Biotin For Candida

Biotin The Candida Inhibitor

I first started to recommend the vitamin called biotin with yeast infection about three years ago after I read some interesting studies into its use, and especially after reading about written by an experienced doctor who had been recommending it for years for candida. Biotin is an essential coenzyme that assists in the making of fatty acids and in the burning of carbohydrates and fats for body heat and energy. Additionally, it also aids in the utilization of different amino acids, folic acid and vitamins B5 and B12. It is a potent stimulator of healthy cells of your body.

eggsGood Tip – Avoid Raw Eggs

Avoid raw eggs if you don’t want a deficiency of biotin. Egg white contains a protein called avidin, and this protein binds extremely tightly to biotin and prevents it being utilized by the body. Cooking egg destroys the ability of avidin to bind to biotin, so cooked eggs are fine but raw eggs are not.

droriontrussDr. Orion Truss Recommended Biotin

Not many people know that candida organisms are dimorphic, meaning they exist in two different forms. Candida can change its round yeast-like form into a puncturing mycelial form. What are mycelia? They are tangled masses of fine branching threads that make up the invasive fungal form of candida, and it is this form that can penetrate into the cell looking for food.

Dr. Orion Truss (The Missing Diagnosis, 1983) stated that candida in its normal rounded state is sugar fermenting, actively reproducing and non-invasive. Dr. Truss mentioned that god dietary sources of biotin include egg yolks, brown rice, liver and kidney and soybeans (which were not genetically modified in the 80’s) along with dietary supplements of biotin may well help to prevent candida from converting into its invasive fungal form.

Dr. Truss recognized even 30 years ago that people were deficient in biotin as it was lacking in the typical SAD diet back then as it is today (Standard American Diet). Today it is worse than in the 1980’s, with yet even more people eating higher amounts of refined diets lacking in biotin, include white flour products, French fries, soda drinks, deep fried foods, candy, pastries and other similar depleted or fake foods. These foods not only allow candida to thrive, they are deficient in biotin and have the potential to allow candida to more easily morph into its more invasive form.

Biotin and the Inhibition Of The Mycelial Form Of Candida

Dr. Luc De Shepper was one of the first physicians to write the connection between biotin and candida in the 1980’s, his book opened my eyes to the amazing effects of biotin with yeast infection: “Candida, The Symptoms, The Causes, The Cure”, it is worth a read by anyone serious about yeast infections. But as early as 1974, researcher Dr. Yamaguchi noted that when candida albicans was cultured on a biotin-poor dish, it quickly changed into its invasive mycelial form.

Biotin And The Development Of Candida Albicans*
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Candida albicans (400x magnification) grown in a medium containing biotin at a concentration of 10ng/ml. The round form of candida can be clearly seen in this image. Candida albicans (400x magnification) when grown in a much lower medium of biotin. (0.1ng/ml). The mycelial form of candida can be clearly seen in this image.

*Yamaguchi H. Sabouraudia. 1974 Nov;12(3):320-8. Mycelial development and chemical alteration of Candida albicans from biotin insufficiency.

How Does Biotin Work With Yeast Infections?

There are a few reasons why it makes good sense for you to have biotin in your yeast infection treatment protocol, and here are three good reasons:

  1. Biotin has the ability to halt candida from turning into a hyphal or mycelial form, which is a lot harder to get rid of the yeast itself, and potentially more serious in your body. According to medical doctor, acupuncturist and homeopath Dr. Luc De Shepper, Biotin taken in the amount of at least 3 Milligram will cut the transformation cycle from the yeast to the fungus form. In order avoid the spreading of the mycelial form of candida into the bloodstream (and thus giving the opportunity for the yeast cells to invade almost all of the organs, including the brain), the interruption of the vicious cycle is a must and a priority and biotin will halt this progression.
  2. There are certain people who may have a biotinidase deficiency who may have an increased risk of a yeast infection. Biotinidase is an enzyme that helps to recycle biotin in your body.
  3. Beneficial bacteria in your digestive system help to produce B vitamins, including biotin. A primary source of biotin is the healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract. Because these are often compromised by a candida albicans overgrowth, candida sufferers are particularly prone to a biotin deficiency. People with yeast infections often have altered bowel flora and have a harder time making their own B vitamins, and this is one of the big reasons they get so tired. Carbohydrates need B vitamins to be metabolized efficiently, and those with chronic yeast infections eat too many carbs and always seem to be B vitamin deficient, especially biotin. And if little to no biotin is produced then you need to rely solely on dietary sources and that can be hit and miss.

The Low Carbohydrate-Biotin Self-Test

This test can be performed in conjunction with other tests I have recommended for achieving optimal results if you want to know if you have a yeast infection or not. This candida test was recommended to me by natural medicine expert Dr. James Wilson from Arizona, Doctor Wilson is the world’s authority in adrenal fatigue. Strictly avoid carbohydrates and take 3000 micrograms of biotin (3 milligrams) per day for 3 days and see if any of your yeast infection symptoms improve. If symptoms improve, especially dramatically, you are probably suffering from a mycelial candida overgrowth in your intestines and/or circulation. Make sure your candida supplement contains sufficient biotin in divided doses and take with foods.

I have developed a product called CanXida Remove, it contains Biotin along with many other of the best antifungal, antibacterial and anti parasitic natural medicines and is one of the leading candida crushing products on the market.

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