Detoxification

Top 5 Strongest Candida Killers

Top 5 Strongest Candida Killers

Candidiasis is a common fungal infection that many people suffer from. Those that struggle with Candida know just how difficult it can be to treat this persistent infection. In this article, we want to discuss the strongest natural Candida killers to support you on your Candida cleanse journey.

 

What Is Candida?

 

Candida is a type of yeast or fungus that lives on and inside the human body. There are many different species of Candida, and some are more likely to affect our health than others. Small amounts of the Candida fungus typically exist on the skin, and inside the mouth, vagina, and gut. In small amounts, Candida are harmless and cause no symptoms. In fact, they may even play a necessary role in our body’s microbiome (the community of trillions of microorganisms that live on and inside the body, and that help to regulate our health and immunity).

 

The issue with Candida arises when their populations grow out of control. Typically, the bacteria living on and in the body, combined with the efforts of the immune system, help to keep Candida populations under control. However, certain factors can cause this fungus to multiply out of control, resulting in a Candida infection, which is called “candidiasis.”

 

Candidiasis typically develops when the bacteria that keep Candida under control are suppressed, or when the body’s immune system is weakened. Some common causes of Candida overgrowth include:

 

  • Diets high in processed foods, sugars and refined carbs
  • Obesity
  • High stress levels
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy
  • Steroids
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • Dentures
  • Dry mouth
  • Chemotherapy
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • Warm, humid weather
  • A weakened immune system
  • Auto-immune diseases

 

If you would like to learn more about Candida, check out our blog "What is Candida?"

 

What Are Symptoms of Candida Infection?

 

It is not always easy to diagnose a Candida infection. Some of the signs and symptoms of Candidiasis are minor, and may not cause enough alarm to seek out further testing from a medical professional. The most common symptoms associated with a Candida infection are:

 

  • Oral thrush
  • Digestive issues
  • Leaky gut
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Yeast infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sugar cravings
  • Sinus infections
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin and nail fungal infections
  • Acne

 

If you’d like to learn more about the symptoms of Candida infection, check out our article “Symptoms of Candida and Fungal Infections”.

 

How Do You Treat a Candida Infection?

 

The best way to treat candidiasis and prevent recurring infections is to address the underlying cause. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, so, to reduce the population of Candida, you need to stop eating the foods that support them, consume herbs and foods that target the Candida fungus, and eat foods that contribute to a healthy gut microbiome and a healthy immune system so that the body can restore balance.

 

This is the common 3-step approach to treating a Candida infection:

 

  • Cut out the foods that feed Candida (mainly sugar)
  • Kill Candida with antifungal herbs and supplements
  • Restore your gut microbiome with probiotics

 

For more information on the foods to eat and avoid on a Candida Detox diet, you can check out our blog “Candida Detox Diet: Anti Candida Foods.” Here, we will discuss the top Candida killers that you can use for the second step in this 3-step approach to treating a Candida infection.

 

Top 5 Candida Killers

 

  1. Candida Cleanse Tonic

 

Candida Cleanse Tonic

 

Our Candida Cleanse Tonic uses 7 clinically-studied herbs that help eliminate Candida and return their population back to normal levels. These herbs have been shown to specifically kill Candida yeast, among other types of fungus, and can drastically reduce Candida populations, helping to restore balance in the gut. The herbs used in our Candida Cleanse tonic are:

 

  • Oregon Grape Root: Oregon grape root has powerful antifungal properties and is one of the best herbs for killing Candida. It contains a very strong antifungal agent called berberine. In numerous studies, berberine extract has been shown to have significant antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and yeasts. Studies have also shown that berberine has a significant antifungal effect against the Candida albicans strain in particular, which is the most common type of Candida leading to infection in humans.

 

  • Goldenseal: Like Oregon grape root, goldenseal root is also high in berberine. Studies show that the antifungal action of berberine enables it to inhibit the growth of various Candida species. Berberine helps to enhance the body’s overall defense system by activating macrophages (white blood cells), allowing it to fight not only Candida infection but other invading pathogens as well.

 

  • Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extract is derived from the ground-up seeds of red wine grapes. It is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. It is also powerfully antifungal. Studies show that grape seed extract has a strong effect against various types of fungi, including Candida yeast.

 

  • Echinacea: Echinacea targets and attacks the structure of the fungal cell wall. Studies on Echinacea have shown that yeast treated with Echinacea are significantly more prone to cell wall damage than non-treated cells. Researchers have concluded that there is compelling evidence that the fungal cell wall is a primary target of Echinacea extracts and Echinacea may therefore be an effective herbal medicine in treating fungal infections.

 

  • Cloves: Cloves have potent antiparasitic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Studies show that cloves strongly inhibit spore germination and mycelial growth of fungi, and the volatile vapor of clove essential oil has shown significant fungistatic (inhibits the growth of fungi) and fungicidal (kills fungi) activity.

 

  • Ginger: Ginger contains antifungal compounds called gingerol and shagelol as well as potent anti-inflammatory agents. Research shows that ginger can inhibit the growth of the common Candida albicans strain, as well as several other strains of yeasts, including A. baumannii, B. cereus, and Candida krusei.

 

  • Ginseng: Ginseng is a popular herb in Chinese medicine that is commonly praised for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune boosting effects. It also has powerful antifungal effects. One significant study on ginseng showed that the saponins in ginseng have fungicidal (fungi-killing) effects toward the pathogenic fungi that were tested—the primary of which was Candida albicans. The results suggest that ginsenosides, major active compounds in ginseng, may exert antifungal activity by disrupting the structure of the fungal cell membrane.

Our Candida Cleanse tonic combines these potent Candida killing herbs into a single formula, using an extraction process that concentrates the active ingredients into a therapeutic liquid extract that is significantly more potent than regular tea powders or capsules. The high quality active ingredient extracts in our organic Candida Cleanse tonic are completely water soluble, so they’re absorbed immediately in the bloodstream and not in the digestive tract, allowing them to instantly kill the Candida yeast.



All of the herbs in this formula are only harvested when they are at their peak level of potency. This ensures that the active ingredients are as strong and effective as possible. Plus, they are 100% sustainable and wildcrafted. Which means, no pesticides, preservatives, chemical fillers, or genetically modified ingredients.

 

  1. Monolaurin

 

Monolaurin is a compound derived from coconut oil that also has potent antifungal benefits. It is perhaps the most potent antimicrobial and antiviral lipid ever discovered. Monolaurin binds to viruses and destroys the viral envelope, potentially killing viruses.

 

Studies on monolaurin have shown that it can be effective in helping to kill off Candida overgrowth. Several fungi, yeasts, and protozoa are reported to be inactivated or killed by monolaurin, including some species of ringworm and candida albicans—the most common type of Candida leading to a fungal infection.

 

Monolaurin also works to strengthen the immune system, which can be of significant help in fighting off a Candida infection.

 

Check out our Daily Immunity Packs to find therapeutic grade monolaurin.

 

  1. Butyric Acid

 

Butyric acid is a fatty acid that’s created when the good bacteria in your gut break down dietary fiber. It’s also found in animal fats and vegetable oils. This acid offers several impressive health benefits, and is also a powerful Candida-killing agent.

 

Studies on butyric acid have shown that it successfully inhibits germination of Candida fungi, stopping their populations from growing. What’s more, butyric acid has the ability to provide your colon cells with energy. Butyric acid provides your colon cells with about 70 percent of their total energy needs.

 

Butyric acid can help to restore and enhance your gut health, which is often significantly affected by a Candida infection.

 

  1. Liver Detox Formula

 Liver Detox & Support Tonic

 

Our Liver Detox & Support Tonic contains powerful compounds for enhancing liver health and function. One of the primary herbs in this formula is Pau D’Arco, which is also one of the strongest antifungal herbs for killing Candida. Pau D'Arco lowers inflammation, detoxes candida, promotes weight loss, and has strong antibacterial properties.

 

Other herbs in this formula also work against Candida. Chamomile, for example, has 9 different Candida fighting chemicals in it, making it powerful against yeast infections. Burdock root also has antifungal properties, as does red rooibos, milk thistle seed, and olive leaf extract.

 

Not only do the herbal ingredients in this formula all have antifungal and anti-Candida properties, they work synergistically to enhance liver health. The liver is the most important detoxification organ in the body, and having your liver in good health is essential for enhancing the effectiveness of any kind of detox cleanse—including a Candida detox.

 

Our Liver Detox & Support tonic may help to kill Candida, as well as support the natural detoxification and removal of built up toxins in the liver, rebuild damaged liver tissue, and help to support overall liver function. Our formula uses a therapeutic extraction process that is able to concentrate the active ingredients into a therapeutic liquid extract that is significantly more potent than regular tea powders or capsules. Just one dropper contains the same dosage as 10-15 capsules or 20+ cups of tea.

 

  1. Multi Strain Probiotic

 

A good quality Multi-Strain Probiotic is a powerful ally in the fight against Candida. Candida overgrowth commonly occurs due to a lack of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Typically, these good bacteria can keep Candida populations under control. If they are killed off, however, from poor diet, lifestyle habits, or environmental factors, then Candida can grow without any hindrance.

 

Re-introducing beneficial bacteria into your gut microbiome can help to restore Candida levels back to normal, and more importantly, can help to keep them under control once their levels have been restored.

 

A multi-strain probiotic is a primary ingredient in any good Candida cleanse protocol. Our Zuma Nutrition Multi-Strain formula features 30 billion CFUs and eight unique strains that promote the right ratio of gut bacteria.

 

Summary

 

Candidiasis is a common fungal infection that many people suffer from, often without even knowing that they have it. Candida is a type of yeast or fungus that lives on and inside the human body. When Candida populations grow out of control, however it can result in a Candida infection, which is called “candidiasis.”

 

It is not always easy to diagnose a Candida infection, as symptoms are diverse and not always obvious. However, some of the most common symptoms associated with a Candida infection are oral thrush, digestive issues, leaky gut, tiredness and fatigue, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, sugar cravings, sinus infections, joint pain, muscle pain, skin and nail fungal infections, and acne.

 

The best way to treat candidiasis and prevent recurring infections is to address the underlying cause. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, so, to reduce the population of Candida, you need to stop eating the foods that support them, consume herbs and foods that target the Candida fungus, and eat foods that contribute to a healthy gut microbiome and a healthy immune system so that the body can restore balance.

 

The herbs, supplements and herbal formulas mentioned in this article are our pick for the top 5 strongest Candida killers. When included with an anti-Candida diet, they can play a critical role in overcoming your Candida infection.

 

 

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4879420/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5753159/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4143104/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24252333/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3763181/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK551727/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842230/

 

Products mentioned in this post

Candida Cleanse Tonic

Candida Cleanse Tonic

$49.95

Anti Fungal, Gut Health, Detoxification

Daily Immunity Packs

Daily Immunity Packs

$99.95

Immunity, Anti Viral, DNA Repair, Anti Aging

Liver Detox & Support Tonic

Liver Detox & Support Tonic

$59.95

Detoxification, Liver Health, Metabolism

Multi-Strain Probiotic Complex

Multi-Strain Probiotic Complex

$44.95

Gut Health, Digestive Health, Mood

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