LAURIC ACID

LAURIC ACID
Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid commonly found in coconut oil and breast milk. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and may promote heart health.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Lauric acid is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid. It is found in many vegetable fats and in coconut and palm kernel oils. People also use it as medicine.

People use lauric acid for viral infections such as the flu, common cold, genital herpes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

LAURIC ACID is not a vitamin, but rather a type of fatty acid found in coconut oil. It is unique because it has potent antimicrobial properties that can help fight off harmful pathogens, viruses, and bacteria in the body.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Lauric acid is commonly consumed in foods. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if lauric acid is safe to use as medicine or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Lauric acid is commonly consumed in foods. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if lauric acid is safe to use as medicine or what the side effects might be.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lauric acid is commonly consumed in foods. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if lauric acid is safe to use in larger amounts as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. It might be passed to the infant during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

Dosing

Lauric acid is commonly eaten in foods containing coconut oil, palm oil, and other vegetable fats. But as medicine, there isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of lauric acid might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

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