Monolaurin - lauricide in a potent form
One of most potent antimicrobial and antiviral lipids is lauric acid existing in coconut oil. Unfortunately only a small amount of lauric acid is present in coconut oil. Instead of consuming gallons of oil each day, monolaurin provides a powerful way of getting higher levels of lauric acid.
Lauric acid was originally discovered when microbiologists studied mothers' milk in an attempt to discover what antiviral substances help to protect breastfed babies from microbial infections.
Monolaurin is believed to bind to the lipid-protein envelope of lipid viruses, preventing it from attaching to and entering host cells - this severely inhibits the ability of these particular viruses from causing infection and replicating.*
Monolaurin does not seem to contribute to drug resistance, may be taken as a preventative measure to help avoid infection.*
Monolaurin has been listed in the FDA's GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) list.
Monolaurin is intended to be taken for long-term support of general health and wellness and not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease