November 4, 2004 (STAR) By Mara Katrina B. Escurel - Coconut, the tree of life, has one more product to offer us – coconectar – taken from extracted sap from the flowers which would later become the coconuts. The sap when concentrated could prevent or even alleviate ailments like insomnia, arthritis, hypertension and related illnesses.

The coconectar is a product of the research of Quezon-based Jose Gonzales, owner of CocoLegacy Co. Inc., in the field of coconut physics. He looked for the nutrients of the extract and tried to separate useful components and found out that there were 24 amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, growth hormones and other substances the human body needs which contribute to our resistance to illnesses.

Explains Gonzales: "Coconectar is a food supplement and the most important component of this extract are the essential amino acids, which serve as repair elements enabling our protein-built body organs to restore to health as quickly as possible. Vitamins and minerals help keep our body sturdy and in good condition while the enzyme contributes its attributes in the disposal of wastes and toxins in the body and growth homones provide the youthful look by renewing the cells. All of these functions provide us a better and stronger immune system. One interesting fact is that this product is natural, meaning there is no preservatives.

Coconectar, he said, prevents other ailments – aside from insomnia, arthritis and hypertension – diabetes, stroke, migraine, colds and flu, headache, kidney ailment, hormonal imbalance, constipation, goiter, weight gain/loss, tonsilitis and other related health problems.

Manolette Gaerlan tried the juice for the insomnia and was relieved with one tablespoonful in the morning and one in the evening. I can sleep well after taking coconectar. My bowel movement also becomes regular two days after taking the juice. So far, there are no side effects, and I feel well."

A government employee, 54-year-old Dante Bernardo, was taking medicines for his phlegm to no effect, the phlegm would not come out. "When I took coconectar, the phlegm came out with ease and I slept better. Aside from that, there are no side effects." Remy Valdez takes two tablespoonsful a day for arthritis which was cured after two weeks.

According to Dr. Arnold Calupitan, a doctor at the San Pedro Municipal Hospital, coconectar is a natural product and this type does not need the prescription of a doctor. However, it doesn’t mean that it does not cause any side effects. "It is not bad for a person’s health but I cannot say whether this would cause any side effects because it depends on bodily reaction of a person but most probably it is safe as a food supplement. In fact, the result can be seen even when a person perspires. You take it in naturally and what had been detoxified in your body will eventually come out naturally, too."

Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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