• Complexed with Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc
• Provides a gradual release form of calcium, magnesium and zinc caprylates, allowing for dispersion of caprylic acid throughout the digestive tract.
• Contains caprylic acid, an important medium chain free fatty acid
• Naturally occurring, derived from palm kernel oil
• 400 mg caprylic acid per capsule, allowing for convenient dosing
Each Capsule Contains:
Caprylic Acid (calcium)...180 mg
Caprylic Acid (magnesium)...180 mg
Caprylic Acid (zinc)... 40 mg
(Caprylic acid sourced from palm kernel oil)
Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water, silica), dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Contains no artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners and no corn, dairy, soy, starch, wheat or yeast.
Caprylic acid, also known as octanoic acid, is an 8-carbon medium chain free fatty acid known to have antimicrobial activity against a number of gastrointestinal and oral pathogens. Found naturally in the breast milk of many animal species, including humans, caprylic acid and other medium chain fatty acids appear to influence the microbial ecology of the digestive tract, and have shown inhibitory activity toward a number of bacterial and fungal species including Candida albicans, Cronobacter sakazakii, B. cereus, and Campylobacter. In addition to its antimicrobial effects, caprylic acid also appears to inhibit IL-8 gene transcription in Caco-2 cells, an important therapeutic target in inflammatory bowel disease.
Free fatty acids avoid the need for adequate lipase activity, required for breakdown of medium chain triglycerides. Additionally, fatty acids which contain less than 10–12 carbon atoms pass from the intestinal mucosal cells directly into portal blood and may pass into mitochondria without a carrier protein, an efficient source of energy. Caprylic-Pro 400 contains 400 mg caprylic acid, complexed to calcium, magnesium and zinc for gradual release throughout the GI tract.
90 Vegetarian Capsules
1–3 capsules 3 times per day on an empty stomach at least one half hour before meals or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Potential side effects/Safety
Diabetics and patients with hepatic cirrhosis should use with caution. Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Zinc supplementation can cause a copper deficiency. Keep out of reach of children.
No known drug interactions.
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