I have often said that any existing health challenge will inevitably be made worse during periods of excess stress. This is true for those with yeast overgrowth as well. When systemic candida is present it is already over stimulating your immune system. This accounts for the many people who develop so-called “adult onset allergies”, which are most often not true allergies at all but a response from an over stimulated immune system. Stress, when present to excess, further interrupts the natural function of the immune system due to its effect on the adrenal glands. This pathway can make the candida sufferer feel much worse.
If excess stress is present, supporting the central nervous system as well as the adrenal glands is essential. How much is too much stress? That question must be answered by each individual. In essence any amount of stress that makes you feel anxious and overwhelmed is too much for you.
Stress management can come in the form of prayer, medication, biofeedback, and other such methods but it can also come in the form of key nutrient intake. We have identified the need for specific nutrients that the nervous systems as well as the adrenal glands require. Under periods of heightened stress the need for these nutrients in increasing amounts occurs. Under periods of excess stress the body can utilize up to 60 mg of Pantothenic Acid and B-Vitamin, per hour. The Daily Value or requirement is just 60 mg per day!!!
If you are dealing with a candida issue, especially if it has become systemic, take stock of your stress levels and if significant consider adding a high potency stress formula to your support program.
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