Vespro Monolaurin & 20% Olive Leaf Extract
not only indiscriminately kill unwanted micro-organisms, but they also destroy
the friendly bacteria and viruses that the body needs to function
This can lead to major
health disruptions, especially immune system function.
Antibiotic resistance, a result of the abuse
of prescription drugs, is one of the major problems facing the medical
An alternative to the
use of antibiotics is to find new uses for a class of safe chemicals that are
non-toxic to humans while providing broad-spectrum, anti-viral protection.
What is Monolaurin and How Does it Work?
This natural compound is a fatty
acid and corresponding glycerol esters.
Lauric acid was first discovered as the main anti-viral and
anti-bacterial substance in human breast milk.
Monolaurin is the glycerol ester of lauric acid and is more biologically
active than lauric acid. In studies performed at the Respiratory Virology
Branch, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, (the CDC), Monolaurin was
tested for virucidal activity against 14 human RNA and DNA-enveloped viruses in
These included influenza,
RSV, Rubeola, Newcastleï¿½s, Corona virus (avian infectious, bronchitis virus),
Herpes Simplex types 1 &2, Epstein - Barr virus (EBV) and
Monolaurin removed over
99.9% or all measurable infectivity of the 14 viruses by disintegrating the
In addition to its
antiviral effects, monolaurin is non-toxic and has also been shown to have
antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae,
Groups A, F &G Streptococci, Chlamydia, H.Pylori and against yeast and
fungi as well, including Candida and ringworm.
Monolaurin has no effect on naked viruses such as Polio, Coxsackie,
Encephalitis or Pox viruses.
What is Olive Leaf Extract and How Does it Work?
Olive Leaf is known for its
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity.
It has been shown to enhance the immune system and is a potent
Our Monolaurin and Olive
Leaf Extract product contains 205mg of a 20% Olive Leaf Extract.
How Safe are These Supplements?
only is Monolaurin included on the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list,
but because of its origin, it may be safer than many other food supplements
that are designed to boost the immune system.
Olive Leaf has been traditionally used by herbalist to combat viruses
and bacterial infections.
is not a nutritional supplement you need to take on a daily basis (although
many people take it regularly for prevention) but only when needed.
It is always best to see your physician when
you have a fever or swollen glands, but if you sense the early warning signs of
influenza or a cold, Monolaurin and Olive Leaf Extract may begin to combat the
Each capsule of Monolaurin
and Olive Leaf Extract contains 615mg of Monolaurin and 205mg of Olive
As a food supplement, take
2 capsules per day.
Seek the advice of your health care professional before using if you are
pregnant, nursing or have any medical conditions.
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a
health care professional.
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any
Monolaurin is an anti-microbial agent that protects the immune system from a
range of infectious agents. Monolaurin is a glyceride ester derivative of
lauric acid, a fatty acid found naturally in breast milk and certain vegetable
oils. This fatty acid has been used as a germicidal agent for
centuries. Lauric acid was originally discovered when microbiologists
studied human breast milk to determine the antiviral substances which protected
infants from microbial infections. It has been shown to protect newborns, whose
immune systems are underdeveloped, from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and
other respiratory tract viruses (1,2). Monolaurin was found to have even
greater viral activity than lauric acid. As a dietary supplement, Monolaurin
has shown exciting results as an anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent.
Monolaurin works by destroying lipid-coated viruses such as herpes,
cytomegalovirus, influenza, and various pathogenic bacteria and protozoa.
Monolaurin works by binding
to the lipid-protein envelope of the virus, thereby preventing it from
attaching and entering host cells, making infection and replication
impossible. Other studies show that Monolaurin disintegrates the viral
envelope, killing the virus.
In studies performed at the
Respiratory Virology Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia,
Monolaurin was found effective against 14 human RNA and DNA enveloped viruses
in cell culture (3). These included influenza, RSV, Rubeola, Newcastle's,
Coronavirus, Herpes Simplex types 1 & 2, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and
cytomegalovirus. (Monolaurin has no effect on naked viruses, such as polio,
encephalitis virus, coxsachie, or pox viruses.) Monolaurin removed all
measurable infectivity by disintegrating the virus envelope. In addition
to its antiviral effects, monolaurin has also been shown to have antibacterial
activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Groups A, F
& G streptococci, Chlamydia, H. pylori, and against yeast and fungi as
well, including Candida and ringworm.
Monolaurin serves as a valuable nutritional adjunct for people who feel that
they are coming down with a cold or flu. Many physicians have developed their
own clinical protocols in their cold and flu prevention program and recommend
taking several capsules of Monolaurin on an empty stomach.
Monolaurin is not the type
of nutritional supplement you have to take on a daily basis (although many
people take it regularly for prevention purposes), but only when the need
arises. If you have a fever or swollen lymph glands, it is always best to see a
physician, but if you sense the early warning signs of the flu, like sniffles,
sore skin and perhaps a scratchy throat, Monolaurin may offer the first line of
MONOLAURIN AND THE FLU
Antibiotics kill unwanted micro-organisms, but they also kill many friendly
micro-organisms. Monolaurin, on the other hand, does not appear to have
an adverse effect on desirable digestive bacteria, but rather only on unwanted
microorganisms. In addition Monolaurin can reduce the resistance of germs to
Frequent antibiotic use can
lead to major disruptions in health and especially immune system function.
Antibiotic resistance, resulting from the over-use of prescription drugs,
is one of the biggest problems facing the medical community today. Resistance
is cumulative (and comes in part from antibiotics in our food supply). That's
why it's important to consider starting with nutritional agents, such as
Monolaurin, first. Uncomplicated flu, while unpleasant, is not life threatening
and doesn't necessitate drug therapy. Nutritional physiologic agents, such as
Monolaurin, may be a good first choice.
Not only is Monolaurin included on the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list,
but it may, by virtue of its source of origin, be safer than many other food
supplements that are designed to boost the immune system.
One of the safest
substances known to man is breast milk. This is where the monoglyceride of
lauric acid (Monolaurin) is found. When an infant is born, it is totally
dependent on food factors in the mother's milk for immune protection. In
analyzing the composition of human breast milk, medical researchers found
lauric acid monoglycerides in high concentrations, which is what led them to
study Monolaurin as an anti-viral agent (4,5). Monolaurin is also found in
coconut oil, butter, and heavy cream; only recently has it been isolated and
purified. It is highly unusual in pharmacology to find chemicals that are toxic
to lower forms of life (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) but non-toxic to man.
sensitive stomach, Monolaurin can be taken with food. The dose
can be tapered off as symptoms decrease. Of course, you should always seek the
advice of a physician if you have fever, pain or if symptoms persist.
take Monolaurin at a reduced dose. If you are giving Monolaurin to
children (or adults) who have difficulty swallowing capsules, you can break
them open and sprinkle the Monolaurin into something such as applesauce or
the herpes virus can be activated by Monolaurin and then killed, resulting in a
Similar protocols have
been used with the Epstein-Barr virus (closely resembling the herpes virus),
which may be responsible for Chronic Fatigue and even MS (16, 17).
Monolaurin - Antivirus supplement
for colds, flu, shingles, herpes, Epstein-Barr Virus, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Helps protect the immune system from
a range of infectious agents.
No antibiotics - Does not destroy
Monolaurin is good for both one-time
and long-term preventative use.
Extracted from coconut oil.
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Use of olive oil and olive leaves dates back as far as recorded
history. The key active component of Olive leaf is oleuropein.
Oleuropein is converted into elenoic acid in the body which may prevent
viruses and bacteria from replicating. Olive leaf has been used for many
years in the nutritional supplement industry to help ward off
infections. Olive leaf has been shown to be effective against the
following microorganisms: E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, S. aureus, K.
pneumonia, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis, T. rubrum
and Candida albicans. Its use in Candida, along with Oregano Oil should
be considered a first line of treatment. Hypoglycemic activities of
olive leaf are attributed to two mechanisms: potentiation of
glucose-induced insulin release and increased peripheral uptake of
glucose. Olive Leaf may help to lower blood sugar levels as a result,
especially in adult onset diabetes as well as hyperglycemia.
Olive leaf has also been shown to lower cholesterol, and a study shows the whole leaf
extract is more effective than the standardized oleuropein extract. It
may also lower blood pressure and has some historical use as such.
The following information taken from the website www.oliveleafextract.com/history.htm is worth noting:
Nevertheless, research and interest in olive leaf extracts has moved
forward, primarily in Europe. Among the most recent findings are these:
· In a series of experiments, oleuropein was found to inactivate bacteria by apparently dissolving the outer lining of microbes.
· At the University of Milan Pharmacological Sciences, researchers
found that oleuropein inhibited oxidation of low-density lipoproteins,
the so-called "bad cholesterol" involved in heart and aterial disease.
This revelation, if confirmed by further research, suggests that
oleuropein may contain antioxidant properties similar to other
phytochemical compounds. Medical researcher Morton Walker, D.P.M.,
writing about olive leaf extract in the July 1996 issue of the Townsend
Letter for Doctors and Patients, comments that the intake of flavonoids
"is correlated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease
indicating that the daily intake of olive oil and/or olive leaf extract
containing phenols will likely bring on a similar result." At the
present time, the cardiovascular research community is excited about
such actions. Studies have shown that some phytochemicals can reduce the
harmful oxidation of cholesterol as well as slow down the accelerated
clumping of blood platelets that can lead to dangerous clots.
Spain's University of Granada, pharmacologists determined that
olive leaf extract causes relaxation of arterial walls in laboratory
animals. Such results suggest a possible benefit for hypertension, an
effect first mentioned by researchers more than 30 years ago.
Tunis, researchers found that aqueous extract of olive leaves
reduced hypertension, blood sugar, and the level of uric acid in
rodents. This finding again indicates potential in the treatment of
hypertension, as well as diabetes and heart disease. An elevated uric
acid level is a risk factor for heart disease.