Caprylic Acid is one of the three fatty acids (along with capric acid and lauric acid) that are found in coconut oil, that means you can also get it if you eat coconut oil. Caprylic acid is a potent antifungal that kills Candida cells, as well as restoring your stomach acidity to its normal levels. It is available in gel capsules, which allow the caprylic acid to get to your intestinal tract and start killing Candida cells there. If your caprylic acid is taken in a liquid form (without the gel capsules), it goes straight to the liver and has little antifungal effect where it is needed. Natural antifungals like caprylic acid work best in combination, as this prevents the Candida yeast from adapting to a single treatment. So you can combine caprylic acid with other natural antifungals like oregano oil, Candida clear, garlic and Grapefruit Seed Extract. If your treatment is killing the Candida cells and you experience Die-off reactions, you can reduce the risks by taking a die-off supplements as molybdenum or pantethine (B5).
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has broad applications against all kinds of infections, including bacteria and Candida overgrowth. Grapefruit Seed Extract has a great selection of vitamins, that can both do wonders for your general health, and also help you through your treatment for Candida overgrowth. It boosts your immune system and helps to repair liver cells that may be damaged by the release of Candida toxins in a Die-Off reaction. GSE’s antifungal properties help it to combat Candida infestations by killing the yeast cells that have taken over your intestines. Grapefruit seed extract is sold either as a liquid concentrate or in tablets in our netshop. Both contain the vegetable glycerin, which is tolerated by most Candidapatients. Glycerin is allowed in small amounts on a Candida diet.
Oil of Oregano
Wild Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antifungals, so oregano oil is an excellent choice of antifungal to start your Candida treatment with. Oregano oil is not only an antifungal, but also has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties among others. One advantage that oregano oil has over other antifungals is that the Candida yeast does not develop resistance to it, whereas some other antifungals may lose effectiveness over time as the Candida adapts to them. For the best results, use it in combination with one or two other natural antifungals. You buy oregano oil as a liquid in a bottle and in a softgel form. They are both potent, and you can make them a part of your daily vitamin and supplement rutine (netshop).
Garlic is a proven antifungal that is a simple and easy addition to your Candida treatment plan. In addition to its use as an antifungal, garlic can support your immune system, reduce cholesterol, and help control blood sugar levels. As always, it is better to take two or three antifungals at once to prevent the Candida from adapting, so you can use garlic in addition to other natural antifungals.
One of the key compounds in garlic is ajoene, a proven antifungal that has been shown to be effective against many fungal strains. Ajoene is formed from a compound named allicin and an enzyme named allinase. When these two natural compounds come into contact (by chopping the garlic, crushing it or by other means), they form an antibacterial agent named allicin, which then combines to form ajoene. Although this has proven antifungal properties, the exact mechanism by which this happens is not clear. As with other antifungals, scientists suspect that it works by disrupting the cells walls of the Candida yeast cells. As a supplement garlic can be taken as capsules and garlic ol. Best is raw, dried garlic powder in capsules that has not been treated or made odourless (netshop).
Pau D’Arco is a herbal medicin with a two-fold effect when it comes to Candida. Firstly, the herb helps to loosen the bowels. Not enough to cause diarrhea, but enough to wash out old fecal matter and expose the Candida yeast. Secondly, Pau D’Arco acts as a powerful antifungal agent. It contains several classes of compounds, lapachol, xyloidone and various napthaquinones. The most important of these is lapachol, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of Candida. The presumed antifungal activity of lapachol is believed to be due to its interaction with the cellular membranes of Candida. The easiest way to take Pau D’Arco is as capsules or tea. Teabags and capsules with pure Pau D’Arco are available from our online netshop. If used in large quantities, Pau D’Arco has in some cases shown to weaken the immune system, so keep your doses low.