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Swanson Ultra

Caprylic Acid

4.5 out of 5 (32)

Caprylic Acid

Item: SWU096

  • A unique fatty acid supporting healthy internal ecology



  • A favorite among athletes as a quick energy boost



  • Made famous by Dr. William Crook in his book "The Yeast Connection"


600 mg 60 Sgels
Sgels Size: H

$4.99
Retail $8.99
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"Excellent product for many applications! highly recommended." ~product review by uri6

  • A unique fatty acid supporting healthy internal ecology



  • A favorite among athletes as a quick energy boost



  • Made famous by Dr. William Crook in his book "The Yeast Connection"


Caprylic acid was first popularized as a dietary supplement by Dr. William Crook, author of the famous book on internal ecology, The Yeast Connection. Today it's widely used as a companion to other effective supplements, such as acidophilus and FOS, for healthy microbial balance. It's also gaining popularity among athletes, who appreciate it for its quick energy. Caprylic acid is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), a type of lipid that is not digested in the gut, but rather in the liver, like carbohydrates. As such, they deliver quick energy--more than twice that delivered by glucose.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 softgel

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10  
Calories from Fat 10  
Total Fat 1 gram <2%*
Saturated Fat 1 gram 5%
Caprylic Acid (from medium-chain triglycerides, 1 gram) 600 mg *

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, purified water.

Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 2 times per day with water before meals.

Relative Size

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Shipping Weight

.28 lbs

Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GETS THE JOB DONE Valuable wellness and immune system factor found in Coconut Oil. Handy to use in capsules. It's amazing all the things one can read about the awesome therapeutic value of Coconut Oil and its different inherent factors. Caprylic Acid is just one of those inherent factors. Dr. Crook's book "The Yeast Connection" really put Caprylic Acid on the map about 30 or 40 years ago. Swanson's product and price are very good. December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not for energy Caprylic Acid and other medium-chain triglycerides are excellent sources of immediate energy, but this particular product is not for energy. Let me explain. When I consume MCTs for energy, I use about 30 to 40 grams of MCT liquid mixed into a protein shake. That delivers about 250 to 350 calories from MCTs that are burned very quickly. However, these soft gels only deliver somewhere between 600mg to 1g of medium-chain triglycerides per serving. From my experience, you would have to take almost half this bottle before you notice a significant improvement in energy. Some people take caprylic acid or other MCTs for digestive health, and they take it in a form that can be delivered into the intestines. The MCTs must be coated and protected until the oil reaches the intestines or else much of the MCTs will be absorbed and sent straight to the liver before it can improve intestinal health. I cannot speak to whether these soft gels will deliver the caprylic acid to your intestines, but I would discourage you from buying this product for energy. There are other MCT products with Swanson or sold on Swanson's website that will be helpful for energy. April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punch yeast in the gut! Did you know that caprylic acid is not friendly to certain kinds of yeast? They don't quite get along. Although I cannot say what kind of specific medical conditions that this stuff could address due to governmental regulations on posting them here online, I can say that caprylic acid 'busts a cap' in the knee of fungal yeast. I use caprylic acid as a deterrent to yeast-related issues that may occour from certain foods, like bread made with.......... I don't know.........YEAST, and sugary snacks. And although I would suggest healthy eating in general, sometimes I do not. Do you? In all seriousness though this stuff has worked for me, is fairly priced, comes in a light-protective brown plasic bottle; and is in a liquid form, which I prefer. I would suggest taking caution with any new supplement, especially with what this stuff is capable of. There can be possible side-effects if too many yeastie-beasties 'bite the dust' all at once in your body. I wish I could say what. Look it up if you want to, or speak with a knowledgeable person and/or health care practitioner as well. Overall, I am very happy with this product, I take it routinely and have been impressed so far. 5 leaves in satisfaction. :) March 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Noticed no difference I noticed absolutely no difference in taking these, good or bad. Convenient enough to take the gelcap, but since it didn't do anything for me, I won't be ordering again. April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality affordable supplement Best value I have found anywhere for this high quality supplement! December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAPRYLIC ACID THIS PRODUCT WAS RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND AND I AM SO GLAD I WAS TOLD ABOUT IT AS I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. THE EFFECTIVENESS IS OUTSTANDING. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT AND AM CONTINUING USE. I AM SO HAPPY WITH THE QUICKNESS OF DELIVERY AS WELL. MY HUSBAND AND I KID WHEN WE PUT THE ORDER IN TO LOOK AND SEE IF ITS ON THE FRONT PORCH! GOOD PRODUCT-GOOD COMPANY! December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Derivative of Coconut Oil! I love, love, love Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid! I have not been able to find this product without it having other ingredients I do not like...you just get Caprylic Acid and nothing else. I like to supplement my diet with coconut oil, and this just gives me that extra boost I need. November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful product This product used for some of its purposes really works well. November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by good product, great price! I've been using this supplement for years and Swanson has the best brand at a great price. August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Product I've been using Swanson's Caprylic Acid for over 2 years & I've got to say that it is a great supplement for the price. June 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great decision to buy this I love the caprylic acid supplement from Swanson. The quality and the price are unbeatable!! May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Excellent product for many applications! highly recommended. May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can't live without it excellent product and price just as effective as more expensive brands i've used in the past! April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essential nutrient I've ben taking this for 3 years. I think I've always ordered it from Swanson's due to the quality, effectiveness, and pricing. Highly recommended. March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by One a day This is a great supplement. I take one a day with my morning protein drink. I love it, and will continue to use this. February 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by needs to be enteric coated for intestinal effectiveness October 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Will buy again I take one in the morning to take me through and one in the afternoon to help get past that lull after lunch and to keep me energized to do my work out. June 17, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by not what i expected i do not see an increase in my energy level June 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I think it realy helps me with my digestion. Certainly will order again August 31, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by No Energy Boost Buy this product because you need Caprylic Acid, not because of the claimed energy boost. I find the claim that it provides a faster energy boost than glucose to be untrue. August 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Using Caprylic Acid Swanson's Caprylic Acid softgels are convenient and easy to use. From my own experience I find that taking them with food seems to help them work even better. August 15, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Totally Awesome! This stuff is great. Taken with the Ultimate Probiotic Formula and Bioperine, I got the best energy boost from a supplement that I've ever had. I have tried nearly everything and this stuff really works. April 27, 2009
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