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The microbiome in your gut is home to trillions of healthy probiotics, as well as some not so healthy bacteria, Candida yeasts and so on. For good health, you need enough of the healthy probiotics to balance out the others. Candex™ supports this balance with specifically targeted, high potency enzymes that break down the substances that comprise the cell walls of yeast.*

  • Feel better in 10 days or less*
  • Little to no “die off” reaction
  • No major dietary restrictions
  • Safe for children and pets*
        (use one half capsule per 40 pounds of body weight)
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$34.15

The microbiome in your gut is home to trillions of healthy probiotics, as well as some not so healthy bacteria, Candida yeasts and so on. For good health, you need enough of the healthy probiotics to balance out the others. Candex™ supports this balance with specifically targeted, high potency enzymes that break down the substances that comprise the cell walls of yeast.*

  • Feel better in 10 days or less*
  • Little to no “die off” reaction
  • No major dietary restrictions
  • Safe for children and pets*
        (use one half capsule per 40 pounds of body weight)
4080120
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What is Candida?

Candida albicans is a fungal yeast that is literally everywhere. In other words, you can’t keep it out of your body. If you have unhealthy levels, it can trigger a host of complaints, like localized (primarily vaginal or rectal) itching, depression, irritability, dizziness, unclear thinking, difficulty focusing, brain fog, fatigue, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, rapid weight loss or gain, flatulence, and cravings for sweets or alcohol. These issues can range from mildly annoying to severely undermining you quality of life. Research from Rice University suggest that up to 70% of Americans are, to some degree, impacted by Candida.

How Does Candida Get Out of Control?

Under normal circumstances, your gut is home to a wide variety of beneficial bacteria called probiotics. If you have thriving populations of these bacteria, Candida is unlikely to present a problem. Candida, however, is highly opportunistic. If space is available, it multiplies in a hurry. Under ideal conditions, Candida can double its population every two hours.


In the modern world, probiotics face constant challenges. Antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chlorinated water (even in the shower or bath), poor diet and even stress can deplete them. When probiotic populations decline, yeasts have more room to grow.

Enzymes: A Better Way

For decades, natural gut balance protocols, like those designed to support healthy Candida levels, were limited to herbs that have mild antifungal properties. These herbs, however, have three problems. First, they are sometimes not so good for your liver. Second, yeasts can become immune to them. Third, they can cause “die off” reactions that make you feel worse instead of better.


The cell wall of Candida, and similar yeasts, are made of chitins, beta glucans, mannoproteins and glycoproteins. Like your skin or skeleton, the cell wall defines the yeast’s structure. If it breaks down to a large enough degree, the yeast cannot survive.


Our founder, Jery Cochern, has studied Candida for over 30 years. It has a complex immune system that can produce countless counter factors to overcome the antifungal effects of herbs. However, it cannot change its cell wall. Thus, the challenge was to find the best way to break the cell wall down. The answer came as a highly specific group of digestive enzymes.

Candex™

While words like MannoPROTEINS and GlycoPROTEINS make it seem that you would need protein digesting enzymes to break down substances that contains them, that fact is that you don’t. These compounds are actually 65% to 90% carbohydrate with bits of proteins woven in. Further, Candida’s cell wall is about 60% beta-glucan. The enzymes in Candex™ break these factors down.*


Candex™ is a fast acting, pleasant microbiome support system that requires no major dietary changes. It has been a first choice of both consumers and health practitioners for over 20 years for one simple reason – it works! But it doesn’t just work – it works fast. You will begin feeling better in 10 days or less. And, you won’t have to feel worse before you feel better.*


Naturally, the success of Candex™ has spurred imitations. Most of these contain large levels of protease. However, protease is not necessary and might, when used between meals (as such products direct), aggravate ulcers and other gut issues that may accompany yeast overgrowth.*

Great supplements start with quality ingredients. At Pure Essence, we certify the purity, potency and integrity of all of our ingredients.

CELLULASE

A fiber digesting enzyme that breaks down the cell wall of Candida.*

HEMICELLULASE

A fiber digesting enzyme that breaks down the cell wall of Candida.*

AMYLASE

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

INVERTASE

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

GLUCOAMYLASE

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

Cellulase

A fiber digesting enzyme that breaks down the cell wall of Candida.*

Hemicellulase

A fiber digesting enzyme that breaks down the cell wall of Candida.*

Amylase

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

Invertase

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

Glucoamylase

Breaks down the polysaccharides found in both the cell and biofilm of Candida.*

Always use between meals with at least 8 oz of water. 

Day 1: (1) capsule; Day 2: (1) capsule twice daily; Day 3 and after: (2) capsules twice daily. 

For maintenance: (1) capsule at bedtime.

Children: (1/2) capsule twice daily per 40 lbs.


Careful ingredient sourcing and using the right tests to ensure safety and quality are a priority for us. Here are our lab results for the current batch of AdrenalStability™.

Microbial Testing

Passed

Heavy Metal Testing

Passed

Identity Testing

Passed

Potency Testing 

Passed

Is it common to experience stomach cramps after starting Candex™?

While die-off reactions do not occur with Candex™, approximately one percent of users experience some mild stomach discomfort or abdominal cramping. This could be due to a sensitivity to Candex™’s enzymes or to the enzymes breaking down undigested foods in the colon. As the enzymes begin to clear undigested food, pockets of gas may form, exerting pressure that results in cramps. This normally clears in one to two days.*


If you already experience at least semi-frequent abdominal stress, we suggest starting with just a quarter of a capsule on day one, a half capsule on day two, and a whole capsule on day three. On days four, five, and six increase to two, three, and four capsules in divided doses. If problems still persist, discontinue using Candex™.*

Candex™ is best used on an empty stomach with at least eight ounces of water.

When and how should Candex™ be taken?

You should take Candex™ on an empty stomach – at least one hour before eating or two hours after eating – along with 8 ounces of water. On the first day, take one capsule. On day two, take one capsule twice daily. On day three and after, take two capsules twice daily. For maintenance, take one capsule daily.*


Some medications use cellulose as a delivery system. The enzymes in Candex™ will digest cellulose, possibly speeding the delivery of the medication into your system. If you use such medications, please allow at least four hours between the time you take the medication and the time you take Candex™.

Is Candex™ safe for children?

Yes, Candex™ is considered safe for child consumption. We generally suggest using Clark’s Rule for pediatric dosing: one capsule per 40 pounds of body weight. Candex™ is best given in divided doses, morning and evening. Open the capsule and put it into 6-8 ounces of water, as it has little to no taste. We do not recommend mixing it with foods, as taking Candex™ on an empty stomach without sugar or fiber is important. However, we do suggest discussing taking Candex™ with your child’s pediatrician first.*

Is Candex™ safe for pets?

Yes, Candex™ is safe for pets. We generally suggest using Clark’s Rule for pediatric dosing: one capsule per 40 pounds of body weight. Candex™ is best given in divided doses, morning and evening. Open the capsule and put it into 6-8 ounces of water, as it has little to no taste. We do not recommend mixing it with foods, as taking Candex™ on an empty stomach without sugar or fiber is important. We have heard that making a paste and directly applying it to an area may help with topical issues. Finally, please check with your vet to make sure Candex™ is suitable for your pet’s particular needs.*

Can a Candex™ capsule be opened to take?

Yes, a Candex™ capsule can be opened and added to 6-8 oz water (or tea), as it has little to no taste at all. We do not recommend mixing it with foods or juices, as taking Candex™ on an empty stomach without sugar or fiber is important.

Can I take Candex™ with probiotics?

Yes. In fact, we encourage you to take probiotics concurrently with Candex™. An imbalance of Candida and Gastrointestinal flora often occur together, so supporting your probiotic bacteria can actually speed up recovery from Candida overgrowth. Our own, PureBiotics line is designed for use with Candex™.*

Can Candex™ be taken with other cleansing products?

Yes, you can use other products with Candex™, but it’s usually not necessary. You might also keep in mind that Candex™ works without the typical healing reactions that occur with other types of products. So, if you DO use other products with it, you might experience reactions that Candex™ won’t cause by itself.*

Is Candex™ gluten free?

Yes. Candex™ is 100% gluten-free and hypoallergenic.

Will Candex™ interfere with my prescription medication and other supplements?

In most cases, no. The main ingredients in Candex™ are cellulase, hemicellulase, and beta-glucanase. A small number of medications are delivered in cellulosic delivery systems. If you use Candex™ with one of those drugs, it could speed up the release of the drug. The most common drugs with the cellulose delivery system are thyroid medications. It is wise to ask your pharmacist if any medications you use include a cellulosic delivery system. If they do, take Candex™ at least four hours before or after you take the drug.*

How long does it take for Candex™ to work?

Several factors determine how long it can take to begin to feel your best again. These include the kinds of foods are you eating, the relative health of your immune system, the strength of your native probiotic populations, your stress levels, etc.*

That said, the vast majority of people we’ve heard from tell us they begin to feel noticeably better within 10 days. When you think you’re feeling like your old self, reduce your usage of Candex™ by one capsule a day and continue that dose for two weeks. If you still feel well, reduce it every two weeks by another capsule.*

Many people reach a point where they no longer need Candex™. Others may need to use one or two capsules a day on an ongoing basis to maintain their sense of wellbeing. Your body will tell you what it needs.*

Does Candex™ have side effects?

Very few people do seem to have an allergic-type of reaction to the digestive enzymes in Candex™. A few others may have ulcers or other lesions in the intestinal tract. Under these circumstances, using Candex™ may result in headaches, abdominal cramping, gastrointestinal distress, and skin rashes that do not resolve unless Candex™ is discontinued.*

I believe I’m having a reaction to taking Candex™. What do I do?

Please discontinue the product until issues subside. Then, if you wish, try about one-fourth a capsule at a time. If your problems persist, you’re likely among the few who simply can’t use Candex™.

What if I cannot take Candex™ according to the directions on the label? Will it still work?

The most important rule of thumb with Candex™ is to take it as far away from mealtime as possible. If you can’t take it apart from meals, use it with meals that contain the least fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and nuts.*

Why does Candex™ not include protease?

Protease is an enzyme that digests protein. We spent many years perfecting the Candex™ formula. In the process, we discovered that protease is not required to do the job and may be counterproductive. Many who use Candex™, or similar formulas, have ulcers or other lesions in their digestive tracts. Protease will actively breakdown any damaged tissues that are made of proteins, which such lesions are. In addition, the protease may break down the protein envelopes (if they are damaged) that surround probiotics. Probiotic supplements are particularly vulnerable to such problems because blending, encapsulation, or tableting processes can damage them. If protease was necessary to reduce the cell wall of Candida, it might be a risk worth taking, but it is not.*

Is Candex™ safe when trying to conceive or I’m pregnant?

Candex™ only contains enzymes that break down substances like those that make up the cell wall of yeast. It is our opinion that the enzymes in Candex™ are safe to ingest during pregnancy and while nursing, but we would encourage you to talk to your doctor before taking it to review the ingredients and determine if the product is appropriate for your use.*

Is Candex™ safe to take while breastfeeding?

We have no reports of any problems experienced by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Some women have reported that it helps with nipple yeast associated with breastfeeding.* However, as with any product, we advise you to consult with your physician or alternative health practitioner before using Candex™ during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

What are the enzymes in Candex™ made of? Are they fermentation or fungal strains?

Candex™ contains typical vegetarian digestive enzymes harvested from bacterial and fungal sources. Upon harvest, the enzymes undergo a 10 to 12 step (depending on the enzyme) purification process to remove any trace of the original organisms. What remains is a pure, active enzyme. When they arrive at our facility, we triple test them for identity, purity, potency, heavy metals, yeast, molds, bacteria, etc. The enzymes in Candex™ includes:

• Cellulase (contain side activity of beta-glucanase)

• Amylase

• Glucoamylase

• Hemicellulase

• Invertase

Can Candex™ be applied topically?

When taken orally, some of the enzymes in Candex™ will be absorbed into the blood. Users have told us that oral use has helped resolved skin rashes, nipple yeast, etc. If you would like a faster, topical solution, you may open a capsule and mix it with a few drops of water to form a paste and then apply it to your skin. For best results, keep a hot, moist cloth over the area for as long as practical.*

Do you have to have any major dietary restrictions for Candex™ to work?

The Candida diet was published many years ago but is the source of substantial controversy. Its idea is to starve Candida by restricting dietary sugars. The problem is that when denied sugar in the alimentary canal, Candida morphs into its hyphal form. In this form, it develops sharp, spear-like tips that can penetrate the intestinal walls and enter the bloodstream. Once there, it can move to organ tissues, where glucose (simple sugar) is plentiful. For this reason, we developed Candex™ to function without requiring major dietary restrictions.


Although Candex™ digests the materials of which Candida’s cells walls are made no matter what you eat, certain foods are best avoided whether you have yeast issues or not.


These include:

• Processed Meats: Hot dogs, sausage, bacon, bologna, etc.

• Processed Sugars: Sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, rice syrup, barley malt, etc. If you have a sweet tooth, try to limit sugars to whole fruits, honey, molasses, etc.

• All Flour Products: It’s always best to avoid foods made from four.

• Beverages: Sodas, alcohol, keep caffeine to reasonable levels.


If you find that avoiding sugars help you feel better, the best foods to eat while using Candex™ are lean proteins, like chicken, fish, or eggs, and virtually any vegetables.


Candex™ will do its job no matter what you eat, so these general food suggestions are more about a healthy diet than helping Candex™ work. For best results, use Candex™ an hour or so before or after meals, and be sure to drink at least 8 oz of water with it

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Barbara B.
so far, so good

After a few weeks this supplement seems to be decreasing my cravings, which has been very helpful, as I attempt to lose weight. I will continue to take it to see if I experience continued improvement.

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Melanie Eastwood
Acne no more!

Candex seems to take away my acne and my sons acne! So a totally unexpected bonus of candex is that when I take these acne disappears! I did not initially take these for that reason but I noticed that when ever I take candex my acne is gone! So now that my son hit puberty and is getting acne, I decided that I better order some for myself and they work! I don't know how or why but with no side effects, we will take it. They are expensive so we take one every other day. Better than Accutane or antibiotics!

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Mary Snow
It works for me!

I use this to help me digest raw vegetables and juices. It really helps!

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Yvette B.
Great Product!

I've tried a lot of Candida products, Pure Essence CANDEX, is fast acting and controls Candida Yeast and the only product that worked for me.

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Roy Worthington
Blessed

So glad I found Pure Essence Candex I have tried many other brands in an effort to combat Candida Yeast and this is the only one that has truly worked.