Overview

Caprylic acid (octanoic acid) is a medium-chain fatty acid that is naturally found in palm oil, coconut oil, and the milk of humans and some animals.

Caprylic acid is a part of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) products. It might have anti-inflammatory effects.

People use caprylic acid for epilepsy, a nerve disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking (essential tremor), kidney failure, digestive disorders, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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