September 14, 2021 4 min read
Are you taking a Candida formula? Typically these formulas contain a range of ingredients, but it’s very important that they are formulated correctly.
An incorrectly formulated supplement is likely to be far less effective, less convenient, and ultimately more expensive.
Check the ingredients in your Candida formula to make sure that it’s not making one of these three mistakes.
Many Candida formulas include both probiotics and antifungals.
This sounds like a great idea, as both probiotics and antifungals are supportive of gut health and immunity. But there is one major problem.
All natural antifungals also have mild anti-bacterial properties.
They’re not generally strong enough to weaken the ‘good bacteria’ in your gut, but they will kill probiotic bacteria that are contained in the same capsule.
Many formulas include a range of antifungals like caprylic acid and oregano leaf extract, plus a probiotic like Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Unfortunately, the probiotic bacteria are unlikely to survive the passage to your gut. They will be destroyed either by the antifungal ingredients in the same formula, or by the acidic environment in your stomach.
A similar problem is seen with probiotics and antibiotics. Doctors and pharmacists typically recommend they should be taken at least an hour apart. The same, sensible advice applies to probiotics and antifungals.
Many of the same Candida formulas include enzymes too. Again, this seems like an excellent idea at first, but it doesn’t stand up to closer examination.
There are a number of systemic and digestive enzymes that can be incredibly helpful for Candida.
For example, serrapeptase and nattokinase can help your immune system to dissolve biofilms. Chitosanase and beta-glucanase help to process and digest the building blocks of yeast cell walls.
For these enzymes to work to the best of their abilities, they need to be taken on an empty stomach.
That’s because you don’t want them to be used to digest the food in your stomach – you want them to work on the biofilms and yeast cell walls in your gut.
On the other hand, antifungal ingredients like caprylic acid and oregano leaf extract are best taken with a meal.
They are far less vulnerable to stomach acid, and most people tolerate them taking them best when they are taken with food.
It doesn’t make sense to combine supplements that should be taken on an empty stomach with supplements that should be taken alongside a meal.
It’s far better to taken your antifungal supplements and enzymes separately, to maximize the effectiveness of both.
You might think it would be more convenient to take a single, large pill instead of two or three small ones. But that's not actually the case when it comes to Candida supplements.
There are a few different reasons why large capsules can be problematic.
The first problem is the most obvious - large capsules are more difficult to swallow!
Gut imbalances like Candida overgrowth tend to affect older populations. As we age, it becomes more difficult to swallow larger capsules. Taking three small capsules is much more manageable than taking one enormous ‘horse pill’!
The second problem with large capsules is that it means you have to jump straight into taking a full dose. There’s no way to take half a capsule – it’s all or nothing.
When you’re taking natural antifungals like caprylic acid and oregano leaf extract, digestive side effects are quite common. They usually last for a few days at most, but they can be inconvenient.
If you take a Candida supplement that splits its dose into three smaller capsules, you can start with a low dose for the first few days. If you are tolerating it well, then you can gradually increase up to the regular dose.
That brings us the third reason. Everyone’s gut is different, and the same dose may not work best for everyone.
By taking a Candida supplement that splits its dose into smaller capsules, you can adjust your dose until you find the right level. This simply isn’t possible if your Candida supplement comes in a single, enormous capsule.
Finding a properly formulated Candida supplement is not easy. That’s why we developed CandAssist.
It contains a combination of 7 natural antifungal supplements, chosen for their ability to combat yeast like Candida albicans.
It uses small, easy-to-swallow capsules that enable you to start with a low dose and adjust your dose when necessary.
These capsules use delayed-release functionality to ensure that all the ingredients get safely to your gut.
And, of course, it doesn't contain any probiotics or enzymes (these should always be taken separately).
Here are a few key reasons why CandAssist is such an effective supplement:
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