We know that you have so many questions! We think that this will help you to understand why we think that Lufenuron is the answer to just about every medical question.
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 and hard bodied 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.
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.
A person with Candida overrowth 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:
You may have just one, two or any assortment of the above symptoms, and have Candida Fungal overgrowth. It is particularly confusing because these symptoms can indicate other illnesses as well. After visiting doctor after doctor, most people end up diagnosing themselves as having Candida. It happens time and time again. The path to finding that Candida is the problem can be a long and frustrating one. This type of Candida diagnosis is often a Diagnosis of Exclusion, after so many other causes have been eliminated, you are left with only one possible answer ~~ It must be Candida!
Lufenuron makes it so that the Candida Fungus cannot form its outer hard cell wall. Without this protective shell, our own immune systems can attack and kill the Candida.
The Lufenuron is taken over the first days of the month, according to the protocol below (#5). It goes into the fat cells and is slowly released throughout the rest of the month. Since we are stopping the fungal cells from forming their outer layer, we need to give the Lufenuron plenty of time to work.
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 perhaps 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".
The lufenuron goes into the fat cells and is slowly released throughout the month, even during the days that you are not taking a capsule. One month will typically treat a mild gut overgrown of Candida. If there is a Systemic Candida infection, yeast or mold, then each month thereafter, you would take a maintenance dose of 12 capsules each month, by taking 1 (or perhaps 2) capsules each day with LOTS of fat or oils. Once you have the loading dose the first month, of double the maintenance dose, there is no reason to take the double dose again, unless you quit taking it, and want to start over.
A single capsule or dose is seldom effective, which is why the first treatment covers at least a full month. It is important to spread out the treatment over at least one to two months. If there is still improvement taking place, one should continue to take Lufenuron every month until there is no more change. For a major systemic infection of Candida, this can take up to six months, and some people take it every month so that they never get a Systemic Candida infection again.
Lufenuron is pretty forgiving. Simply take the missed dose at the next meal that you have with fat in it. It is not a problem even if you take all 12 capsules in one day, except that it is better to be sure that it is absorbed properly with dietary fats or oils. It is fat soluable and requires to be mixed with fat to be absorbed into the body. That is why we suggest that it be spread out over several days if possible.
Lufenuron should ALWAYS be taken with fat rich foods. This helps it to absorb into the fat cells of your body, to be slowly released into the bloodstream throughout the full month. Fried chicken, BBQ beef, fish with lots of real butter, nuts, avacados, full fat (not skim) milk, cheese or yogurt, are all good sources of fat.
If you really eat a fat free diet, then take the Lufe with oil gel caps, like Omega 3, 6 or 9, or sunflower seed oil, or fish oils.
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?
Lufenuron itself has no side effects whatsoever, and has proven to be safe at many times the recommended dose. However if there is a large infestation of Candida Fungus and it dies off quickly, the body can have a hard time dealing with, and eliminating, the resulting toxic waste.
This is called a Herxheimer Reaction or Die-off. Symptoms of such a reaction can include:
If the Lufenuron kills off the parasites and fungus faster than the body can clean out the wastes, you can get die-off. If this happens, stop taking the Lufenuron and let the body catch up. It should not last more than a couple of days. Once the body is feeling better again, then resume taking the Lufenuron until all of the capsules are taken for that month.
Yes, it is safe to take with other antifungals, like Diflucan, and there is some evidence that taking them together is synergistic, making the Diflucan work better together, so that you can take it for a shorter period of time, helping to avoid organ damage that is associated with long term use of Diflucan.
Lufenuron is sold in two different forms. One is for agriculture to keep mold and fungus down on crops, and kill hard bodied insects. This is 5% Lufenuron with 95% other pesticides and poisons. This is NEVER sold for use in mammals.
The form that we use, and sell, is pharmaceutical grade pure Lufenuron. In fact, the reason that our capsules are 800 mg is because that is exactly how much fits in the right sized capsule. There is no additive or filler or anything unnatural or extra in our capsules. They are simply pure Lufenuron.
A good healthy diet is always a good idea. Digestive Candida can get out of hand from taking antibiotics and/or eating a diet high in sugars. Cutting back or eliminating sugar is encouraged, but digestive Candida Yeast is seldom the problem. It is Systemic Candida Fungus, that has escaped the digestive system and set up shop in different organs in the body, that starts to destroy the body from the inside out. This Fungus is not affected by dietary sugars. So, eliminating sugar will only affect the more benign gut Candida.
Lufenuron is used to treat many internal parasites, such as worms, and external parasites like fleas on dogs and cats, flukes and lice on koi fish and gold fish. It is safe to put in the water that captive fish swim in.
It is beneficial against anything requiring cysts, like Lyme bacteria that encysts through part of its life cycle.
There is some evidence that the improvement that many people get from Lufenuron is its elimination of parasites, rather than from the suspected yeast. It can get both, but some people might have actually had parasites.