Caprylic acid is used to rebalance “friendly” bacteria and reduce yeast in the gastrointestinal tract. Overgrowth of yeast can cause a variety of problems in the body, including gastrointestinal, genital, endocrine, nervous and immune system function. (1, 2)
Caprylic acid is toxic to yeast (candida albicans spp) and safe for humans. It causes yeast die-off, which in turn causes the yeast to temporarily release more toxins into the system, which may make a person feel worse before feeling better. Symptoms can range from mild to moderate and may include fatigue, headache, nausea, flu-like aches, itching, diarrhea, hives and other symptoms that yeast is known to cause. Some people experience no symptoms whatsoever. If you do experience some of these symptoms, they are temporary and they show that the caprylic acid is doing its job killing off the yeast spores. (1,2)
- Caprylic Acid: in vitro evidence has shown it is effective in killing all 3 strains of C.albicans (3).
- Garlic: used to protect against infections such as fungal (yeast) infections, as well lowers blood cholesterol and fat levels (4,5,6), and helps with digestion (7).
- Clove: exhibits antifungal activity, especially against C.albicans that is resistant to conventional fluconazole treatment (8).
- Pau D’Arco/Lapacho: reveals antifungal activity against azole resistant Candida spp.(9)
- Oregano: a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and antifungal that can inhibit biofilm adhesion and formation of candida spp. (10)
Caprylic acid should be taken as recommended by a Health Care Professional.