(There are clinical studies topically related to our research here. We prefer to base our nutritional products on clinical studies more than testimonies. Some studies are listed at the end of particular articles. More can be found under the general topics of Monolaurin, Biofilms, Essential Oils, etc.). Monolaurin has had tremendous success against Lyme Disease. It disrupts the skin (envelope) and also disrupts signals within it.
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Glycerol monolaurate prevents mucosal SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus)transmission. Nature. 2009 April; 458: 1034-1038
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