CAPRIC ACID caprylic acid, also known as capric acid, is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid found naturally in foods. Its primary source of supply is coconut and palm fat. But in certain concentrations, milk fat can also be a source. Unlike long-chain fatty acids, which are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract in the form of chylomicrons through lymphatic circulation. Caprylic acid along with other medium- and short-chain fatty acids is absorbed into the portal vein and thus travels to the liver. Long-chain fatty acids are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract in the form of chylomicrons.
CAPRIC ACID can have a beneficial effect on the lipid profile of the blood. As well as on the state of the intestinal epithelium. This is possible because caprylic acid is a fatty acid. The development of certain types of bacteria and fungi can be suppressed by it. In the field of sports nutrition and hydration, it is used as a high-energy supplement in a variety of foods and beverages. It does this independently of l-carnitine, which is required to enter the mitochondria of cells. It can be found in formulations such as “MCT oil”, in addition to many dietary supplements and performance-enhancing supplements.
Dosage: 1500-5000 mg per day