Study Shows Lauric Acid Stimulates Apoptosis (Programmed Cell Death) in Cancer Cells while Not Harming Healthy Cells
A brief introduction for my patients who aren’t familiar with our supplement Monolaurin. Lauric Acid is converted in our bodies to Monolauric Acid. The greatest source of lauric acid is coconut. Which include the immature water, the mature milk and the meat. About 60% of coconut oil is Lauric acid. The supplement Monolaurin is concentrated coconut.
It was first discover in human breast milk when microbiologist studied the antiviral substances which protect infants from microbial infections. It is found in the breast milk of all breast feeding mammals on the the planet. Monolauric acid is a natural, non-toxic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial agent that has shown no unwanted side effects in humans.
Monolauric acid is an alternative solution for assisting our bodies to safely destroy viruses. Its name comes from the fact it is derived from the fatty acid “laurate”. Laurate is normally produced by our bodies and is part of our natural immune system.
Monolaurin has been reported to have high activity against Simi like forest virus, 14 human RNA and DNA-enveloped viruses, lepid-containing bacterial viruses and mammalian herpes viruses including type I & II herpes, Epstein barr and cytomeglovirus. Monolaurin has no effect on Polio, Coxasckie, Rotaviruses, Western equine, Venezuela equine or Japanese B encephalitis viruses. Organisms known to be sensitive to Monolaurin are Staphylococcuss aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Groups A, Streptococci-gram-positive organisms, and some gram-negative organisms (Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Helicobacter pylori). H.pylori is extremely sensitive to Monolaurin. (H.pylori causes stomach ulcers).(John W. Jones, MD, MPH).
As if Lauric acid isn’t amazing enough, now studies are discovering that it also kills cancer cells.
In December of 2013 a study was done at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy Campus, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S.A., Australia, and published in the;
Us National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
All though this was an animal study it showed that Lauric Acid killed 93% of colon cancer cells.
In September 2017 a study was done by researchers from the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, at the University of Calabria in Rende, Italy, and from the Department of Health Sciences at the University Magna Graecia in Catanzaro, Italy, and published in;
Cell Death Discovery volume 3, Article number: 17063 (2017)
This study showed that Lauric acid also had an effect on endometrial cancer and breast cancer cells.
In conclusion, keep in mind that anything that occurs naturally in nature can not be patented! Therefore it is extremely unlikely that any pharmaceutical company will fund studies on Lauric acid’s effect on human cancer. It would be impossible to charge $30,000 a year for coconut oil.