Caprylic acid

shéma Acide caprylique



Caprylic acid, also known as octanoic acid because of its 8 carbon atoms, is a medium chain saturated fatty acid. It is beneficial to health, particularly because of its ability to cross cell membranes and facilitate the absorption of antioxidants.



In addition, caprylic acid has anti fungal and antibacterial properties. This medium-chain acid is used in cases of Candida albicans infection. This fungus is responsible for chronic candidiasis, but also for vaginal mycosis. Due to its small size, caprylic acid integrates into the wall of Candida albicans, leading to the rupture of its cell membrane and the death of the pathogenic fungus.


Caprylic acid is naturally present in breast milk, but also in coconut.

The benefits

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that acts as an anti fungal and anti-inflammatory agent.

Scientific publications

Caprylic acid is the subject of more than 633 scientific publications.


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