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
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
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
High quality affordable supplement
Best value I have found anywhere for this high quality supplement!
December 19, 2013
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
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
This product used for some of its purposes really works well.
November 13, 2013
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
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
Great decision to buy this
I love the caprylic acid supplement from Swanson. The quality and the price are unbeatable!!
May 17, 2013
Excellent product for many applications! highly recommended.
May 5, 2013
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
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
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
needs to be enteric coated for intestinal effectiveness
October 11, 2012
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
not what i expected
i do not see an increase in my energy level
June 16, 2011
I think it realy helps me with my digestion. Certainly will order again
August 31, 2010
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
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
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