Caprylic Acid: Named after the medium
chain triglycerides found in goat milk cream, this eight-carbon saturated
fatty acid is known for its therapeutic use as a preventive, as well as,
therapy for candidiasis and fungal infections. Studies show that caprylic
acid has a toxic effect on microorganisms, particularly lipid-coated
bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus1 and Streptococcus.2 Two studies
reported the anti-fungal properties of caprylic acid to be effective in
combating candidiasis. 3,4
Uva Ursi: A perennial evergreen shrub
made up of tough, long trailing, and flexible stems. Uva Ursi contains the
glycoside arbutin, which has antimicrobial properties.
Garlic: Known for centuries as
“nature’s antibiotic”, garlic protects and enhances the immune system. One
double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that those supplementing with
garlic were significantly less likely to get a viral infection and if they
were infected recovered much faster than those receiving a placebo. 5
Cellulase: An enzyme that converts
fiber cellulose (one of the basic components of the plant cell wall) to
glucose. Helps to break down the soluble parts of fiber contained in raw
fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Cellulase is not made in the body and
can only be obtained from our food or supplements. The membrane of Candida
is composed of chitin, a long chain carbohydrate derived from glucose.
Protease: A protein digesting enzyme
included to help neutralize any toxic undigested protein based substances.
Goldthread: Traditionally used to
treat digestive disorders such as dyspepsia. This organism contains the
bitter alkaloid berberine which has anti-fungal properties specifically
against Candida Albicans, yeasts, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections.
Olive Leaf Extract: Exhibits a myriad
of medicinal uses. The leaves have been shown to have significant
anti-microbial action, and are an effective agent against resistant strains
of fungi.8 A very recent study made international headlines when it
discovered that olive leaf has Oxygen Radical Absorbance capacity double
that of green tea and 400% higher than vitamin C.9
Pau D’Arco: The dried bark of the
Tabebuia tree (Trumpet tree). The bark contains naturally occurring
flavonoids such as quercetin. It has been used for centuries to improve
Barberry Root: The root and stem of
this plant also contain the active component berberine which has anti-fungal
properties specifically against Candida Albicans, yeasts, parasites, and
bacterial/viral infections.6,7 The root also has antioxidant properties
helpful in cases of inflammation.10
Grapefruit: Grapefruit is high in
fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and pectin. It also contains bioflavonoids such
as naringin and anti-aging compound spermidine.
Hyssop Leaf: Hyssop is common in
Europe and the Middle East and specifically the region surrounding the
Caspian Sea. It is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant due
to its effectiveness as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant.11
Tips and Tricks:
During and after cleansing session using
CandaCleanse, dietary changes are imperative to maintain a healthy
intestinal balance. Eliminate all fruit and fruit juices, sugar, honey,
fructose, soy sauce, mushrooms, yeast-based breads/baked goods, and
Limit consumption of carbohydrate foods
such as rice, pasta, and breads to 3-4 servings per day. Hint: one serving
equals 1 slice of bread, or 1/2 cup cooked rice or pasta.
Drink plenty of pure water. Aim to drink as
much as 1/2 ounce per pound body weight. (example: a 150 pound person
needs to drink around 75 oz. of water per day.)
Re-populate the friendly micro-organism of
the digestive tract with complexes of Lactobacillus acidophilus and
Lactobacillus bifidus such as is found in Caprobiotics Plus+ and
Maintain healthy instestinal ecology by
performing periodic colon fiber cleanses along with daily fiber
supplementation from CapraCleanse-Pro.
Enhance digestion by supplementing with
digestive enzymes, like CapraZyme for better absorption and elimination.
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
If you have a medical condition or are under the age of 18, consult your
physician before using this product.
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Hoagland TA, Venkitanarayanan KS (Oct 2005). “Antibacterial effect of
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2. EPA - Antimicrobials Division - www.regulations.gov - Docket Number;
EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0477 Caprylic (Octanoic) Acid.
3. E.L. Keeney, “Sodium Caprylate: A New and Effective Treatment of
Moniliasis of the Skin and Mucous Membrane,” Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp 78
4. I. Neuhauser and E.L. Gustus, “Successful Treatment of Intestinal
Moniliasis with Fatty Acid Resin Complex,” Arch Intern Med 93 (1954): 53-60
5. Josling P. Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a
double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Adv Ther 2001;18:189-93.
6. Peter J. Gibbs and Kenneth R. Seddon. (April 2000). “Berberine”.
Alternative Medicine Review (London: British Library) 5 (2): 175–7. ISBN
0-7123-0649-8. PMID 10767672.
7. Xu Y, Wang Y, Yan L et al. (November 2009). “Proteomic analysis reveals a
synergistic mechanism of fluconazole and berberine against fluconazole-resistant
Candida albicans: endogenous ROS augmentation”. Journal of Proteome Research
8 (11): 5296–304. doi:10.1021/pr9005074. PMID 19754040.
8. Aziz NH, Farag SE, Mousa LA, et al. Comparative antibacterial and
antifungal effects of some phenolic compounds. Microbios 1998;93:43-54.
9 Dr Stevenson, L,. et al. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Report
on Olive Leaf Australia’s Olive Leaf Extracts, Southern Cross University,
10. Ivanovska N, Philipov S. Study on the anti-inflammatory action of
Berberis vulgaris root extract, alkaloid fractions and pure alkaloids. Int J
11. Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Wink, Michael (2004). Medicinal Plants of the World
(1 ed.). Timber Press, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-88192-602-6, p 177.
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