Last Updated: December 3, 2018 | First Published: November 6, 2015
Reviewed by: Dr. Felix Boakye-Agyeman, M.D., Ph.D
Suffering from indigestion? Heart burn? Diarrhea? Dull pains in the abdomen? Loss of appetite or lethargy? These symptoms can be the result from a number of ailments, but one which often goes undiagnosed is H. Pylori.
H. Pylori (Helicobacter Pylori) is bacteria which infects the stomach and gut and can cause complications like Gastritis or even Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Diagnosing H. Pylori may take time - they are usually misdiagnosed, and treatment can include expensive and harsh drugs which include proton pump inhibitors (eg. Protonics, Prevacid and Nexium), histamine (H-2) blockers (eg. Zantac) and Pepto-Bismol.
A natural and healthy alternative for treating H. Pylori may include a daily therapy of Monolaurin. Monolaurin, derived from coconut, is a natural antimicrobial supplement and is shown to kill bacteria including H. Pylori without harming desirable gut bacteria or causing bacteria drug resistance.
Benefits of Monolaurin for treating H. Pylori:
Monolaurin is a natural and superior treatment for H. Pylori overgrowth for three main reasons:
Monolaurin is highly effective in killing H. Pylori with minimal side effects
Research may demonstrate that monolaurin is highly effective in quickly killing and eliminating H. Pylori regardless of stomach pH . Some studies show that monolaurin kills over 99.99% of gram negative bacteria including H. Pylori, and is accomplished safely with minimal side effects .
Monolaurin does not harm desirable gut bacteria
A healthy gut contains a significant amount of beneficial bacteria which aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Many people take probiotics to help restore healthy levels of gut flora after damaging effects of antibiotics, laxatives, or poor diet. Monolaurin does not appear to have an adverse effect on this desirable gut bacteria and targets only potentially harmful microorganisms. One study reported no inactivation of the common (healthy) Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Salmonella enteritidis by monolaurin, but major inactivation of Hemophilus influenza, Staphylococcus epidermis, and Group B gram positive streptococcus. 
Monolaurin does not cause bacterial resistance
Unlike pharmaceuticals / antibiotics, Monolaurin is natural and does not cause bacteria such as H. Pylori to become resistant to treatment. This is extremely important if you suffer from chronic infections or require long term treatment. Monolaurin is shown to be highly effective even against resistant or difficult to treat bacterial infections of H. Pylori [4, 5].
Natural Cure Labs Monolaurin treatment
If you are looking to treat H. Pylori without harsh or expensive drugs, monolaurin may be a great natural alternative.
A recommended Monolaurin dosage for treating existing or new infections is 1-2 capsules 2-3 times daily. For those who have recently overcome an infection and want to maintain good digestive health, 1-2 capsules 1-2 times daily can be effective.
|# Caps*||x Per Day||Duration|
|New or Existing H. Pylori infection||2-3 capsules||2-3 times per day||6 weeks or until gone|
|Maintain a Healthy Gut||1-2 capsules||1-3 times per day||Ongoing|
For more detailed guidance on dosage, please see the Monolaurin Dosing Guide.
As any natural treatment, it is safest and most effective when done under the supervision of a health care professional .
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