Reasons to Love Monolaurin, Part 1
Monolaurin is a truly amazing miracle of nature. I’ve publicly professed my love for this humble coconut oil-derived marvel on many occasions because it did for me what years of the strongest antibiotics failed to do. So first I’ll describe how it helped me and then delve into the many astonishing benefits, along with an important warning, of this unassuming, easily-missed remedy for so many of life’s ills.
What is Monolaurin?
Monolaurin, also known as glycerol monolaurate, is a medium-chain, fatty acid molecule—Technically a 12-carbon fatty acid monoester for both of you reading this right now who think organic chemistry is cool—And it has incredible properties. In addition to the metabolic and neurologic benefits we derive from medium-chain fatty acids, monolaurin goes many steps further—It has an enormous spectrum of antimicrobial activity against disease-causing bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi.
Lauric acid, a close chemical cousin to monolaurin, is a medium-chain fatty acid …
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