Candicid Forte is a blend of nutrients, botanicals and essential oils to provide healthy microbial balance and immune support. This blend was formulated with the goal in supporting a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) flora, inhibiting yeast from converting into a more aggressive fungal form. This blend also provides potent botanicals, such as berberine HCl, Pau d’Arco, oregano, rosemary, cinnamon, and ginger to soothe the GI tract and offer antioxidant support to ensure microbial balance within the body.

Gastrointestinal health is arguably one of the most important to address, being that it is directly affected by the factors of a poor diet and stressful lifestyle. Diet plays an enormous role in, not only GI health, but in the general health of each bodily system. The prevalence of refined sugars and carbohydrates and lack of fiber in the modern diet has directly correlated to the changes in intestinal and colonic environments. Since more than 70% of the body’s immune system resides in the gut, it is imperative to establish a healthy microbial balance, which decreases the immune challenges and maintains inflammatory balance.

Candicid Forte & Gastrointestinal Support 1
Biotin

Biotin is a vitamin and cofactor for carboxylases, affecting several key systemic functions such as tissue growth, development, immunity, and metabolism. When deficient in biotin, the body may have mild immune impairment, throwing off immune response. Biotin also has the capabilities to prevent yeast, particularly Candida albicans from converting to a more aggressive fungal form. With the presence of biotin in the body, yeast is unable to change into this invasive form.

Oregano

Orthomolecular states, “Phytonutrients from oregano, such as rosmarinic acid and quercetin, have been shown to play a role in supporting antioxidant mechanisms and healthy microbial balance in the body.” In addition, this herb has a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value, which offers the capacity to combat free radicals. Oregano oil also contains two naturally occurring microbial balancing properties, carvacrol and thymol. Studies have shown that these compounds relieve GI dysbiosis and help promote a healthy GI microflora.

Pau d’Arco

Native Americans have been using the inner portion of the Pau d’Arco bark for thousands of years to support microbial health. This is a botanical shown to be effective in promoting healthy intestinal flora. It is recommended by many for its unique capabilities of overcoming many gastrointestinal challenges.

Sodium Caprylate

Sodium caprylate is the fatty acid found in coconuts as the stabile sodium salt of caprylic acid. Studies have shown that sodium caprylate inhibits aerobic and anaerobic growth, which provokes loss of cytoplasm organization and organelles, inhibits budding, causes potassium loss, and attacks Candida albicans. It has been shown to contribute to microbial balance and support the GI tract.

Berberine HCl

Berberine HCl is an alkaloid extracted from plant roots that has been found to express strong microbe balancing activity. Studies have shown that there is an extreme inhibition of Candida albicans with the presence of berberine HCl. Berberine HCl was also found to inhibit SAP (secreted aspartyl proteinases) activity by about 70%, which is a marker of yeast conversion to the aggressive fungal yeast form. Research continues to show that berberine HCl increases microbial balance and displays synergistic effects with fungal balancing agents.

Rosemary & Cinnamon Bark Extract

Rosemary essential oil has been shown to exhibit broad-spectrum microbial-balancing and antioxidant effects. This oil also decreases oxidative stress in many tissues. Cinnamon bark extract is an essential oil that maintains microbial balance as well, being beneficial for immune responses.