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Monolaurin

$43.95

90 Vegetarian Capsules

Description

  • Immune System Formula
  • 100% Vegetarian Formula
  • Dietary Supplement
  • From Raw Coconuts

Nature’s Life 100% Vegetarian Monolaurin capsules are intended to provide nutritional support for healthy immune function and healthy digestive system function.

Monolaurin is derived from raw coconut, a natural source of the medium chain triglyceride lauric acid. Our 100% vegetarian capsules supply 990 mg of monolaurin per serving.

Suggested Use

Use only as directed. Take two vegetarian capsules daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Vegetarian cellulose capsule, magnesium

Monolaurin is a chemical made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk.

Monolaurin is used for preventing and treating colds (the common cold), flu (influenza), swine flu, herpes, shingles, and other infections. It is also used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and to boost the immune system

Antibacterial effects

Research shows that monolaurin is an effective killer of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A 2013 studyTrusted Source published in the Journal of Medicinal Food confirmed the results of other in vitro studies that showed the antibacterial power of monolaurin. It also showed that monolaurin at least partially fights off Staphylococcus aureus in mice.

A study from 2007 Trusted Source in the Journal of Dermatology Drugs compared monolaurin to six common types of antibiotics in the treatment of superficial pediatric skin infections. The study found statistically significant broad spectrum antibiotic effects without any of the resistance of common antibiotics.

Antifungal effects

Several fungi, yeasts, and protozoa are reported to be inactivated or killed by monolaurin, including some species of ringworm and candida albicans. Candida albicans is a common fungal pathogen that lives in the gut, mouth, genitals, urinary tract, and skin. It can be life-threatening in immunocompromised people.

A recent studyTrusted Source found that monolaurin has potential as an antifungal treatment for candida albicans —one that can also reduce a pro-inflammatory response.

Antiviral effects

It’s reported that some of the viruses that have been inactivated, at least partially, by monolaurin include: