Candex is a vegetarian enzyme formula specifically designed to support the body's ability to reduce overgrowth of Candida. Because the cell wall of candida (and all other fungal
organisms) is made mostly of fiber, fiber digesting enzymes can break it down.
When prescription drugs such as Nyastatin or an herb such as Cat's Claw is killing Candida the Candida releases toxins while it is trying to convert into another form to survive, which can lead to a die-off (herxheimer reaction)
healing crisis which may trigger worsened behaviors during the die-off period.
However, with Candex, the actual cell wall of the yeast organism is dissolved, giving the Candida no chance to mutate into a different or more resistant form. This renders Candex a supplement that can be used for an extended period without Candida developing resistance. While Candida can develop an immunity to anti-fungal drugs and
herbs, it has no defense against the enzymes in Candex™.
For 10 years, Candex™ has provided the most potent blend of
plant based, fiber digesting enzymes available for those suffering from candida.
It is the only such product that has been studied in a human trial, and has
helped countless people live richer, fuller lives. It works very quickly,
overcoming common vaginal infections in just days, and making a difference you
can feel -- in even the worst of systemic problems -- within a week or so.
In attempts to appear unique or improve upon Candex™, some
companies have added protease (protein digesting) enzymes to the fiber digesting
enzymes in Candex™. There are two reasons we do not feel this is a wise
addition. First, the protease is not necessary to complete the task. Secondly,
protease enzymes may compromise the health of probiotics, which are the friendly
flora that are essential for good intestinal health. These flora are almost
compromised in those who suffer from the overgrowth of Candida. If you do use a protease enzyme, we recommend you supplement with probiotic as well.
The 120 capsule bottle provides a month's supply, often enough to eliminate or drastically reduce the yeast population. Typically after 2-3 months on a Candex dosage recommended below, the amount can be reduced to a maintenance dosage (such as taking it just before bed) for those individual who have a propensity to develop yeast infections.
If you have yeast problems, or just want to keep yeast
populations under control, count on Candex™!
Enzymes in Candex
Effectively breaks down yeast cells.
Effectively breaks down yeast cells.
Helps break down carbohydrates before they can ferment and add
to the yeast issue.
Helps break down large carbohydrates and starches before they
can ferment and add to the yeast issue.
Helps break down table sugar, which can be used as an energy
source for yeast.
For adults: two capsules, twice daily on an empty stomach 30 minutes between meals with at least 6 oz. of water. For example you could take the two capsules first thing in the morning and two capsules just before bed. For maintenance, one capsule at bedtime.
For children: One-half capsule opened up and mixed into a drink or smoothie for every 40 pounds of body weight. Instructions on how often and when to the take the capsules is the same as for adults.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take Candex with
Yes. In fact, we encourage you to take probiotics
concurrently with Candex as the likelihood of balancing a Candida overgrowth is
higher when you take both. An imbalance of Candida and GastroIntestinal flora
often occur together, so supporting your GastroIntestinal flora can actually
speed up recovery from a Candida infection. We happen to have an excellent
probiotic product that we made especially for those who use Candex. It’s called
Can I take Candex with other Candida cleansing
Yes. Candex is a very unique formulation of enzymes
designed to break up the cell wall of Candida, speeding up the elimination of
excess Candida organisms. Most other Candida cleansing products work differently
and in a complementary way. So, yes, you can use other products with Candex, but
it’s usually not necessary. You might also keep in mind that Candex works
without the typical healing reactions that occur with other types of products.
So, if you DO use other products with it, you might experience the die off
reactions that Candex won’t cause by itself.
Is Candex gluten
and casein free?
Yes. Candex is 100% gluten and casein free and
I believe I have a Candida imbalance, but I’m not
sure. Can I take Candex? Is it harmful?
Yes, you can take Candex
without being sure that Candida is the problem. In fact, if you have nothing
better than questionnaire types of diagnoses at your disposal, it’s a great way
to determine if yeast IS your problem. Put simply, if Candida is the biggest
part of your problem, Candex WILL help. If you have other issues, like parasites
or fibromyalgia, that cause similar symptoms, it won’t. So, in addition to being
the best solution we know of for Candida, it’s also a great diagnostic tool.
And, it can’t do any harm even if you don’t have a problem.
Candex interfere with my prescription medication?
In most cases, no.
The main ingredients in Candex are cellulase and hemicellulase, enzymes that do
not interfere with most prescription medications. However, in very rare cases,
medications contain cellulose to facilitate a gradual release of the drug in the
body. If you use Candex with one of those drugs, it would digest that cellulose
and speed up the release of the drug. The most common drugs with the cellulose
delivery system are thyroid medications. So, if you use one of those, you should
ask your doctor if it contains cellulose, and if it does, take the Candex as far
away from the time you use the drug as possible.
How long does it
take for Candex to work?
Beating Candida is like a mathematical
equation. First, how much yeast do you need to clear from your system. Second,
how quickly can you do it.
We’ve found that four capsules a day provide
enough enzymes to do the job for anyone. But, there are several factors that
play into how long complete recovery, or nearly complete recovery, will take.
First, again, is how much yeast you need to clear. What kinds of foods are you
eating? To what degree is your immune system helping? How strong are your
probiotic populations? Those are just a few of the things that vary – and vary a
LOT – from person to person.
The thing we CAN tell you is that, if
Candida is your main problem, you’ll notice Candex is helping within 10 to 30
days. But, that doesn’t mean you be where you want to be in that time
Have you ever had the flu, and after resting at home for a day or
two, decided you were well enough to go back to work, and then, after BEING at
work for a couple hours, realized you were still really sick?
Candida works the same way. After using it for awhile, you begin to feel so much
better that you think you’re completely well, so you quit. Then, a few weeks
later, you begin to feel the symptoms of yeast creeping in all over
What happens there is that you’ve reduced the yeast population
enough to FEEL better, but not enough to keep it from growing back when you quit
using the Candex. The best way we’ve found to gauge all this is to use four
capsules of Candex per day until you think you feel as well as you should. Then,
cut back from four capsules a day to three for about two weeks. Next, cut back
from three to two for two weeks, and then, from two to one. If, at ANY point,
you begin to feel the symptoms of Candida creeping back in, go back to four
capsules daily for another couple of months, and then begin to cut back
Lots of people reach a point where they don’t need Candex anymore.
Others, because of weak immune function, low probiotic populations, poor diet,
and so on, may need to use a capsule or two on an ongoing basis as a preventive
measure. So, be sure to cut down on your use gradually, get back up to four a
day if you feel any recurrence at all, and stay at one or two capsules a day if
you just don’t every seem to be able to get over the hump.
Candex have side effects?
Often, when a drug or herbal antifungal
begins to kill yeast, there is a reaction called the Herxheimer effect.
Basically, this occurs because the yeast is fighting fire with fire. As the
toxic effects of the antifungal attacks the yeast, the yeast releases toxins of
its own. These are the same toxins it’s releasing into your system every day.
The difference is that when you use an antifungal, the rate at which these
toxins are released increases rather dramatically, so that the normal symptoms
of Candida are intensified. In short, using antifungals, almost everyone has to
feel worse before they feel better.
Because Candex does not attack yeast
chemically, it does not produce this Herxheimer effect. It simply digests, or
breaks down, the cell wall of the yeast, so that the yeast CAN’T any longer
produce its own biochemicals. Being unable to produce these things, metabolism
becomes impossible, and the yeast dies in a way that does NOT cause you to feel
worse before you begin feeling better.
However, a very few people are
allergic to the enzymes in Candex, and a few more have very severe imbalances in
the digestive tract. Either of these situations can produce unpleasant symptoms,
such as headaches, gastrointestinal distress, and skin rash.
like these are severe, we recommend you discontinue using the product. Again,
very few people are allergic to digestive enzymes, but those who are will
continue to have bad reactions to them.
I believe I’m having a
reaction to taking Candex. What do I do?
We recommend discontinuing
the product until symptoms subside. Then, try about half a capsule at a time. If
that still causes a problem, it’s possible that you are one of the very few
people who are allergic to the enzymes themselves, and you shouldn’t use it at
all. Of course, the best thing is to get help from a health care practitioner
who can help you determine how much Candex is ideal for you as an individual,
but not all people have access to such resources.
What if I
cannot take Candex according to the directions on the label? Will it still
The most important rule of thumb with Candex is to take it
away from meals so it can work on digesting Candida instead of your meals. Take
it on an empty stomach if possible, but if not, take it as far away from meals
as possible. If you can’t take it apart from meals, use it with meals that do
not contain fruits, vegetables, grains or other foods that have fiber. You could
use it with meats, or yogurt or things like that. Just nothing with
What is the dosage of Candex for children?
suggest one capsule per day per 40 pounds of body weight. So, if a child weighs
20 pounds, about half a capsule per day would be appropriate. At 80 pounds, we
would recommend two capsules per day, and so on.
Can I give
Candex to my dog or cat?
Yes. Candex is safe for dogs and cats. We
would suggest dosing pets in the same way as children, i.e., one capsule per day
per 40 pounds, with a one half capsule minimum per day.