Simply starving candida by avoiding sugar and carbs can not only worsen and cause more die-off symptoms, but will extend the cleansing time, and may not be thorough in eradicating all candida. Certain supplements
Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your gut and provide digestive, immune, energy, and other healthy function support. Probiotics are measured in the billions (people can think that billions is a high, unnatural quantity, but remember that the size of bacteria is tiny), and exist in many different species, and strains within species. The most well-known strain is L. acidophilus. Lactobacillus gasseri and Lactobacillus rhamnosus are two important strains to help prevent vaginal yeast infections.
Many candida cleansing sources will suggest eating plain, unsweetened yogurt to get those beneficial bacteria. Not only does yogurt not contain many strains, but the bacterial strains and count are low, and some people who are sensitive to dairy cannot take yogurt. Canxida Restore is a blend specific to fighting yeast with strains and quantity to support cleansing, immune function, and stagnate further candida growth.
AntiFungal Supplements and Blends
Antifungals destroy candida. Many foods and supplements have antifungal properties: garlic and onion are well-known yeast-fighters, caprylic acid comes from coconut oil, zinc can be found in red meats, and greens provide immune support. Antifungal herbs, such as peppermint, pau d’arco, clove, and oregano are found in capsules, herbal tinctures, and teas. Many antifungal ingredients can only be found in supplemental forms, such grapefruit seed oil or black walnut hulls.
Canxida Remove is a well-researched antifungal that combines many excellent anti-fungal nutrients together. The blend contains ten candida-fighting ingredients, which can not only cut down on die-off effects, but also saves on the cost of buying each supplement separately and attempting to figure out how many mg of each to blend together.
Fiber helps your body flush out the yeast, and also fills you up to prevent hunger pangs. Psyllium husks are often suggested for cleansing, however, they may cause unnecessary cramping and bloating, and can be hard on the body to digest. Chia seeds, flax seeds, acacia, and other supplemental blends are gentler options for fiber supplementation. You can find pills, powders, and even chewable forms (just make sure no sweeteners are added) of fiber to fit your lifestyle and preferences.
Many people with yeast overgrowth are deficient in this important mineral. Yeast actually has scavenger cells that go out and destroy zinc in the body, and along with stress and other factors that inhibit absorption of this nutrient, our bodies can be weakened in fighting back. Zinc has an antimicrobial properties and helps regulate pH levels. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike should consider supplementing 30-50mg of zinc daily during a cleanse.
Molybdenum helps lessen die-off effects by helping the liver rid your body of the toxins that candida releases. Molybdenum appeared to help those with allergy and joint pain related effects from excess candida as demonstrated by a study published in The Digest of Chiropractic Economics.
One of the B vitamins, biotin not only strengthens hair, skin, and nails, but helps aid in breaking down and absorbing protein. Biotin helps prevent candida cells from forming into the harmful fungi that leads to overgrowth. Deficiency is common in bodies with candida overgrowth, and may lead to lethargy, hair loss, or worsened skin conditions.
Other Supplements (if you do not buy Canxida)
Other supplements can help fight yeast, aid the body in repair, and provide relief from die-off.
Cat’s Claw can enhance white blood cell activity, and is also an antioxidant that fights free radicals, thus helping against die-off effects. The herb is also known for cleansing the intestinal tract and reducing inflammation.
Cranberries may not have direct antifungal properties, but research has suggested that cranberries can inhibit yeast formation and adherence to cell walls. Pathogens and Disease published a study in 2014 demonstrating that cranberries prevented adhesion of oral yeast. A similar 2012 study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine also studied oral yeast and found that cranberries reduced yeast from adhering to areas in the mouth and prevented biofilm formation.
Goldenseal is best known for immune support and cleansing. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Chemical Ecology found that berberine, a natural alkaloid in goldenseal and other plants, demonstrated antifungal activity.
Olive leaf contains immune-boosting properties, and is gentle on the body, making an excellent alternative for those sensitive to stronger herbs such as oregano.
Vitamin C not only helps support a healthy immune system, but can protect cells against damage caused by die-off by fighting free radicals and supporting white blood cells. Not all vitamin C is created equal: ascorbic acid is the most common form that provides the fewest benefits and can often upset the stomach. Calcium ascorbate is non-acidic and better absorbed form, as it remains in the body for a longer period of time than ascorbic acid. Whole food forms of vitamin-c from fruits and veggies are available in capsules or powder, and may provide the broadest spectrum of benefits. Whole food forms are also non-acidic and better absorbed by the body.
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