Overview

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that is found in palm oil, coconut oil, and the milk of humans and bovines.

Caprylic acid is used for epilepsy, a nerve disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking in parts of the body (essential tremor), kidney failure, digestive disorders, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Caprylic acid is sometimes given to people as part of a test used to measure gastric emptying.

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