Caproyl is the Phase I liquid anti-fungal that makes up the active part of the candida purge drink in phase one of the program. It’s made from liquid caprylic acid from coconut oil, mixed into a high quality, non-GMO, first pressed, solvent free, safflower oil base.
The following information about Caproyl (formerly known as Caprol) is from the book, Conquering Yeast Infections, Chronic Illness and the Candida Connection" by S. Colet Lahoz Colet Lahoz has done a clinical comparison of the effectiveness of Caproyl and the other purge ingredients to common pharmaceutical anti-fungal treatments. Read about it here.
Conquering Yeast Infections
“Caproyl, containing liquid caprylic acid in concentrations of not less than 2800 mg per oz (1600 mg per teaspoon) is mixed with oleic acid (from safflower oil), to create a broad spectrum anti-fungal agent against Candida albicans and other fungi.........Caprylic acid’s antifungal properties were the subject of a study at Japan’s Niigata University School of Medicine: "the fungicidal effect of caprylic acid on Candida albicans was exceedingly powerful...Caprylic acid exhibits remarkable fungistatic and fungicidal properties.”
The above information about caprylic acid's antifungal properties was reported by the Japanese in 1961. Two decades later it was subsequently discovered by a Canadian, Andrew Gutauskas, B.Sc. Pharmacy, that the benefits of caprylic acid are further enhanced when its transit through the intestinal tract is slowed so that it can remain in the intestine for a longer period of time to complete its fungicidal action.
In the Whole Approach Attogram protocol, the mixture of the liquid caprylic acid, psyllium and bentonite form a sustained release gel delivery system. This thick gel traps the caprylic acid and slows its transit through the colon.
The texture of the psyllium seed and husk powder adds a scrubbing action to the gel that helps release impacted matter and absorb toxins. The Caprylic acid in Caproyl, being a liquid, has a coating action on the intestinal wall, which tablets and capsules cannot match. As the liquid Caproyl is dispersed in the Psyllium/Bentonite gel, it releases its caprylic acid throughout the entire length of the intestinal tract in a gradual way."
Attogram's Caproyl is remarkably well tolerated, often by people who have been unable to tolerate other forms of caprylic acid. See info below on liquid forms of Caprylic acid compared to pill form.
Liquid Caproyl is so gentle and effective, that many people return to it for a month or so in between the phases with other products in the Whole Approach protocol.
Using the Caproyl in the Purge mix intermittently between the phases of the program has such a beneficial effect on colon health, it is used by many in this way. If you have prolonged intestinal discomfort beyond phase two, you may wish to consider using the phase one drink mix in between each phase throughout your program.
Caproyl Liquid Anti Fungal
What is the benefit of oleic acid in the base?
Oleic acid is the second active ingredient in Caproyl. It is found naturally in olive oil, and in even higher amounts in safflower oil.
Oleic acid has significant anti-fungal benefit, especially against the more mature, fungal form of candida. Normally harmless Candida albicans (if in small quantities) can convert, or mutate, into a more disruptive mycelial form. When this happens, root-like tentacles are formed, which allow the fungi to penetrate the mucosa (or lining) of the intestinal wall.
This can result in what is called 'Leaky Gut Syndrome' or LGS. LGS is especially possible during candida treatment when the fungal dendrites die and fall off, leaving a perforation behind that allows toxins and food particles from the intestine to leak into the bloodstream. Oleic acid follows the mycelial, root like tentacles of candida albicans to the base of the root and kills it there. Oleic acid can also hinder the conversion of Candida albicans yeast into its mycelial fungal form.
Liquid Caproyl vs capryllic acid pills
Unfortunately, caprylic acid is a substance that is normally quite rapidly absorbed into the intestinal tract and routed directly to the liver where it can cause strain. There it is quickly metabolized and it does not get circulated. Just ten minutes after the oral intake of straight caprylic acid, more than 90% can be traced in the portal vein on its way to the liver. Thus it will have little time to exert it's anti-fungal help.
The absorption rate can be significantly altered by mixing it with psyllium fiber, allowing it to remain in the intestine for a longer period of time in order to complete its fungicidal effect.
In this program, caprylic acid acquires its needed sustained-release properties from gel, formed by the mixture of Caproyl, colon cleansers, and water. This thick gel traps the caprylic acid and slows its transit through the colon.
Uncontrolled surges of caprylic acid into the liver are the most probable cause of adverse reactions to caprylic acid: however, while in this gelled state, caprylic acid does not escape into the liver. This is likely the reason Attograms liquid Caproyl is so well tolerated when mixed in the purge drink.
Taking Caproyl without Bentonite and Psyllium
The Caproyl should not be used without the fiber and it is strongly recommended that it also be combined with the liquid Bentonite. The Caproyl needs to be mixed with the psyllium blend because the fiber is required to create the bulking gel which ensures that the active ingredients of the purge drink are pressed against the walls of the intestines and absorbed gradually.
The Caproyl should also be mixed with the Bentonite as well as the psyllium since this absorptive liquid clay reduces the die off related chemical stress that would otherwise be triggered from the mycotoxins that are released by the dying candida.
Because it’s in a base of safflower oil which is a monounsaturated oil, when cooled, Caproyl will partially solidify. To allow for easy pouring of the Caproyl, it is best kept in a moderately cool, dry cupboard. If you have leftover product that you want to store for future use, you can at this point of course put it either the freezer or the fridge to extend its three year shelf life further. Just thaw it out before you need to use it.