Whats is Candida Die Off
As we have said,a chitin synthesis inhibitor such as CCWS Candida Cleanser is completely non-reactive to human body function and has no side effects at all.
That been said, many people who have a serious Candida infection do find that when they take the CCWS Candida Cleanse they find that they feel worse before they feel better. This is completely normal and is known as a ‘healing crisis’ or a ‘Jarisch-Herxheimer’ or herx reaction.
What is basically happening is that the chitin synthesis inhibitor is doing its job and destroying the chitin protection of the fungus. This means that your body now is able to attack the fungus and kill it.
This rapid killing off of the Candida means that toxins are released into the body as a side effect which can make you feel a bit poorly. This is only temporary as very quickly the treatment will have killed the majority of the fungus and within a few days of the die off reaction you will be feeling a LOT better than you did before!
We strongly advise the use of Zeoco Detox Support with zeolites during your Cleanse as this helps to soak up the toxins thus reducing the effects of the Candida die-off.
During a CCWS candida cleanser treatment as the candida cells are killed, a die-off occurs and metabolic by-products are released into the body. The Candida yeast cells actually release up to 79 different toxins when they die, including ethanol and acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde in particular has a whole host of detrimental effects on your health and well-being. It can impair your brain function and even kill brain cells. Your endocrine, immune and respiratory systems can all be affected, and it also damages the membranes of your red blood cells, reducing their ability to carry oxygen round the body. Again this directly affects your brain, so you can see how acetaldehyde is linked to Candida symptoms like brain fog and fatigue. These by-products also cause allergic reactions and inflammation that lead to an array of undesirable symptoms.
Candida Die-Off symptoms will vary from person to person, as each will have different degrees of infestation. If you are having severe Die-Off symptoms, slow down your treatment and reduce your dosage of probiotics. The liver is your main pathway for eliminating toxins, and the Die-Off symptoms mean that it is being overwhelmed.
Candida Die-Off Symptoms
Here is a list of some of the symptoms you might experience during Candida die-off (otherwise known as a Herx reaction).
- Running nose
- Skin breakouts
- Headache, fatigue, dizziness
- Swollen glands
- Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea
- Increased joint or muscle pain
- Elevated heart rate
- Chills, cold feeling in your extremities
- Body itchiness, hives or rashes
- Recurring vaginal, prostate and sinus infections
How Long Does Candia Die-Off Last
If you have been diagnosed with an overgrowth of candida and are dealing with a subsequent Herzheimer reaction, the good news is you won’t have to deal with these nasty die-off symptoms for too long. Most patients undergoing yeast overgrowth treatment experience Herx reactions and the effects of die-off for no longer than 3-7 days. If your symptoms last longer than a week, ask your doctor to do further testing.
Unfortunately, you’ll probably feel worse before you begin to feel better. Below are a few things you can do to mitigate the symptoms of candida die-off :
Coping with Candida Die-Off
These herx symptoms and die-off effects normally clear up within a week or so, but could last a little longer. However, there are a few things you can do to slow down this reaction or expel the toxins faster.
What to take for candida die off
Take a supplement containing activated charcoal like Zeoco to help absorb the toxins, and stop the worst of the die-off effects. Activated charcoal soap can also be effective on the toxins released through the skin.
Magnesium supplements are also useful in removing byproducts of candida die-off
Cut back or temporarily discontinue antifungal supplements.
Antifungals work by breaking down the walls of the Candida yeast cells, which then release the many toxins that the Candida has been producing. Reducing your antifungal dosage will cut down the number of toxins being released into your bloodstream. When you feel better, you can start to increase it again.
Reduce your dosage of probiotics.
A course of good probiotics will repopulate your gut, crowd out the Candida, restore your stomach acidity, and boost your immune system. Probiotics are less likely than antifungals to cause Die-Off, but if you start to experience the symptoms you can temporarily reduce your dosage.
Increase water intake to flush out the toxins faster.
If you want to feel better, all those byproducts that are released by the Candida yeast need to leave your body. You can give them a push by drinking more water.
Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drunk first thing in the morning the ACV encourages bile flow, which leads to increased detoxification
Try eating high fiber foods. Fibrous fruits and vegetables can help bind with toxins in the gut and flush them from your body
Rest as much as possible.
Stress can weaken your adrenals and reduce your body’s ability to fight pathogens like a fungal infection. Relaxing and taking some personal time will help your immune system to do what it was designed to do.
Take Vitamin C twice daily. This multi-purpose vitamin boosts your adrenals and helps restore your immune system to health.