Thank you for checking out my video today. I’m going to do another review on a Candida dietary supplement, which I have used on occasion and recommended for patients, my US and Canadian patients. It’s called CandiGone by Naturacraft.
It’s a nice product. I quite like this one, but there are, like a lot of other products, a lot of flaws and gaps in it and reasons why I wouldn’t use it for Candida patients. Oregano oil, Caprylic acid, lactobacillus acidophilus, protease, cellulase, aloe vera, larch arabinogalactan, anise seed 4 to 1 extract, black walnut, wormwood and reishi.
So let’s have a look at this product and analyze it a little bit and see what these guys were trying to create when they designed this product. I think they’ve gone a bit overboard and put too many ingredients in there. They’ve mixed and mashed a lot of things. They’ve put probiotics with enzymes with antifungals. They put carminative herbs in there to try to calm the gut and stop gas and bloating. Goodness knows why they put reishi mushroom in there. That should have been kept out of there completely, which is a very powerful immune modulating herb. I don’t believe it plays any role in this product at all.
I think the oregano oil and Caprylic acid combination is very good, but unfortunately, they missed that boat. These guys missed the boat. They didn’t put grapefruit seed extract in this product, which is a real shame. They also failed to put undecylenic acid in there. Undecylenic acid and the Caprylic acid and the grapefruit seed extract together, in my opinion, form the triad. And if you put a standardized garlic extract in there, you’re going to get the biggest, powerful punch you’ll ever get really when it comes to an antifungal approach.
So these guys are really using a shotgun approach. They’re trying to sort of achieve multiple things with one dietary supplement. But unfortunately where they’ve really missed the boat is they’ve also recommended a product alongside this one, hyperbiotics, which contain FOS. Why the hell would you give FOS, fructooligosaccharides? You’re going to give a soluble fiber to someone. It’s literally a sugar. FOS given on top of this product, in my opinion, is going to be very disadvantageous for patients. It’s not a good idea.
I gave up using FOS years ago on patients. I found that it made them too stoned, too spaced out. It made people too gassy. It created more problems than I wanted in the clinic. Any probiotics I have now contain no FOS. I’ve thrown them out. I don’t use them anymore. I don’t think FOS plays any role really, and I think that in time you’ll find a lot of companies will really understand it when they hear more from clinicians like me that FOS just doesn’t work with the bulk of Candida patients. With some it works, but with the majority it doesn’t.
So on the one hand they’ve got a semi-reasonably good formula. But on the other hand, they’re actually destroying that by recommending FOS with a probiotic.
It’s not a good idea. This product will certainly help some people, but I don’t think it’s as effective as many others I’ve seen. I have had reasonably good feedback from it, but I haven’t had fantastic feedback from it. It’s better than some, but it’s not the best.
Be careful taking this product particularly if you’ve got a lot of parasites because you could get a lot of bad aggravation on this, and that’s why they put the anise seed in there to help calm the gut and to stop the gas and the bloating. I would never put anise seed in a product. I would also use it as a separate to treat a patient if they experience that problem rather than to actually throw it in the dietary supplement. I think they’ve wasted space in this supplement by putting reishi and anise seed in there. It plays no role.
The arabinogalactan is not a bad addition in there, but again it is a kind of a sugar that you need to be careful of. It’s very good for sore throats. It was used a lot in Switzerland and Germany a long time ago. Dr. Alfred Vogel, the father of naturopathy in Switzerland, in fact, was the one who discovered chewing on larch buds of the tree helped with sore throats. And larch contains a particular kind of a sugar called arabinogalactan, which has a good immune modulating effect.
The protease and cellulase is a nice addition in the product, but I don’t really believe it plays any benefit in the product alongside the antifungals. So this person who designed it would have been better off having the probiotics and enzymes together and then giving a separate antifungal. And that’s the problem in our industry; people try to throw everything in one basket and say “Take this.” It doesn’t really work. You’re better off really treating patients individually and creating highly targeted supplements to achieve that end. That’s how you get the right effect in Candida.
Lifestyle, diet and highly specific supplements, bingo, you get a beautiful result. And I tend to get them time and again with patients because I target supplements specifically to suit the patient. I would not just use a shotgun approach.
So I hope that gives you a bit of an idea on CandiGone by Naturacraft and the hyperbiotics, which I would not recommend you take at all.
Thanks for tuning in.