New Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) trials conducted by Dr. Nikki King-Chao and Frederick Chao with the support of Team Asia Corporation’s CocoKing resulted in the second batch of doctors affirming the immunity-boosting benefits of the local health product.
The first VCO trial for doctors conducted from April to May 2020 earned positive feedback from the physicians who participated in the informal study to protect frontliners and paved the way for a follow-up study.
The 2nd VCO trial was conducted from May 18 to June 5 involved volunteer participants who are working in high exposure situations to COVID 19, with 48% of participants definitely exposed to COVID-patients (while wearing PPE), and 38% were probably exposed (to patients who were either PUI/PUM).
Each participant was given 1 bottle VCO, 1 bottle Nasal Spray (VCO + menthol), and 1 bottle Throat Spray (VCO + menthol) and was requested to take them daily.
The VCO study involved 21 volunteers – Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians, Cardiologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Specialist, ENT, Urologist, Obygyne, Internal Medicine, Occupational Hazard, and Emergency Medicine physicians.
The trial participants were from the UST Hospital, National Center for Mental Health, San Juan Medical Center, The Medical City, Dr. Fabella Memorial Hospital, Makati Medical Center, Muntinlupa Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital, Alabang Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, UP – PGH, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Manila Medical Center, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Asian Hospital, and the Philippine Children’s Medical Center.
The doctors provided feedback on the VCO trial that indicated 57% of them had Decreased Allergic Symptoms and Improved Bowel Movement.
The other desired symptoms observed or experienced in the study were:
- Increased Energy
- Increased Alertness / More Focus
- Less Hyperacidity
- Better Sleep
- Reduced Hunger
- Decreased Appetite
Some of the feedback from the VCO trial participants were shared by the organizers with Good News Pilipinas:
“I’ve heard amazing benefits of coconut oil so that at one time in the past, I used it for OIL-PULLING (from traditional ayurvedic remedy of swishing oil in the mouth). A way of cleansing the mouth of toxins the natural way.
“I was on TURBOHALER and RAPIHALER at the start of the quarantine period. Noticed a subdued asthma – coughing bouts and sneezes from my allergic rhinitis when I started using the oral VCO organic which for me has a light and suitable taste.
More than that, it’s all natural nutrition provides me energy, increases my metabolism, immuno enhances, and regulates my body function. The Cocoking nasal and throat spray serves as my extra defense during the COVID pandemic. They come so handy as added protection to bring alongside my PPEs to work and outdoor errands. Surely a gift from our tropical nature, thank you.” – Dr. Evangeline Mendoza, Occupational Medicine & Family Medicine,
Asian Hospital / The Medical City clinic
“VCO by Cocoking has a premium feel in packaging & product quality. In my almost 3 weeks of use of VCO, I feel more energized, have decreased cravings for junk food, less hyperactivity, and feel well rested when I wake up in the morning” – Dr. Dennis Aquino, Anesthesiologist, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital
“I started using VCO and the nasal spray (plus oral spray) second week of May. After about 2 weeks of use, I noticed my bowel movement improved from once daily to 2 to 3 times daily with ease and no straining. Also, I noticed that even though I take it with meals daily, I felt more hyperacidic as compared to my baseline. I tried adjusting my intake of VCO from 10 ml AM and 5ml PM to 5 ml AM and 5ml PM. Hyperacidity became more tolerable and the HILAB feeling decreased. All in all, the experience using VCO was advantageous as compared to its tolerable side effects.” – Dr. Elaine Dy, Pediatrician, The Medical City / Phil Children’s Medical Center
The VCO trial for doctors conducted by the Chao couple is a complement to their #MaskforDoctors campaign. The study aims to convince physicians, nurses, and other frontliners, that VCO has definite health benefits as well as being a potent protection for their bodies against COVID and other viruses by increasing their immune system.
It also seeks to support the Department of Science and Technology-supported VCO trials for COVID-19 patients at the UP-PGH and Sta. Rosa Hospital.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the Chao couple and Team Asia’s CocoKing for finding ways to help boost the immunity of the nation’s doctors in the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus disease.
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