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NOW® Caprylic Acid is a naturally derived nutrient traditionally used to support internal wellness. Also known as octanoic acid, Caprylic Acid is a short-to-medium chain fatty acid (MCT) that is naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. Caprylic Acid supports healthy digestion through its ability to promote a healthy balance of intestinal flora.
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If you want to maintain already-healthy gut flora, the recommended dosage of 1 softgel, twice daily with meals, is probably perfectly fine.
If you are on a restorative plan, attempting to heal microbial imbalances in the gut or on the skin, or you already know you have chronic or recurring yeast issues because of a leaky gut, my gentle recommendation would be to start slowly--especially if you already incorporate coconut products in your diet. For example, consider starting with 1 capsule every other day for the first few week, take 1 a day the second week, and if all goes well (no gastric "upset") take the recommended 1 capsule twice a day.
I started with one a capsule day and I got wicked diarrhea. The bad-flora clear-out process was brief but intense, so I cut back to one capsule every other day until things went back to normal. Then I slowly increased to the recommended dosage. Within a couple weeks, I noticed an increase in energy, less joint pain, and...
I was sick for years and spent more money than I care to think about going to doctors and specialist who either shrugged or told me I was crazy. I couldn't work and my emotional swings were scary. It turns out that the large amount of antibiotics that I had needed to treat a severe infection I had contracted when this all started had destroyed my stomach fauna. Out of control candida yeast had made me toxic. Joint pain and swelling, constant fatigue, depression, feeling like I had the flu everyday, all these cleared up after just a few days of using these pills and changing my diet.
One word of warning, they candida dying made me sick to my stomach for the first day or so. I would recommend taking a few days off or starting them on a weekend off from work. Two or three days in and everything settled down and months later I am doing almost as good as I was before all this mess started. This is shipped to me on a regular basis now.
I have been suffering from Chronic Yeast Infection for years. Before taking the Caprylic Acid, I use to see doctors every month for the yeast infection. Used all kinds of medication and nothing works. I took this product along with Olive Leaf (Nature's Way Olive Leaf)as some review had suggested. After taking it once a day for 30 days, I have no more symptoms. It's been over 2 months, no re-infection. Must be careful not to eat a lot of sweets or drink alcohol because it increases the chance for the yeast infection..
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