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Optimal Defense

120 Vegetarian Capsules
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Optimal Defense is an encapsulated formula of monolaurin (glycerol monolaurate), a form of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid in coconut and palm kernel oils and is also present in human breast milk (as 3.5% to 6.6% of the total calories).

This product is designed to offer potent support for immune health without adverse effects on the beneficial intestinal flora.

It contains vitamin C for added immune support and sunflower lecithin to enhance the absorption of the monolaurin.*

Monolaurin is believed to inactivate lipid-coated viruses by binding to the lipid-protein viral envelope, thereby preventing it from attaching to and entering host cells, rendering infection and replication impossible. Evidence also suggests that monolaurin (among other monoglycerides and fatty acids) solubilizes the lipids and phospholipids in the viral envelope, causing disintegration of this protective envelope and killing the virus.*

Monolaurin has been shown to inactivate many pathogens, including herpes simplex virus and chlamydia trachomatis.1*

It is also effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as yeast, fungi and protozoa, including candida albicans, several species of ringworm, and the giardia parasite.*

For more information on Optimal Defense, the viruses/bacteria/yeast/fungus it inactivates and the studies, click here:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

As a dietary supplement, take two capsules per day with a meal, or as directed by a health care practitioner.

Consider using this product in conjunction with other systemic immune support products from Designs for Health, such as Optimal Immune Plus Packets. For intestinal pathogens, consider combining with GI Microb-X.