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Caprylic Acid - 120 Capsules

Caprylic Acid - 120 Capsules

$13.00

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) or saturated fatty acid containing eight carbon atoms. It can be synthesized within the human body in small amounts, and is also present in milk, coconut, and babassu (palm) fat. Caprylic Acid by Seeking Health provides 250 mg of natural caprylic acid derived from coconut oil in each vegetarian capsule.

 

MCTs are unlike most other fats – rather than requiring pancreatic enzymes and bile acids for absorption and metabolism, MCTs are shorter molecules that can be absorbed directly into the blood stream. From there, MCT oils are transported to the liver where they can be used as a readily available, efficient energy source. Thus MCTs, unlike other fats, are less likely to be circulated or stored as fat and may affect general health and nutrition status more positively than other fats.*[1]

 

Numerous studies suggest that medium-chain fatty acids such as caprylic acid may support healthy fungal and microbial defenses.* Caprylic acid and other fatty acids found in coconut oil have been studied for their effects on Candida and other microbial populations in vitro and within the human body.[2, 3]*

 

Key Benefits and Actions:
  • Supports healthy microbial and fungal defenses*
  • Supports healthy energy metabolism*
  • May help support digestive health*
References

 

[1] Fife, B. (2013, May 31). Health Properties of Coconut Oil. Retrieved April 2, 2015, from http://coconutresearchcenter.org/Health Properties of Coconut Oil-Fife.pdf

 

[2]Kim, S., & Rhee, M. (2013). Marked Synergistic Bactericidal Effects and Mode of Action of Medium-Chain Fatty Acids in Combination with Organic Acids against Escherichia coli O157:H7. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(21), 6552-6560. Retrieved April 2, 2015, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3811494/?log$=activity

 

[3]Bergsson, G., Arnfinnsson, J., Steingrimsson, O., & Thormar, H. (2001). In Vitro Killing of Candida albicans by Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 45(11), 3209-3212. Retrieved April 2, 2015, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11600381

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Servings Size
1 Capsule

Servings Per Container
120

AMT DV
Caprylic Acid (as sodium caprylate) 250 mg **

 * = Daily Value Based on a standard 2,000 calorie daily intake
** = Daily Value Not Established

Suggested Use
Take 1 capsule with food any time of day or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Other Ingredients
HPMC (vegetable capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, and medium-chain triglyceride oil.

Does not contain
Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy Protein , Fish, Shellfish, Nuts, GMO, Wheat

Warnings
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult with their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Store in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.

Age
Adult

Delivery
Vegetarian Capsule

Capsule Size
"0" Vegetarian Capsule


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