Candida overgrowth is often quite difficult to treat. This is because Candida albicans (and other Candida species) uses a variety of strategies to hide from and outsmart your immune system.
In your gut, Candida can switch between yeast and fungal forms depending on the pH of its surroundings. It can even release alkaline byproducts like ammonia which enable it to switch to its more virulent fungal by actively changing the pH of its environment.
It forms a protective matrix (or biofilm) that enables it to hide from your immune system. Lastly, there is evidence that Candida albicans physically changes its cell walls to hide even more effectively from your immune system. (1, 2)
All of this means that simply changing your diet and taking probiotics may not be enough to fight a Candida overgrowth in your gut and elsewhere. That’s why I recommend making a high-quality antifungal supplement a part of your Candida treatment plan.
How To Choose An Antifungal Supplement
To be really effective, your antifungal supplement should fulfill several different criteria.
First, it should contain the most well-researched and effective antifungal herbs. These include caprylic acid, berberine, and undecylenic acid. Another excellent antifungal supplement is N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which both breaks down biofilms and supports liver health to reduce your Candida symptoms. (3, 4, 5, 6)
Second, it should use delayed-release capsules. These allow those beneficial ingredients to reach the gut intact, where they can start to act against the Candida colonies that live there. If the ingredients are released too early, in your stomach, they can be degraded by your stomach acid and lose effectiveness.
Third, it should be easy to take. Some antifungal supplements come in enormous pills. These are not only difficult to swallow, but they also offer few options for adjusting your dose. If your antifungal comes in smaller capsules, you can adjust your dose up and down much more easily.
Fourth, it should be free of all common allergens. A yeast overgrowth can lead to significant inflammation in your gut and elsewhere, and you certainly don’t want your supplements to aggravate that. Look for an antifungal that is free of common, inflammatory allergens like gluten and soy.
CandAssist by Balance ONE
There are very few high-quality antifungal supplements on the market that meet these criteria. And those that do tend to be exorbitantly priced. That’s why I worked with Balance ONE to formulate a CandAssist supplement that is exceptional quality, effective, and reasonably priced.
Here are a few key reasons why CandAssist is such an effective supplement:
- 8 natural, antifungal ingredients to fight Candida
- Caprylic Acid, Undecylenic Acid, Oregano Leaf Extract, Berberine HCl, Betaine HCl, NAC, Olive Leaf Extract, and Garlic Extract
- Delayed-release capsules to get those ingredients safely to your gut
- 90 delayed-release capsules per bottle (enough for a whole month)
- Free of nuts, dairy, gluten, soy. Non-GMO and vegan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is CandAssist made?
Do you know where your supplements are made? Some are made overseas in facilities that don’t adhere to US standards. That’s why it’s really important to understand where your supplements come from and how they’re made.
Balance ONE CandAssist is made in the state of Oregon in a GMP-certified facility that complies with all the latest standards. And all of the ingredients are rigorously tested before use.
Why doesn’t CandAssist contain probiotic bacteria?
This is a common mistake that I see with anti-Candida formulations. Including probiotic bacteria in an anti-Candida formula is a bad idea because most antifungal herbs also exhibit some antibiotic activity. For example, garlic is an effective Candida-killer but it is also a mild antibiotic.
When manufacturers put antifungal herbs and probiotic bacteria in the same formulation, those antifungals will likely kill most of the bacteria while they are still in the capsule. That’s a waste of effort and money.
Probiotics are an excellent way to repopulate the gut with good bacteria, but you have to take them correctly. Don’t take them alongside anything like an antibiotic or antifungal supplement that might reduce their effectiveness. When taking a probiotic, make sure that you take it at least an hour away rom these other supplements.
The Importance of Good Gut Health
Researchers are discovering that the balance of flora in your gut is linked to every part of your body. That’s why terms like the ‘brain-gut axis’ and the ‘gut-skin axis’ are becoming more and more common.
An imbalanced gut has been linked to low mood, yeast infections, weight gain, impaired nutrient absorption, unhealthy skin, low energy levels, poor digestion, chronic inflammation, and more.
Every one of your body systems is linked to the gut in some way. It contains around 70% of your immune cells, generates some vital nutrients that your body needs, and helps to regulate inflammation. The antifungal ingredients in CandAssist have been chosen to fight a yeast overgrowth, get your gut flora back into balance, and improve your gut health.
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