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Recommended indications for use of Vitazan Professional’s Candida Albicans Formula include recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis or yeast infections, and systemic candidiasis. Nonseptic systemic candidiasis is a poorly defined phenomenon; however, the syndrome is sometimes considered to include one or more of the following symptoms: recurrent yeast infection; oral thrush; gastrointestinal symptoms of dysbiosis such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea; migraine; alcohol and/or sugar intolerance; and skin problems such as rosacea. If other causes are ruled out, treatment with an anticandida protocol may be indicated.
In addition, yeast overgrowth in the gut has also been implicated in autistic spectrum disorder (ASD); however, self-treatment is NOT recommended: the supervision of a licensed health-care provider is highly recommended prior to initiating antifungal therapy, whether natural or pharmaceutical, due to the multifactorial nature of ASD and the risk of aggravation.
Key ingredients include Echinacea, pau d’arco, caprylic acid, garlic, and oregano.
Adults: Take 2 capsules three times daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Take at the first sign of infection. If you are taking supplements containing zinc, calcium, iron, or copper, take this product a few hours before or after them.
Duration of use: For occasional use only. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Cautions and warnings:
Cautions and warnings: For adult use only. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consult a health-care practitioner if you are taking immunosuppressants; if you have a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, AIDS and/or HIV, leukosis, collagenosis or multiple sclerosis; if you are taking antineoplastic (anticancer) agents; if you have an autoimmune disorder; if you are protease inhibitors; if you have diabetes; or if you are taking prescription medicine. Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Contraindications: Do not take if you are taking anticoagulants, blood thinners, or antiplatelet medication; or if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to conceive.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Discontinue use if symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or dizziness appear. Do not use if you have hypersensitivity or allergies to herbs in the Lamiaceae family—such as basil, hyssop, lavender, perilla, mint, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Discontinue use if you experience gastrointestinal upset.
Important: Take 1 capsule of Ultimate Acidophilus 20 minutes before each meal, or as directed by your health-care practitioner. As the yeast territory is destroyed, it is important to reestablish friendly beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) like Ultimate Acidophilus in this territory. This guards against the reinvasion of bad bacteria. The 11‑culture Ultimate Acidophilus capsules have a special protective enteric coating, which is very important because it protects the capsule from the stomach acids. The acidophilus capsule must be delivered to the small intestine in order to work for you. Any acidophilus capsule that does not have an enteric coating will be destroyed in the stomach by stomach acids. Take for 8 weeks for best results and supplement with Ultimate Acidophilus thereafter once or twice a day. Follow a low-yeast diet.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Black walnut hulls (Juglans nigra) 4:1 extract||8 mg|
|Garlic odourless (Allium sativum) bulb extract, 1% allicin||62.5 mg|
|Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla) inner bark 4:1 extract||30 mg|
|Selenium (yeast-free selenomethionine)||25 mcg|
|Echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea) extract, 4% polyphenols||27 mg|
|Oregano (Origanum vulgare) leaf extract, 30% carvacrol||55 mg|
|Caprylic acid (zinc caprylate)||21 mg|
|Caprylic acid (calcium caprylate)||95 mg|
|Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate)||95 mg|
|Suma root (Hebanthe eriantha)||55 mg|
|Grapefruit seed extract*||50 mg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
*This grapefruit seed extract is a natural extract of grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine seed.
Candida Albicans Key Ingredients
Caprylic acidCaprylic acid is an 8‑carbon naturally occuring MCFA found in milk as well as palm and coconut oils. It has demonstrated activity against Candida albicans by interfering with the cell walls of the Candida yeast.GarlicAllicin and other organosulfur garlic compounds such as diallylsulphide (DAS) and diallyldisulphide (DADS) have potent antifungal and antibacterial properties, including against antibiotic-/antifungal-resistant strains.OreganoEssential oil of oregano is a broad-spectrum fungicide, “justifying its potential for use in the treatment of superficial or mucosal fungal infections.” Importantly, oregano has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against several different drug-resistant Candida species.
|Echinacea||Echinacea is a well-known immune stimulant, recognized for its ability to prevent the common cold. Rather than exerting direct antimicrobial effects, echinacea helps to increase the immune system’s activity against the infecting organism.|
|Echinacea “increases the proliferation of phagocytes in spleen and bone marrow, stimulates monocytes to produce cytokines (IL‑1, IL‑6, TNF), increases the number of PMN, activates macrophages, and promotes the adherence of PMN to endothelial cells.”|
|Pau d’arco||Pau d’arco is a South American herb with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that has been shown to inhibit growth of Candida species.|
|Pau d’arco contains compounds called naphthoquinones which have antiproliferative effects, including blocking the growth of microbes.|
|A Spanish review describes using a decoction of the tree bark and taking a teaspoon two or three times a day for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis.|
|The usual recommended dose of caprylic acid is in the range of 500 mg 1–2 x per day.|
|Caprylic acid was discussed as being superior to diflucan for treatment of Candida infection and coinfections of the urinary tract. In animals, caprylic acid has been shown to exert antibacterial effects against several species responsible for mastitis infections, including Streptococcus and E. coli.|
|One study found that DAS and DADS significantly inhibited Candida through inhibition of proteinase, phospholipase secretion, and dimorphism in C. albicans.|
|Allicin was superior to fluconazole in inhibiting biofilm formation and Candida growth.|
|In animals, administration of garlic reduced the concentration of Candida cells in the kidney and liver of inoculated healthy and diabetic animals.|
|A cream containing garlic and thyme was as effective as clotrimazole vaginal cream for the treatment of Candida vaginitis.|
|One study found a synergistic interaction between oregano essential oils and nystatin. The essential oil of oregano was furthermore able to inhibit all the Candida species evaluated in the study.|
|A study in culture found that Origanum oil at 0.25 mg/ml was found to completely inhibit the growth of C. albicans.|
|When fed to animals infected with systemic candidiasis, oregano resulted in 80% survival and no evidence of Candida infection in the kidneys, whereas the control group not fed oregano all died within 10 days.|