Is Monolaurin Good for What Ails You?
Is Monolaurin Good for What Ails You?

Many people are turning to monolaurin as a defense against illnesses ranging from the flu to the Epstein-Barr virus.


As WebMD explains, “Monolaurin is a chemical made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk.” The medical experts at WebMD go on to say that, in addition to its use in supplements, monolaurin is used in making things like ice cream, margarine and spaghetti. “In manufacturing,” they add, “monolaurin is used in making cosmetics, detergents, and insecticides.”

The Health Uses of Monolaurin


People have turned to monolaurin to help prevent and/or treat a number of conditions, including:


  • Herpes Simplex 1 and 2
  • Shingles
  • Epstein-Barr
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Bronchitis
  • Influenza
  • Swine Flu
  • Common Colds
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rubeola
  • Newcastle's
  • Cytomegalovirus

Monolaurin is also being used to boost the immune system.


We are proud to offer monolaurin from Ecological Formulas in the following formats:



Your body can easily absorb monolaurin in Ecological Formulas’ supplements, which provide a strong dose of lauric acid in the form of monolaurin. The makers say that this formulation is designed to help you get healthy and stay healthy. When combined with other healthy practices – including good hygiene – as well as with the use of conventional methods for treating infections, monolaurin can help to speed your recovery time and protect you from future infections.



Ecological Formulas’ monolaurin is prized for its anti-viral properties, including it ability to block viruses from penetrating cell membranes. In fact, in vitro research indicates that monolaurin attacks the lipid membrane of the herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses as well as the flu virus.



The monoester of the fatty-acid lauric acid is what gives monolaurin its strength.


We also offer Humic-Monolaurin Complex 120 Vegcaps from Allergy Research Group, which features a blend of purified humic acid, monolaurin, olive leaf extract and Lactobacillus rhamnosus cell wall fragments.