Candida Question #38 How Long Will It Take For Supplements To Treat Yeast Infection?

Note: This is FAQ 38 and not 39 I made a mistake in the video.

To answer that question, my question to you would be how severe is your yeast infection and how long have you had it for? And also how sensitive are you to taking supplements? Some people are sensitive others not sensitive and others are extremely sensitive

A way to reply to this question would be to say, you need to take the supplements as long as you derive benefit from supplements. But in my experience, many people are actually let down by their practitioners because they will be on a bottle or container of a product say two or three weeks and then that’s it. They won’t derive benefit from it, they stop taking it, and then they go onto another product or another doctor and this will happen for 1 to 5, 10 or even 20 years. The patient will be going from one supplement to another.

I’ve had patients come to me that are on 37 different supplements at the same time. And I’ve written about one such case in my book, an amazing amount of supplements. You can imagine how many tablets or capsules per day this would amount to and the cost factor is ridiculous. I believe supplements are necessary, but you need to take the right products in the right dosage and for as long as it takes for you to derive benefit from these supplements.

Many patients, unfortunately, will stop taking the products just as they derive benefit from them. Could it be a cost factor? Could it be because they forgot to take them? I don’t really know, but there are many reasons why people unfortunately stop taking supplements as they really need them. So if it is a cost factor, just reduce the dosage, take less, but be diligent in taking them regularly. Supplements are best taken three times per day generally with meals.

So another thing you can do to determine the level of Candida you have is to do my yeast infection survey. So go to and complete my survey to work out whether you have mild, moderate or severe Candida. This will give you a good idea also, not just on the severity, but on how much product you will need. And as you take them and your diet and lifestyle improve, you need less, but keep taking them until you no longer derive benefit.

How do you know? Easy, you just stop taking them for two or three weeks and then resume again. And if you get benefit again, you still need them. That’s one good way to gauge.

So I hope that answers your question, but you’ll find a lot more information on the correct dietary supplements in Candida Crusher, Chapter 7, Section 4. You can read all about the special foods and the right dietary supplements to take with a yeast infection.

Candida Question #36 Do I need Dietary Supplements? Isn’t Diet Enough?

Do I need dietary supplements? I thought diet was sufficient to help me conquer my yeast infection.

In Section 1 in Chapter 7 of my book, Candida Crusher, there’s about 160 pages worth of diet and nutrition information, and I outline the importance of why diet and nutrition is important but also explain about dietary supplements. In Section 4 of that chapter, however, I go into much more detail about specialized food as well as dietary supplements.

While dietary supplements are not absolutely necessary for you to get rid of a yeast infection, what you will find is they will help you to speed up your recovery considerably. And in many cases of chronic yeast infection, I find them necessary to help you to have a deep-seated recovery from your yeast infection, which you may have had for many years. So while they are not absolutely necessary, they’re of enormous help. And when used carefully and judiciously along with a carefully controlled diet and a healthy balanced lifestyle, they will help you permanently overcome your yeast infection.

How long do you take the supplements for?

To answer that question it depends on how much need you have for them and my recommendations are to stop taking supplements when you no longer have benefits from them. And in some cases that could be three to four months. In other cases, it could be one to two years. So there’s no real clearly defined time for you to stop taking the products.

So I’ve developed certain products and carefully chosen nutrients based on my experience. And after having used hundreds of different types of yeast infection products in my clinic over many years, I’ve come to the conclusion that certain specific nutrients and herbs are paramount in helping you to fully and deeply recover from a yeast infection.

You can read a lot more of those in Chapter 7, Section 4 of the book, Candida Crusher. I’ll explain a little bit more about different types of supplements and nutrients in other frequently asked questions.