Candida Supplements Description Doses

© Bee Wilder March 17, 2015

Take all supplements with meals that contain meats or eggs, and healthy fats, since all nutrients work together.

To get the correct kinds and brands of supplements, see iHerb – Products Bee Recommends.

You are advised to stop taking calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A, D & Omega 3, Vitamin B Complex, Niacin (B3), Thiamine (B1) Vitamin C, and Vitamin E one day each month to allow time for your body to adjust itself as it sees fit.

Only Take Recommended Supplements

You will be much more successful if you only take the supplements listed below. If you are currently taking any other supplements it is advisable to gradually go off of them.

The reason is because many supplements recommended by others, i.e. naturopaths, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals, do not understand what constitutes a truly good nutritious diet. Therefore they recommend supplements that are obtained from nutrient-dense foods on Bee’s Candida Program, which are much easier for the body to digest and utilize.

Why Other Supplements are Unnecessary

Most "extra" supplements are totally unnecessary, often causing adverse effects, or they are a complete waste of money. Taking too many supplements will also interfere with the healing processes — “More is not better!”

Good examples of this are kelp, seaweed, and other green food supplements like chlorella, chlorophyll, spirulina, blue-green algae, green drinks like wheat grass, etc. Not only are many green supplements too strong for unhealthy people to handle, that can overwhelm the body so it cannot heal itself properly, but they also contain too much iodine and other nutrients that are found on Bee’s Program. Also, all of them are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals.

Many claim that supplements like chlorella are needed to help the body eliminate heavy metals, however Bee’s program includes a number of substances that do this much more effectively, including vitamin C, niacin, and particularly the combination of fats and fat soluble supplements — see Heavy Metals, Natural Chelation. But remember that all nutrients work together in the body — see Nutrients Required for Human Health & Healing, The Function of Foods, and Food Selection for Humans. Also, they are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals.

Iodine (and many other minerals) is only required in "trace amounts" and you will get all of the iodine your body requires by eating butter, eggs, meats, and by consuming the recommended amount of good ocean sea salt. Too much iodine causes just as much problem for the thyroid as too little.

Minerals can only be utilized in the body if you get the correct combination of good fats recommended on this program, omega 3, and vitamins A and D (from fish oil and fish liver supplements), vitamin E, saturated fats like unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other animals fats. Of course all of the nutrients work together, i.e. protein, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc.

Amino acids supplements are another example. Amino acids are made from proteins. How amino acid supplements are processed, in pill or powdered form, and most are derived from soy that has been hydrolyzed (separating out the proteins using chemicals). All soy–based products are damaging to the body, particularly to the thyroid. Hydrolyzing is the chemical method of producing monosodium glutamate (MSG), and MSG is a neurotoxin, meaning that it is poisonous to nerve tissue, or to the brain or spinal cord.

Animal studies have linked MSG with brain lesions, retinal (in the eyes) degeneration and obesity. Such products may be advertised as "all natural," but they are far from it, and they cause a lot of serious damage in the body. Note: The term “all natural” is not regulated so it can be used by any company to sell their products, even if their products contain unnatural chemicals and substances.

Unfortunately, MSG and related substances are not always labelled. Calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, hydrolyzed protein, carrageenan, and citric acid always contain MSG; soy foods, nutritional yeasts, protein powders, malt flavorings, amino acids and various mixes labelled "flavorings," "natural flavours" or "seasonings" usually contain MSG.

MSG is frequently formed during processing, even if not deliberately added to a food product – this is just one more reason to avoid processed foods, and any processed protein powders and supplements.

Amino acids derived from proteins found in "real foods" like eggs and meats are much easier for the body to digest and utilize compared to any processed amino acid supplements or protei and whey powders of any kind — also see Supplements & Treatments Not Recommended, and Protein Isolate Powder Not Recommended (includes Whey)


Seven (7) macrominerals are required by the body, which means that your body requires 200 mg or more daily – all other minerals are only required in small amounts, called "trace minerals":

  • calcium – foods plus supplement
  • magnesium – foods plus supplement
  • chloride – in a good ocean sea salt
  • sodium – in good ocean sea salt
  • phosphorus – found in all meats and eggs
  • potassium – found in many foods, i.e. eggs, meats, vegetables and tea.
  • sulphur – found in eggs, meats, lemons, garlic and many other foods

However, in order for the body to absorb and utilize all minerals it needs a combination of fats including saturated fats (unrefined coconut oil, butter, lard, and other natural occurring animal fats), omega 3, and the oil soluble vitamins A, D, and E.

Supplements to Take

See the Candida Supplements Chart for a handy list including doses.
Most supplements recommended are available at iHerb – Products Bee Recommends.

Some supplements like calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, and vitamin E must indicate on the label that they are "free-of" yeast, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar, preservatives, and additives. However, some additives are unavoidable since they are used to keep capsules or tablets from sticking to the machinery at the factory. Other additives may be in such small amounts they will not cause problems.

It is very difficult to find vitamin E supplements that are not derived from soy, however Dr. Joseph Mercola says that soy oil in vitamin E supplements does not contain damaging substances found in other soy products.

Calcium & Magnesium

Calcium and Magnesium Citrate should be bought separately and taken in equal amounts. When bought separately it is easier to take more or less of each as needed, in case you need to take more or less of either one. Many products combine calcium and magnesium supplements with a ratio of 2:1 (calcium to magnesium), in which case a separate supplement of magnesium citrate is necessary in order to equal out the ratios. Do not buy calcium or magnesium supplements containing other nutrients like potassium, zinc, vitamin D, etc.

Most physicians, health care practitioners, and nutritionist recommend taking 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium daily. Taking high amounts of calcium without magnesium will deplete magnesium in the body, so taking such high amounts of calcium will be very damaging in the long run. Some may recommend magnesium also be taken, but many do not. Some may only recommend a ratio of 1:3 calcium to magnesium. However, this is not correct and it can hurt many people.

Most people nowadays are more deficient in magnesium than in calcium, so it is important to take at least an equal amount, or a 1:1 ratio. Most people do very well on 600 mg each of calcium and magnesium per day, taken in two doses of 300 mg each.

However, other things can lower the minerals levels. They include consuming "too much" tea, caffeine, and some herbs and green leafy vegetables, which are diuretic, meaning they cause the body to get rid of water along with important minerals. So it is advisable to consume these diuretic foods and drinks in moderation. Caffeine is not included on the program — see Caffeine in Not Good for Your Health.

Also consuming grains, nuts, and seeds that aren’t properly prepared binds up minerals in the intestines so they are unavailable to your body. That is because Nature coats them with a substance called phytates (phytic acid) to protect them until it is time to grow (germinate), which must be removed by proper soaking and/or leavening (like sourdough) before they are fit for human consumption. They also are coated with an enzyme that interferes with protein digestion — see Grains, Nuts, Seeds & Legumes Must Be Properly Prepared. However, there are no grains, nuts, seeds & legumes on Bee’s Candida Program — see Candida Diet Food List.

Eggshells are a great source of calcium. Eggshell calcium contains healthy, balanced calcium because it also contains trace amounts of other minerals. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb than tablets or capsules. One–half (1/2) teaspoon of powdered eggshells equals approximately 400 mgs of calcium — see Calcium Made from Eggshells.

Calcium and Magnesium Doses: Take 300 mg of calcium citrate two times a day, and take 300 mg of magnesium citrate two times a day, for a total of 600 mg per day of each. Do not take more than 500 mg of calcium at a time since your body cannot process it properly. If you drink 4 cups of Mineral–Rich Bone Broth daily you do not need to take any calcium or magnesium supplements. Also when you consume a whole can of sardines you may only need 1/2 a dose of calcium.

Vitamins A, D & Omega 3 Daily Amounts:

  • Vitamin A: 20,000 to 30,000 IU
  • Vitamin D: 800 to 1,200 IU
  • Omega-3: 2,000 to 3,000 mg

Note: Fish “liver” contains omega 3 and vitamins A and D, while “fish oil” is from the body of the fish and it only contains Omega 3 and no vitamins A and D.

In Summer the sun produces vitamin D on the oils of the skin, however, I believe it is difficult, to almost impossible, for most people today to get enough vitamin D from the sun since there are so many factors involved, including having enough oils built up on the skin, and not showering or bathing too often using chlorinated water and soap which removes natural oils, etc. – see Vitamin D, Amount of Sun Exposure Required for more details.

For that reason I recommend everyone take Omega 3 and Vitamins A and D all year. See Cod Liver Oil Brand with Nutrient Levels which compares some brands, calculation of doses, and extra supplements needed in order to obtain the recommended daily amounts above.

Some brands of cod liver oil are processed to remove all the vitamins A and D and then synthetic vitamins A and D are added back in. These products are acceptable if the daily recommended amounts are taken, because levels that are too high can be toxic. But that means taking over 50,000 IU vitamin A for 6 months or more, and taking over 3,000 mg of vitamin D for 3 months, which are doses not recommended. If you take any synthetic forms of vitamin A and D in the amounts recommended ensure you are not getting too by not taking it one day every month. The synthetic form of vitamin D is found in some supplements, which is designated as D2, also called ergocalciferol. “True” vitamin D is designated as D3, called cholecalciferol. Also synthetic forms of vitamin A are in some supplements. True vitamin A is called “retinol.”

If the cod liver oil brand available does not contain enough vitamins A and/or D, buy vitamin A and/or D separately, found in cod, halibut or shark “liver” oil capsules, which contain vitamins A and D, or vitamin A only, as required.

Note: Fish oils only contain omega-3 (EPA & DHA), so you also need to take vitamin A and D supplements in addition which are found in cod, halibut or shark “liver” oil capsules.

The best overall brand of cod liver oil of those evaluated, is Garden of Life Olde World Icelandic Cod Liver Oil (glass bottle) available at many health stores and at iHerb – Products Bee Recommends.

Omega 3, Vitamin A & Vitamin D Doses: — Ensure you are taking these amounts daily:

  • Vitamin A: 20,000 to 30,000 IU
  • Vitamin D: 800 to 1,200 IU
  • Omega-3: 2,000 to 3,000 mg

See examples of doses in Cod Liver Oil Brand with Nutrient Levels which also shows you how to calculate them according to the serving size on the product label, with comparisons of some brands, along with doses and extra supplements needed in order to obtain the range of recommended daily amounts above.

Vitamin B Complex, Niacin (B3) & Thiamine (B1)

All of the B vitamins in supplements do not have to be balanced, so it is safe to take extra B vitamins like Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1) IF you are also taking Vitamin B Complex along with them.

Vitamin B Complex, two alternatives:

  1. Nutritional Yeast “Flakes”—ensure you buy the “flakes” and not just “nutritional yeast” of any kind, which contain active yeasts which will cause problems for unhealthy people. There are many good brands available, including Red Star, Frontier, NOW, KAL, etc. Take two (2) heaping tablespoons per day, mixed into water, soup, Bee’s Egg Drink or other foods. It has a nutty flavor that most people and children like. It contains Niacin (B3) which will cause a flush, including red and itchy skin, which is nothing to be concerned about — see Niacin (B3) for more information.
  2. Vitamin B Complex tablets or capsules—Buy a Vitamin B Complex brand that is balanced (also called synergistic, which means the same thing), since the B vitamins work together. It should contain the following B vitamins (Note: Buy a brand that contains most of the B vitamins listed below, that is in the amounts given):
  • 50 mg Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)
  • 50 mg Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
  • 50 mg Niacin (not niacinamide which is synthetic) – see Note Below
  • 50 Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
  • 50 mcg Vitamin B-12
  • 50 mcg Biotin
  • 1 mg Folic Acid
  • 50 mg D-Pantothenic Acid
  • 50 mg Choline
  • 50 mg Inositol
  • 50 mg Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA)

Note: If you cannot buy a vitamin B complex that contains niacin, and instead it contains a non-flushing niacin called niacinamide, you need to buy "true" niacin (B3) separately and take it in addition to vitamin B complex that contains niacinamide. Niacin causes a flush, which includes red and itchy skin because it dilates blood vessels, even the tiniest capillaries, which releases radiation and is important for the body’s detoxification processes. Be sure to buy niacin in 50 or 100 mg size, and not 500 mg, otherwise your niacin flush will be extremely uncomfortable, but it is not damaging. For more information see Niacin (Vitamin B3).

Radiation from the sun and other sources, along with many other toxins, build up in the body – remember all those terrible sunburns? Radiation is eliminated by taking niacin (B3), which also helps the body get rid of heavy metals, other kinds of toxins, and it also oxygenates the body. Niacin is very important for the detoxification pathways in the body so they can function like they should. But as always, all nutrients work together, so Niacin alone doesn’t help.

A niacin flush causes the skin to turn red and tingle, and it will feel hot and itchy. This particularly happens in the face, neck, and ears. Dry skin has also been experienced. The hot feeling is similar to “hot flashes” experienced by women during menopause. “Flushing” occurs because the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) are opening up in the skin. This usually lasts less than 1 hour, but it is not harmful in any way. Do not buy non-flushing niacin, called niacinamide, since it does not provide the same benefits. Do not be concerned if you do not get a niacin flush when you first start on this program, and do not increase doses because you are not getting a flush.

Take Thiamine (B1) in addition to Vitamin B Complex and niacin. Additional thiamine improves sleep, prevents nightmares, improves appetite, helps digestion, improves mood, memory and depression, helps alleviate cravings, increases serotonin, helps the heart and circulation, improves liver function, and is vital for the brain and nervous system.

Vitamin B Doses — Take all B vitamins at the same time (B Complex, Niacin and Thiamine) twice a day with meals.

  • Take 50 mg of Vitamin B Complex OR one heaping tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast Flakes twice a day – see Note below.
  • Take 50 mg of niacin (B3) twice a day if “true” niacin is not in the Vitamin B complex. Be sure to buy 50 or 100 mg tablets and not 500 mg. If the tablet is 100 mg cut it in half.
  • Take 100 mg of thiamine (B1) twice a day.

Note: Even though Nutritional Yeast Flakes contain niacin (B3) and thiamine (B1) it is advisable to take additional doses of these two important B vitamins.

Vitamin C

You can take vitamin C capsules or tablets, or ascorbic acid powder or crystals, which are less expensive to take than vitamin C tablets. Because ascorbic acid can upset the stomach it is best to take it with meals. It can be hard on the teeth too, so rinse your mouth well after drinking it.

Do not buy sodium ascorbate, since it contains calcium and magnesium, or possibly baking soda. If there is any calcium and magnesium in your vitamin C you won’t be able to regulate taking the correct amounts of calcium and magnesium. Baking soda is high in sodium which is diuretic, meaning it makes the body get rid of water and minerals along with it.

Your body’s cells need time to become saturated with vitamin C, and until that happens you can get loose stools. To avoid getting loose stools from vitamin C, called the bowel tolerance level, start with 500 mg 2-3 times a day and gradually increase it. Diarrhea is also a detoxifying symptom that your body creates in order to get rid of toxins, so don’t always suspect vitamin C has caused it.

Vitamin C Doses: Take 4,000 mg total per day with meals, in divided doses. Start with 500 mg twice a day and gradually increase it to avoid getting loose stools as explained above. If you get loose stools that is not because your body is detoxifying, lower the dose for awhile and take more time to increase the amounts.

Vitamin E

Buy natural source only, which is indicated by the small "d" in front of the different types of vitamin E, such as d-alpha-tocopherol. The synthetic version begins with "dl", i.e. dl-alpha-tocopherol. Most vitamin E supplements are derived from soy, which must not be taken. Clear Base or dry base formulas are soy-free.

Vitamin E Doses: Take 200 IU twice a day or 400 IU once a day along with other supplements and meals that contain meats and eggs. If you are already taking doses of 800 IU vitamin E or more, lower the dose to 800 IU daily. No one should take more than 800 IU per day since Vitamin E works along with all of the other fats, oils, omega 3, and vitamins A & D on this program so “more is not better” nor necessary.

How to Obtain Minerals

  • Consume the correct ratios of protein to fat to carbs from nutrient-dense foods as close to Mother Nature as possible — see Calculate Protein, Fat & Carbs Ratios. This high “good” fats diet, along with supplements, helps pull nutrients out of all foods consumed, including minerals, and there are many important minerals in meats and eggs.
  • By taking calcium and magnesium supplements (above).
  • Consume mineral–rich bone broth (optional). It should be a "true" bone broth where the bones have been soaked and cooked in an acidic medium and cooked long enough to pull the minerals out of the bones — see this Mineral-Rich Bone Broth recipe.
  • By drinking, and cooking with, good non-chlorinated water that contains natural minerals as close to Mother Nature as possible.
    The best water is regular tap water, because it contains all of Mother Nature’s wonderful minerals. There are no processed mineral products that can possibly duplicate Mother Nature. Use a simple charcoal filter to get rid of the chlorine and other contaminants, i.e. Brita or PUR water filters which filters out chlorine and other contaminates, or buy a good reputable Spring water. Another alternative is to boil water for 30 minutes to get rid of chlorine and some contaminates.
    Do not be concerned about fluoride in water since you will be eliminating all other sources on this program, i.e. toothpaste, dental applications, water in processed foods and drinks, etc. Fluoride is much more dangerous when there are many sources which accumulate in your body, rather than just one source like water. Fluoride and other toxins are eliminated when you are on this program.
    Do not use reverse osmosis or distilled water, since they are devoid of minerals, and actually leach (pull out) minerals from the body. Adding minerals to them doesn’t help, since it won’t stop the leaching, and it isn’t possible for processed minerals to duplicate Mother Nature’s natural minerals.
    You should never drink softened water since it is high in sodium (salt) which is diuretic, meaning it makes the body lose water along with minerals.
    Do not drink bottled water that has fluoride or salt added, or is in plastic containers that are not safe.
  • Consume the recommended amount of "good" ocean sea salt per day, that contains over 84 minerals — Light Grey Celtic Brand Ocean Sea Salt is available at iHerb – Products Bee Recommends.

    Ocean sea salt provides proper amounts of “true” sodium and chloride, which are 2 of the 7 macrominerals required in higher amounts by the body. As noted above, adequate macrominerals, other than calcium, magnesium, sodium and chloride, are contained in the diet, i.e. potassium, sulphur, and phosphorus.
    Do not use Redmond’s Sea salt since it only contains 54 minerals and not 84 minerals like “true” ocean sea salts do.
    The grey color of ocean sea salt indicates the minerals in it, and it should be moist. The larger the crystals and the moister it is, the more minerals it will contain, as opposed to finer grades of the same salt that are lighter grey.
    Since good ocean sea salt is coarse and moist it isn’t possible to grind it in a regular pepper or salt grinder, so special grinders must be used. It can be ground it up in a coffee grinder, but it will rust the inside of the coffee grinder if you don’t completely dry it out. But it is much better to sprinkle large moist crystals on foods or into drinks with your fingers, rather than grinding them up. See Sea Salt Versus Table Salt Articles, including How Ocean Sea Salt Affects Health and The Importance of Good Ocean Sea Salt in the Diet.

Ocean Sea Salt Doses: Consume 1.5 teaspoons of large gray crystals or 1 teaspoon of fine grades (ground up) per day of “good” ocean sea salt, taken in divided doses with meals, by sprinkling them on foods and/or added to water.

Unrefined Coconut Oil

Buy a good quality virgin or extra virgin “unrefined” coconut oil that is cold- or expeller-pressed, unrefined, unbleached, undeodorized and non-hydrogenated. Coconut oil is not a supplement since it is used in cooking and consumed just like others foods, i.e. butter and lard — for more information see How Do You Identify a Good Quality Coconut Oil.

Unrefined coconut oil is an excellent cooking oil, not only because can it withstands a high temperature but also it does not become rancid (break down) easily. That’s why it is not kept in the refrigerator; instead is kept at room temperature so it is liquid and easy to use.

Coconut oil is highly resistant to spoilage and has a long shelf life (2 years or more at room temperature), so it is NOT kept in the refrigerator. Coconut oil is kept in the cupboard or on the kitchen counter. Like other saturated fats (butter and lard) coconut oil goes solid when cooled below room temperature, and it is liquid at room temperature or above.

Unrefined Coconut Oil Doses: You can take it by the spoonfuls, but always take it with meals that contain meats and eggs, and you can also use it for cooking, frying, added to foods after cooking, or by using it in recipes like Bee’s Egg Drink {Smoothie}.
But start with 1 teaspoon 3 times a day (or less), and gradually increase it by 1/4 teaspoon every 4 to 5 days up to a total of 5.5 tablespoons per day (taken in split doses), in order to minimize healing and detoxifying reactions. If your symptoms are intolerable start with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day. Note: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.

Butter Oil & Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Butter Oil is made from the milk of cows eating rapidly growing green grass, mainly in Springtime. It supplies vitamins A and D, and high amounts of the X Factor discovered by Dr. Weston A. Price, which has been found to be vitamin K2 that is an oil soluble vitamin. It can be used as a supplement to regular dietary butter, but regular butter and other foods also contain vitamin K2. Take butter oil as a supplement is not absolutely necessary, but it is helpful if you can afford it — for more information see Butter Oil.

Ghee (Clarified Butter)—Some people believe they are intolerate of the proteins in butter and dairy products because of their symptoms and reactions, so they have ghee instead. Ghee is a process that removes milk proteins, including casein, from butterfat. However, the proteins in butterfat are not the reason for such reactions, since all Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions. Note: Ghee is not as healthy as butter because it does not contain the important proteins that are in butter.

Digestive Aids

If you have digestive problems these recommendations will help improve it.

  1. Consume protein from meats and eggs with every meal since they increase stomach acid and stimulate the gall bladder to empty. Do not cook meats or eggs on high heat, and do not overcook them. Cooking proteins actually pre-digests them, called denaturing. However overheating or overcooking them makes them lose moisture and binds the protein molecules tighter together which makes them harder to digest. Meats can also be pre-digested (denatured), by soaking them in acidic mediums such as lemon or lime juice, tomato juice, apple cider vinegar, etc. Marinating meats is a good way to pre-digest or pre-cook them.
  2. Consume “good” natural fats with every meal, such as coconut oil, butter, lard and other animal fats, since they help pull nutrients out of foods, strengthen all cells in the body, and ensure a healthy liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, etc. These fats do not require bile for digestion like other fats, and their presence stimulates the gall bladder to empty just like protein does. Good fats are also needed by the liver in order to produce bile.
  3. Avoid raw vegetables until digestion improves — see Raw Versus Cooked Carbs (Plant Foods).
  4. Add a good ocean sea salt to foods, which helps pull nutrients out of them and increases stomach acid.
  5. If necessary, take betaine hydrochloric acid (HCl) supplements with or without pepsin— see How to Take Hydrochloric Acid Supplements.
  6. Chew foods thoroughly to stimulate digestive enzymes in the mouth, and to break up foods into the smallest particles possible for better digestion.
  7. Eat enough foods each meal that includes proteins, good fats (coconut oil, butter, lard, etc.) and vegetables.
  8. Eat at least 2 complete meals per day, but not more than 3 meals.
  9. Avoid snacking in between meals in order to allow time for your body to digest foods properly.
  10. Drink enough fluids with meals, 6 ounces, so the mixture in the stomach is fluid enough to squirt through the small opening between the stomach and the first part of the small intestines, called the duodenum. Drink some water just before you begin to eat a meal, and the remainder throughout the meal. Ocean sea salt can be added to the water.