At the University of Detroit Department of Chemistry, Dr. Kabara and his undergraduate students began experimenting with the nutritional effects of fatty acids, particularly the 12-carbon chain fatty acid lauric acid, and its monoglyceride – known as Monolaurin.
Lauricidin® is a 12-carbon chain long fatty acid derivative from coconut oil, but is prepared into an ester of lauric acid AKA Monolaurin. This is the same Monolaurin found in breast milk. When an infant is born, it is dependent on food factors in breast milk for immune protection. In analyzing the composition of human breast milk, Dr. Kabara and his team of student researchers found lauric acid monoglycerides in high concentrations, which is what prompted further research to discover possible immune benefits.
Monolaurin (Lauricidin®) can also be found in Saw Palmetto and Bitter Melon. Plain coconut oil has triglycerides of lauric acid that are inactive; coconut oil is a natural source of lauric acid, but does not contain the enzyme that the body needs to break down coconut oil into the mono-ester of lauric acid. Lauricidin® in this unique ester form is 100% non-toxic making it a superior supplement for daily use. It is embraced by both your immune system* and your digestive tract*. In its natural state, Lauricidin®may help address a wide variety of health challenges.
Who We Are
Established in 1966,Med-Chem Labs, Inc. is a worldwide leader of educational research and home to the minds behind Lauricidin® products. Founded by Dr. Jon Kabara, PhD, we are the original providers of Monolaurin, dating back to its discovery in the 1960s. Today, we continue to lead the way into our vision of a future with better health for all, sharing our passion for the possibilities of what Lauricidin® can do for you and your family.
The original monolaurin supplement for better health & self-healing.*
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