Tracey O’Shea: Okay, the next question is about Lauricidin, so the person asked “I found monolaurin on Emerson’s site. Can I use that for SIBO protocol instead of the Lauricidin brand? I’d like to be cost-conscious, and this will limit ship[ping] costs from multiple sources, and if so, can you please provide the dosing, as it comes in capsules of 300 mg?”
So I don’t think there’s really a disadvantage to using a different brand of monolaurin. I’ll be honest, I pretty much stick to the Lauricidin pellets primarily because I think they’re a little bit easier to take. When you already have someone on a pretty extensive protocol, the main concerning complaint that we get from patients is just the quantity of supplements that they’re taking and the quantity of capsules that they’re having to take throughout the day, and so I try to be conscientious of that. I did look this up, and I do see there was actually a 600-mg dose, so that might even be a better option. I think here the biggest concern would be your difference in dosing. So my understanding when I looked this up is, like, one scoop of the Lauricidin is equivalent to 3,000 mg, so if you’re doing that three times [per] day, that’s 9,000 mg [per] day, [and] that’s quite a few capsules if you’re trying to use, like, a 300- or 600-mg capsule. I think it ends up being, like, 15 to 30 capsules [per] day, so that would, I think, be the biggest problem. It’s just the pure quantity of things that you’re having to take with the monolaurin, and it may not actually be that much cheaper in the end if they’re going through almost 15 to 30 capsules [per] day, so I think that would be my main issue, not necessarily the brand or the version of it. I think you’re probably going to get the same effect for the protocol, but I think you’d have to really pay attention to the dosing on this.