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Is Vitamin C Good For Candida?

August 21, 2019

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.


  • Reply michelle staunton November 21, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I'm going to buy your book NOW, but what I need to know is this if I take the canxida tàblet what other vitamins do I need as I don't know anything about ALLL this and one could be buying dozens of tablets please can you tell me which ones to take and how many I suffer from chronic sininitus

  • Reply Health Reactor November 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Should we prefer sodium ascorbate rather than common ascorbic acid?

  • Reply Portgas D Ace November 24, 2015 at 4:22 am

    is it dangerous to take high dose of vitamine C i came across to this protocol by Dr garry gordon Bio En’R-Gy’C
    First Week…
    ½ tsp 2 x’s per day
    After one week…
    Bio En’R-Gy’C
    Increase dosage to 2 tsp daily until imbalance is corrected, then (1) tsp daily for maintenance.( One rounded teaspoon provides 4,000 mg of vitamin C and 2,000 mg of GMS-Ribose.

  • Reply 007Bluemchen February 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Hello Eric, really helpful video! Thanks! I was just wondering whether it's ok for there to be rosehip added to the vitamin c tablets when you have candida overgrowth? And also I was wondering whether bioflavonoids and citrus bioflavonoids are the same? I also want to use vitamin c for my herpes outbreaks but I tend to get a herpes outbreak when I eat citrus fruits. What's the best vitamin c tablet to take in this case? Thanks!

  • Reply James Rock October 6, 2016 at 2:05 am

    what do you think about taking colloidal silver?

  • Reply Jade Rose October 22, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Good information on Vitamin C ……thank you. ☺

  • Reply Andrew 1147 January 10, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Hi Eric,

    What's your take on Vitamin Code Vitamin C taken in conjunction with a Candida infection? It contains raw vegetables and fruits as apposed to ascorbic acid.

  • Reply mr meseeks October 27, 2017 at 12:39 am

    what about lipisomal vitamin C?

  • Reply L. Hall December 17, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Excellent info. * Would you consider making you make vitamin C with Sago Palm? Instead of ascorbic acid?
    Of course Sago Palm with added bioflavonoids. Thank you!

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Justin Castleman February 1, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Hello and thanks for the amazing content😁


    Is it okay to take a multivitamin and bcaa?

    I am on my first day of candida cleanse.

    The reason I ask is because I workout 3-5 days a week and I wanna make sure I’m get the fuel I need.

    Thanks again 😁👋

  • Reply idunnogin February 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    i live in oklahoma and its about in the middle above texas so were not on either coast

  • Reply Tamuril I May 14, 2018 at 6:38 am

    What about citric acid as an ingredient? Should I avoid something if it has this?

  • Reply Brenda Drew August 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I've read and heard that taking the juice of one lemon with water in the morning to cleanse the system plus all the other added benefits to drinking lemon and water and one glass of that at night before bedtime helps one to get adequate Vit. C plus all the Vit C in veggies and some other fruit. I'm on a low fruit, high healthy fat, fatty wild caught fish, antibiotic free chicken/turkey, mostly organic veggies diet and only drink lemon water and herbal teas to reverse my gut problems and a mild form of MS. I also take other supplements like C buffered 1000 mg, Omega 3 fish oil, D3 with K2, B complex, a good Adrenal fatigue capsule a day, a multi -mineral vitamin, a magnesium citrate capsule a day and Tumeric with black pepper. I live as healthy and clean a lifestyle as possible plus meditate, do yoga and light weight training and was once a fitness trainer. Some of my MS symptoms have abated, but heat and humidity in the summer exacerbate it as would any severe stress. I also try and stay away from any toxic negative people with their own health or mental health issues if they have severe ones since I've already gone through too much of that in my long life much to the detriment of my own physical, psychological and spiritual health. So while I enjoy all your videos and think they offer a great amount of important info, why would I need to take your expensive supplements. I'm lucky I can afford all the other supplements I'm already taking. And I won't take any prescription drugs anymore ever! I lost three family members due to toxic prescription drugs from GREEDY BIG PHARM here in America where the Standard American Diet is indeed S.A.D. along with the allopathic doctors here who don't know anything about digestion and good nutrition as traditionally they only get 36 hours of nutrition in med schools. All three are in cahoots with making American SICK! Sickness and Death are BIG BUSINESS in this country! Unfortunately and people don't realize that a healthy nation is a strong nation. That doesn't seem to register with a great many people here, at least not enough people as they guzzle down the toxic Coca colas and diet sodas, eat crappy fast foods and high processed junk foods! I know a woman who is turning 70 now and this is a real paradox, she has way more energy than I do, but eats way worst, her whole diet consists of Lean Cuisines and diet coke. She told me her whole garage is filled with cases of Diet Coke. She walks a lot and went on a biking marathon in Europe. Thing is she can barely remember anything! I think she has the beginning of Dementia or Alzheimers and that's because Diet Cokes are filled with neuro-toxins…she should eat healthier and eat more fish which is brain food! What those of us who live on Cape Cod have known for centuries and what my late mother always told be providing that it's safe wild caught fish like salmon these days with our polluted oceans! Thanks for sharing all your very interesting videos and your lifestyle. I enjoy watching and listening to them all!

  • Reply be lovely August 31, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks so much for all your informative videos! Do you have any of your videos transcripted in text or pdf version? Would love to have it on hand to study and reference. Thanks!

  • Reply jam yon October 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Can you please put words on the screen so that i can understand ur words it seems like u eat it so its just a suggestion to understand more

  • Reply Nick Sofialakis April 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Lol. Vitamin C dissolves calcification like magnesium and sulphur.

  • Reply Daljit Singh May 12, 2019 at 4:06 am

    How about liposomal vitamin c

  • Reply Shaz Van Kann May 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    What about 1000-2000mg Buffered Vit-C Flush for breaking down biofilm of Candida every hour until the point of passing watery stools? I saw a video recently of a lady who removed 1metre of Bio Film from here system! 😮

  • Reply Margarita Orlova May 28, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Sometimes, when Candidiasis is really severe, your body confuses between an ascorbic-asid salt and glucose. So, diarrea is the consequence of such a confusion.

  • Reply NcScbeach1 June 2, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve had three I.V. Vitamin C treatments over the past three weeks ( per my Integrative doctors request for chronic Lyme disease EBB ect ), but I feel worse. Any ideas as to why? I started off with 10mg and moved up four days ago to 25 mg

  • Reply Lisa Gardner August 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Is vitamin c derived from
    Acerola Safe with candida ??

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