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Caprylic Acid

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Side Effects

Large amounts of caprylic acid in mixtures of medium-chain triglycerides has caused gastrointestinal upset in some people.6 Caprylic acid has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status from the U.S. Food and Drug A.7

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