Formula SF722 Undecylenic Acid 250 gel caps THORNE RESEARCH
Formula SF722 by Thorne Research contains Undecanoic Acid (also known as undecylenic acid). Undecanoic Acid is a natural component of human sweat and a fatty acid derived commercially from castor bean oil that aids in the establishment of healthy gut flora.
- Undecylenic acid - potent fatty acid support of healthy gut and vaginal flora
- Thornes innovative approach for healthy gut flora
- Six times more useful than caprylic acid
- Maintains healthy vaginal flora
Optimal gastrointestinal tract functioning is vital to the absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste, and proper immune function. Many healthcare practitioners consider gut function and especially good gut ecology - maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora, the microorganisms that normally live in the digestive tract - to be a key component to overall health.
Many situations can contribute to an imbalance in the microbial flora of the digestive tract, including an unhealthy diet, inadequate digestive enzymes, oral contraceptives, and the use of various prescription and OTC drugs.
Increasing recognition is also being given in womens health to the relationship between gut flora and vaginal flora; i.e., a healthy balance of gut flora has corresponding benefit to the vaginal flora.
Fatty acids have been used for centuries to help maintain a healthy balance of the microorganisms that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract. In the last 50 years, fatty acids have demonstrated usefulness in supporting a healthy gut flora in a number of studies.
Undecylenic acid (10-undecanoic acid) is an eleven-carbon, mono-unsaturated fatty acid occurring naturally in the bodys perspiration. While several fatty acids have beneficial effects on the flora that naturally inhabit the gastrointestinal tract, undecylenic acid is the most potent.
A Thorne Research innovation, Formula SF722 contains undecylenic acid in a base of pure, extra-virgin olive oil. Formula SF722 aids in the establishment of healthy gut and vaginal flora and has been one of Thorne Researchs best-selling products for over two decades.