Going by my experiences and observations, I came to the conclusion that supplementing substances other than B vitamin not only doesn’t aid the healing process, but also makes that process more difficult and slows it down. This is because despite the many deficiencies occurring in the body, the only way of evening them out is through B vitamins. In other words, to visualize – if you own a shoe factory and for years you’ve been receiving only soles and laces, you can either balance them out with the same amount of legs and legs only, or there will be no shoes.
The absorption of many substances is directly or indirectly linked to the presence of B vitamins, which makes supplementing them redundant, because they will not be absorbed, but rather removed with excess from the body. An example of this is magnesium – without the presence of the appropriate amount of vitamin B6 it won’t be absorbed, but excreted from the body with urine. In the case of a large B vitamin deficiency and a big dose of supplemented magnesium, this may be felt in the evening in the form of tension, faster heart rate, stiffness in the muscles, ringing in the ears and anxiety. Some interpret this as a symptom of magnesium allergy. If the dose of magnesium is small and the B vitamin deficiency latent, the process of magnesium removal may not be noticeable, but it doesn’t mean it’s not happening – after some time has passed, as a result of constant magnesium loss and additional demand for B vitamins symptoms of their deficiency will appear or intensify if already present – to which people usually respond with increasing the supplementation.
In my experience, supplementing magnesium in the presence of a B vitamin deficiency – even with an additional dose of vitamin B6 – has failed the test, bringing about the opposite of the desired effects multiple times. Similar to attempting vitamin D and K supplementation, which cemented my belief that other vitamins and elements are absorbed proportionally to the amount of B vitamins – all attempts of going around this rule ended in increasing the deficiency and intensifying the symptoms (decrease in energy, worsened overall wellbeing, issues relating to the skin and digestion).
Another link in the aforementioned chain is calcium – it can’t be absorbed without magnesium and additionally requires vitamins D and K, the metabolism of which depends on B vitamins as well. It’s clear then that supplementing calcium in the presence of a B vitamin deficiency cannot succeed. What’s worse, calcium is not excreted by the body – the excess is stored in veins and arteries, leading to arteriosclerosis.
The body functions optimally when it has the appropriate amount of all necessary substances in the right proportions. I estimate the proportion of the demand for vitamins B and C to the demand for vitamins A, D, E and K to be around 80:20. This fits into the model of an alkaline diet, because vitamins B and C are contained mostly in alkaline products while vitamins A, D, E and K are liposoluble (they require fat to be absorbed). If there is a deficit of B vitamins, at first there is an imbalance of A, D, E and K vitamins and consequently their deficit proportional to the B vitamin deficit (A, D, E and K are liposoluble, and fats need to be first digested by B vitamins). If those liposoluble vitamins are supplemented in this situation, the imbalance grows larger (B vitamins are used up more and more vitamins A, D, E and K are stored). What is more, beta carotene from food can be stored by the body without it being turned into vitamin A (which can be seen on the inside of a person’s feet and hands), while vitamin A in the form of a supplement directly encumbers the liver and is toxic in excessive amounts – and the body must neutralize this toxin with the help of additional B vitamins.
Multivitamin preparations also fail the test. B vitamins are found in them in trace amounts in proportion to the demand for them, while there is an excess of vitamins A, D, E and K, which are stored by the body.
Substances such as vitamin C, probiotics and products meant to stimulate the immune system are a different story. I compare supplementing them to cleaning an engine in a car which is out of gas. They intensify the fight with Candida, when there is a deficiency of B vitamins and substances dependent on them, which are necessary for neutralizing the toxins produced by Candida defending itself – so they don’t help in this situation either in the long term. There are ways to force the body to extreme exertion and defeating the disease, to make it function in a state of emergency, when it replaces some substances with others – but this leads to using up of all of the body’s resources and you can’t expect it to return to normal functioning afterwards without appropriate support directed at replenishing those resources. Isn’t this why people can be cured of cancer by natural methods, but after the usual relapse, the chances decrease by half and by the third time they are equal to zero?
Those are only a few examples, but it’s enough to read about the details about the absorption of vitamins and elements – about the complicated relationships between them, synergistic and antagonistic – to understand, that any kind of supplementation in the presence of a B vitamin deficiency carries more risk than potential benefit. Especially in the context of the most recent report by the Supreme Audit Office, which warns that the lack of control over supplements introduced to the Polish market results in negligence of basic standards of safety.
However, there is something you can do to support your body in getting rid of Candida. You could bolster up the functioning of your digestive tract by:
– taking enzymes with meals (but not containing vitamins A or D or strongly alkaline chlorella);
– drinking herbal teas meant for aiding digestion;
– drinking herbal teas meant to stimulate the kidneys.
They have to be introduced carefully and gradually, systematically increasing the frequency, amount and strength of the brew, because herbs stimulate the release of toxins accumulated in the liver and kidneys, which may cause a stronger acidification of the body. It’s a good idea to ensure even stimulation of the organs (cleansing the liver could weigh down the kidneys, cleansing the kidneys could cause inflammation of the bladder) and moderate physical activity, which activates the lymphatic system, which in turn works as the body’s last resort in the fight against toxins. A body stimulated this way will begin to work more efficiently.