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Has anyone taken Monolaurin as an anti-viral?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Gingergrrl, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I know you can use coconut butter to make chocolate but didn't know about using the oil.
     
  2. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    Just wanted to give an update: I am up to 1200/day of Monolaurin and slowly trying to build up to the full dose of 2400/day. This is the only supplement that significantly improved my quality of life in the past and only stopped it b/c of terrible GI symptoms. I am hoping the slower build up this time will avoid that.
     
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    What GI symptoms are you having? Perhaps a probiotic could offset some of that?
     
  4. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    @Aileen, I actually take two really good probiotics, a digestive enzyme, GI Repair Powder 2x/day and am on a very restricted diet from my ND. I have to say that my digestive problems are basically cured and these treatments have been really effective. What happened is that I decided to resume taking Monolaurin and was okay up to 1200 mg/day but when I went higher, my stomach problems returned. I am now back at 1200 mg and my stomach is good again. I need to increase the dosage much slower this time. For whatever reason, the Monolaurin really helped me in the past so I am hoping that it will again.
     
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    Hi Gingergrrl great news that it's helping. Do you know of any infections that it may be treating? I was thinking that if it is antibacterial, maybe it is killing the good bacteria in your stomach also?
     
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    @knackers323 It was interesting to read my old post from June and for the last 3-4 months I have been taking 1800 mg of Monolaurin per day (vs the 1200 mg I was taking at that time.) My stomach does great with this dose but every time I try to increase it, I have nausea. So I no longer am trying to get to the full 2400 mg/day dose and am just sticking with what my body can tolerate.

    Monolaurin (from coconut oil) is supposed to be a very strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, etc. It was originally prescribed to me by my naturopath before I started on Famvir. I do not know if it kills the good bacteria in your stomach but as far as I know, it does not. I do continue to take two probiotics and digestion enzymes every day which helps as well.

    I take both Monolaurin and Famvir to attack the virus from all sides :sluggish:.
     
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    Are you feeling better from it like you did the first time @Gingergrrl
     
  8. Gingergrrl

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    @knackers323 At the moment it is hard for me to tease apart what is going on and I am feeling horrible but it is in no way b/c of the Monolaurin. I've had a worsening of cardiac and autonomic symptoms and some of the my other meds are out of whack. But I am continuing with both the Famvir and Monolaurin to attack the viral load and hoping it will make a difference down the line.
     
  9. Lukey

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    Hi,

    The main reason why I joined this forum was to reply to this thread, and now I'm finally getting around to it.
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    I've been trying to decide if I should take ML or LC or not. when I first went on ML last fall, it did wonders to clear up my brain fog. I've had Hep C for 32 years and bacterial imbalances. After a while, ML seemed to keep me awake so I stopped it for a while. After gong back on it, it seems to cause yeast, or kill off good bacteria or something, but it's still very helpful if I get the flu or some other bug.

    What I think might be going on is, I've chelated Mercury with ALA for a few years, and this has probably killed off some good bac in my GI tract, and the MonoLaurin may kill off some good bacteria of it's own, aggravating it.
    I may be OK with ML as long as I don't try taking too much of it, and maybe take 1 capsule per day, or a few caps a week or so. I know it does wonders for viral issues.
     
  10. Lukey

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    I took 1 550 mg cap of ML last night and it didn't settle well. It made my eczema worse and a bad taste in my mouth on arising.

    I Know a man that was chelating his young son for Mercury with ALA and other things and said ML caused a lot of yeast in his son.

    I am going to have to use MonoLaurin or Lauricidin very sparingly for now. I'm still not sure why it does what it does but I can't tolerate it too well and the manufacturers deny it causes any harm.
     
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    @Lukey Coconut products are high salicylates which could be harming you, plus they contain sulfur, that can feed yeast overgrowth. ALA is high sulfur and also can cause yeast overgrowth.
     
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    Lukey

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    I seem to do good with coconut oil and coconut but not Monolaurin.
    ALA chelating is slowly improving my mental function quite a bit. It does mess up the GI tract but when the Mercury is gone, the GI symptoms will also be gone. :)
     
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