I'm happy to report that while listening to a podcast of one of my 2 (wow big number) trusted sources, there has apparently been a recent discovery regarding a form of vitamin B3 that may become another "tool in the toolbox" against candida albicans.
"In the current study, researchers found that niacinamide directly disrupted key Candida reproductive enzymes leading to weaker strains of Candida, an inability to form infectious biofilms, and gross aberrations in the DNA of Candida. This is all good news for humans and bad news for Candida. Niacinamide is virtually free of side effects as long as a total dose does not pass 3,000 mgs per day. Niacinamide is similar to niacin, but does not have any flushing or any ability to lower cholesterol."
I don't know anything more than this. But this is exciting news to me! I guess we can hope.
The other part of this post, undecylenic acid, I'm just throwing out there because I don't hear much talk about it. And I do believe it to be effective. And I would like to be able to obtain some. It is produced from the vaccuum distillation of castor bean oil or I guess from the "cracking" of castor oil. However, I do not believe that you get any by ingesting castor oil. And while I'm on that subject. If there's any one out there in severe need to push alot of stuff out of the GI tract. IMO castor oil is the only way to go. When I was REALLY bad before I started green juices and candida / clean diet, I lost 8 pounds in about 3 hours due to castor oil. Not that I recomend doing this often, I don't. But it's been used for hundreds of years for this purpose and is even used clinicaly today to prep people for surgery.
I'm not a chemist. But to me undecylenic acid has nothing to do with castor oil other it is a chemical derivative of it. Similar to biodesiel vs. corn. If someone smarter than me could clarify or tell me if this line of thinking is correct?
The podcast is Byron Richards Aug 18th ( at 16 min 38 sec) he talks about the niacinamide for 5 or 10 min. if you want to hear him talk about it search itunes store Byron Richards or Wellness Resources (free podcast). I think you can get it from his website also wellness resources.com