Caprylic Acid: A Potent Fungus-Fighting Fatty Acid
Caprylic acid is one of the most powerful non-drug or natural fungus-fighting substances on earth. It’s part of the potent antimicrobial “triad” of coconut oil.
Also called octanoic acid, it’s systematic name, caprylic (C:8) acid is an 8-carbon saturated medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) mostly found in coconut oil and routinely used in fighting Candida albicans infections.
Candida is a yeast or single-celled fungus that lives in the digestive tract but are kept in check by friendly bacteria. Left unchecked, it can become a real troublemaker.
The author of “The Yeast Connection”, William Crook, M.D., reports that many doctors have successfully used caprylic (C:8) acid for yeast overgrowth. John P. Trowbridge, M.D., president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) and author of “The Yeast Syndrome,” highly recommends this MCFA in the fight against systemic candida infections.
I’ve seen persistent fungal infections for months clear up in just a matter of days using coconut oil. Caprylic, lauric and capric acids are the “big three” MCFAs predominately found in coconut oil, and they ALL work together to kill candida and other fungi.
Researchers from the University of Iceland demonstrated how capric acid (C:10) and lauric acid (C:12), the other two MCFAs plentiful in coconut oil, are able toinactivate three strains of Candida albicans. This study makes the case that MCFA-loaded coconut oil destroys candida.
But that’s not all what caprylic and company can do. There’s more, lots more! Together, coconut oil’s three MCFAs annihilate a long list of viruses, bacteria, fungi and other harmful microorganisms, including the terrible AIDS virus and SARS coronavirus.
Caprylic acid is natural, safe and effective. It has been used triumphantly in place of drugs which is why many supplement manufacturers are putting it in their anti-fungal/anti-yeast and other antimicrobial products.
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