Laurics and capric acid may provide protection against viruses

Coconut oil experts Dr. Mary Newport of Spring Hill Neonatology and Dr. Fabian Dayrit of Ateneo de Manila University have released a report on the potential of coconut oil in fighting viruses, and possibly the Novel Coronavirus.

In their research, it has been found that Lauric acid (C12) and its derivative monolaurin have three significant and powerful antiviral activities: first, it dissolves the cell membrane of the virus; second, it inhibits virus maturation and prevents it from spreading; and third, it prevents the virus from replicating.

The antiviral properties of lauric acid, with its derivative monolaurin, have been recognized for many years. As lauric acid is ingested by the body, it turns it into monolaurin. Lauric acid and monolaurin are known to have powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antipathogenic properties.

Similarly, Capric acid (C10) has also shown promising activity against other viruses. According to the study, at least two fatty acids have antiviral properties: C10 and C12.

“Both C10 and C12 are present in Laurin® MCT, a patented formula that contains a 60% blend of capric and lauric acid. These valuable fatty acids give your immune system a broader spectrum of protection against bacteria and viruses,” shared Chemrez Technologies, Inc. managing director Dean Lao, Jr.

Laurin® MCT is proudly Philippine-made and manufactured by Chemrez Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of D&L Industries, Inc. It is an all-natural, non-GMO and FDA-approved product found in Mercury Drug stores, Watsons branches and selected health and wellness shops. Laurin® MCT is also available for purchase online through Shopee and Lazada.

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Dayrit F, Newport N. The Potential of Coconut Oil as an Effective and Safe Agent Against the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), January 31, 2020


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