Thank you for checking out this blog post. We’ve received a question asking if undecenoic acid is beneficial for Candida. To clarify, undecenoic acid can also be referred to as undecylenic acid. This compound is indeed beneficial against Candida. These are long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids. Both Caprylic acid and Capric acid, derived from coconuts, exhibit similar antifungal properties. Interestingly, these acids don’t possess the strong smell or taste that undecylenic acid has. The latter is derived from the distillation of castor bean oil.
|Component||Beneficial For||Derived From|
|Undecenoic/Undecylenic Acid||Candida||Distilled Castor Bean Oil|
|Betaine||Stomach pH||Naturally Occurring|
A point to note is that undecylenic acid works optimally in an acidic environment. Therefore, an effective digestive system with a sufficiently low pH is required to utilize it fully. This is one reason why some may not favor small gel caps containing undecenoic or undecylenic acid. In our experience, these capsules are not as effective as the dried powder form of undecylenic acid when combined with Caprylic acid. Adding betaine to this mixture ensures that the stomach maintains the needed pH to effectively use this fatty acid. This combination also enhances pancreatic function due to the betaine. It’s essential to ensure that this compound reaches the small intestine areas – the medium, duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. These regions can harbor Candida. By introducing betaine into the supplement, you optimize the effects of undecylenic acid. In our book Candida Crusher, based on extensive research, we have found that this combination works effectively. That’s how we developed our CanXida Remove product, integrating all these elements. So, is undecenoic acid effective against Candida? Absolutely, even in minimal amounts, it showcases potent antifungal capabilities.
Disclaimer: While this information is based on research and our expertise, we always recommend consulting with your healthcare professional before starting any treatment or supplements.