- Unique medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) fatty acid that supports microbial balance in the gut and promotes increased energy levels
- MCTs are digested in the liver and deliver quick energy—twice that of glucose
Swanson Caprylic Acid delivers 600 mg C8 caprylic acid in one easy-to-swallow softgel to support energy and metabolism. Caprylic acid is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), a type of lipid that is not digested in the gut, but rather in the liver, like carbohydrates. As such, it delivers quick energy—more than twice that delivered by glucose.
Caprylic acid was first popularized as a dietary supplement by Dr. William Crook, author of the famous book on internal ecology, The Yeast Connection. Today it's widely used as a companion to other effective supplements, such as acidophilus and FOS, for healthy microbial balance. It's also gaining popularity among athletes, who appreciate it for its quick energy.