Caprylic acid has antifungal activity against Candida fungi, which makes it applicable to candidiasis. It affects the cell wall of the Candida fungus, causes it to burst and thereby destroys it. Studies show a significant reduction of Candida yeast colonies in the intestine with the systematic use of caprylic acid. Caprylic acid also reduces the craving for sugar (sweets are an ideal environment for the multiplication of Candida fungi) and controls appetite. In addition, it restores the normal acidity of the stomach, which is important in preventing the growth of Candida fungi and the development of candidiasis. Caprylic acid is commonly used to treat intestinal ulcers, to regenerate its epithelium, as well as to improve the absorption capacity. It stimulates the regeneration of the colon epithelium and improves intestinal absorption functions.
Sources of caprylic acid in food:
Caprylic acid is found in vegetable fats, coconut oil, palm oil and animal fats, e.g. goat and sheep fat, in the milk fat of rabbits, goats.
Supplementation with caprylic acid:
Supplements which contain caprylic acid:
Caprylic acid cannot be used by pregnant women and during lactation.