Problem with Digestion?
Most of the people that use Monolaurin do not have any problem digesting it. However, though it doesn’t happen often, occasionally a person may see some pellets in their stools. There are a couple possible causes and a solution for this – and the answer may also help some other digestive problems as well.
1. Stomach Acid
The most common cause we have found is that, as we age, our stomach produces less acid. When we ask people calling in if they have acid reflux or bloating hours after a meal, they usually say they do. Surprisingly, the problem is usually that they have too little acid. The food in their stomach is actually putrifying from being there too long. A simple tab of inexpensive Zypan solves the problem. There is more info on this from nationally known doctors on the link below.
2. Taking with too large a meal
When a person eats a large amount of food, monolaurin is competing with other food to be absorbed. Most people don’t know it but our digestive system has different sections that absorb particular nutrients – and is often limited in how much of that nutrient it can absorb! Calcium, for example, is absorbed only in one area and our digestive system can only absorb about 500 mg at a time. Taking more than that at one time only sends the extra to be eliminated.
You can take monolaurin on an empty or full stomach, but it is best absorbed with a little food, like a glass of milk, orange juice, a piece of fruit, toast, etc. That is enough to stimulate some stomach acid without overwhelming the digestive ability.
3. Digestive type
Some of the most exciting research to us are the new studies indicating that humans are each unique individuals in their digestive bacterial systems. It is almost like fingerprints. We are all different and a large study out of Germany grouped us into three major digestive categories. Another study made it seven categories.
The important thing about these studies is that these studies show that people have different capabilities to digest and absorb different foods! One person may absorb 90% of a particular item, another may absorb 30% of it. That makes a huge difference what you might prescribe a person and why different people experience different results from a drug or nutrient. We expect that, years from now, we may be giving our digestive type, along with blood type, when being treated. We are excited about this research and keeping on top of it for it may be very important in the future!
However, the good news is the most common reason for stomach indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux (and, therefore, digestion) is usually easily solved by Zypan! It has helped many of our customers as well. To find out if it is an answer for you, read about it at Stomach Indigestion Cure.
Our best to all.