Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,
author of Candida Crusher. I have a question here from a lady called Teresa Neal in Oklahoma
in America. I’m not sure if it’s on the east coast or the west coast. I’ve heard it’s a
very beautiful place. Teresa is asking me a question today, “Eric,
is vitamin C good for Candida?” Teresa, vitamin C is excellent, not just for Candida, but
excellent for the body in general. I’ll give you a bit of an explanation why it’s so darn
good. First we have to understand we’ve probably
been told for a long, long time that vitamin C is one of the best things we can take to
counter the common cold or to boost your immune function. But why does this occur? Why is
it such a potent vitamin to take? Why are doctors so dismissive of it and think it’s
a load of nonsense? Well, a good friend of mine, Dr. James Wilson
taught me a lot about vitamin C. Dr. Wilson, of course, is the person who came up with
the phrase “adrenal fatigue,” and Dr. Wilson said that the highest concentration in the
body of vitamin C, there are two places, the adrenal cortex or the part of the adrenal
gland that makes cortisol, and the lens of the eye. When you think about it. If the body
puts vitamin C in a particular organ or tissue, it will do so for a very specific reason.
Vitamin C is in the adrenal cortex so it can help to produce cortisol. Cortisol is probably
the most important hormone when it comes to boosting your immune function. It boosts multiple
aspects of immune function. All the cells of the body contain receptor sites for cortisol,
but the white blood cells contain hundreds of times more receptor sites than any other
cell. The only cells that don’t contain sites for being activated by cortisol are hair and
nails, because they’re dead tissue. But all other cells contain areas where cortisol activate
them. But the white cells, in particular, have a very powerful affinity for cortisol,
and cortisol can’t be manufactured without adequate levels of vitamin C in the body.
Now you understand why vitamin C helps people with the common cold and the flu and cancer
and many different immune problems. Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr. Matthias Rath are
two doctors who did most of the early work on vitamin C. Pauling, I think got two Nobel
Prizes in his day. Very clever man. Pauling worked out that the average person needs right
about 3000 to 4000 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Check out Dr. Pauling’s YouTube video
on vitamins creating expensive urine. It’s a very good video and it will make you laugh
when he was asked about vitamin C, if it was any good for the body.
Coming back to Candida. Vitamin C is exceptionally good for Candida, but I think along with many
other different vitamins and minerals. You shouldn’t just take it on its own in exclusion
from anything else. It forms a very important part of the diet. If you’re eating a lot of
good vegetables, things like spinach and good green vegetables all the time, you’re going
to be getting plenty of vitamin C. But if you want over and above, it pays to supplement.
The product I’m going to make very soon, which I’ve formulated already. I’m just waiting
to find the right person to make it for me is called Canxida Rebuild and it contains
plenty of vitamin C. Vitamin C must always be buffered. Meaning if you’re going to take
straight ascorbic acid as a source of vitamin C, it could create a lot of heartburn and
reflux and digestive problems, so you want to make sure that you’ve got some calcium/magnesium
there to buffer it a little bit in the right form and also that you take it with something
called bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are vitamin C like compounds. Anywhere in nature you find
vitamin C, you’ll find a bioflavonoid. And the main ones are rutin, quercetin, and hesperidin.
Bioflavonoids are very protective kind of vitamins. Plants have them along with the
vitamin C to stop them from insect attack and to improve microcirculation. That’s what
they do in our body as well. Vitamin C also has a good effect on improving
our gut function. It actually helps to boost production of stomach acid. It also increases
the way that our body circulates blood and lymph fluid. It has a very good effect on
helping to build various neurotransmitters or hormones in the body. It helps to stabilize
blood pressure. It improves kidney and liver function. There are multiple effects. We could
spend a whole hour just talking about the different health benefits of vitamin C. You
can’t build good bone tissue without vitamin C, for example. It’s exceedingly important.
How much is enough? It all depends on what you’re trying to achieve with vitamin C, but
I’m quite happy with people taking a minimum of 500 milligrams to 1000 milligrams per day.
That’s usually a good dose in a supplement. But if you’re eating plenty of vegetables,
you’ll be getting adequate amounts in. Fruits containing vitamin C you need to be careful
of in the early stages of the Candida diet. But as time goes on, you can increase the
amount of fruits you eat. Kiwi fruit are very high in vitamin C, and I don’t find them a
problem with most people with a yeast infection. One kiwi fruit per day for many patients now
I find has no real concern. That’s my take on vitamin C, Teresa, it’s
fantastic for yeast infection. It works very well. Take it as a multi-vitamin. You can
take a bit on its own, but make sure that bioflavonoids are there with it and drink
plenty of water. The other fallacy or bit of nonsense about vitamin C you will here
is it creates kidney stones. There is no proof at all that vitamin C creates kidney stones.
Intravenous is what I recommend for cancer patients up to 20,000 or 30,000 milligrams
per day intravenously works very well for many people. I’ve got incredibly good cases
I could mention regarding very sick people who recovered literally within a week with
IV vitamin C. So I’m a huge fan of vitamin C myself.
That’s my take on it. Thanks for tuning in, Teresa.