Enzymes For Yeast Infection and Candida, Why Can They Be So Beneficial?

Enzymes for yeast eat the cell wall of candida and other yeasts because the cell wall is composed of fiber and glycoproteins. Some of these enzyme formulas will also eat the protein nucleus, either way, these enzymes effectively kill it without it becoming resistant. Many times the patient will not experience any die-off reaction at all, especially when using an enzyme that contains protease, which is a huge bonus.

Candida yeast has a cell wall composed of mannoprotein-1, glucan, chitin, mannoprotein-2 and plasma membrane. Although mannoprotein sounds like a protein it is actually a plant polysaccharide. The plasma membrane however is a protein and the nucleus of the yeast cell is also a protein of animal origin. These very same materials make up the outside of plants and allow them to stand upright.

Knowing that the cell wall of candida yeast is made up of plant fiber with underlying animal proteins including an animal nucleus, a properly designed enzyme formula should contain the necessary enzymes to digest these parts.

The enzymes for yeast formula should also contain the enzymes necessary to eat through the biofilm yeast builds around itself as a means of protection. More on biofilms here.

Enzyme Clinical Study

A clinical study of Candex for yeast infection treatment on 52 patients who were diagnosed with candida were given Candex for approximately three months.

They were also given a probiotic supplement (to boost the population of friendly bacteria) and were placed on a low-carbohydrate diet. All patients experienced a marked improvement in both upper and lower gastro-intestinal symptoms, like abdominal pain and bloating, as well as noticing improvements in other symptoms such as skin rashes and allergies.

Dr. Craig Butler of the Progressive Medical Group, in Atlanta, Georgia, who monitored the study, says that many more patients have now benefited from the new supplement. He said; "We have placed numerous patients on Candex with the same results", It was concluded that Candex is an effective natural alternative for anti-fungal therapy, which is well tolerated and does not cause any adverse side effects.

Results were also verified by giving each patient a before and after Comprehensive Diagnostic Stool Analysis (CDSA) for pH abnormalities, positive candida culture and significant microscopic visualization of yeast mycelium in the stool.

They were also given a before and after Bioterrain Analysis (BTA) test, which revealed fungi and increased physiologic stress on the adrenals, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract.

All 52 patients showed improvement with both tests proving Candex does indeed work.

Laboratory studies have shown that Candex inhibits the growth of candida albicans in vitro.

A similar study is now being undertaken by the National Candida Society in Britain.

Study Results from Candex. Progressive Medical Group, 4646 North Shallowford Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338. August 8, 2002

Although the above clinical study was only run on Candex and not any of the others, because they have similar enzyme profiles there is no doubt that they will work just as well as Candex. Those that contain protease will work even better.

Matter of fact, this study proves that these enzymes work on the biofilms that protect bad bacteria, yeast and viruses.

The adult dose is two capsules of Candex in the morning, an hour before breakfast, and two at bedtime, at least two hours after eating (always take with eight ounces of water) and normally produces 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 system function
  • Different levels of healthy probiotic bacteria
  • Different dietary habits
  • Varying levels of stress

The longer you have had a yeast problem, the longer you will likely need to use these enzymes for yeast infections.

Inferior Yeast Eating Enzymes

There are many enzymes for yeast formulas on the market today but I only want to take a look at the four most popular. They are:

  • Candex
  • Candizyme
  • Candidase
  • There are others, but most are slightly different variations of the above products,

Candex contains contain cellulase, hemicellulase, amylase, invertase and glucoamylase. It costs about $46.99 for 120 capsules, a 30 day supply at four capsules per day.

Candex does not contain a fibrinogen or protein eating enzyme and is therefore incomplete and would not be my first choice.

Candidase contains a Cellulase Thera-blend to eat the cell wall and a Protease Thera-blend™ to eat the nucleus. The amount of enzymes per dose are very high, especially the protease, which has been said to minimize any die-off reactions. However, this formula is incomplete, there are no enzymes to eat the polysaccharides or fibrinogen in the biofilm.

Candizyme contains cellulase and hemicelluse that eats the biofilm and cell wall.  Protease to eat the polypeptides and nucleus and the starch eating enzymes lysozyme, amylase, lactase, malt diastase and glucoamylase to help with the polysaccharides in the biofilm. This is a pretty good formula for breaking through the biofilm and eating the cell wall of candida yeast. However, Candizyme lacks an enzyme that eats the fibrinogen in the biofilm, so it is also incomplete.

If I was going to use any of the above three enzyme formulas, I would take it with SerraEnzyme so you have an enzyme that will eat the fibrinogen in the biofilm.    

If you added ProFase probiotic you would have a very good candida yeast killing combination. I would take one or two capsules every time I took any of the enzymes above.

Superior Enzymes for Yeast

BioFase for yeast is very similar to all the above four enzyme formulas. It contains cellulase and hemicellase to eat the plant component in the biofilm and yeast cell. Glucoamylase, amylase and invertase to eat the polysaccharides in the biofilm and protease to eat the polypeptides of the biofilm and nucleus of the yeast cell. BioFase also includes a serrapeptase enzyme that eats the fibrinogen of the biofilm making it a complete yeast eating enzyme.

Serrapeptase also goes into the blood stream and cleans the blood of dead tissue, blood clots, plaque, cysts, fibrin and other unwanted microbes. You can learn more about BioFase on the webpage above.

BioFase works extremely well when combined with Profase, a probiotic that is designed to kill yeast and raise immune function. Or followed by either CP-1 or the 11-Strain probiotic 15 minutes later. The enzymes eat the biofilm, kill the yeast and the good bacteria cleans up the waste and prevents reattachment of the candida yeast to the intestinal wall. All three probiotics also boost good bacterial levels, which is more than likely the cause of the infection to start with.

Yeast and candida have no resistance to these enzymes for yeast just like they have no resistance to bacteria. They also cannot build a resistance to them like they can do with herbs and prescription medications like Diflucan. They have no risk to your health and do not cause the candida to mutate, which Diflucan has been proven to do. Diflucan can cause yeast and candida to shape shift and become a resistant strain like candida glabrata and candida krusei. Both of these yeasts are highly resistant to Diflucan because of the biofilm they build around themselves and are very hard to get rid of.

Many times when using enzymes for yeast, a change in diet is not needed if the yeast infection is mild. However, it makes sense to not feed the yeast when you are trying to get rid of it. Why give it something to fight back with? It just doesn't make sense does it?

While die-off reactions usually do not occur with these enzymes for yeast infection, but some 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 GI tract. If this occurs, I suggest using one third of a capsule, twice daily, emptied into eight ounces of warm water, and building up from there. To avoid this problem to start with take one capsule your first day, two your second day, and so on, until you reach the full, three capsule two times per day regimen.

These enzymes for yeast infection are safe for children and the recommended dose is one-half capsule, twice daily, for each 40 pounds of body weight. For ages 14 and up, adult recommendations may be followed.

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