There are over 20 species of Candida yeast which are known to cause systemic yeast infection in humans, Candida albicans is the most common. Candida albicans is a single celled yeast which affects men, women, and children and is impossible to avoid no matter which diet you follow.
Candida fungi usually resides in the intestinal tract but when it gets out of control (known as yeast overgrowth or candidiasis) it may cause localized rashes in the mouth, genitalia, and around hotspots (neck, back, belly, and joints). Symptoms of yeast overgrowth include itching, depression, irritability, dizziness, unclear thinking, difficulty focusing, fatigue, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, rapid weight loss or gain, inflamed acne, etc. Researchers at Rice University concluded that 70% of Americans are impacted by Candida.
Can It Be Controlled Naturally?
For many years, managing Candida meant the use of anti-fungal drugs and herbs. However, these agents have limited efficacy:
- They have been shown to undermine liver health.
- Candida can become resistant to them.
- They cause “die off” (herxheimer) reactions which many people cannot tolerate.
Candex™™ For Natural Yeast Control Without The Die Off.
Cellulase Enzymes: A Better Way
Candex™™ was the first product formulated which uses enzymes to control yeast overgrowth. Cellulase and hemicellulase enzymes destroy the cell wall of Candida Albicans and without a cell wall the yeast cannot function. Digestive aids do not provide enough enzymes to combat Candida. The enzymes in Candex do not tax the liver and Candida cannot become resistant to these enzymes. When you use Candex™ there is no die-off or Herxheimer reaction, therefore, you don’t have to feel worse before you feel better.
Candex™ has been clinically proven to be safe and effective (see information on clinical study below).
How Much Enzyme Activity Is Needed?
To successfully manage Candida 200,000 daily units of cellulase (CU) and hemicellulase (HCU) are needed. Protease and other enzymes are not necessary in a therapeutic candida product as they may aggravate certain issues which are common among Candida victims.
Are There Side Effects?
While die-off reactions do not occur with Candex™, approximately one percent of users experience some nausea, “burning” in the stomach, or abdominal cramping as they are sensitive to the enzymes in Candex™.
To avoid or minimize any issues, you may start with a lower dose using as little as one fourth of a capsule on day one, a one half capsule on day two, and a whole capsule on day three. Increasing incrementally to two capsules each morning and night. If problems still persist, discontinue using Candex™. Always use Candex™ on an empty stomach with at least eight ounces of water.
Have Clinical Studies Been Done on Candex™?
Laboratory studies show that Candex™ inhibits the growth of Candida in vitro. A clinical study of 52 patients showed that Candex™ is safe, effective, well-tolerated, and causes no significant side effects. The physicians who conducted this study concluded “Candex™ should be the first choice for treatment of enteric Candida in our patient population.” Candex™ is recommended by physicians, nurses, natural health practitioners, health clinics, and health food retailers throughout the country.
Can Children Use Candex™?
Candex™ is safe for children. One capsule may be used daily for each 40 pounds of body weight.
Should Probiotics Be Used With Candex™?
Virtually anyone who has issues with Candida will benefit from a high quality probiotic supplement. We have specifically formulated our PureBiotics™ Maxima ™ formula for this purpose. It supplies 100 billion active cell cultures in each day’s use to rebuild probiotic populations as quickly as possible. If you prefer a lower potency, we suggest PureBiotics™ Restore™, or, if you have frequent vaginal yeast infections, PureBiotics™ for Women™ would be your optimal choice. Each of these formula provides a wide variety of strains that are most beneficial for human health, and are guaranteed to meet label potency even at the time of expiration (we recommend storage in a cool dark place preferably the refrigerator for maximum life).
How Long Should Candex™ Be Used?
The suggested dosage of four capsules of Candex™ per day (two in the morning and two at night) normally produces significant improvement in one to four weeks. How long you will need to take Candex™ to see maximum benefit depends on the starting level of your yeast overgrowth, immune strength, dietary habits, etc.*
Most people are able to take the full dosage but if you find Candex is hard on your stomach see notes above about titration dosing.
Once you are feeling your best again, you can reduce usage from four capsules per day down to three. After a week, cut back to two. A week after that, cut back to one. If, at any time you notice any signs of regression as you cut back, resume four per day for another month, and then try cutting back again. While many people completely stop using Candex™, others need one or two capsules per day for maintenance.
Is It Possible To Be Completely Yeast Free?
It is not possible to be 100% free of Candida. It is always around and it is always getting into your body. Your goal should be to keep populations beneath levels that cause problems.
Must the “Candida Diet” Be Followed?
While some find that Candex™ permits them to eat foods that are not allowed in normal Candida diets, this is not recommended. You are using Candex™ to reduce yeast populations. Eating foods that feed yeast may lengthen the time you’ll need to use it.*
Foods to avoid or reduce in your diet include:
- Processed Meats: Hot dogs, sausage, bacon, bologna, etc.
- All Forms of Sugar: Sucrose, dextrose, glucose, fructose, corn syrup, rice syrup, maple syrup, honey, molasses, barley malt, etc.
- All Flour Products: Bread, bagels, tortillas, pasta, cookies, cakes, pies, etc.
- Vinegar Containing Foods: Mustard, mayonnaise, etc.
- Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut, cheeses, soy sauce, etc.
- Beverages: Sodas, caffeine, alcohol.
Candida Diet Food to Eat List:
- All low sugar vegetables
- For sweetening, use Stevia, or lo han,( monkfruit)
LifeEssence™ & EnergyPlus™
If you have a problem with Candida, you probably lack energy. If you are serious about overcoming it, you probably don’t eat much fruit, which means you’re missing many of the phyto-nutrients you need to stay energized. As the world’s most energetic, phyto-nutrient rich multiple, LifeEssence™ is an ideal multiple for those with Candida problems.
If you can’t use a multiple because you’re allergic to specific vitamins or minerals or if you already use a multiple and don’t want to change, consider EnergyPlus™ taken in addition. It is the world’s most remarkable energy supplement and contains a wider variety of phyto-nutrients than any comparable product. It contains no stimulants. Instead, it works by supporting the body’s own energy production process.