caprylic acid

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ca·pryl·ic acid

 (kə-prĭl′ĭk, kă-)
A liquid fatty acid, C8H16O2, found in coconut oil and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste. It is used in the manufacture of dyes, perfumes, and fungicides. Also called octanoic acid.

ca•pryl′ic ac′id

(kəˈprɪl ɪk)
a colorless, oily liquid, C8H16O2, with an unpleasant odor, used in perfumes and dyes.
[1835–45; capr(ic acid) + -yl + -ic]
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Noun1.caprylic acid - a fatty acid having a rancid taste; found in butter and other fats and oils
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
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67 g capric acid (C10:0), and trace amounts of caprylic acid (C8:0) and caproic acid (C6:0), whereas soybean oil had almost no MCFA (Table 2).
Some of them have antifungal qualities, like lauric acid and caprylic acid and are used to reduce colonies of Candida albicans.
A combination of two key ingredients, teprenone and caprylic acid, has been clinically demonstrated to extend skin cell life span and maintain moisture to promote youthful looking skin.
2000), antioxidants and/or metal chelators with an organic biocide (Schultz and Nicholas 2001), borates and quats with an azole (Clausen and Yang 2007), lactic and acetic acids (Adams 2003), and caprylic acid and glycolic acid (Coleman 2004).
Coconut oil also contains caprylic acid and capric acid, both natural antifungals known to fight yeast overgrowth.
Consider antifungal therapy with garlic, caprylic acid, or citrus seed extract supplements.
Caprylic acid (octanoic acid) was used to precipitate albumin and other proteins according to a modified protocol of McKinney and Parkinson (28).
Scientists at the University of Georgia synthesized a structured lipid from canola oil and caprylic acid in a bioreactor packed with a sn-1,3 specific lipase from Rhizomucor miehei.
The coconut extract caprylic acid (Biocare's Mycopryl; 0121-433 3727) will help kill Candida and psyllium husk (from Holland & Barrett) will ease constipation.
We removed albumin and other non-IgG proteins by precipitation with caprylic acid.
Table 5 -- unsaturated and saturated fatty acids Unsaturated Saturated Crotonic acid Butyric acid Oleic acid Caproic acid Vaccenic acid Caprylic acid Linoleic acid Capric acid Linolenic acid Lauric acid Erucid acid Myristic acid Palmitic acid Stearic acid
He also emphasizes that people suffering from this problem should be given acidophilus, garlic, and/or anti-fungal agents such as caprylic acid and nystatin.