Monolaurin Provides Broad Immune Support
Monolaurin is many times more biologically active than lauric acid in killing viruses and bacteria, leading to the interesting question concerning the conversion rate in the human body. Unlike these medium-chain fatty acids, diglycerides and triglycerides are inactive against microorganisms…
Research has suggested that monolaurin exerts virucidal and bactericidal effects by solubilizing the lipids and phospholipids in the envelope of the pathogen causing the disintegration of its envelope. Recent evidence has also indicated that the antimicrobial effect is related to its interference with signal transduction in cell replication….
Some of the viruses inactivated to some extent by monolaurin include HIV, measles, Herpes simplex-1, vesicular stomatitis, visna virus, and cytomegalovirus.
Shari Lieberman, Mary G. Enig, Harry G. Preuss.
A Review of Monolaurin and Lauric Acid - Natural Virucidal and Bactericidal Agents.
ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
Georgetown University Medical Center.