Well, I'm not an expert on candida..but everyone can benefit from BH no matter what your situation. And there's no way you can do it with water. I ran out of apple juice once and tried to do a shake with water..I could not get it down. Blaach! I don't see how anyone could drink that with water. You can certainly try it..I won't hurt you or anything. The problem is swallowing it. ICK!