Many of us struggle to get all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that we need on a daily basis through our diets alone, so are increasingly turning to supplements to help give our bodies a boost.
With so many supplements out there to choose from, it can be confusing to know which supplements you may benefit from, so I’m going to give a weekly factfile so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Caprylic Acid is a medium-chain fatty acid found in coconuts. They can be found in small levels in coconut oil and coconut milk, but for a higher dose it’s best to use supplements. I use BioCare Caprylic Acid with magnesium and calcium.
- Due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Caprylic Acid is beneficial in the treatment of yeast related problems like Candida Albicans.
- While it is a fatty acid, the composition of these medium chain acids means they are used differently by the body and turned straight into fuel.
- When using caprylic acid for the treatment of Candida it is important to start on a lower dose of one capsule a day with a meal for a week, then build up to two and finally three capsules a day. This is because this MCFA causes die-off symptoms of the yeasts which can actually make it seem like the problem has been made worse instead of better. This should only last a few days, and you’ll begin to realise that it’s effective in reducing your symptoms.
For more information about the use of Caprylic Acid for Candida Albicans I recommend Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook.