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I saw the following comments on your website, but could find none of the information you referred to on the lauricidin website. I'm always skeptical about claims being made by companies that have some form of proprietary product, and was wondering if you could direct me to the information your refer to showing there have been no properly conducted studies on Lauricidin.
There is no research at all done on lauricidin being effective at all for herpes. Even the developer dr Kabara admits that. He has antidotal evidence that his patient's on it seem to have a decrease in outbreaks and can stop antivirals - eventually. He's never even done any limited studies with this patients to show actual numbers and reduction in ob's as reported by them. Read the fine print on his site and he even recommends staying on suppressive therapy for the first 6 months you are on his product. Read the section of his website on research and you'll see that there are not any studies that have to do with lauricidin specifically (there might be one with it and HIV but I don't recall at this time).
Interestingly, I found the following description on the website of a reseller of the Lauricidin product which makes HUGE claims (unsubstantiated) about the research and testing that has gone into the product which immediately triggered my B.S. radar. "Lauricidin® has been extensively tested at universities, government and medical laboratories. This research indicated that Lauricidin® inactivates bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses. Lauricidin®, the dietary supplement, will help you and your family acquire better health because Lauricidin®: * is a clinically tested germicidal lipid found in mothers' milk and now commercially available. When you choose Lauricidin® you get a product with over 35 years of research. First discovered by Prof. Dr. Jon J. Kabara, all his research work has been confirmed by others and reported in peer reviewed scientific journals, books and patents."
By the way, BHT seems to be an excellent treatment for all forms of Herpes virus. I first learned about it in the book "Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach" by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw. It eliminated my brother's H. Simplex outbreaks, and several acquaintances I recommended it to for genital herpes have told me they rarely, if ever, have had an outbreak since taking daily doses of "very inexpensive" BHT. I myself take it daily as part of my anti-oxidant program. Since it seems to be effective
against lipid coated viruses in general, it may also be effective as a protective measure against H1N1.
If you do a google search on "lauricidin"
you will find various resources that say monolaurin has some sort of
impact on dental care, peptic ulcers, benign prostrate enlargements in
men, genital herpes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. It is also stated on
various sites that monolaurin is an important fat found in mother's
milk. Interestingly enough, if you go to the Food and Drug
Administration site and do a search for "monolaurin herpes" you will
find a warning letter that addresses false claims found via one of the
sites and you can probably bet there are other sites that make these
same false claims:
trials have confirmed that coconut oil does have an anti-viral
effect and can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients .
. . ." (quoting Dr. Conrato S. Dayrit)
more about fungal infections like Candida, and how coconut oil can
oil is converted by the body into "Monolaurin" a fatty acid with
anti-viral properties that might be useful in the treatment of
antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium
chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have
been known to researchers since the 1960s."
the recent research done on coconut oil and lauric acid, the most
predominant fatty acid chain found in coconut oil, has centered
around the antimicrobial and anti-viral properties of this unique
fatty acid. . . . When lauric acid is consumed in the diet, . . .
lauric acid forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin, which has been
shown to destroy several bacteria and viruses, including listeria
monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia
lamblia. Some of the viruses that have been destroyed by monolaurin
include HIV, measles, herpes simplex virus-1, vesicular stomatitis
virus, influenza and cytomegalovirus."
tells you that Lauricidin, Monolaurin or Coconut Oil is beneficial in
treating herpes simplex outbreaks or suppressing the herpes simplex
virus - I would insist on making sure that they show you some proof
first. Feel free to search the FDA and PubMed for yourself before taking
anybody's word for it, including mine. ~X
Lauricidin® is a
food supplement NOT a drug. Lauricidin® use has grown 20-30% a year
primarily by word of mouth. People like Dr. A Weil and other health
professionals find it effective for their patient. He has NO financial
connection to the product. You need to understand that controlled
clinical experiments are costly and impossible to carry out unless there
would be substantial funding for such research. Your statement that
Lauricidin® is more expensive than drug antivirals is NOT true. In
addition Lauricidin® is nontoxic. If you have questions/comments before
you make statements, please contact me directly. ~Prof. Dr. Jon J. Kabara
There is no research at all done on
lauricidin being effective at all for herpes. Even the developer dr
Kabara admits that. He has antidotal evidence that his patient's on it
seem to have a decrease in outbreaks and can stop antivirals - eventually.
He's never even done any limited
studies with this patients to show actual numbers and reduction in ob's
as reported by them. Read the fine print on his site and he even
recommends staying on suppressive therapy for the first 6 months you are
on his product. Read the section of his website on research and you'll
see that there are not any studies that have to do with lauricidin
specifically (there might be one with it and HIV but I don't recall at
this time). Everything else is studies with products in the same similar
group as his and their effects in the test tube. To me it's really
reaching scientifically to say his product actually is effective - read
thru it, search pubmed and make an informed choice. It's going to cost
you more for a month's worth of lauricidin than it is for a month of acyclovir suppressively so just keep that in mind.