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Candidate for yeast infections active ingredients are Lapachol and Beta-lapachone, which are also known as naphthaquinones and are proven fungi killers. These extracts come from the Pau d'arco tree grown in South America. In spite of growing in the rain forest, fungi never grow on its bark proving its anti-fungal abilities. Laboratory tests have demonstrated that both Lapachol and Beta-lapachone have anti-fungal properties as potent as common anti-fungal drugs used to balance yeast levels in the body.
The native Indians of South America commonly used the bark and extracts to treat fungal infections, venereal disease, tumors, cysts, eczema, herpes, scabies and ulcers.
Candidate for yeast infections also contains lemon grass or Cymbopogon Citratusis and has been traditionally used for ringworm, lice, athlete's foot, arthritis and scabies.
According to a study done by Microbiologists Emmanuel C. Adukwu, Melissa Bowles, Valerie Edwards-Jones, and Heather Bone, which was published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2016, lemon grass inhibits Acinetobacter baumanii, Aeromonas veronii, Enterococcus faecalis, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Staphlycoccus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis.
Another study that was done in Algeria and published in the Libyan Journal of Medicine, revealed that it also had anti-fungal activity against Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, and Aspergillus niger. It was found to reduce inflammation when taken orally and reduced infections and inflammation when apllied to skin infections.
Calendula Officinalis, also known as pot marigold, has been added and has been found to help detoxify the body and promote tissue repair, which minimizes die-off symptoms. It is also a very good antiseptic for skin infections.
At low doses Lapachol and
Beta-lapachone are generally recognized as safe. At high doses they can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and urine discoloration. It has a blood thinning effect so people on blood thinners should consult with their doctor before taking.
Lemon Grass has no known drug interactions but can cause increased amylase and bilirubin in the blood. Like any herb, people can be allergic to it.
The only known side effect of Calendula Officinalis is possible allergies.
"Just wanted to let you know that I finally got the Candidate (took 2 weeks to get to Canada) and I have been taking it for 5 days and it is really working! Tons of yeast is coming out of me, Finally! The die off is intense, fluid is coming out of my ears every night and is insanely itchy, and I feel like a truck ran over me and today my bowel movement was completely covered in white yeast.
Thanks Dan, your site is the best one on the Internet for valuable information."
“I have been up and down to so many doctors for recurring thrush infections. Each time I was successfully treated but each time it came back again. I also had a lot of wind and burping after my food which was very embarrassing and I used to become anxious whenever I had to eat in public... Since I have taken a course of Candidate I have not been to the doctor once with thrush and I no longer burp the way I did. This is the best natural treatment for vaginal thrush. I can truly say that this product has changed my life!”
“I can definitely recommend Candidate to anyone who has these symptoms... Please excuse my English (I am Italian) but I really had to let you know how well it worked for me. My life is different, not tired all the time, no more thrush (terrible!) and going to the doctor."
Candidate for yeast infections is an excellent product and I highly recommend it for intestinal yeast and yeast infections on the skin. If you experience die-off reactions when taking it just drop the dose some so you can stand it and as the die-off gets better raise the dose back up.
Article written by Dan and edited for accuracy by Dr. Taylor
Note: I would not give any product that contained Pau d'arco to pregnant women, infants and toddlers.
Any questions about Candidate for yeast infections please contact us through the contact page of this website.
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