Candida Vitamins

Is Vitamin C Good For Candida

Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher. I have a question here from a lady called Teresa Neal in Oklahomain America. I'm not sure if it's on the east coast or the west coast. I've heard it's avery beautiful place. Teresa is asking me a question today, quot;Eric,is vitamin C good for Candida?quot; Teresa, vitamin C is excellent, not just for Candida, butexcellent for the body in general. I'll give you a bit of an explanation why it's so darngood. First we have to understand we've probablybeen told for a long, long time that vitamin C is one of the best things we can take tocounter the common cold or to boost your immune

function. But why does this occur? Why isit such a potent vitamin to take? Why are s so dismissive of it and think it'sa load of nonsense? Well, a good friend of mine, James Wilsontaught me a lot about vitamin C. Wilson, of course, is the person who came up withthe phrase quot;adrenal fatigue,quot; and Wilson said that the highest concentration in thebody of vitamin C, there are two places, the adrenal cortex or the part of the adrenalgland that makes cortisol, and the lens of the eye. When you think about it. If the bodyputs vitamin C in a particular organ or tissue, it will do so for a very specific reason.Vitamin C is in the adrenal cortex so it can

help to produce cortisol. Cortisol is probablythe most important hormone when it comes to boosting your immune function. It boosts multipleaspects of immune function. All the cells of the body contain receptor sites for cortisol,but the white blood cells contain hundreds of times more receptor sites than any othercell. The only cells that don't contain sites for being activated by cortisol are hair andnails, because they're dead tissue. But all other cells contain areas where cortisol activatethem. But the white cells, in particular, have a very powerful affinity for cortisol,and cortisol can't be manufactured without adequate levels of vitamin C in the body.Now you understand why vitamin C helps people

with the common cold and the flu and cancerand many different immune problems. Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath aretwo s who did most of the early work on vitamin C. Pauling, I think got two NobelPrizes in his day. Very clever man. Pauling worked out that the average person needs rightabout 3000 to 4000 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Check out Pauling's YouTube tutorialon vitamins creating expensive urine. It's a very good tutorial and it will make you laughwhen he was asked about vitamin C, if it was any good for the body.Coming back to Candida. Vitamin C is exceptionally good for Candida, but I think along with manyother different vitamins and minerals. You

shouldn't just take it on its own in exclusionfrom anything else. It forms a very important part of the diet. If you're eating a lot ofgood vegetables, things like spinach and good green vegetables all the time, you're goingto be getting plenty of vitamin C. But if you want over and above, it pays to supplement.The product I'm going to make very soon, which I've formulated already. I'm just waitingto find the right person to make it for me is called Canxida Rebuild and it containsplenty of vitamin C. Vitamin C must always be buffered. Meaning if you're going to takestraight ascorbic acid as a source of vitamin C, it could create a lot of heartburn andreflux and digestive problems, so you want

to make sure that you've got some calciummagnesiumthere to buffer it a little bit in the right form and also that you take it with somethingcalled bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are vitamin C like compounds. Anywhere in nature you findvitamin C, you'll find a bioflavonoid. And the main ones are rutin, quercetin, and hesperidin.Bioflavonoids are very protective kind of vitamins. Plants have them along with thevitamin C to stop them from insect attack and to improve microcirculation. That's whatthey do in our body as well. Vitamin C also has a good effect on improvingour gut function. It actually helps to boost production of stomach acid. It also increasesthe way that our body circulates blood and

Are B Vitamins Good For Candida

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from NewZealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements. I'vegot a question here from a man called Ed Forman. Ed Forman is in Atlanta, Georgia. And Ed isasking a question, quot;Eric, are B vitamins good for Candida?quot; Ed, B vitamins are very goodfor Candida. Let's talk a little bit about B vitamins ingeneral and their importance on health. There are, I think, seven different types of B vitamins.B vitamins are critical for health because they perform an incredible amount of functionsin the body. We haven't really got time in this tutorial to explain all of the effects onthe different individual B vitamins, but they

all have very specific effects and combinedeffects on the human health. B vitamins are produced a lot. They can beproduced by your healthy gut bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria produce folate and B vitaminsin abundance. And this is one of the reasons why many people who've got very poor gut functionare very tired. Because one of the primary roles for a lot of the B vitamins is to helpturn carbohydrates into energy or to produce energy.When I look at my chart above my computer, I've got a liver detoxification supportivepathway here. Both of the phases of the liver detoxification, particularly the first phasethat's activated by enzymes, is very dependent

on B2, B3, B6, B12, and folate. All of theseI just mentioned here can be produced by gut bacteria. So if you've got beneficial bacteriathere in abundance, you'll have plenty of B vitamins. You'll have good liver detoxificationpathways. Another very important aspect of B vitaminsis energy production. Because a lot of the Bs are involved in reactions called NADP andNADPH. These are specific energy pathways in the three different systems that are availableto the body to make energy. So you can't make energy if you haven't got enough B vitamins.You're going to be increasingly tired. I've got another pathway above my computerhere called the steroidhormone pathway. Now,

most hormones, in fact, require B6. So B6or pyridoxine is a very important vitamin to make sure that hormones work properly.In fact, the body can't function well at all with a very low B count. You can ingest Bvitamins through your diet. There are many different kinds of foods that contain B vitamins,but more importantly with healthy gut bacteria, you will have ample B vitamins.There was some research that was done at the Monash University in Australia by a bunchof researchers showing that B vitamins, in fact, can switch on many different aspectsof immune function and dampen down other aspects. B vitamins work almost like the steroid hormone,cortisol, that the adrenals make. B vitamins

have been shown to actually regulate immunefunction. And, again, this is another reason why people with poor gut function and badCandida are going to have a lot of problems with their immune system. It's really a Catch22. If you've got Candida and you've got poor levels of beneficial bacteria, you can't produceenough B vitamins. And, therefore, you won't have a good immune function to counter theCandida. There is certainly a link there. To build up sufficient levels of stomach acid,you need to have B vitamins and zinc. Zinc in particular. And many people with Candidahave got poor gut function. They've got poor hydrochloric acid levels in their stomach,so they're really handicapped right from the

start. And when you've got poor HCL levels,you're not going to be able to break protein down properly, so you're not going to getamino acids. You're not going to get good hormone levels in the body. You're not goingto be able to absorb magnesium, calcium, zinc, many other different trace elements in vitaminsand minerals. It's very important to get that gut function working properly.My main focus when I consult with patients and I've got patients now in about 70 countriesaround the world on Skype and on Face Time. But the main thing I try to do with them upfrontis to improve their gut function. Because if I can do that, I can turn their healthright around. And also, a powerful gut function

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