Laboratory studies show that Candex inhibits the growth of candida albicans in vitro. A clinical study of 52 patients showed that Candex is safe, effective, well tolerated, and causes no significant side effects.
The physicians that conducted this study concluded that “Candex should be the first choice for treatment of intestinal candida in our patient population.” Candex is recommended by physicians, nurses, natural health practitioners, health clinics, and health food retailers throughout the country.
Candex provides a potent blend of plant based, fiber digesting enzymes for those suffering from candida. It is the only such product that has been proven in clinical trials, and has helped countless people live richer, fuller lives. It works very quickly, overcoming common vaginal infections in just days, and making a difference you can feel -- in even the worst of systemic problems -- within a week or so.
Due to the success of Candex, it is among the most imitated products in the industry. Therefore, if candida is a problem for you or your loved ones, make sure you insist on the original.
What is Candida?
Candida albicans are single celled yeast that naturally resides in the intestinal tract. Normally, they do no harm, because they are kept in check by beneficial bacteria (probiotics) like acidophilus and bifidus. These beneficial bacteria, however, can be destroyed by birth control
pills, antibiotics, steroids, cortisone drugs, chlorinated water, poor diet and extreme stress. When this occurs, candida can grow out of control.
Candida albicans can cause problems by releasing toxins into the bloodstream. These toxins
trigger many discomforts, including localized (primarily vaginal or rectal) itching, depression, irritability, dizziness, unclear thinking, difficulty focusing, extreme fatigue, loss of memory, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, extreme weight gain or loss, etc. More than 100 million Americans are thought to suffer from candida overgrowth.
Can I Control Candida Overgrowth?
|For many years, the mainstays in candida management have been anti-fungal drugs and
herbs. But, these agents have limitations. First, anti-fungal drugs may cause liver damage.
Second, anti-fungal drugs and herbs cause yeasts to release even more toxins, which cause
“die off reactions” (intensifications of symptoms) that many people cannot tolerate. Third, yeasts can become resistant to them, so that they lose their effect.
Cellulase Enzymes to the Rescue
Since candida’s cell wall is made mostly of fiber, fiber digesting enzymes can help break it down.
When this occurs, the yeast dies. The enzymes that best digest the cell wall of candida are cellulase and hemicellulase. While digestive aids may contain these enzymes, they do not provide enough of them to combat candida. For this, a specialty formulation is needed. Such formulations must be taken on an empty stomach.
Because candida cannot change the structure of its cell wall, it cannot become resistant to these enzymes. And, because the enzymes do not stimulate the yeast to release toxins, they do not trigger a die-off reaction. In short, you should not have to feel worse before you feel better. Best of all, the fiber digesting enzymes in Candex are completely safe.
Must I follow the “Candida Diet”?
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 will lengthen the time you’ll need to use it. The sugar digesting enzymes in Candex are not a license to eat sugars in an indiscriminate way.
The common candida diet permits dense proteins, such as chicken and fish, and all the vegetables you can eat. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and anything made from flour – breads, pastas, tortillas, cakes, cookies, etc. Most people can use whole grains and items made from whole grains in moderation.
Check food labels closely, and eliminate all sugar, including fruits and fruit juices, sucrose, dextrose, glucose, fructose, corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, molasses, barley malt, rice syrup, etc. If sweetening is required, use stevia. Avoid foods that contain vinegar (mustard, mayonnaise, etc.), fermented foods (cheese, sauerkraut, soy sauce, etc.), and processed meats, like hot dogs, sausages, bacon, bologna, spam, and so on. Drink only filtered or bottled water (tap water contains chlorine, which kills probiotics.) It can be difficult for strict vegetarians to obtain enough protein without overloading on grains and beans. Eating a wide variety of vegetables can help with this, as can supplements like Spirulina or Chlorella. Candida cookbooks can be invaluable.
While the candida diet is rigid, it is necessary. As you get yeast under control, you may be
able to increase grains and add fruits. If you do, monitor the way you feel, and if discomforts
recur, return to the strict diet, and use four capsules of Candex per day until the discomforts
subside. While some people can reintroduce wider varieties of foods after using Candex,
others report a rapid recurrence of discomforts when they do this.
When Will I Start Feeling Better?
As with all things, individual results will vary. However, nearly everyone notes substantial improvements within one to four weeks. While die-off reactions generally do not occur with Candex, a few people may experience nausea, a “burning sensation” in the stomach, or abdominal cramping. This is because the enzymes may aggravate pre-existing disturbances in the gastro-intestinal tract. If this occurs, we suggest using one third of a capsule, twice daily, emptied into eight ounces of warm water, and building up from there. Using a bit of non-fiber foods (meat or dairy) may also help. To minimize any sensitivity to Candex, it is suggested to take one capsule your first day, two your second day, and so on, until you reach the full, four capsule per day regimen.
How Long Should I Use Candex™?
Two capsules of Candex in the morning, an hour before breakfast, and two at bedtime, at least two hours after eating (always use with eight ounces of water) normally produce profound improvement in 7 to 30 days. The time needed for maximum benefit, however, varies, because we each have:
- Different amounts of yeast to overcome
- Different levels of immune support
- Different levels of healthy probiotics
- Different dietary habits
- Varying levels of stress
The longer you have had a yeast problem, the longer you will likely need to use Candex. When you’re feeling as well as you think you should, cut back from four capsules per day to three for a week; then, take two per day for another week; and finally reduce to one a day. If you continue to feel well, continue with one capsule per day. If you begin to feel worse as you cut back, use four capsules daily for another month, and then cut back again. There is no “one size fits all” solution for candida.
When you have attained maximum benefit, you will be able to use one capsule per day without regressing. Sugar, antibiotics, birth control pills, chlorinated water or stress may trigger renewed outbreaks of candida.
When Will I Be Completely Yeast-Free?
No one will ever be completely yeast free. Indeed, most experts believe that small amounts of yeast are beneficial. The goal is to keep populations beneath levels that cause problems.
Should I Use Probiotics With Candex™?
We strongly recommend using a high quality probiotic supplement with Candex, such as Living Flora. Since there are many brands of both high and low quality probiotics on the market, it is important to let your health care practioner or retailer guide you to a brand he or she trusts. We believe a combination of lactobacilli acidophilus, helveticus, lactis and salivarius, along with bifidobacterium bifidum and streptococcus thermophilus is ideal for those with candida. Living Flora provides this blend.
Can Children Use Candex™?
Candex is safe for everyone. For children, use one-half capsule, twice daily, for each 40
pounds of body weight. For ages 14 and up, adult recommendations may be followed.