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Frequently Asked Questions about "Candida Yeast Support".
5-19-2012

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What are the ingredients in this product?

Here are the ingredients: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 75mg; Thiamine (Vitamin B-1) 0.4mg; Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 0.4 mg; Vitamin B-6 0.4 mg; Bacillus Coagulans 200 Million CFU; Bacillus Subtillis 25 Million CFU; Enterococcus Faecium 50 Million CFU; Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)- (Chicory Root-based) 215 mg.

How does it do what it does?

"Candida Yeast Support” is a product that is made up of live bacteria. And this live bacteria is put into a deep sleep by dry freezing it very quickly. It is then put into capsules. As swallow the capsules they travel of course down your throat, into your stomach and then into your intestinal tract where the live bacteria "wakes-up” to go about looking for "bad guys” and bringing them under control.

"Bad guys”? What do you mean by that?

What we mean by that is fungus, specifically a type of yeast fungus known as candida or candida albicans.

You’re taking live bacteria? I thought all bacteria were bad?

Oh gosh, no, not at all.  You see there are many, many strains of good bacteria that live within our intestinal tracts.  Without the presence of this good bacteria we would soon perish.  A potential candida yeast problem comes about because we have an imbalance of good bacteria, meaning there isn't enough of the right "good guys" to take care of the "bad guys."

So where does this candida yeast fungus come into play?

Like good bacteria, we always have a certain amount of fungus in our bodies.  The problem is when we get too much of it within our intestinal tracts.

So let me get this straight— fungus within our intestinal tracts can become a problem?

The fungus within the intestinal tract can begin to grow out of control, meaning there is too much of it.

Why is it the yeast fungus or candida yeast fungus seems to grow out of control?

There seems to be many things that can contribute to a fungal overgrowth such as a diet heavy in carbohydrates (the fungus feeds on carbs), use of antibiotics (which can kill good bacteria as well as bad), living in an environment that is warm or humid.

So how do refined carbohydrates cause a yeast overgrowth?

Candida yeast fungus eats sugar.  As it eats, it reproduces and before you know it we have too much of it.

What about antibiotics? I thought antibiotics were good for us?

Of course antibiotics are good for you.  It's just that just about every drug out there can have side affects and a side affect of antibiotics is that it kills both good & bad bacteria without regard.  And many times it seems that antibiotics are over-prescribed meaning that folks take them when not needed.  This in turn can help make our candida yeast issues that much worse.

What is this term "Candida”?

Candida is just a form a yeast fungus. 

So if I here someone say they have a "candida” problem they mean they have a yeast overgrowth problem?

Yes, that would be the correct way of looking at it.

But what if they say they have a "systemic candida problem”?

This means that the candida yeast overgrowth within the intestinal tract is creating issues throughout the body.  Some refer to this as a "systemic candida problem".

You sound uncertain about this?

The challenge is that many in the orthodox medical community within the western hemisphere don’t believe that candida yeast is a problem, however many doctors in the Far East and Europe have concluded that a yeast overgrowth is a big problem. Some have called it the "epidemic of the 21st century.”

Do people really think this is the "epidemic" of the 21st century?

You bet it is, but that's how it looks at the moment.  Some experts believe up to 70&% of the population is suffering from one degree to another from a potential candida yeast overgrowth.

What sort of issues are we talking about?

  • Vaginal yeast infections in women or jock itch in men
  • Digestive problems like gas & bloating
  • Nail fungus
  • Oral thrush
  • "Foggy" thinking
  • Various skin rashes
  • Irregularity in our bathroom habits
  • Food allergies

That’s a heck of a list! You mean all these issues are tied to a candida yeast overgrowth?

No, most do not suffer with all those issues, even though we have had a few report that they did.  Many candida yeast sufferers suffer from one or two issues.  Some suffer with a half-dozen.

So how can an overgrowth of candida yeast in your intestinal tract lead to these other various issues?

OK, you know how yeast turns grapes into wine right?  The yeast fungus eats the sugar within the grapes and "poops" out alcohol.  Well the same thing happens within our bodies.  The candida fungus eats the sugars we digest, and then expels toxins into our bodies.  We then have various allergic reactions to those toxins.  There is a wide variety of toxins that can be expelled and that's why we can potentially suffer a wide range of candida yeast related issues.

Can this problem affect men and women?

You bet it can!  Right now about 30% of the folks we work with are male.  Many men do not think that they can suffer with a yeast (candida) infection but now we know that is incorrect.

Are there any age specifics with this problem?

From the youngest to the oldest can suffer with a candida yeast overgrowth.

How would babies get a candida yeast overgrowth?

Oh yes.  Some seem to be born with an overgrowth already within their intestinal tracts.

What sort of digestive problems are associated with a candida yeast overgrowth?

Gas, bloating, irregularity and even IBS have been associated with a candida yeast problem.

Food allergies are connected to a candida yeast problem?

Many experts believe that many food allergies are tied to a candida yeast overgrowth.

How long can a person suffer with a candida yeast problem?

My father suffered with candida yeast issues for five decades.  Others have suffered for weeks or months.  The bottom line is that it can vary from person to person.  The other thing is that it can be a problem for several weeks or months, recede, and then become a problem again.

How can I test for candida?

The "Spit Test" has been around for several years and works like this…

First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass. Fill with water and work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water in about 30 to 45 minutes. If you have a potential problem you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or "cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If there are no strings and the saliva is still floating after one hour, you probably have normal levels of yeast under control.

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Is the "Spit Test” accurate?

I wouldn't use it as a "bottom line" kind of indicator but I think it's relevent.

Any other tests out there?

Yes, measuring your pH can give some indication if you have a candida yeast problem. Someone that is more acid (less than 7.0) is quite often found to be at a higher risk for a candida yeast overgrowth.

You mention antibiotics as something a doctor may prescribe for an issue tied to candida yeast, what else my they suggest and is it effective?

Great question. Many times a doctor will prescribe some sort of anti-fungal product for a candida yeast overgrowth. The problem is that like when taking antibiotics, an anti-fungal can do more long-term harm than it does short-term good. Not too mention the warning labels for many anti-fungals suggest that long-term use could result in damage to internal organs like the liver and kidneys.

Are there any other problems with taking anti-fungals?

Yes, it seems (as reported by many people) that a specific anti-fungal only seems to work for a limited time. The candida yeast seems to "mutate” rendering the anti-fungal ineffective. Then you are forced to take another type of anti-fungal.

Anti-fungals do not seem to be a good solution?

Many experts along with the people that have taken the anti-fungals would support that view. There are better solutions that seem to be much safer and not damaging to your other organs—but the best thing is that the candida yeast doesn’t seem to be able to "mutate” against his other solution either so it always seems to be effective.

Isn’t oil of oregano and coconut oil considered "natural” antifungals?

Yes they are. And while they don’t seem to have the "kick” that prescription anti-fungals do they don’t seem to be as effective towards a candida yeast problem either as a couple other solutions like "Candida Yeast Support”.

In your experience what have you found to be the best solution for a candida yeast problem?

The best solution we've found is the product Candida Yeast Support, which combines the right strains of good bacteria along with 215mg of a prebiotic.

What’s the difference?

Like I said earlier there are hundreds of different types of bacteria in your intestinal tract and literally thousands more that exist on the planet. Some bacteria do one thing and some do another. Consequently the cost to grow and package one type of bacteria can be far different than the cost to grow and package another.

So not all probiotics are the same?

No way.  There are hundreds of different strain of good bacteria out there.  The result is that many probiotics may not have the right strains to help fight a potential candida yeast overgrowth.

You mean some basically "kill” the candida yeast?

In a nutshell, some strains of good bacteria eat the fungus.  Obviously having a product that contains those strains is a very good thing for someone suffering from a fungal problem.

So in your opinion why aren’t most probiotics useful against candida yeast?

Well look at it from this point of view… Remember that you have (under optimum conditions) literally hundreds of different strains of bacteria in your intestinal tract numbering in the trillions. So how much help do you think taking a capsule filled with 5 or 8 or 12 different strain of bacteria that number only a few billion will be to you? The answer is when it comes to a candida yeast problem not much.

But in "Candida Yeast Support” you only have 3 strain of bacteria numbering less than 300 million and you say that it’s more effective than other probiotics that number in the billions— how is that possible?

Like I said before… The lab that originally cultured these bacteria that are found in "Candida Yeast Support” discovered they were very aggressive towards candida yeast— much more so than most bacteria found in virtually any other product on the market. It’s like this if you hired two groups of cleaners to come in to clean your house and the first group consisted of just 3 people while the second group consisted of 12 people. The group of 3 come in and immediately gets to work, cleaning your house from top to bottom. The group of 12 come in and sits around in your living room and watch TV.

Which group would you want to clean your house?

OK, point well made. So it’s not how many strain of bacteria or how many total bacteria are in a probiotic but what type of bacteria they are that’s important when it comes to helping control a candida yeast problem. So I can’t assume that all probiotics are the same?

Correct. Most probiotics have not been found to be anywhere near as effective for literally thousands of our customers as the bacteria found in "Candida Yeast Support”.

Other than anti-fungals and probiotics what other method do people try when attempting to get their candida yeast problem under control?

Diet is quite often the first thing people try and in some cases it seems to work temporarily but the strictness of most "candida” or "yeast” diets keeps people from being able to stick to them for any length of time.

Are these diets that strict?

Yes, they ask you to not eat virtually anything other than green vegetables, chicken and fish. All grains are eliminated, all dairy is eliminated, all fruits are eliminated along with several cuts of meat. Make no mistake candida or yeast diets are brutal. I haven’t known a single person that has been able to stick to it for any length of time. And in many cases it doesn’t seem to change much of anything.

What do you mean it doesn’t change "much of anything”?

Like I said before quite often a candida yeast problem seems to be traced to one’s heredity or metabolism so the diet doesn’t have much affect.

What is the term "prebiotic” and how does that figure into all this good bacteria and candida talk?

"Prebiotics” are a type of dietary supplement that "feed” the good bacteria within your intestinal tract. Prebiotics work as sort of a "fertilizer” for the microscopic bacteria plants. The good bacteria feed and reproduce. This in itself is a very good thing because the growth of good bacteria helps keep the bad bacteria in check. It’s sorta like feeding your lawn a proper fertilizer so that the grass continues to grow and keep the weeds crowded out.

You sound very positive when it comes to "Prebiotics”?

It's only been in the last decade or so that folks, both in and out of the medical community have come to realize the benefits of prebiotics.

And what are "Synbiotics”?

Synbiotics are combination probiotics and prebiotics in a single capsule. In other words you’re adding good bacteria to your system and you’re getting the "fertilizer” to help your existing good bacteria grow too. Sort of a "double-edged sword”. "Candida Yeast Support” is a "synbiotic”— it is both a probiotic and a prebiotic in a single capsule. It’s another good reason why this product seems to be so effective when it comes to a candida yeast problem.

So how do the ingredients in "Candida Yeast Support” compare to any other product on the market?

There is only one other product on the market that has ingredients similar to "Candida Yeast Support” and that product costs considerably more than ours.

Can you recap for me briefly the different ways that someone can attempt to control their candida yeast problem?

There are several methods used to help get a candida yeast problem managed.

  1. Antifungals— Either those prescribed by doctors or those found in an alternative health food store. They can kill both good & bad bacteria. They can leave your intestinal tract "barren” so the bad bacteria can regrow and repopulate even more fiercely than before. Antifungals are also hard on your other organs. Candida yeast seems to be able to mutate rendering the antifungal ineffective after a time.
  2. Regular probiotics— They attempt to repopulate the intestinal tract but they seem to be too few in number to make any sort of a difference. Most bacteria that come in probiotics don’t seem to be aggressive towards candida yeast either.
  3. Diet— Basically your diet is limited to green vegetables along with chicken and fish. This is designed to stop the candida yeast from being "fed”. The problem is that a diet this strict just cannot be maintained for any length of time. It’s too hard. Plus in many cases it has been found to be only slightly effective or not effective period.
  4. A "synbiotic” like Candida Yeast Support— Let’s look at why this product category seems to be successful:
  • It is made up of strains of bacteria that seem to be highly aggressive towards candida yeast. The bacteria don’t just "sit” in your intestinal tract and not do anything.
  • A "bacteria fertilizer” known as a prebiotic is combined with the live bacteria packed in the capsule, with the expressed purpose of "feeding” the good bacteria that already exists in your intestinal tract causing it to grow and reproduce which in turn helps crowd out the "bad guys”.
  • The capsule used is enterocoated, which allows the bacteria to pass through the acids much more safely to reach the intestinal tract intact. Dead bacteria aren’t going to do anyone any good!

How long does it take for someone to get their candida yeast issues under control using something like Candida Yeast Support?

From working with thousands of people we hear that many get their issues resolved in two to six months.

How many capsules are in Candida Yeast Support and what is the recommended dosage?

Each bottle contains 60 capsules.  The recommended dosage is anywhere from 1 to 4 capsules per day.

And what is the cost of Candida Yeast Support?

The retail price is $39.95

Does it come with any sort of money back guarantee?

Candida Yeast Support comes with a 30-day money back guarantee on the first bottle purchased.  The bottle would need to be returned to our address within 30 days from the date of purchase.

How long does it take to receive this product?

If you live in the United States, delivery is usually within 3-5 business days.  For those that live outside the US, delivery can range from 6 to 20 business day.

So you do ship outside the US?

Absolutely.  We have thousands of customers in Canada, the UK, Australia and elsewhere.

Does anyone take this product on an on going basis?

There are many that want the extra health "insurance" that this product provides.  It's like this once you've gotten your candida yeast related issues under control, you probably aren't looking forward to dealing with them again any time soon.

Is this product sold in stores?

There are a few retail outlets that carry the product but many find it more convenient simply ordering over the Internet through our secure server.

Can children take this product?

We've had many report offering Candida Yeast Support to children.  You could always ask the pediatrician if it's OK for the child to take probiotics.

Can pregnant women take this product?  Can breast-feeding women take this product?

The answer is about the same as the previous one.  We've had many, many pregnant and breast-feeding women report taking this product.  But we suggest asking your physician if it's fine to take probiotics.

I've read something about "die-off", what is that?

Many times when someone starts an anti-candida program of one type or another, they could go through some "die-off" or body detox at the beginning of the process.  They could experience some gas and bloating or some irregularity in their bathroom habits.  They could experience a headache.  This could last a day or two or a week or two.  Activated charcoal can help relieve issues related to "die-off".  About 1/2 of the people we work with report going through some sort of "die-off" phase.  The bottom line is that it is a sign that the product is working.

Can I take a prescription antifungal along with your product?

Many have reported taking either prescription or alternative health antifungals along with Candida Yeast Support.

What sort of diet do you suggest I follow while on your product?

While we are not licensed dieticians, many experts agree that if you can cut back some on your refined carbs, white sugar/white flour you could see even faster progress in the relief of your issues.


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