How Long Do Candida Die Off Symptoms Last
Candida die off symptoms can last anywhere between a few hours to a few days, sometimes up to a week. The main factor that determines the duration of the candida yeast die off is the fit of the treatment to the individual’s state of health and the severity of the candida overgrowth. The better the fit, the less die off symptoms you should experience.
In this experts guide, we focus on the candida die off symptoms FAQ. Especially:
- How to prevent and minimize die off symptoms.
- Common mistakes that cause die off symptoms to avoid.
For the complete candida die off experts guide, see: die off symptoms.
Before You Try To Kill Candida
A common misconception about candida die off is that it is a sign that the treatment is working. What it really means however, is completely the opposite. When you have die off symptoms, it means that the amount of toxins released by the dying candida yeast is more than what your body can safely handle. The high level of toxins put a lot of stress on internal organs, especially the colon, liver and kidneys that are involved in filtering toxins in the body.
The bottom line: There is no need to feel worse in order to feel better. You can treat candida overgrowth safely and effectively without the need to suffer and be miserable.
Managing Candida Die Off Symptoms
Die off symptoms during the candida cleanse are common. Even in natural candida cleanse protocols. We covered this topic in all our natural protocols that involve candida and parasites cleansing. You can prevent or minimize most of the die off symptoms during the cleanse.
Below our the best ways you can do to prevent candida die off, for a safe and effective treatment.
1. Cleanse Your Colon
The reason you always want to start your candida cleanse with a colon cleanse is very simple. The colon is the primary organ in the body responsible for removing toxins from the body through normal bowel movements. When your colon is free of waste and stool buildup, it can eliminate the dying candida and its toxins quicker. This can prevent and minimize many of the die off symptoms.
This is especially important since in most cases of candida and yeast issues, the source of the candida overgrowth occurs in the gut. The fact that you have candida and yeast issues is usually a strong indication that your elimination function is not effective. Otherwise, you won’t have these to begin with.
Based on our experience, this is the main reason of die off symptoms many people experience during the candida cleanse. It just takes your body too much time to eliminate these toxins. This critical step is the main cause of the candida cleanse side effects, healing crises and die off symptoms so many people experience during the candida treatment (70% according to this study). It just takes your body too much time to eliminate these toxins.
This is exactly what oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-Powder ) is designed to do. As its name suggests, Oxy-Powder uses oxygen in the colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so they can be flushed out naturally by the body. When your colon is free of all this waste buildup, it can get rid of toxins quicker during your treatment, which can prevent and minimize many of the die off symptoms. This is done in a completely natural and gentle way, yet it has shown to be very potent and safe.
Doing an oxygen colon cleanse also means that there will be less waste and undigested food particles that can feed candida. This can further support the effectiveness of the treatment.
- To learn more about oxygen colon cleanse: Natural colon cleanse.
2. Candida Cleanse Pills
Using candida cleanse pills and anti fungal medicine to kill candida and yeast in your body are very common. Very often however, they cause die off symptoms. One of the biggest problem we see with many candida supplements, is that many of them contain harsh ingredients that are just too aggressive. In some cases even toxic. Even natural candida supplements that only contain antifungal herbs are not always safe.
Furthermore, based on our experience, antifungals are not always needed. When the source of the candida yeast problem in your body is addressed, the body may be able to naturally balance the overgrowth by itself.
For this reason, we do not recommend starting your treatment with antifungal supplements.
Cleanse your colon, transition into a cleaner diet that agrees with your body and give your body the time it needs to balance the candida yeast. Many people are able to get rid of most of their issues in about 4 weeks. Naturally, safely without the use of antifungal supplements.
- To learn more: are antifungals really needed to treat candida?
3. Probiotic Die Off Symptoms
Die off symptoms from probiotics are very common. Many people are surprised to learn their probiotics supplements caused side effects such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and even acne.
When using Probiotics supplements for candida, it is important to make sure the strains used are effective for candida but also safe, so your body can balance the yeast overgrowth at a rate it can safely handle.
Latero-Flora (Bacillus laterosporus) is our preferred choice of probiotics for candida during the initial yeast infection and candida treatment (week 1-4). It has been a part of our natural protocol for candida for many years.
Latero-Flora is using the Bacillus laterosporus, a patented probiotic strain shown by research to be very safe and effective for candida overgrowth. It is best used during the initial candida and yeast infection treatment, as a single probiotic strain that is very fast acting and potent, but also very gentle and safe.
To learn more about probiotics for candida: best probiotics for candida – benefits vs. risks.
3. Avoid Drastic Changes
Making drastic changes is another common reason for die off symptoms. Especially:
- Taking too many candida supplements.
- Strict candida cleanse diets.
- Eating too many anti fungal foods.
Safety comes first. Always make gradual changes and see how your body responds.
How To Tell If Candida Is Dying
The best way to tell that candida is dying, is that you feel better. You may notice that classic yeast and candida overgrowth symptoms get better. Common signs candida is going away are improvements in vaginal yeast infections, digestive issues such as gas, bloating, yeast infection on skin that often causes rash and itchy skin, and oral thrush.
The fact that your symptoms become worse doesn’t always mean candida is dying. Aggressive candida supplements, anti-fungal medication often cause a bad reaction due to the ingredients. So you feel bad because of other factors, but not due to candida yeast elimination.
When Does Candida Die Off Start
When candida starts to die during the treatment, it releases over 80 different toxins. These toxins can get anywhere in the body and are well known to cause many discomforts and symptoms all over the body. Most common symptoms appear as flu-like symptoms. It is also common that existing symptoms become more severe.
Yeast Die Off Symptoms
Common yeast die off symptoms include:
- Abnormal vaginal discharge.
- Skin rash, acne, itching.
- Sinus infection.
- Brain fog.
- Joint and muscle pain.
- Constipation or diarrhea, yeast in stool.
- Bloating, gas.
- Increased mucus production.
- Swollen glands.
- Mood swings, unexplained depression or anxiety.