Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Caprylic Acid (Caprylate Acid)

Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon saturated fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and it is a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oil. It is an oily liquid that is minimally soluble in water with a slightly unpleasant rancid-like smell.

Caprylic acid is used in the treatment of some bacterial infections. Due to its relatively short chain length it has no difficulty in penetrating fatty cell wall membranes, hence its effectiveness in combating certain lipid-coated bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and various species of Streptococcus.

Among the many natural cures for candida, caprylic acid is one of the most commonly cited. Candida albicans is yeast (or fungus) that normally inhabits our digestive system. In healthy people, candida does little harm because it's kept in check by beneficial microorganisms. These "good" bacteria can be easily destroyed by antibiotics, prescription medications, birth control pills, poor diet and daily stress, allowing Candida yeast to grow out of control and produce infections. Thought to affect more than 40 million Americans, Candida can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginitis, weight retention, bowel disorders, ear and sinus irritation, intense itching, canker sores and ringworm.

Caprylic Acid is known to have anti-fungal as well as some anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. One of the difficulties with caprylic acid is that, being a medium chain fatty acid, it is very easily digested and absorbed by the body. Thus, it often gets absorbed in the stomach and small intestines before it reaches the large intestines, where it it most needed.
Supplements with this ingredient:
Methyl 1-D (Test Boosters/Hormone Regulation)

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