Monolaurin, a Powerful Ally Against Viral Illness

Author: Gael Wheeler, DO

You know the feeling. That vague sore throat, feeling suddenly fatigued for no good reason. The awareness your body is summoning its resources to fight off something. You’ve been told it’s a virus, there’s nothing you can do but wait it out. Now you have a friend on your side in the battle against viruses.

Early in my career as a physician, I worked with many patients with chronic fatigue. Their symptoms seemed to wax and wane, sometimes they were better and then suddenly worse. When their symptoms flared, they often had a distinctly viral pattern. This got me wondering if perhaps these patients harbored a virus they were never able to fully get rid of. I began looking for something safe and effective to address viruses and found Monolaurin.

Monolaurin is an extract of Lauric Acid from coconut. It acts against any encapsulated virus, like the flu virus, Epstein-Barr, cytomegalovirus, and others by dissolving the outer membrane that protects the virus. Without protection, your immune system can easily mount a defense against the virus. Monolaurin is non-toxic and can be safely used by anyone from children through the elderly with no side effects. Because it does not stimulate the immune system, even people with autoimmune conditions can use it safely.

I began using Monolaurin for my patients with chronic fatigue with a good response. Many of the types of viruses Monolaurin is active against are those that can cause chronic low-grade infections that deplete energy on a regular basis and flare up when you are stressed or run down. If you have ever had that bad bug and never really got your energy back, Monolaurin may help your immune system clean up the problem – even years later.

When a severe influenza went through the community that spring, Monolaurin proved to be powerful protection. I began using it for the viruses that people commonly pass to one another and hearing impressive testimonials from patients. I found that dosing three capsules of Monolaurin 600 mg every three hours while awake, at the first sign of illness, often prevented the illness from progressing and significantly decreased the severity of symptoms. Other patients who were traveling and wanted to prevent problems with exposure to travelers who were ill started taking Monolaurin 600 mg, two capsules twice a day, and found this to be excellent protection.

Don’t let viral illnesses slow you down. Riordan Clinic is your source for you to keep Monolaurin in your medicine cabinet. [Visit the Nutrient Store]