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What is Lufenuron?
Lufenuron is an inert compound, that acts only on lower forms of life up to about shrimp and lobsters. It affects only life forms that contain chitin such as Candida fungus, mold, yeast and most insects.
It is not broken down by the warm blooded body into any other chemical form, and it does not cause any reaction in mammals or anything above shrimp or lobsters, for that matter.
How do I take Lufenuron?
It is important to take Lufenuron on schedule as directed by your doctor.
If you do not have a doctor’s recommendation, then the recommended protocol is to take a “loading dose” the first month of 24 capsules, 1 or 2 capsules each day with LOTS of fat or oils Then take no capsules for the rest of the month. That is the Loading Dose Protocol for the 30 day first month. You can actually start on any day of the month and call that your “first day”.
Each additional month, you separate out only 12 capsules and take them 1 or 2 per day, always with LOTS of fat or oils.
How much fat do I need to eat with my Lufenuron?
It takes about 10 grams of fat to absorb 1 gram of Lufenuron. Since each capsules is 800 mg, you need about 8 grams of fat for each capsule.
What is the typical fat content?
- ♦ A boiled egg has about 6 grams of fat
- ♦ A fried egg has about 12 grams of fat
- ♦ A pat of butter has about 8 grams of fat, margarine about the same
- ♦ A baked cod has about 1 gram of fat, but fried in batter has about 10 grams
- ♦ Fruits have just a trace of fat, except avacado, which has about 30 grams of fat in a 1/2.
- ♦ A 5 ounce filet steak grilled has about 11 grams of fat
- ♦ Three salami slices has about 50 grams of fat
- ♦ Eight ounces of whole milk has about 4 grams of fat, while skim milk has none.
- ♦ Ten almonds have about 9 grams of fat, while 30 roasted peanuts have about 12.
- ♦ Two tablespoons of mayonnaise has about 16 grams of fat
How do I know if I have Candida?
Well, the fact is that everybody has Candida “yeast” in their digestive system. It is perfectly natural and should be there. The problem arises when we have a condition called “leaky gut”, where the Candida yeast manages to escape the gut, and to invade the bloodstream, where it develops into a much more dangerous form of Candida, called “Systemic Candida Fungus”. Since Candida is naturally present in our bodies, in the yeast form, testing for Candida is not very reliable.
What are the symptoms of Candida?
A person with Candida overgrowth may have only 2 or 3 of these symptoms, or may identify with many. These symptoms caused by Candida overgrowth either improve or disappear with effective treatment.
Early symptoms that indicate that the Candida fungus has overgrown the gut or actually entered the bloodstream are:
- Sore Throat, or
Once the Infection has reached the bloodstream, it will travel to vital systems, like the Nervous System, including the Brain, or the Reproductive System.
Some of the symptoms listed below may sound “normal,” because the Candida problem is so common in today’s world. It can seem like “everybody” has at least some of these. We must remember that NONE of these symptoms are or necessary. Common is not the same as normal and certainly not the same thing as healthy.
As the infection becomes more widespread, the symptoms become more varied depending on where the fungus resides:
- Migraines or Headaches
- Foggy Thinking
- Anxiety, Irritability and Confusion
- Hyperactivity, Attention deficit (ADD/ADHD)
- Bad breath, foul taste in mouth
- Constant craving for something sweet!
- Chronic sinus drainage -which antibiotics don’t help!
- Candida Rash around the groin or in the folds of skin
- Sleep problems ~~ difficulty falling asleep, or waking up in the middle of the night with a mind that won’t calm down (typically between 1 and 3 am)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
all in the Brain and Central Nervous System.
- Ear Ache
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Dizziness, and
in other organs and the body in general.
- Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Sinus Inflammation
- Acne, and
- Cravings for Alcohol, Sugar and Carbohydrates,
start to show up, and it will also often include Jock Itch, Toe Nail Fungus, and other localized outbreaks.
There are studies that show that yeast contributes to a variety of illnesses that it was not previously associated with, such as Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Cancer, Asthma, PMS, Psoriasis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Asthma, Diabetes and Alcoholism.
Can I take Lufenuron with Probiotics?
Yes. In fact, we encourage you to take probiotics concurrently with Lufenuron as the likelihood of balancing a Candida overgrowth is higher when you take both. An overgrowth of Candida pushing out the good GastroIntestinal flora often occur together, so supporting your GastroIntestinal flora can actually speed up recovery from a Candida infection.
Can I take Lufenuron with other Candida cleansing products?
Yes. Lufenuron is a very unique product that destroys the hard chitin in the cell wall of Candida Fungus, speeding up the destruction and elimination of Candida organisms. Most other Candida cleansing products work differently and in a complementary way. So, yes, you can use other products with Lufenuron, but it’s usually not necessary. If you DO use other products with it, you might experience more of the die off reactions than Lufenuron would cause by itself.
Is Lufenuron gluten free?
Yes. Lufenuron is 100% gluten free and hypoallergenic.
I believe I have a Candida problem, but I’m not sure. Can I take Lufenuron? Is it harmful?
Yes, you can take Lufenuron without being sure that Candida is the problem. In fact, if you have nothing better than a questionable diagnoses from your doctor, it’s a great way to determine if yeast IS your problem. Put simply, if Candida is a part of your problem, Lufenuron WILL help. If you have other issues, like mold or parasites, it will get those too. If your problem is strictly auto-immune like fibromyalgia, that cause similar symptoms, it won’t cure it. So, in addition to being the best solution we know of for Candida, it’s also a great diagnostic tool. And, it can’t do any harm even if you don’t have a fungal problem.
Will Lufenuron interfere with my prescription medication?
In most cases, no. The pure ingredient in Lufenuron is totally benign in the body, and does not interfere with most prescription medications. At the same time, most prescription medications don’t interfere with Lufenuron either.
How long does it take for Lufenuron to work?
Beating Candida is a process that is individual for each person. First, how much yeast do you need to clear from your system. Second, how quickly can you do it.
We’ve found that one to two capsules a day provide enough Lufenuron to do the job for anyone, as long as it is taken with sufficient fat or oil. But, there are several factors that play into how long complete recovery, or nearly complete recovery, will take. First, again, is how much fungus you need to clear. To what degree is your immune system helping? How strong are your probiotic populations? Have you started to heal your Leaky Gut, to stop new infestations of Candida? Those are just a few of the things that vary – and vary a LOT – from person to person.
The thing we CAN tell you is that, if Candida is your main problem, you’ll notice Lufenuron is helping within 3 to 30 days. But, that doesn’t mean you be where you want to be in that time frame.
Have you ever had the flu, and after resting at home for a day or two, decided you were well enough to go back to work, and then, after BEING at work for a couple hours, realized you were still really sick?
Well, Lufenuron works the same way. After using it for awhile, you begin to feel so much better that you think you’re completely well, so you quit. Then, a few weeks later, you begin to feel the symptoms of yeast creeping in all over again.
What happens there is that you’ve reduced the fungal population enough to FEEL better, but not enough to keep it from growing back when you quit using the Lufenuron. The best way we’ve found to gauge all this is to use one to two capsules of Lufenuron per day, up to 12 per month, until you think you feel as well as you should. Then you can continue for a month or two more to make sure that you have gotten the last of the Systemic Candida. If, at ANY point, you begin to feel the symptoms of Candida creeping back in, go back on the regular protocol for another couple of months. As long as you continue to have Leaky Gut, the intestinal Candida yeast will continue to escape into the bloodstream and you will have to stay on the Lufenuron until you are able to heal the Leaky Gut. There is no problem with long term use of Lufenuron.
Lots of people reach a point where they don’t need Lufenuron anymore. Others, because of weak immune function, low probiotic populations, poor diet, and so on, may need to use a capsule every day or two on an ongoing basis.
Does Lufenuron have side effects?
Often, when you begin to kill yeast, there is a reaction called the Herxheimer effect. This occurs because the yeast is dying faster than the body can clear out the toxins released when it dies. As the yeast, fungus or mold dies, it releases toxins. These are the same toxins it’s releasing into your system every day, that make you feel lousy just living with a fungal load. The difference is that when you use an anti-fungal, the rate at which these toxins are released increases rather dramatically, so that the normal symptoms of Candida are intensified. In short, using anti-fungals, almost everyone has to feel worse before they feel better.
If symptoms like these are severe, we recommend you discontinue using the product, until the body can catch up with disposal of the toxic debris, and then continue with the regular dosing.
I believe I’m having a reaction to taking Lufenuron. What do I do?
We recommend discontinuing the product until the Herxheimer symptoms subside. Then, go back on the regular schedule. There is very seldom a second reaction and if there is, it is not as strong. Once you have cleared the major infestation, you should not have another problem unless you go off of the Lufenuron, and still have a problem with Leaky Gut.
What if I cannot take Lufenuron according to the directions on the label? Will it still work?
The most important rule of thumb with Lufenuron is to take it with sufficient fat. That is 8 grams of fat for each 800 mg capsule. Other than that, whether you take one per day, one every other day, or even up to four per day makes little difference.
What is the dosage of Lufenuron for children?
We suggest 1/2 to one capsule per day for people under 100 pounds of body weight for a total of 18 capsules for the first month and 9 on additional months.
What if I am heaver than a usual adult?
The recommended protocol is for people from approximately 120-180 pounds. For 181-250 pounds, take 30 capsules for your loading dose and 15 capsules each month for maintenance.
For 250-330 pounds, take 36 capsules for your loading dose and 18 capsules each following month for maintenance.
Can I give Lufenuron to my dog or cat?
Yes. Lufenuron is safe for dogs and cats. If you are using it for flea protection then it takes very little Lufenuron and you can find the recommended dose here: Lufe Dose for Dogs and Cats If you are using it for Candida, like after the pet has been given an antibiotic, upsetting the gut flora, then give the Lufenuron in proportion to size of the pet.
Our capsules are pure pharmaceutical grade Lufenuron. The reason that they are 800 mg each, is because that is how much fits comfortably in a capsule, so that we don’t have to use filler of any sort. There are no other ingredients in our Lufenuron capsules.