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Are B Vitamins Good For Candida?

August 27, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements. I’ve
got a question here from a man called Ed Forman. Ed Forman is in Atlanta, Georgia. And Ed is
asking a question, “Eric, are B vitamins good for Candida?” Ed, B vitamins are very good
for Candida. Let’s talk a little bit about B vitamins in
general and their importance on health. There are, I think, seven different types of B vitamins.
B vitamins are critical for health because they perform an incredible amount of functions
in the body. We haven’t really got time in this video to explain all of the effects on
the different individual B vitamins, but they all have very specific effects and combined
effects on the human health. B vitamins are produced a lot. They can be
produced by your healthy gut bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria produce folate and B vitamins
in abundance. And this is one of the reasons why many people who’ve got very poor gut function
are very tired. Because one of the primary roles for a lot of the B vitamins is to help
turn carbohydrates into energy or to produce energy.
When I look at my chart above my computer, I’ve got a liver detoxification supportive
pathway here. Both of the phases of the liver detoxification, particularly the first phase
that’s activated by enzymes, is very dependent on B2, B3, B6, B12, and folate. All of these
I just mentioned here can be produced by gut bacteria. So if you’ve got beneficial bacteria
there in abundance, you’ll have plenty of B vitamins. You’ll have good liver detoxification
pathways. Another very important aspect of B vitamins
is energy production. Because a lot of the Bs are involved in reactions called NADP and
NADPH. These are specific energy pathways in the three different systems that are available
to the body to make energy. So you can’t make energy if you haven’t got enough B vitamins.
You’re going to be increasingly tired. I’ve got another pathway above my computer
here called the steroid/hormone pathway. Now, most hormones, in fact, require B6. So B6
or pyridoxine is a very important vitamin to make sure that hormones work properly.
In fact, the body can’t function well at all with a very low B count. You can ingest B
vitamins through your diet. There are many different kinds of foods that contain B vitamins,
but more importantly with healthy gut bacteria, you will have ample B vitamins.
There was some research that was done at the Monash University in Australia by a bunch
of researchers showing that B vitamins, in fact, can switch on many different aspects
of immune function and dampen down other aspects. B vitamins work almost like the steroid hormone,
cortisol, that the adrenals make. B vitamins have been shown to actually regulate immune
function. And, again, this is another reason why people with poor gut function and bad
Candida are going to have a lot of problems with their immune system. It’s really a Catch
22. If you’ve got Candida and you’ve got poor levels of beneficial bacteria, you can’t produce
enough B vitamins. And, therefore, you won’t have a good immune function to counter the
Candida. There is certainly a link there. To build up sufficient levels of stomach acid,
you need to have B vitamins and zinc. Zinc in particular. And many people with Candida
have got poor gut function. They’ve got poor hydrochloric acid levels in their stomach,
so they’re really handicapped right from the start. And when you’ve got poor HCL levels,
you’re not going to be able to break protein down properly, so you’re not going to get
amino acids. You’re not going to get good hormone levels in the body. You’re not going
to be able to absorb magnesium, calcium, zinc, many other different trace elements in vitamins
and minerals. It’s very important to get that gut function working properly.
My main focus when I consult with patients and I’ve got patients now in about 70 countries
around the world on Skype and on Face Time. But the main thing I try to do with them upfront
is to improve their gut function. Because if I can do that, I can turn their health
right around. And also, a powerful gut function is a good ally in terms of getting rid of
a yeast infection. So just to answer your question there, Ed,
B vitamins are very good for Candida. And there are different kinds of B vitamin supplements
that you can take, but you need to take them in a balanced amount and you need to get B
vitamins from the right kind of source. You’ve got to be careful that you’re not getting
synthetic crap. I’m currently working on a particular Canxida product that is going to
have the right balanced amount of B vitamins in it, zinc, and special nutrients. It’s actually
a multi-vitamin designed specifically for Candida patients, and that’s actually coming
out very soon. Thanks for your question, Ed. I hope that
answers it.


  • Reply Lobbie Dove October 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks again Eric. See you have been busy with video's on foods etc and have some catching up to do. BTW what is entailed in becoming a patient and or consulting on skype? Thanks

  • Reply NaturalHI October 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hi. Can you please tell us how we can naturally increase our HCL or stomach acid, instead of supplementing with HCL, because I have chronic gastritis (no H. Pylori) and chronic carbohydrate maldigestion? Thank You.

  • Reply Faro Kama August 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Can I take B vitamin and multivitamin as the same time?

  • Reply Mert Özkan September 12, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Some web sites say, d3, b-complex and calcium is not good for candida. What do you think?

  • Reply Appy Molle March 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    So here's the thing I have been on canxida medicine for three months. My gynecologist saw that my insulin basal is very high. She afraid that I am going to continue gaining weight and that my hormones are all over the place. Does canxida really help this? It almost seems like it's making my hormonal levels worse. She put me on two natural vitamins that have vitamin B in them. She told me to eat a low glycemic diet. No rice, pasta, sweets or bread. Please give me your thoughts. I would really appreciate another video explains candidas affect on hormones. Also canxida's affect on hormones.

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  • Reply badcarma69 June 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) also seals up a leaky gut; up regulates tight junction proteins (occludin, zonulin, etc.), and even lowers endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides) in the gut, keeping them from translocating across the epithelial lining of the gut and into the bloodstream. Even when leaky gut is alcohol induced!

  • Reply Shaz Van Kann May 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Eric, Do you have a video on which Candida supplements to take according to the time of the day and before bedtime? For example I take a Candida Complex, and I also take Soil Based Organism and now integrating a Multi B Vitamin Complex. I made the mistake last night of taking all 3 supplements together and before bed and I think my body had over stimulatory response similar to what you get with Cortisol between 6-8am! I was literally sweating all night last night and then in and out of sleep! You mentioned that healthy gut bacteria contains lots of B-Vitamins, does that go for SBO and Multi Spectrum Probiotics and maybe why my system had over stimulating response?

  • Reply Joe Bejarano May 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I'm taking now foods candida support.. would taking bcomplex (which also contains biotin) and the biotin from the candida support cause too much biotin?

  • Reply George Sears June 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    How would you recommend we increase the b-vitamin producing bacteria?

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