Sunday, August 20, 2017

Coconut and Monolaurin

Critical Updates - Ultra Monolaurin - 9/1/15  Updated on 8/2017

On August 8, 2013 I had a discussion with Steven Lokken, DC, DABCI, Colorado  Springs CO, which I want to share with you.

Dr Lokken had been recommending our Ultra Monolaurin to his patients for about 2 years. He reports great success with a variety of health care problems. As a general rule, he recommends that his patients keep a bottle on the shelf, and at the first sign of a cold or flu symptom, take one or two scoops (1/4 tsp per scoop) that day and continue until symptoms are gone. In a day or two the symptoms are usually gone.

He has recommended it for sinus problems and general immune support. He has found that low white blood cell count respond to 3-4 scoops per day.  At the very end, he reminded me that he tells his teachers to start taking 2 scoops of Ultra Monolaurin per day for about 2 weeks before school starts. And guess what - they don’t get sick when they get exposed to whatever the kids bring to school. So I asked about the kids? He said, yes, they should start 1 or 2 scoops, too. (Smile)

We have known for years about the effectiveness of Monolaurin (the mono ester of lauric acid) for many virus conditions. It has more recently been shown to be effective against pathogenic bacteria, fungi such as candida, and it has anti protozoa activity. While this is validated by a number of studies, it is important to me to have it confirmed by a doctor who follows his patients for a long period of time using blood tests. Ps our Cinnamint toothpaste has monolaurin in it.

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     How about Eat Fat - Lose Fat?

A number of recent studies show that by eating products that contain coconut you can lose weight. It seems to help control insulin resistance in type II Diabetes. When Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) are in the diet they are preferentially utilized. They usually occur as monoglycerides or triglycerides. They also increase the utilization of the long chain triglycerides - as are found in belly fat (and other places where there is unwanted fat). Ps. This effect was specifically referenced in the studies.

How can coconut do that, you may ask? This is because of the MCFAs in Coconut oil. The crystals in Ultra Monolaurin are made from coconut oil, so they contain the same MCFAs: Monolaurin and its vital medium-chain fatty acid companions, Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin.

There are a growing number of coconut products on the market - milk, ice cream, butter substitute, yogurt and most importantly, coconut oil. While these products can be - and are - used in place of cows milk with good results, they do provide calories. Therefore we use coconut products, coconut oil and Ultra Monolaurin to optimize the effects of the MCFAs.

Another interesting area of recent studies is the effect these MCFAs have on high energy use activities. Sports, exercise, and hard physical labor all use a lot of energy.  Dr Jones has written about the benefits of nutritional supplementation for Athletes - how it can affect (and effect) performance and help injury recovery.  NEW: MCFAs are metabolized to ketones which can be used like glucose for energy production. It is readily available.  Ultra Monolaurin should be taken before exercise for more strength and endurance.  If taken afterwards it leads to faster recovery and provides energy to prevent muscle loss.

Another area of interest is brain function when there is senile Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Because the brain can also benefit from ketones, which are a product of MCFA metabolism, we have pointed out that Monolaurin should be considered when there is concern about senile dementia or Alzheimer’s.  That is in addition to substituting coconut oil for other fats in the diet - EXCEPT - you also need Ultra Omega-Linic because it supports brain structure and neural function.

Let me pause here and comment that adding MCFAs to the diet does NOT replace the need for the essential, PREformed, polyunsaturated long chain fatty acids.   Ultra Omega-Linic is still required to fulfill the need the body has for these ESSENTIAL fatty acids.  In fact, some of the MCFA studies showed poor results BECAUSE the EFAs were omitted from the diet.  Ultra Vites are also necessary to provide cofactors for all metabolic processes.

“Because MCT oil bypasses some digestive and absorptive processes required by the longer chain fatty acids, it provides readily available calories for people with digestive disorders.  This benefits patients with cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and even newborn babies with malabsorption problems.  The pediatric department at the University of Louisville cautions that MCT oils do not contain the essential fatty acids required for optimal nutrition and therefore cannot be the sole source of fats in the diet.”

What IF?

What if there was an oil you could use for your daily cooking needs that would protect you from problems like heart disease or Alzheimer's?  What if that oil would improve your digestion, strengthen your immune system, protect you from infectious diseases, and help you lose excess weight?  And, by the way, you could improve your exercise, too.  Would you be interested?   That oil exists.  It is pure extra Virgin cold pressed Coconut oil.

What is less clear is how much to take!  We have, as stated above, substituted coconut oil and coconut products for as much of our daily cooking and eating needs as possible.  We also take Ultra Monolaurin.  One study we found was using the equivalent of about 10 scoops per day.  Each scoop of Ultra Monolaurin provides 750 mg monolaurin.  So about 2 ½ tsp equals about 22 grams of MCFAs.  I presume how much you might take depends on the severity of your problem and how much coconut oil is being consumed.

How much should you take?


Begin the use Coconut oil and/or Ultra Monolaurin slowly as there is the possibility of a reaction to the die-off of unwanted organisms. Many of the articles address stomach upset, but the response may be any one of a variety of symptoms. Increase the amount used per day as symptoms subside.
To sum up our recommendations: 2 Ultra Vites per day, 2-4 Ultra Omega-Linic (or more, depending on the needs of the body) and a minimum of 1 scoop – up to perhaps 10 scoops per day Ultra Monolaurin (while substituting coconut oil and coconut products for daily cooking and eating needs)

Just when you thought you knew all about the benefits of coconut oil...

One more consideration about the use of coconut oil: because it supports the natural chemical balance of the skin it relieves dryness of skin and scalp. It can prevent wrinkles and sagging skin. Helps reduce age spots. Also helps protect the skin from damaging sun’s rays.  Many of our skin care products, like DermaCalm lotion, are made with monolaurin and coconut oil.

You can’t say this about many substances, but it is completely non-toxic and has no bad side effects - unless you happen to have an allergy to coconut.

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About Nutritional Supplementation, Coconut oil and Monolaurin

By Marilyn Sidwell, owner of Nutrition Pure and Simple.
Even if a person could or would eat a perfect diet, biological diversity assures that each body has different nutritional needs. In addition, the very young, the very old and the very ill cannot get enough of the nutrients they need from the dietary intake.

  Dr. Jones' recommendations for Basic Supplementation

Ultra Vites
The minimum daily requirements (MDR, RDI, RDA) have been determined so as to prevent symptoms of deficiency . They are in NO way adequate to have the body function at optimal levels, particularly considering bio-individuality, age and general health, and the use of prescription drugs that often interfere with the function of many nutrients.  Levels in our multi vitamin/mineral formulas have been researched by our medical nutritional consultant, John W Jones, MD, MPH, and their benefits have been confirmed in medical practice.

Ultra Vites is a unique multi vitamin-mineral formula.  In the truest sense of ‘simple’, our multi works for him, for her, for grandma and your teenager. And you can be sure it won’t just ‘pass right on through’.

Ultra Vites benefits

  1. Nutrient levels far exceed the minimum daily requirements - easily covering the essential nutritional bases for most healthy people.
  2. We use capsules - no fillers, no binders, no dyes
  3. It is easy for the body to absorb and use ALL the nutrients in the product
  4. There is a high level of B vitamins - high folic acid and high B12 in particular
  5. It is high in vitamin D3 - a very important nutrient that is often lacking
  6. It is high in magnesium - another nutrient often lacking
  7. And all the nutrients work synergistically to help keep the body running at peak performance
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A note about mineral supplementation.  Minerals presented to the body as chelates are about 2 ½ times more bioavailable than mineral salts (like calcium carbonate or magnesium oxide). It is not necessary to take them at any special time or with meals, and less is more. (Mineral Supplementation Facts)

Ultra Omega-Linic: fish oil Extraordinaire! And so much more

Is burping fish oil a problem?  It doesn't need to be.  We start with the wild Alaskan Salmon and other CLEAN deep water, cold water fish and add a special Black Currant Seed Oil.  These oils have been blended to form optimal levels of essential fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA.  They are analyzed for contaminants such as heavy metals and organic pollutants, and the product is guaranteed to exceed federal safety standards.   Neither the Salmon or the Fish Oil concentrate contains any protein for you to burp - or cause an allergic response.

Ultra Omega-Linic is PREformed Long Chain polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are often recommended by doctors for a variety of heart conditions.  They can provide relief for the pain of arthritis.  Ultra Omega-Linic helps other inflammatory conditions, and is used to avoid or mitigate a variety of other health problems.  Essential fatty acids are necessary for proper development of the brain and retina of unborn babies and supplementation of pregnant women is recommended to prevent brain mass loss of the mother (postpartum depression).

Why are these fatty acids essential?  Because the body MUST have them - and can’t make the essential components from any other food.  And we don’t eat fish 3 times a day.  Black currant seed oil in Ultra Omega-Linic provides the equally important fatty acids GLA and SDA.  All of these work in concert with each other, and with the nutrients in Ultra Vites - and both products are necessary for optimal performance.

Side effects?  YES! A more beautiful YOU - noticeably prettier skin (what wrinkles?); shiny, more manageable, silky hair. Those are in addition to all the other health benefits.

Over the years this combination of fatty acids has been used by Dr Jones in his medical practice so successfully for so many problems that he laughingly calls it his ‘snake oil’.
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Ultra Monolaurin

The secret disease fighter: The overuse of antibiotics is an increasing problem in modern medicine. The CDC has on ongoing program to discourage this practice.

Monolaurin is a component of mother’s milk; milk that must provide powerful disease fighting factors to sustain the infant as its own immune system develops. The exciting thing about Monolaurin is that it does not work like antibiotics, sulfa drugs, anti-viral, anti-protozoa or anti-fungal agents. It works directly on the lipid envelope coat of the virus, preventing attachment to susceptible host cells. It is non toxic to humans.
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These 3 products make up Dr Jones’ Basic nutritional requirements to fuel the marvelous biochemical factory you walk around in each day.

To recap: these recommendations include Ultra Vites, Ultra Omega-Linic and Ultra Monolaurin.
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  1. I love coconut and it sounds like I could use it a little more in my life. I had some roommates that liked to use coconut oil to fry things in a frying pan. They tried to convince me it was healthier, but I was worried about it changing the flavor. Such a small thing to worry about when it could be helping your health.

  2. Megan - yes, frying in different oils can change the flavor. That is the same effect as the difference between olive oil and bacon grease. Since I have given up cow dairy I have been drinking coconut milk and using the coconut oil on toast in lieu of butter. I do not think I could go back to butter because I like the flavor from coconut oil. I have found, tho, that it does matter which brand of coconut oil I buy. PS the SO delicious (brand) folks have a variety of coconut yogurts that have to be tasted. They are really delicious!