Douglas Laboratories Caprylex
Caprylex™ is a dietary supplement of well-tolerated, non-phenolic complex of pure caprylic acid (octanoic acid). Each tablet provides 400 mg of a buffered calcium magnesium caprylate complex, equivalent to 300 mg of caprylic acid.
Each serving contains:
Calcium - 174 mg
(as calcium-magnesium caprylate complex and dicalcium phosphate)
Phosphorus (as dicalcium phosphate) - 136 mg
Magnesium (as calcium-magnesium caprylate complex) - 100 mg
Sodium (from sodium caprylate) - 90 mg
Caprylic acid - 600 mg
(as sodium caprylate and calcium-magnesium caprylate complex)
Other ingredients: Cellulose, ethylcellulose, sunflower lecithin, stearic acid, silica, horseradish and clove.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 2 tablets daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
In healthy people, the intestinal microflora consists of balanced amounts of symbiotic microorganisms, providing nutritional benefits to the host. This balance depends on our dietary habits and can easily be disturbed by unhealthy diets or drugs, such as antibiotics and oral contraceptives. Under these conditions, opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms, such as the fungus Candida albicans, can colonize the small and large intestine.
Caprylic acid, commonly found in foods (coconut oil, milk fat, etc.), is a natural dietary fatty acid which helps maintain a normal intestinal microflora. Studies have shown that dietary caprylic acid helps inhibit the growth of Candida albicans and other opportunistic fungi in both the small and large intestine. At the same time, caprylic acid does not adversely affect the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.