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Best Pills and Supplements to Help you Fight Candida Overgrowth Safely

Updated on November 16, 2015

Best Pills and Supplements to treat Candida Overgrowth

Candida albicans is a harmless yeast that naturally lives in your gastrointestinal tract, mucous membranes and on the skin. It lives there to help with digestion and nutrient absorption. But it is an opportunistic organism that can take advantage of a weakened immune system,hormonal imbalance or poor health.

Causes of candida overgrowth

healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, a few factors can cause the candida population to grow out of control:

  • Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar
  • Consuming a lot of alcohol
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • Eating a diet high in fermented foods (like Kombucha, sauerkraut, and pickles)
  • Taking broad spectrum antibiotics that killed too many of friendly bacteria
  • mercury leaks from the dental fillings and kills the friendly bacteria in your gut, allowing Candida to take over.
  • Use of chlorinated water.Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant it kills friendly bacteria in your gut and thus making it easy for candida to take over.
  • diabetic women are particularly susceptible to any yeast infection. An elevated blood sugar level feeds the Candida yeast
  • Pregnancy can cause vaginal candida overgrowth
  • Impaired immune system
  • Living a high-stress lifestyle

the use of Broad spectrum antibiotics is a major cause of candida overgrowth.
the use of Broad spectrum antibiotics is a major cause of candida overgrowth. | Source

Candida overgrowth treatment.

Candida infection is very hard to treat, it will not go away on its own. Whether you use pharmaceutical antifungal or herbal you might experience painful side effects either ,due to death of Candida or allergic reactions or in some cases due to toxicity of the medication.

Side effects of candida cleanse pills


  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aching
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Liver damage in some cases serious liver damage
  • Irregeular heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Severe dizziness
  • Yellowing of eyes
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Dark urine
  • kidney problems
  • Low red blood cells(anemia)
  • changes in blood pressure
  • An allergic reaction may cause itching, swelling of face/tongue/ threat and difficulty breathing

Side effects of candida cleanse pills


  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu
  • Headches
  • Night sweats
  • Chills
  • Poor concentration
  • Burping
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction

Some of the side effects caused by antifungals or Candida cleanse pills ,whether pharmaceutical or herbal, are because of death of Candida. As Candida dies it releases toxins in your body which in turn reacts to the toxins and you may experience depression, headaches, bloating diarrhea etc as listed above.

most of the side effects that you experience after taking an antifungal may be caused by die-off reaction of candida.
most of the side effects that you experience after taking an antifungal may be caused by die-off reaction of candida. | Source

Herbal cleans pills are safer than pharmaceutical ones. So you should be careful when selecting a pharmaceautical or prescription medication. These are a good choice if you have an autoimmune disease, mental illness, or cancer.While herbal antigungal are effective they are not as potent as pharmaceautical ones so if you have a severe health condition a pharmaceautical can create faster changes.

Many people tolerate herbal remedies well,but some may have a severe allergic reaction to them.Its important to realize that there’s a difference between an allergic reaction and a die-off reaction. With an allergic reaction, you will experience hives,swelling of the throat,or intense itching of the body

If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue the antifungal. Wait three days to allow your body to calm down and then reintroduce the antifungal. Observe your body for two days before adding in another supplement.

Ann Boroch an expert on candida and author of the book ‘’90 day cure’’ recommends following three herbal antifungal products in her book:

Candida abX(quintessential healing)

Candida Cleanse(rainbow light)

Paud’arco(lapacho);liquid tincture,pills or tea

if you cannot find any of these products,look for yeast eliminating products at your health food store that contains one or a combination of some of the following ingredients.


Citrus seed extract

Oregan grape root

Oregano oil

Tea tree oil

Black walnut



Berberine sulphate

Gentian root

Undecylinic acid


Caprylic acid


Herbs inhibit the growth of Candida albicans. In addition to destroying candida overgrowth, these can help support a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria, reigning in yeast growth. Dr.william crook author of the book ‘’ the yeast connection’’ recommends that Some ingredients to look for in a herbal pills are: caprylic acid, pau D'Arco, oregano, oil, black walnut, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, beta carotene, biotin .

Many Herbs have strong antifungal properties.They kill candida without damaging liver.
Many Herbs have strong antifungal properties.They kill candida without damaging liver.

Commonly used Pharmaceutical Candida Cleanse medication






In 2013, the FDA announced that clinicians should no longer prescribe ketoconazole (Nizoral, Janssen Pharmaceuticals) tablets as a first-line therapy for any fungal infection, including Candida and dermatophyte infections, because of the risk for severe liver injury, adrenal insufficiency, and adverse drug interactions.So it would be wise to avoid ketoconazol.The side effects caused by this drug may outweigh health benefits.

Getting prescription for pharmaceautical antifungal is challenging and they are also destructive to liver so its safer to use herbal cleanse pills but if feel that you need a potent and faster acting medicine then ann brooch suggests using nystatin and diflucan

She suggests taking diflucan(150mg) for limited time only,three pills total one pill every three days and then switching to a herbal antifungal or nystatin because they are safer.also,diflucan primarily targets candida in blood whereas nystatin permeates the areas of GI tract where candida overgrowth primarily cure candiasis its primarily important to target candida both in blood and gut.

Nystain and Diflucan are the safest pharmaceutical pills to treat candida overgrowth.
Nystain and Diflucan are the safest pharmaceutical pills to treat candida overgrowth.

Dr.don Colbert,MD also advises taking only Nystatin and Diflucan if you want to use prescription antifungals.He suggests , to those experiencing a mild to moderate case of candida:

  • Nystatin 1,000,000 units three times a day
  • Caprylic acid,1000 mg three times a day
  • Garlic,500 mg three times a day

If the yeast problem does not go away then add the following:

  • Grape fruit seed extract,200mg three times a day
  • Oil of oregano,three 50 mg tablets three times a day
  • Tanalbit three capsules,three times a day
  • Goldenseal 500 mg,three times a day

If the infection is very severe he suggests using Diflucan. He says ‘’Diflucan is so powerful that 150 mg tablet can treat a vaginal candida infection.if your Candida overgrowth is severe you may need to take Diflucan anywhere from a few weeks up to as long as a month. There are many Candida tablets available however,these are the safest ones presently available’’.

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      Seth White 

      6 months ago

      Great article! Very concise and informative. Would be great to see an updated list of products.


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