Coconut oil, or copra oil, as it is sometimes called, is extracted from the kernel, or meat, of mature coconuts. It has a high fat content, but it is rather slow to oxidize, making it highly resistant to becoming rancid. Coconut oil, stored at temperatures of 75 degrees, will remain fresh and usable for up to six months.
MSM is also useful as a agent against oxidative stress. While it is not, per se, an antioxidant, studies have shown that it can, indeed, help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. This type of stress occurs when there is an imbalance in the number of free radicals in our systems, and the body’s ability to neutralize them. Free radicals can wreak havoc as they interact chemically with the components of our cells, such as DNA, trying to stabilize themselves by stealing electrons from individual cells.