Best Natural Supplements for Yeast Infection
Best Natural Supplements for Yeast Infection
If you’re trying to treat or prevent yeast infections, a natural antifungal supplement can help you win this battle for good. While there are many Candida supplements available, they often contain synthetic additives that may have a harmful effect on your health.
Why not try 100% natural supplements that contain one highly concentrated antifungal ingredient with well-documented effectiveness? In this article, I’ll share my four personal favorites.
Take a look at my picks:
NaturaNectar Bee Propolis Trio
In the last 10 years, scientists have been focusing more and more on the antifungal properties of propolis.
They found that it works against Candida albicans strains that developed resistance to traditional drugs, it’s also effective against other difficult to treat strains such as C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. guilliermondii.
A 2009 study found that propolis can kill Candida cells even in very low concentrations, which shows that it’s one of the most potent natural antifungal remedies.
Apart from being antifungal, propolis will boost your immune system as well as kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
NaturaNectar Bee Propolis Trio combines 3 types of Brazilian propolis: brown, green and red, each with slightly different qualities, to maximize its beneficial effects on your health.
This supplement doesn’t contain any chemical solvents, and it uses a special method to extract flavonoids from bee propolis without any impurities.
Bear in mind that if you’re allergic to bee products, you should steer clear from propolis. In that case, it’s better to choose:
Desert Harvest Aloe Vera
Apart from offering many health benefits, such as boosting your immunity and killing bacteria and viruses, aloe vera has also got excellent antifungal properties.
You can apply it directly on your skin if you’re suffering from skin fungal infection or vaginal yeast infection, and it can be ingested to help you fight yeast in your digestive tract.
A recent study shows that aloe vera owes its antifungal qualities to a protein called 14 kDa and it’s especially effective against three Candida strains: Candida albicans, Candida paraprilosis, and Candida krusei.
Aloe vera can inhibit the growth of those Candida cells by at least 90%, pretty impressive!
Desert Harvest Aloe Vera contains 100% organic freeze-dried aloe vera powder. apart from 600mg of aloe vera, each capsule contains 20mg of calcium carbonate and 3mg of silicon dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral).
This product is certified organic by The United States Department of Agriculture.
PHS Olive Leaf Extract
Scientists found that olive leaf extract has got excellent antifungal properties thanks to one of its compounds called hydroxytyrosol. It’s got the ability to damage Candida cell membranes as well as their germ-tubes, making the yeast unable to feed and grow.
Another study focused on the effectiveness of different concentrations of olive leaf extract. They found out that a 15% extract can kill Candida cells within 24 hours, while a 40% extract will kill them within a few hours!
Most olive leaf extract supplements have got 20% concentration, but I found one with a 40% concentration. PHS Olive Oil Extract is one of the most potent products of this type on the market.
Apart from killing Candida, olive leaf extract will boost your immunity and help you get rid of bacteria and viruses. It also improves your cardiovascular systems and keeps your sugar levels in check.
Ultracur Curcumin Whey Complex (Turmeric)
Turmeric is another potent natural antifungal remedy that you can try. Its main antifungal compound is called curcumin. Studies show that it can destroy Candida cell walls causing it to die.
The only downside of using turmeric for yeast infection is that curcumin has got a low bioavailability.
It means that after ingestion only a tiny amount of it ends up in your bloodstream and you need higher concentration to take advantage of its antifungal effect.
Ultracur Curcumin Complex has a special formulation that increases the bioavailability of curcumin 100 times. So it lets you get the most of its antifungal properties without having to eat loads of turmeric.
One pill contains 600 mg of curcumin, and you can take up to 2 capsules a day.
Using natural Candida supplements can be an excellent way to prevent and treat all sorts of yeast infections. Apart from killing yeast, all of these natural remedies have been shown to boost your immunity, making it even more difficult for Candida to strike.
If you want to read more about how to use the above herbs for a yeast infection, check my articles:
I also wrote a review of natural Candida supplements that contain a mixture of different antifungal herbs. You can check it here.
Have you ever used any other natural supplements to fight Candida? Did they work? Please share your experiences in the comment section below. Also, if you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!