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Caprylic Acid Benefits and Side Effects

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  • Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid commonly found in coconut oil, but is present in cow’s and goat’s milk as well. Breast milk also contains caprylic acid
  • Research shows that caprylic acid may benefit your health in several ways, such as eliminating microbes, boosting brain function and promoting oral health
  • Caprylic acid is generally safe, but you may experience digestive upset when taking it as a supplement

Dietary fats (or fatty acids) are important to human health, but what are they made of? According to American Family Physician, “fatty acids are long-chain hydrocarbons.” Saturated fatty acids, in particular, have single carbon-to-carbon bonds.


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