, has profound antiviral and antibacterial activity (Lieberman et al., 2006).
Current medication list included monolaurin
(which he took for immune support), butyrate, fish oil, Migrelief (a botanical medicine extract of feverfew for migraine relief), Mucinex, cholestyramine.
VCO is rich in lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that is converted to monolaurin
by the human body.
The lotion, which delivers maximum water-resistance (80 min.), is formulated with Avene thermal spring water, titanium dioxide (5.5%), zinc oxide (8%), zinc gluconate (for anti-inflammatory benefits), and patent-pending Monolaurin
. The latter is clinically proven to inhibit 5a-Reductase (the enzyme that triggers excess sebum) by 34%, oil production by 33% and the proliferation of sebocytes by 68%, according to the brand, which is dispensed at physician's offices and authorized retailers and is also sold online at www.aveneusa.com.
striata extract with other antibacterial constituents such as nisin, lysozyme, monolaurin
and other essential oils.
as a nontraditional antimicrobial agent.
Made for all beard types which contains brisk, peppery, cooling anti-acne monolaurin
plus virgin coconut oil; reparative anti oxidants like green tea, yerba mate and rice phytic acid.
Murata, "In vitro evaluation of antifungal activity of monolaurin
against Candida albicans biofilms," PeerJ, vol.
It is now generally accepted that the antimicrobial activity, and especially anti-viral activity, in the body appears to be dependent on the digestion of triglycerides into monoglycerides and fatty acids such as the digestion of lauric acid to monolaurin
Activity of virgin coconut oil, lauric acid or monolaurin
in combination with lactic acid against Staphylococcus aureus.
Recently, results from many studies revealed that monolaurin
, the monoglycerides of lauric acid from coconut oil had antimicrobial activity against various gram positive and gram negative organisms, including Escherichia vulneris, Enterobcater spp.13, Helicobacter pylori 14, Staphylococcus aureus 15, Candida spp., including C.
VERMAC's composition, he said, includes coco-cellulose, 3-5 percent; water, 95-97 percent; and monolaurin
, 9 percent.