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07-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
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Caprylic acid or vit D3

Has anyone tried vitamin D3 and/or Caprylic acid for Crohn's?

Caprylic is supposed to kill excess yeast overgrowth in the intestine.

I already take 50 mg of azathyoprine a day.
07-15-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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My doctor did blood work and prescribed me 3000 iu of D per day. I started at 4000 iu
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After a low test, my Dr. prescribed 50,000 IU once a week for 12 weeks.

Now I take 2000 IU a day, was taking 600.
07-15-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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Never heard of Caprylic acid. Is it over the counter?
07-15-2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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Definitely take at least 2000IU vitamin D. there is one study showing 5000iu reduced CDAI by 100 points and that's alot. So I would say somewhere between that dosage. it boosts antimicrobial enzymes in the gut.
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07-15-2015, 11:17 PM   #6
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Never heard of Caprylic acid. Is it over the counter?
Yes, and some have treated crohns with it. It helps destroy candida yeast overgrowth too.


http://altmedicine.about.com/od/coco...rylic-Acid.htm

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07-16-2015, 06:20 AM   #7
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Caprylic never really helped my crohn's but in late 2013 after using a sugar heavy diet to gain weight I developed inflammed abscesses in both arm pits I believe linked to crohn's through hydradenitis.

I went on a no sugar, no dairy diet and took 3000mg of vitamin c daily and undecylenic acid which is similar to caprylic acid for 2 months and my crohn's improved a lot and my abscesses went away.
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07-16-2015, 09:36 AM   #8
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I am taking it for the yeast/candida issue. Sometimes helps especially if I DO NOT take it everyday twice a day
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https://www.thorne.com/products/dp/formula-sf722-reg this is what I used.
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