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Question: What is monolaurin? Can it really prevent colds, cold sores, or other infections?
Answer: Monolaurin supplements (such as Lauricidin) are often promoted for "immune system support," and are sometimes recommended to help ward off the cold or flu, or viral infections such as cold sores. However, these recommendations appear to be based on very preliminary laboratory and animal studies. For details about the studies and more about monolaurin taken orally as well as used topically and its safety. Sign in to see the full answer >>