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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 
  • 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 www.pubmed.com.

Some Microorganisms inactivated by sn1(3)-monolaurin:

    • VIRUSES: HIV or HIV-1,-6, Herpes simplex, Measles, Epstein-Barr, >Influenza, Leukemia, Pneumonovirus,Semliki forest, Visna, Rubella, Respiratory syncytial, Dengue (Type 1-4), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), Lymphocytic choriomeningitis.
    • BACTERIA: Gram-positive- Bacillas anthracis (Anthrax), Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalctiae, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Groups A,B,F,& G streptococci, Mycobacteria. Gram-negative- Chlamydia trachomatis, Helicobacter pylorus,Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma pneumonia
    • FUNGI/MOLDS: Aspergillus Niger, Penicillium citrinum, Candida utilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ringworm or tinea (Trichophyton).
    • Also a number of protozoa like Giardia lamblia are inactivated.

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