Quote: “I can sense that you are a pure skeptic when it comes to vitamins”
Reply: Believe me, I’m in no way a skeptic where vitamins are concerned, if you had been on the forum longer you would know that by now. I believe that taking vitamin supplements is necessary to obtain the amount of nutrients that we need in order to enjoy complete health, because it’s simply impossible to obtain that amount from our food source. If I didn’t believe this, I would not have written the vitamin post.
Quote: Taking small doses of the most important parts and effective parts of the nutrients you need seems to be a reasonable approach don’t you think?
Reply: To answer your question, I would have to ask again, how do you know the exact nutrients you need unless you’ve been tested for each and every vitamin and mineral? Of course B6 is important, but so are the other seven B vitamins.
I’ll give you example of what I’m talking about.
Not enough B12 can weaken the immune system, and a weakened immune system is already a problem with a Candida infestation.
Without enough B5 the growth of the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Bifidobacterium, which a Candida treatment is impossible of being successful without, would be hindered.
B3 (niacin) is a natural and powerful antifungal.
In research experiments, an overgrowth of Candida was associated with a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Candida is known to cause the a breakdown of vitamin B1 before it even has a chance to be absorbed by the intestines, so theoretically, anyone with a Candida infestation has an excellent chance of being or becoming deficient in B1.
If you wish to know what a deficiency of any of these will do to the body, just let me know.
So yes, B6 (biotin) is important to a Candida cure, but is this saying that all the others are not? Taking an additional biotin supplement along with a high dose of probiotics so that your body will also be producing all the other B vitamins is not the worst thing you can do with a severe Candida infestation, but not during ordinary circumstances, and for only a very short period of time, definitely not long term as the chances of creating another deficiency grows with each day – unless you know for a fact that you are deficient in that specific vitamin and not the others.
We both agree that vitamin supplements should be taken, the only difference in our opinions appears to be that you believe it’s beneficial to take individual and specific vitamins whereas I believe that if we’re going to take vitamin supplements, then we need to take all of the major nutrient supplements available especially those that depend on one another as far as a ratio in the body is concerned; this is especially true if the body is fighting off an infection or infestation such as Candida. These vitamin supplements would of course include “all” of the B vitamins of which there are eight, and it means taking them in the correct ratio according to your body’s specific needs so as to avoid a deficiency of the ones that are not being taken or not taken in the amount that your body needs. With vitamin B, this can only be accomplished with strong probiotics such as kefir.