Caprylic acid

What is Caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid is a compound found in cow’s milk (especially butter), human breast milk and is especially high in coconut oil. It is classified as a saturated fat.

What does Caprylic acid do in the body?

Caprylic acid is a medium chain fatty acid. Medium chain fatty acids are a very useful source of energy. Although a saturated fat, it is useful and not something to be afraid of in small quantities. Caprylic acid is transported into the cell where it is broken down and used to make Acetyl Co A (an enzyme used in the energy production process). Medium chain fatty acids such as Caprylic acid are easily absorbed and digested by the body.

Why do I need Caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid is used by many people. Mother Nature puts a good supply of Caprylic acid in breast milk, so our infants can grow as strong as possible. Medium chain fatty acids are welcomed by the body and are used in energy production. Many people could do with some extra energy in their day to day lives.

How do I take Caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid comes in a capsule which you should take with food. A meal that contains a small amount of fat is ideal. Caprylic acid may also come in a formula designed for people with fungal infections.

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