Caprylic Acid is a fatty acid found in tropical oils, such as coconut oil. In natural medicine, its known for supporting a healthy balance of yeast throughout the body and often used to:
- address digestive tract yeast and Candida overgrowth issues
- optimize the gut environment for healthy probiotic bacteria
- support the immune system
Caprylic Acid contains calcium and magnesium caprylates, which act as buffers to allow this acid to survive the digestive processes and reach the intestinal tract. There, it penetrates the intestinal mucosal cells to exert its effects. In addition to promoting a favorable environment for beneficial intestinal flora, Caprylic Acid works by creating an inhospitable environment for opportunistic yeast that has gotten out of balance.
Caprylic Acid supplements work best in combination with other natural remedies. This creates a more powerful, multi-faceted and synergistic approach to killing off excessive candida yeast, as well as reducing the chance for the yeast to adapt to a single agent. Based on your needs, a natural medicine practitioner will likely alternate or rotate Caprylic Acid with other supplements, such as garlic or oregano preparations. Consult with your health practitioner to ensure the appropriate remedy and dose.