Monolaurin: Coconut Oil’s Most Potent Antimicrobial Gift to You

Monolaurin, the monoglyceride of lauric acid, is the most powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal fatty acid in coconut oil. It has the greatest overall antimicrobial effect.

Unlike almost all other fats that are entirely composed of Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA), coconut oil is 67 percent Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), a unique and special saturated fatty acid.

MCFA Blessings

Caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid are the three health-boosting MCFAs abundantly found in coconut oil. While the monoglycerides of caprylic and capric acids are mighty on their own, there is simply none, “one-on-one,” that can compare to the fearsome antimicrobic punch of lauric acid’s monoglyceride.

Lauric acid and its monoglyceride has been shown to help dismantle a variety of bacteria and viruses such as:

  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Influenza
  • HIV
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vesicular stomatitis virus
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • … much, much more …

By decreasing the viral load of 9 out of 14 patients with AIDS in a study conducted here in the Philippines, there is solid clinical evidence that the monoglyceride of lauric acid is effective in battling HIV and other lipid-coated viruses and bacteria.

After six months of taking a monolaurin dietary supplement, a man who had hepatitis C for twenty years was able to drop his viral count to nondetectable levels, breathe on his own, get up and out of his wheelchair, and live a normal life.

Cancer Fighter

This potent derivative of coconut oil plays a significant role in your defense against cancer by stimulating the production of white blood cells, especially T cells, which attack and destroy anything that is foreign to your body including cancer cells.

A woman suffering with ovarian cysts for two decades began taking the same supplement and within a month the cysts shrank and disappeared.


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