ketones in your liver, or are quite simply utilized as an energy source. What do ketones do? They tell your appetite to bugger off, literally!

As shown in academical works, men (hooray for male test subjects) who consumed more MCTs than their placebo counterparts, consumed around 300 calories LESS per day (8)! Impressive, isn’t it? 300 calories is the exact same amount of calories that you’ll find in your average cheeseburger, so don’t underestimate that.

By the way, don’t mistake hunger for/or fasting! Fasting is a whole different story, especially when it’s deliberate. Intermittent fasting is highly effective at shedding fat, but it’s a diet plan that relies on consuming all your daily calories in a feeding window of 8 hours, while you fast for the rest of the day (16 hours. I’m personally utilizing this fasting method and I’m LOVING IT so far.

Conclusion

Doesn’t matter if you are a die-hard fan of coconuts or just a newbie looking for a natural way to boost your hormonal profile while adding other brilliant benefits. All of this is wrapped up in a nice cover that’s addressed to us MEN!

It’s about time you guys realize how useful, available and beneficial to your general health and well-being coconut oil is. And that comes as a complete bonus to the testosterone friendliness of this mouth-watering fruit. Be honest with yourself here, who doesn’t like food that tastes good and does the job?

Take bananas for example – yummy and spectacular when it comes to an array of benefits for us males, simply because bananas are awesome for men. And yeah, that DOES include the fact that bananas have an admirable potential for natural T optimization!

So you think you have all it takes to let coconut oil enter your life (sounds creepy, doesn’t it?), big boy? Hit me up if you are still unsure or you simply want share your complete and total satisfaction with this AWESOME exotic fruit – in the comment section below!

Yours truly,

Simon
Founder of Testosterone Nerd
E-mail: simon@testosteronerd.com

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I wasn’t expecting to laugh at this article, but oh. my. gosh. I nearly cried when I read “To serve and protect… the PROSTATE!” with the picture of the police badge! You made my day, sir.

    • Hello!

      Huzzah. It’s awesome to hear about your appreciated of my sneaky attempts at bringing a smile to everyone’s face while delivering a crucial piece of information.

      Here at Testosterone Nerd, my goal is to share valuable stuff with you guys while having a laugh for the sake of keeping the main vibe positive.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  2. I really loved you in-depth and humorous approach at informing your readers about the benefits of coconut oil to the testosterone levels in the male body and how well it helps to thin the waistline and lose fat (like u put it). I have always thought it to be a beauty by-product for skin care but now I know better. Thanks a lot. I also dropped by some other pages on your website, love the “fasting” post. Have a great day.

    • Hi.

      Coconut Oil might have a certain reputation as being a skin-friendly thing for the ladies, but there’s more to it… as you are now aware.

      Feel free to check every single part, corner, spot of this website. It’s here for everyone and hopefully, I’m being able to assist men in the ongoing battle for our virility.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  3. What’s up Simon, Awesome knowledge here. I’ve been getting into MCT oils myself. We use coconut oil to cook with all the time and I personally put MCT oil (and grass-fed butter) in my morning coffee daily. Amazing benefits. I didn’t even realize that it can help with testosterone levels as well. That’s a MUST for every man in my humble opinion. Great content and information!

    • Welcome aboard Layton!

      You seem to know what you’re doing, especially with the butter from grass-fed cattle! As I can see you’re obviously consuming coconut oil so cheers for that – you’ve got your virility backed!

      Hopefully, more men will take a step towards eating healthy like you did.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  4. Hey Simon great post. Who would have thought that coconuts have so many positive affect on men. I am a man who like to find new ways to keep my weight down and the libido strong.

    I have read somewhere that fat around the belly can cut down your sex life to a degree. Now with the affects that coconuts have for males. I am all in.

    What will be the best way to consume this coconut oil? Is the taste harsh? Can I consume it with a protein drink?

    • Hello and welcome!

      What you read about belly fat is true – more of it equals less testosterone. What does that mean? Less masculinity, including libido, sex drive etc. Coconut oil aids our manliness so this is why it’s so amazing.

      The best way to consume coconut oil? Depends on you, entirely. You can cook with it if you want to – your call, entirely. Coconuts taste like heaven so don’t expect any harsh taste, really.

      I never thought about adding coconut oil to a protein drink, sounds like a sound plan, great!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  5. This is a good piece of information about coconut. I like drinking the stuff inside because it taste good. I also like eating what is inside. The only thing I know about coconut is that you can drink it to neutralize the strength of any medication you take. Your information about coconut oil will drive me to buy more of it from the grocery store.

    • Hi there!

      Coconuts are total superfood – and yeah, the taste is just oooh… hard to describe!

      As for the interaction with drugs – coconut water has been proven to neutralize toxins and poisons alike. But in terms of lowering the potency of medications… I call that a MYTH!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  6. Coconuts sound like one of the key ingredients to boosting testosterone in men. Like you said, it’s also delicious. My question is, is it more beneficial to cook it or eat it raw? Which is more beneficial?

    I heard coconut has a lot of electrolytes too which is good for people who sweat a lot. I didn’t know that coconut fat can help men lose fat. Now that’s an awesome feature. Maybe I can just eat coconuts all day and not eat anything else. What do you think?

    • Yo!

      Coconut oil can actually be used for cooking – it consists primarily of saturated fat and will be less likely to oxidate. It’s a brilliant option to use as an oil and mega tasty – this practically answers your question, happy?

      And no, just no – I’d never advocate eating nothing but coconuts! Your nutrition should be a variety of healthy foods, not just one. Now go get yourself some coconut oil and add this beauty to your dietary habits!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  7. Thanks for sharing all of the amazing benefits of coconut oil for men! I didn’t realize they were so far-reaching. I will definitely have to get my husband on a regimen, although he’s pretty healthy and full of testosterone as it is. I want him to STAY that way as he ages. I read somewhere recently that men today have 20% more estrogen than they did, say, 30 years ago and it’s due to all of the estrogen mimickers in everyday house and food products. That may explain a few other modern social issues with men, but that’s for a different discussion completely…

    • Hello there, Wendi!

      It’s rather unfortunate indeed, and it’s fact that we, the modern men, have less T and more E than what our fathers and grandfathers had when they were younger.

      The global conspiracy is that the mass emasculation of men is on purpose and I support such claims. Just look at the number of foods that contain xenoestrogens these days – hint: almost all processed and fast/junk foods DO!

      Even bloody tap water is feminizing us – another reason to use a water filter, as I do.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  8. Hey Simon,
    Great article… I was already inclined to cook with coconut oil, but I had no idea it could help out with testosterone levels and prostate health. I’m impressed, and inclined to consume more of this stuff, maybe even put some in my smoothie. I’d heard good things about frying with it due to the smoke point, and some pretty wild claims about cardiovascular health and cancer, so I was looking for more ways to use it.

    I do have questions about the kind of coconut oil to buy. If I’m knocking down a lot of this fat, I can save money by buying “Pure” rather than “Organic Virgin Cold-pressed…etc.” So what are your thoughts on where to draw the line at what is good quality, healthy coconut oil?

    And – would you put it in a green smoothie, or just stick with the avocado I typically use not as my healthy fat?
    Cheers,
    Steve

    • Hello Steve, and welcome!

      Yeah, coconut oil is gaining popularity and for a very good reason – it’s that good!

      It can be used for frying indeed, as it’s a much better alternative than the awful palm oil that fast food chains use for instance.

      As for “pure” versus “organic” – this is rather subjective. Apart from financial reasons, you can argue that organic ain’t all that different and you can do just fine with the regular stuff. But, I’d say that it’s always better to spend more on anything organic because it does taste different (in a positive way) and in essence is purer.

      Don’t worry about adding coconut oil to your green smoothie – if anything it’ll improve the taste of the whole thing. Mixing it with avocado sounds weird though, taste-wise.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

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