(Recommendations for individual diseases are at the bottom.)
How Much to Take?
Monolaurin: For most illnesses treated by our Monolaurin – Including CFS:
• An average adult dose is: 3 scoops (3 tsp.) a day, spread through the day.
• People under 125 pounds: 2 scoops a day (though 3 scoops is ok).
• People over 220 pounds: 4 scoops a day (though 3 scoops will work).
1 Week Buildup: We recommend taking a week to build up to a full dose. Most people have what is called a “bacterial load” of pathogen bacteria in their body. (A side bonus is that monolaurin will get rid of these bad bacteria.) Monolaurin kills some of those bad bacteria very quickly. We are simply giving the liver plenty of time to do its normal job and filter the dead bacteria out of the blood. To build up to a full dose, a 3 scoop person might start with 1 scoop a day for 4 days, then go to 2 scoops ( one (1) in the am and one(1) in the pm) for 4 days, then up to 3 scoops a day. (You don’t need this start-up period if you have had recent antibiotics, or use the “maintenance” Monolaurin dose described below.)
We recommend waiting for 3 weeks after starting the Monolaurin to start taking biofilm enzymes. (We want to give plenty of time to reduce the bacterial load before using biofilm enzymes.)
Then, also start biofilm enzymes gradually by taking 1 capsule a day (on an empty stomach) for a few days. Then move up to 1 capsule, 2x a day, for a few days, continuing up to the level you want every few days. Biofilm enzymes will dissolve fibrin, biofilms, scar tissue and cysts so, if you feel some soreness in joints, or a light flu feeling, drop back a capsule or two. It doesn’t take long for the liver to remove what the enzymes are dissolving. After a few days, you can begin building up again if you like.
Heavy Metal Detox:
Again, the heavy metal detox is not necessary. For those with room in the budget, it can help reduce any herx side effects from killing pathogens and dissolving body biofilm toxins. If you use it, take 1 detox capsules for every 1 biofilm enzyme capsule, or 1 scoop Monolaurin – up to 4 Detox capsules a day.
How Long Do I Take Monolaurin and Biofilm Enzymes?
Maintenance Dose: Once the illness symptoms are gone, a person with a potentially re-occurring disease (herpes, etc.) can take a maintenance amount of 1 scoop a day to help prevent them. Re-occurrences occur when a virus or bacteria has burrowed in a cell were they are protected from monolaurin and drugs. At a later date, they can leave the cells looking to re-establish an active disease. This is especially a consideration with Lyme disease, CFS, Herpes, Shingles, Hepatitis and HIV.
People take the maintenance dose simply because then monolaurin is in their blood. If the disease comes out of hiding in the body cells, the monolaurin can come in contact with it and kill it before it can re-establish itself.
Many people have continued the maintenance amount for years and have prevented having any re-occurrences. Fortunately, our Monolaurin is inexpensive and easy to take (the large container can last 6 months). Many people take a maintenance amount year round simply because it also helps defend against many other types of illnesses.
Biofilm Enzymes: these enzymes are more essential in Lyme disease and MRSA staph infections and recommended to take at least 4 months for Lyme disease and 3 months for MRSA to make sure all biofilms are dissolved. It helps to keep as high dosage as able without causing side effects.
With the viruses (Herpes, Hepatitis, etc.) biofilm enzymes are more of a virus killing support for the immune system as well as a fibrin dissolver. They still should be taken for the same 4-5 months that Monolaurin is, but can be at a lower level of usage than the maximized dosage in Lyme and MRSA.
Monolaurin is a Direct Attack!
What we mean by that is that monolaurin directly attacks all pathogen (bad) bacteria and many viruses without harming good bacteria or cells. It does this by a very simple method. All pathogen bacteria, and many viruses, have a lipid (fat) molecule membrane (skin, envelope) around them. Monolaurin is a similar size molecule and absorbs into the membrane and cell. When there, it does two things:
1. It interrupts the reproductive cycle and prevents the cell from multiplying,
2. It weakens the membrane and, eventually, causes it to rupture, killing it.
“Like Water Soaking In” – Monolaurin doesn’t seek out a particular disease, it simply absorbs quicker into whatever is the easiest – whatever has the most lipid fat in their membranes. As a general rule, pathogen (bad) bacteria are easier to absorb into than viruses. This is simply because most bacteria generally have a higher level of lipid fat molecules than viruses do (Lyme disease is an exception).
Picture throwing some wood chips into a bucket of water. The water will start absorbing into the wood right away. However, it can take a couple months before some of the chips get water-logged and start sinking. It is the same with monolaurin. For some viruses, it takes a few months before enough monolaurin has absorbed in before they start dying. Then it picks up speed. Usually, tests start showing viral count indicators start dropping at about 2.5 months, and dropping more thereafter. (Biofilm enzymes will speed this up.)
OK – How About My Illness?
Lyme’s Disease and bacterial causes of CFS are among the bacteria that take longer to absorb into – but monolaurin does and they will die! So, again, how do you know how long to take monolaurin? The simplest answer is to take a full dose of monolaurin until the symptoms are gone (or by checking with a doctor). Then, for re-occurring illnesses, consider doing the Maintenance amount.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
There are different possible causes of CFS but treat it as Lyme disease (which we suspect it is). Continue according to the reduction of your symptoms. Usually, about 3 months of a full Monolaurin dose, follow by 2 months of reduced dosage has accomplished it for most people. Adding biofilm enzymes, as in Lyme disease, is strongly recommended. Heavy metal detox is also a consideration.
Hepatitis (all forms)
All Hepatitis viruses have a lipid membrane. Continue according to the reduction of your symptoms. Usually, 4 months of full dose is common for many people. Follow this with 2 months of reduced dose and consider a maintenance dose after that for re-occurrences. Biofilm enzymes are a very helpful addition- if test counts go lower but then start to level out, they might be essential to reduce biofilms.
Herpes and Shingles
Epstein Barr is tough – but monolaurin will kill the virus! Continue according to the reduced symptoms, but 4-5 months of full dose is common for many people. Follow with 2 months of reduced dose and up to a year with a Maintenance dose (especially for shingles) to help prevent re-occurrences. If test counts go lower but then start to level out, biofilm enzymes might be essential to reduce any biofilms.
Many people have given up on an answer here. Monolaurin will kill HIV but it needs to come into contact with the virus to do so. Continue according to reduced symptoms, but an initial 4 months at full dose will help get rid of the active form and accompanying co-infections. (Biofilm enzymes are very helpful with HIV.) Then, HIV is a strong candidate for ongoing Maintenance amounts to fight re-occurring HIV virus. Monolaurin doesn’t interrupt any other protocol and this is not a place to skimp! If test counts go lower but then start to level out, biofilm enzymes might be essential to reduce any biofilms.
This is the most common use for Monolaurin. It is also a good reason to take the Maintenance Dose – at least during flu season. This keeps the bacterial load down so you can immediately go to a full dose if you think you are getting a cold or flu.
How well monolaurin performs depends on how early you catch it happening. Prevention is golden here. (If I even dream I’m getting the flu, I’m up to a full dose)!
It also depends on what flu strain is going around. Different strains of flu vary in their lipid membrane content and results. Many people never catch any flu. We had great success with Swine flu. However, some strains have lower lipid fat content. Even then, monolaurin shortens the duration and intensity compared to other people. (I’ll take any help I can get.)
This is the hardest of the bacterial diseases. Continue according to reducing symptoms, but 3 months of a full dose usually handles the active manifestations. Follow that by 2-3 months of reduced dose to catch anything lingering.
However, Lyme disease can burrow into cells where it is protected from Monolaurin and antibiotics. Because it can come out at a future date, this is also a strong candidate for ongoing monolaurin maintenance. Then, Monolaurin is in your blood to immediately fight the bacteria it if it comes out – reducing or eliminating future manifestations!
Also, Lyme disease is the worst bacteria for building protective biofilms and cysts! Biofilm enzymes dissolve these biofilms and cysts. This helps monolaurin get to the spirochetes quicker and shortens the time needed and the quality of defeating this disease. Heavy metal detox will help remove the heavy metals and toxins released by dissolving the biofilms, thereby reducing any ill effects from those toxins.
We originally started with MRSA staph years ago and it has been the easiest to deal with. It reacts fairly quickly to Monolaurin. Continue according to the symptoms, but 2 months of full dose, follow by 1 months of reduced dosage is usually enough. A skin infection spray is important here to help heal external skin infections and boils. Like Lyme disease, MRSA can form protective biofilms. This makes biofilm enzymes especially important, and the heavy metal detox worth consideration.
People and Conditions are Different!
The seriousness and location of an illness can change the length of time needed in taking monolaurin. Digestion of any nutrient varies from person to person. Monolaurin is most effective taken with light food or glass of milk to stimulate digestive action, which increases absorption, but it can be taken anytime if needed. Zypan may be needed if you have acid reflux or bloating hours after a meal.
Info-Link to Monolaurin Search,
Info-Link to Biofilm Enzymes,
Info-Link to Heavy Metal Detox.