What Is Undecylenic Acid?

Undecylenic Acid
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There are so many good natural anti-fungals out there, it can be hard to keep track of all of them. From caprylic acid, to olive leaf extract, to oregano oil, there is a seemingly never-ending supply of natural anti-fungals that you can rotate in and out of your Kaufmann Diet supplement regimen. 

Rotating these anti-fungals is key too; fungi, like other organisms, can learn to adapt to their surroundings. By rotating your anti-fungals, you give fungi and yeasts less of a chance to become resistant to the natural medicines you are using to eliminate them. To that end, it is good to have a long list of reliable anti-fungals.

Undecylenic acid is one more of these nutrients. 

Undecylenic acid is derived from the oil of castor bean, but it is also a natural component of human perspiration. It was first isolated in 1877. Undecylenic acid is a fatty acid, similar to omega 3 fatty acids or caprylic acid, which is derived from coconut oil. Although caprylic acid is thought to be one of the most potent natural anti-fungal nutrients, in some instances, undecylenic acid can be up to 6 times more potent than caprylic acid. 

Undecylenic acid comes in a few different formulations. Among its most popular uses, however, is as a topical anti-fungal agent. This puts it in the same category as something like tea tree oil; it can be very effective at controlling and killing topical anti-fungal infections. Remember that you should never use topical formulations internally, and only use them as directed. 

Doug Kaufmann theorizes that anyone who has a skin fungal problem likely has a problem with yeast internally, so controlling fungus on the skin is only part to the battle. To that end, undecylenic acid does come in some formulations that can be used internally, such Thorne’s SF722. These can be beneficial for controlling yeast in the gastrointestinal tract. Thorne’s product has been on the market for over two decades, however you should always consult your doctor before you begin taking SF722 or any other product. 

Undecylenic is a powerful anti-fungal with scientific studies to back up its use. It is one more product that you can add into your arsenal of rotating anti-fungals. It is important to remember that natural––and even medicinal––anti-fungals work best when used with an anti-fungal diet and a sensible exercise regimen. However, these products can be extremely useful in restoring good health and ridding the body of pathogenic yeasts and fungi.

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