Caprylic Acid, by Seeking Health, provides 250 mg of natural caprylic acid derived from coconut oil in each vegetarian capsule.
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.
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.*
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*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.