Monolaurin/Lauric Acid Capsles
Found in high quantities in coconut and palm kernel oils, lauric acid is considered a “healthier” saturated fat because it is a medium-chain triglyceride. As an MCT, lauric acid is more easily absorbed by the body and has a host of other associated health benefits, including potentially helping with weight loss.
Benefits Skin Health and Naturally Fights Acne
The strong bactericidal properties of lauric acid can be used to effectively and naturally treat acne. Studies have demonstrated that lauric acid works as an antibiotic treatment method against Propionibacterium bacteria that causes acne breakouts on the skin. This bacteria promotes follicular inflammation (inflammatory acne), especially when other skin bacteria are present including P. acnes, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), andStaphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis).
One 2009 study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology showed that treatment with lauric acid can help stop bacterial growth on the skin over 15 times better than the chemical benzoyl peroxide (BPO) that’s added to most over-the-counter acne medications! And these benefits come with none of the toxic side effects of commercial acne treatments including redness, swelling, peeling and dryness. Both injection and epicutaneous application of lauric acid after 24 and 48 hours effectively decreased the number of P. acne cysts that colonized on the skin, mouth and ears while reducing swelling, pain and inflammation. It’s why lauric acid-rich coconut oil works for the skin.
May Help With Fat Loss
A study published in 2007 in “Metabolism” found that a diet high in MCTs could potentially help with weight loss. The study was conducted over a period of 90 days, on moderately overweight people, half of whom were given corn oil as a long-chain fatty acid control, while the other half received 18 grams of MCT oil per day. Throughout the course of the study, researchers noted those taking the MCT supplement had decreased body weight as a result of choosing to consume fewer calories, as well as a reduction in waist circumference. However, according to NYU Langone Medical Center, other scientific studies on MCTs have had contradictory results.
May Lower Cholesterol Levels
While most saturated fats contribute to cholesterol buildup in your body, MCTs are special in that they may actually help lower blood cholesterol levels. Furthermore, while it is a saturated fat, lauric acid is not paired with cholesterol in foods like palm oil and coconut oil, because they are plant-derived. However, dietary cholesterol will only cause high blood cholesterol levels in people who are sensitive to cholesterol. According to the article in “Nutrition Review,” MCTs may help reduce your chances of atherosclerosis, in which plaque from high cholesterol collects along your arterial walls. In the 2007 study published in “Metabolism,” researchers also found that people taking the MCT supplement in place of corn oil had lower blood cholesterol levels at the end of the study.
Monolaurin 120 vcaps
- Immune System Support Formula
- Verified Gluten-Free
Discussion: Monolaurin dietary supplement contains a monoglyceride derived from lauric acid, which is sourced from raw coconut oil. Each serving supplies 1,100 mg of pure monolaurin. Monolaurin has been the subject of clinical research and is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy immune system function and digestive health. Monolaurin also offers the purity and convenience of 100% plantbased capsules. THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN LABORATORY VERIFIED GLUTEN FREE AND FORMULATED TO BE DAIRY AND CASEIN FREE. It contains no added artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, and is suitable for vegetarians.
Directions: Use only as directed. Take two vegetarian capsules daily with a meal or as directed by your health care practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place.
Serving Size 2 Vegetarian Capsules
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
Total Carbohydrate <1 g
Dietary Fiber <1 g
Monolaurin (coconut) 1,100 mg
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose capsule, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.
WARNING: Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.