Pharmax Caprylate Complex- 90 capsules
Caprylic acid formulation
• Bound to calcium and magnesium
• One capsule, three times daily with meals ensure patients compliance
Ideal for vegans
• Convenient vegetable capsule format
Additional product info:
Calcium and Magnesium Caprylate comprises a complex of Caprylic Acid which is claimed to exert antimicrobial activity against the pathogenic yeast candida albicans while having little, if no adverse effect on the beneficial intestinal bacteria. The aim of an in vitro study was to investigate such claims and to illustrate the efficacy of Caprylic product in the presence of candida albicans. The results indicated that Calcium Magnesium Caprylate has a selective antimicrobial activity on the growth of the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans (three different strains). At concentrations of the active ingredient, calcium magnesium caprylate, in excess of 5 mg/ml, significant inhibition of the yeast was observed. It appears that the caprylate acts selectively to inhibit the growth of the yeast (1).
The aim of another study was to evaluate the antifungal activity of fatty acids against phytopathogenic fungi. Two pot experiments were conducted by mixing palmitic and oleic acids in the soil in which poor plant growth was observed. In addition, the antifungal activities of nine fatty acids (butyric acid, caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid) against four phytopathogenic fungi: Alternaria solani, Colletotrichum lagenarium, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Cucumerinum, and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, were assessed by measuring mycelial growth and spore germination via Petri dish assay. Except for oleic acid, in the Petri dish assay, the fatty acids tested were observed to inhibit the mycelial growth of one or more tested fungi. In addition to the suppression of mycelial growth, butyric acid, caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, and palmitic acid showed an inhibitory effect against spore germination and the extent of inhibition varied with both the type of fatty acids, and the fungi. In particular, capric acid displayed strong inhibitory effect against C. lagenarium on the mycelial growth and spore germination (2).
1 Minney, S. Investigation of Anticandidal Activity of Calcium & Magnesium Caprylate. Right Biomed Publications. July 1992.
2 Liu S, Ruan W, Li J, Xu H, Wang J, Gao Y, Wang J. Biological control of phytopathogenic fungi by fatty acids. Mycopathologia. 2008 Aug;166(2):93-102. Abstract (Article to be obtained)
Other ingredients: Hypromellose, cellulose, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate