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Re: Candida diet


I have been reading about Caprylic Acid, which is supposedly good for candida, and I wonder if anyone has had any experience with it?

Valerie

"Caprylic acid is a fatty acid that has antifungal properties. It is produced by the body in small quantities and can be extracted from plant fats, such as coconut oil and palm oil. Nutritionally oriented doctors commonly recommend taking caprylic acid in supplement form for Candida overgrowth syndrome....

"Since caprylic acid is so quickly absorbed through the intestines and delivered into the bloodstream, it's best to take a timed-release or enteric-coated form of the supplement. Doing this enables the active ingredient to be released gradually, so it can do its work throughout the entire length of the intestinal tract.

A three-to-four month course of caprylic acid is typical. The usual recommended dosage is 1,000 to 2,000 mg three times a day with meals. However, most nutritionally oriented physicians suggest that you start with a smaller dose (500 mg once or twice a day) and then slowly increase your dose by adding one capsule every two to three days until you reach the full recommended dose. This is to prevent symptoms of "yeast die-off," a harmless but uncomfortable flulike sensation that can occur when large amounts of Candida are eliminated at one time.

Caprylic acid supplements can be used with other natural or prescription antifungal medicines.

General Interaction


There are no known drug or nutrient interactions with caprylic acid.

Cautions


Avoid caprylic acid if you have an inflammatory bowel condition such as ulcerative colitis.

Side effects are rare, but reports of mild stomach upset and headaches have been associated with caprylic acid. To avoid these reactions, take caprylic acid with meals."

 

 
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