I guess pinecone extract is suppose to help the immune system shift to TH1/create a better immune response with Candida. I have some and going to see if it helps or not.
Natway-I would not rely on you tube 80-10-10 diets as a cure for everyone's candida. Some candida cases are much more complicated than that. Some people have tried 80-10-10 with no relief. I don't know too many "strong" cases of candida that have been cured with that diet alone. Severe Candida becomes more than just a blood issue . It can be an issue of trying to restore/rebalance the whole gut ecosystem. I've noticed that people that cure their candida with 80-10-10 start to feel better in 2 weeks. That is not a strong case of candida, but a mild one. A severe case of candida can take many months to start to feel better for some it takes years--depending on what is going on in their life. It takes so long because think of how long the Gi tract is (Almost 30 feet long) and how much territory the candida can take over if it gets out of control. 2 weeks/little longer on a 80-10-10 diet is not going to cure someone who has a good amount of their GI overtaken by fungal candida.
Could not find any. But you never know what kind of reaction can come from it depending on the individual. To think about it further... Pine cone extract or immune modulators are probably more effective toward the end of a candida program(once the candida is more under control). Approach : 1.Bringing the candida levels down to a minimum 2.. Restoring/re-balancing the flora 3.Reactivating the immune system
Most effective programs use this approach.
Our beneficial flora is what keeps candida under control. Our immune system helps with an outbreak(like calling backup)
Backround---Vitamin Dept. manager(vitamin store) for 5 years, completed natural foods education program, studying health +nutrition on and off for about 20yrs, attended over 20 professional lectures provided by the vitamin store.
A lot of supps out there that can cause side effects that people don't realize. I pretty much compromised my health trying just about every thing out there/being excessive about it. A lot of these companies will brainwash people just on the positives of their supplements but don't mention the negatives or long term side effects of supps. The problem is that the supplement industry has very little to no regulations so they can get away with twisting and manipulating some of the "claims" on their products. Just make sure you buy products with a good return policy and when you first try a new supplement start of with low dosage and work your way up. If your sensitive with supplements always do new supps early in the morning so your not up all night with a bad reaction to a new supplement.