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The antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties of lauric acid and
monolaurin were identified over 45 years ago.
Monolaurin is a C-12 monoglyceride fatty acid derived from combining
lauric acid and glycerin. The germ fighting properties of monolaurin are
more powerful than lauric acid alone.
Monolaurin is effective against many viruses,bacteria, yeast/fungi
and protozoa while also boosting the body’s own immune system.
Monolaurin is non-toxic and included on the FDA’s GRAS (Generally
Regarded As Safe) list. It is found in Human Mother’s milk, Saw Palmetto,
Bitter Melon and coconut oil which is where Cocolaurin’s comes from.
Monolaurin while inactivating bad/unwanted microorganisms does not
inactivate/kill friendly microorganisms such as desirable digestive bacteria.
Monolaurin is a very unique chemical that is effective against bad
bacteria, viruses and fungi but non-toxic to humans. An excellent argument
for using Cocolaurin before antibiotics (which are already in our food supply).
Monolaurin’s antiviral action is accomplished by fluidizing the plasma
membrane lipid bilayer (fluidizing the lipids and phospholipids in the envelope
of the virus, causing the disintegration of the microbial membrane). Thus
exposing the virus to the body’s immune system to attack.
Hierholzer and Kabara(1982) initially reported recognition of the antiviral
aspects of the antimicrobial activity of the monoglyceride of lauric acid
(monolaurin). They showed virucidal effects of monolaurin on enveloped
RNA and DNA viruses. The work was done at the CDC of the U.S. Public
Health Service. The studies were conducted with selected virus
prototypes or recognized representative strains of human viruses. All these
viruses have a lipid membrane. The presence of a lipid membrane on viruses
makes them especially vulnerable to lauric acid and it’s derivative monolaurin.
These findings have been confirmed by many other studies available at