Ultra Monolaurin by John W Jones, MD, MPH

      By John W Jones, MD, MPH -     www.jjconsulting.net
    Nutritional Consultant for Nutrition Pure and Simple
  For Exciting NEW information check out our latest BLOG:
'The Ketogenic Diet - What is old is New Again'.  We reference a number of articles and publications.

Health Benefits of Monolaurin

  • Anti Viral
  • Anti Bacterial
  • Anti Fungal
  • Anti Parasitic
Monolaurin has been around for nearly 50 years.  
It is effective against many viruses including Enterovirus ev-d68, pathogenic bacteria, candida and protozoa

What is new?

Recent studies are looking at coconut oil (and monolaurin) for weight loss, diabetes, exercise and a number of other problems, such as senile Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  

The overuse of antibiotics is an increasing problem in modern medicine.  The CDC has on ongoing program to discourage this practice. 

Monolaurin is a component of mother’s milk; milk that must provide powerful disease-fighting factors to sustain the infant as its own immune system develops.  It also provides medium chain fatty acids which the new infant uses during this time of rapid development.

Ultra Monolaurin Benefits

  • Eat Fat - Lose Fat
  • Have more energy for exercise and hard labor
  • Shorten exercise recovery time.
  • Help is here for Senile Demential and Alzheimer's
  • Support all high energy needs
  • Defend against colds & flu
Monolaurin, and its vital mid-chain fatty acid companions, Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin occur naturally in coconut. Read more in our BLOG

The exciting thing about Monolaurin is that it does not work like antibiotics, sulfa drugs, anti-viral, anti-protozoa or anti-fungal agents. It works directly on the lipid envelope coat of the virus, preventing attachment to susceptible host cells. It is non toxic to humans. Recent studies show that it works differently in other ways, also. 

What is the traditional use of Ultra Monolaurin?

  • It has been used as an alternative to prescription antimicrobials.
  • It is effective against pathogenic bacteria, viruses, protozoa, yeast and other fungi.
  • Monolaurin, Monocaprin, Monocaprylin and Monomyristin are monoglycerides of medium-chain fatty acids. Each one has a property that kills harmful bacteria, virus, protozoa, yeast and/or fungi.

How Does Ultra Monolaurin work against viruses?

Many studies have shown that enveloped viruses, such as enteroviruses, are deactivated by monolaurin.  It is good to take Ultra Monolaurin daily while the infection is active around you. That way the Monolaurin is available to fight off possible exposures.

Monolaurin works directly on the lipid envelope coat of the virus, preventing attachment to susceptible host cells. It is non toxic to humans. It helps retard viral invasion into the body. Monolaurin has been reported to have activity against many viruses, pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, and fungi such as candida. It does not interfere with or have any known interactions with drugs.

Consider the use of Ultra Monolaurin following overgrowth complications following anti biotic therapy. It has been very effective with chlamydia and candida. Its use complements other treatments of inflammatory bowel disease. It is effective against Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA.  

Original studies showed it to be effective against 14 human RNA and DNA-enveloped viruses, lipid-containing bacterial viruses and mammalian herpes viruses including type I & II herpes, Epstein barr and cytomegalovirus.  More recent studies have greatly expanded this list.

Monolaurin (lauricidin) has no effect on Polio, Coxsackie, Rotaviruses, Western equine, Venezuela equine or Japanese B encephalitis viruses.

Recent research into the initiation of the atheromas that are reported in blocked arteries shows that there is a causative role for the herpes virus and cytomegalovirus in the initial formation of plaques.  These two viruses are inhibited by monolaurin.

So what else is new?  

The fat is Coconut Oil!

    A number of recent studies show that by eating products that contain coconut you can lose weight.

     It seems to help control insulin resistance in type II Diabetes.  When Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) are in the diet they are preferentially utilized.  They usually occur as monoglycerides or triglycerides .  They also increase the utilization of the long chain triglycerides - as are found in belly fat (and other places where there is unwanted fat).  Ps. This effect was specifically referenced in the studies.

    Another interesting result of recent studies is the effect these MCFAs have on high energy use activities.  Sports, exercise, and hard physical labor all use a lot of energy.  I have written about the benefits of nutritional supplementation for Athletes - how it can affect (and effect) performance and help injury recovery. 

NEW: MCFAs are metabolized to ketones which can be used like glucose for energy production.  It is as readily available as glucose.  It should be taken before exercise for more strength and endurance.  If taken afterwards it leads to faster recovery and provides energy to prevent muscle loss.  

    Another area of interest is brain function when there is Senile Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Because the brain can also benefit from ketones, which are a product of MCFA metabolism, we have pointed out that Monolaurin should be considered when there is concern about senile dementia or Alzheimer’s.  That is in addition to substituting coconut oil for other fats in the diet.

Benefit Digestion
     “Because MCT oil bypasses some digestive and absorptive processes required by the longer chain fatty acids, it provides a form of calories that is easy to absorb for people with digestive disorders. This benefits patients with cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and even newborn babies with malabsorptive problems. The pediatric department at the University of Louisville cautions that MCT oils do not contain the essential fatty acids required for optimal nutrition and therefore cannot be the sole source of fats in the diet.”
 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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