Caprylic Acid

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How to Use It

Doctors sometimes recommend amounts of 500 to 1,000 mg three times a day.

Where to Find It

Relatively large amounts of caprylic acid are found in coconut oil. Smaller amounts are found in  cow’s milk and human breast milk.

Possible Deficiencies

Humans have no nutritional requirement for caprylic acid, so deficiency is not possible.

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