As a result of the widespread use of antibiotics, corticosteroid drugs, birth control pills, chemotherapy and other medications that disrupt the balance of friendly microbes in the human digestive tract, many people suffer from yeast overgrowth and other microscopic parasites. These low grade fungal and parasitic infections cause intestinal inflammation and weaken the immune system. They can lead to numerous health problems, including acne, asthma, skin diseases, frequent colds and infections, chronic sinus problems, arthritis, and more.
Caprylic Acid Combination contains ingredients that help reduce the growth of these unfriendly organisms. It helps to regulate the colon and reduce intestinal inflammation, as well as leaky gut. It also promotes the growth of friendly flora. The ingredients in this formula are as follows:
Caprylic acid is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid that benefits the immune system. It is found naturally in breast milk, butter, coconut oil, and palm oil. Caprylic acid is a natural antifungal agent and has been successfully used by nutritionists to fight yeast infections. It is also effective against certain lipid-coated bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (staph) and various species of Streptococcus (“Strep”).
Black walnut hulls have been used medicinally since the time of the Romans. The hull is the outer part of the walnut that will leave black stains on your hands when you are gathering the nuts. Rich in infection fighting iodine, this slightly astringent herb has been used against a variety of parasites and infectious organisms, including tapeworms, pinworms, ring worms, fungal infections, impetigo and cold sores.
Black walnut benefits the thyroid gland and has been used to clear up skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and rashes. It has also been used to treat boils, abscesses and other conditions involving toxicity and infection.
The leaves of the familiar raspberry bushes that provide the fresh, red summer berries have been used as a gentle medicine for the digestive system. They are a mild astringent, so they tone up intestinal membranes and reduce inflammation. The are useful for diarrhea, especially in children. They also help to relieve nausea and vomiting. Raspberry leaves are widely used as a tonic for pregnant women because they improve muscle tone in the uterus. They likely have a similar toning action on intestinal muscles. In addition, they are a good source of nutrient minerals.
A member of the sunflower family, elecampane root was used in old England as a sweetener, usually in candy for children. It stimulates the appetite and digestion. The plant contains sespuiterpene lactones that help the body fight intestinal parasites – especially worms. Elecampane is also good for bacterial and fungal infections. Like many other medicinal roots in the sunflower family, elecampane contains a substance called inulin that acts as a prebiotic or food for friendly intestinal bacteria. Therefore, it also promotes the growth of friendly lacto bacteria while combating parasites.
A typical dose of Caprylic Acid Combination is 2 capsules twice daily. Rapid die-off of yeast or other parasites can occasionally cause gas, bloating or other symptoms of digestive distress. Should this happen, reduce the dose to 1 capsule with a meal twice a day and take enzymes like Proactazyme or Hi-Potency Protease between meals.
Caprylic Acid Combination works synergistically with Silver Shield, which can be taken at the same time. It is part of the Candida Clear cleansing program.
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