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What is monolaurin? Can it really prevent colds, cold sores, or other infections?

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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 >>

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Daniel8410   January 31, 2016
For me, an awful side effect of monolaurin is the production of extremely smelly gas.

Jill8408   January 31, 2016
I've been taking Lauricidin for 15 years. As a teacher I was accustomed to catching yearly colds and flu, but I haven't had either---or any other infectious disease---since I found Lauricidin.
I also contracted hepatitis C in 1985. By 2000 I had an impaired liver with "moderate" damage, per biopsy. Today my liver function tests are normal, my viral count is low, and my liver has rejuvenated. It's now healthier than than the livers of disease-free controls. Average Fibroscan score for healthy people = 5.5. Mine is 4.7.
I realize that anecdotal info isn't persuasive, but I will never give up Lauricidin.

I am only a customer. I have no relationship with Med-Chem Labs or any other company.

Laurie15371   August 7, 2017
I was happy to read about your experience and would love to talk with you. I also have Hep C and my viral load is slowly increasing. I just found info about Monolaurin and ordered the capsules but have not stared taking them yet.

This CL Answer initially posted on 1/30/2016. Last updated 8/2/2017.

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