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.
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 utilisation of different amino acids, folic acid and vitamins B5 and B12. It is a potent stimulator of healthy cells of your body.
Good 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 utilised by the body. Cooking egg destroys the ability of avidin to bind to biotin, so cooked eggs are fine but raw eggs are not.
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 recognised 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.
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*|
|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.
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:
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. 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.