Monolaurin is a chemical made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk.
Monolaurin is used for preventing and treating colds (the common cold), flu (influenza), swine flu, herpes, shingles, and other infections. It is also used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and to boost the immune system.
In foods, monolaurin is used in the production of ice cream, margarine, and spaghetti.
In manufacturing, monolaurin is used in making cosmetics, detergents, and insecticides.
How it works
Preliminary research suggests monolaurin might be able to fight bacteria and viruses in test tubes. It is not known if monolaurin has these effects when used by people.
Not ProvenCommon coldFlu (influenza)HerpesShinglesChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)Strengthening the immune systemOther conditions
Monolaurin is safe for most people when used in amounts commonly found in foods. It is not known if monolaurin is safe when used in medicinal amounts.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of monolaurin duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Monolaurin.
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