What Is It?
Caprylic acid, also known as octanoic acid, is a naturally
occurring fatty acid that provides support for healthy candida
Uses For Caprylic Acid
Microflora Balance: Caprylic acid promotes a favorable
environment for beneficial microflora, helping to maintain
a healthy candida balance. Due to its fat solubility, it is
believed to penetrate intestinal mucosal cells to exert its
effects. In this formula, calcium and magnesium
caprylates act as buffers and may also help slow
the dispersion of caprylic acid to support its activity
throughout the gastrointestinal tract.*
What Is The Source?
Caprylic acid is derived from palm oil. Calcium and
magnesium are derived from the lime of rock.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-2 capsules 30
minutes before each meal, or as directed by a health professional.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Caprylic acid has been associated with GI upset, bloating or
diarrhea. Caprylic acid is not recommended for individuals
prone to developing kidney stones. If pregnant or lactating,
consult your physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Caprylic acid may be contra-indicated with NSAID's
(non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and certain blood
thinning medications. Consult your physician for more