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How does Monolaurin work?

Preliminary research suggests monolaurin might have antibacterial and antiviral effects in test tubes. It is not known if monolaurin has these effects when used by people.

Are there safety concerns?

Monolaurin is safe for most people when used in amounts commonly found in foods.

It is not known if monolaurin is safe when used in medicinal amounts.

Do not use monolaurin as medicine if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Monolaurin.

The appropriate dose of monolaurin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for monolaurin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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