provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a dietary supplement of
well-tolerated, non-phenolic complex of pure caprylic acid (octanoic
acid). Each tablet provides 400 mg of a buffered calcium-magnesium
caprylate complex, equivalent to 300 mg of caprylic acid. Caprylex is
specially formulated to provide timed, controlled release of caprylic
acid throughout the small and large intestine.
Caprylex tablets may
be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to support a normal
microecology of the intestinal microflora.
In healthy people,
the intestinal microflora consists of balanced amounts of symbiotic
microorganisms, providing nutritional benefits to the host. This
balance depends on our dietary habits and can easily be disturbed by
unhealthy diets or drugs, such as antibiotics and oral contraceptives.
Under these conditions, opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms, such
as the fungus Candida albicans, can colonize the small and large
Caprylic acid, commonly found in foods (coconut
oil, milk fat, etc.), is a natural dietary fatty acid which helps
maintain a normal intestinal microflora. Studies have shown that
dietary caprylic acid helps inhibit the growth of Candida albicans and
other opportunistic fungi in both the small and large intestine. At the
same time, caprylic acid does not adversely affect the growth of
beneficial intestinal bacteria.
Each tablet contains:
(as calcium-magnesium caprylate complex and dicalcium phosphate)
(as dicalcium phosphate)
(as calcium-magnesium caprylate complex)
Sodium (from sodium caprylate) ...70mg
1 to 3 tablets three times daily on an empty stomach at least one half hour before meals, or as directed by a physician.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.