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Is cbd oil good for candida

CBD Oil for Candida

Candida is a type of fungus that causes fungal infections, also known as Candidiasis. Candida can affect just about any part of the human body, and the infection has different names and symptoms depending on its location.

The different types include:

  • Thrush (mouth).
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis (skin).
  • Onychomycosis (nails).
  • Yeast infection (vagina/penis).
  • Invasive Candidiasis (organs/bones).

Depending on the location, Candida may cause rashes, fatigue, digestive issues, and even seasonal allergies. Candidiasis is one of the most common types of yeast infections, and although it isn’t severely dangerous when addressed properly, it can cause a lot of discomfort.

Does CBD Oil Kill Candida?

The treatment for a Candida infection can involve multiple components, but one of the most important steps is to kill or prevent further growth of the fungus. Because of this, many people wonder whether CBD oil is a good treatment or if it can kill Candida. Cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC are known to have natural antifungal properties, to different degrees, so it’s inevitable that this question would arise.

The truth is that, although cannabinoids have antifungal properties, we don’t know very much about them. The antifungal activity of these compounds is a relatively new interest in the scientific community, and only limited research has been done so far. Of this research, most has focused on THC rather than other cannabinoids. This research has shown promising results, but as of yet, we can’t say for certain whether CBD or other hemp-based compounds kill fungi like Candida.

What we can say, however, is that CBD’s antifungal properties and antifungal support are very valuable against a Candida infection. Other naturally occurring antifungal compounds, like antifungal terpenes, are more effective when used in combination with CBD. This makes CBD oil a valuable addition to Candidiasis treatment.

How Can CBD Help with Candida?

CBD can also help with Candida infections in ways other than directly killing the fungus. Thanks to the many beneficial properties of CBD oil, it can treat the symptoms of different types of Candidiasis at the same time as its antifungal properties are treating the source of the problem. For example, CBD is very well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties and pain-reduction properties. This makes it effective at combating the primary symptoms of many types of Candida infections. CBD oil can be used to relieve the redness and discomfort of Cutaneous Candidiasis (Candida infection of the skin), to relieve the pain or itchiness of yeast infections (Candida infections of the penis or vagina), or to improve the digestive issues caused by Invasive Candidiasis (Candida infection of the internal organs).

CBD oil can also help with some types of Candida infections by modulating the body’s immune response. In people with a weakened immune system, Candida infections can spread and persistently impact many different parts of the body over a long period of time. Some studies show that CBD can be used to improve immune function in compromised people, which may prevent or mitigate this systemic type of Candidiasis.

Types of CBD Oil for Candida

The best way to use CBD oil for Candida depends on the type of Candida infection in question. It’s important to choose the appropriate type of CBD treatment from the many different types available, which include:

  • CBD oil drops
  • CBD oil sprays
  • CBD oil capsules
  • CBD tinctures
  • CBD gummies
  • CBD vape pens
  • CBD creams
  • CBD lotions

In general, a good rule of thumb is to use the type of CBD that will treat the affected area most directly. For example, putting CBD oil drops into your mouth is the most direct way to treat thrush (Candidiasis in the mouth). A topical form of CBD, like a CBD oil cream or lotion, is the most direct way to treat Candidiasis on the skin.

You can also choose the type of CBD treatment you want to use based on your specific symptoms. For example, if you are experiencing chronic pain anywhere in the body as a result of Candidiasis, then an edible form of CBD like gummies or capsules may be the best choice because these forms of CBD provide long-lasting effects. On the other hand, if your Candida infection is clearing up but still experiences occasional flare-ups, then a fast-acting but short-term type of CBD like vape pens may be a better choice.

Conclusion

CBD is an incredibly popular natural treatment for a very wide variety of ailments, including fungal infections like Candidiasis. When you look at the anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, pain-relieving, and other properties of CBD, it’s easy to understand why. However, since CBD treatment is still a relatively new area with limited research to back it up, it’s also important to be careful with dosage and product quality, as well as considering how CBD fits in with the other aspects of your Candidiasis treatment.

We hope that this guide has given you all of the information you need to feel confident in trying CBD oil for Candida infections. You can check out our other articles, including CBD product reviews, to find the best products for your individual needs. Be sure to discuss CBD oil with your doctor before adding it to your treatment plan, especially if you are already using other Candidiasis treatments that may interact with CBD.

Is cbd oil good for candida

Having recently stumbled upon CBD oil on my quest to find relief for my debilitating recurring headaches, anxiety and depression I did some research and found out that CBD oil also has antifungal properties.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from the hemp plant, but unlike Cannabis/ marijuana (which active ingredient THC gets you ‘high’) Cbd oil has no mind-altering but a therapeutic effect for certain conditions.

CBD oil is also not to be mistaken with Hemp oil (which is made from hemp seeds rather the flower and stem of the plant.)

I made the mistake of buying hemp oil at first and was wondering what all the fuss was about because I noticed absolutely zero benefit from taking it. Big surprise there! That is not to say hemp oil isn’t healthy, it’s great – it’s full of poly-unsaturated fatty acids which are essential for many important processes in your body… Hemp oil just isn’t pain & anxiety relieving (which is what I was looking for. That’s all!)

What are the health benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)?

CBD hemp oil is used to…

  1. reduce pain (for instance joint or back pain, as well as fibro, MS and arthritis pain)
  2. soothe anxiety
  3. get relief from migraines
  4. boost your mood/ get you out of depression
  5. help you sleep & cure insomnia
  6. control appetite
  7. heal your skin
  8. suppress nausea (popular with cancer fighters to help with the side effects of the chemo)

How does it work?

  • CBD oil is highly anti-inflammatory and able to inactivate pain receptors in your body.
  • It also has a balancing effect on the immune system with is highly beneficial for people with autoimmune diseases.
  • CBD oil also naturally boost the ‘happy hormones’ in your body like dopamine and serotonin. That not only allows you to feel better, but you also don’t have to rely so much on strong over the counter or prescription pain killers that have copious side effects and may not even successfully take the pain away.

CBD Oil and Candida – is it a valid treatment option?

You can get quite scientific about the antifungal/ Candida-fighting properties. The gist is that CBD oil contains some antimicrobial factors as well as terpene caryophyllene oxide which is a potent antifungal agent. Apparently in scientific studies the effect was comparable to pharmaceutical antifungal medication.

Note: At the time of trying CBD oil I had already brought my Candida issues under control so I cannot comment on the effect it has on Candida. But I have no reason to believe it would not work due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

My experience with CBD oil

There’s no getting away from it — CBD oil is expensive. You can easily pay a few hundred bucks for a 100 ml bottle. I bought the smallest one available (30 ml) and it still cost me 84 UK pounds with postage.

Based on my internet research it looks like you can estimate that you need 5-25 mg per day if not 40-60 mg or more if you have excruciating pain or regular migraines (but please do check with your doctor to find the right dose for you). So, at that rate a small bottle would only last you 1 week, 1 month if you are lucky.

Hence, I only ever took 1-2 droppers full once to twice per day as and when my anxiety/ headaches showed up.

I bought the mint & chocolate flavoured MCT version (‘everyday’ is the lowest strength they sell’) — luvely flavour.

There’s also a plain olive oil version.

The MCT is meant to work faster, but I personally find the MCT oil a little aggravating to the stomach (I got the same unpleasant sensation when I tried ‘Bulletproof coffee’ that was upgraded with MCT oil. I wonder if the olive oil version is gentler on the stomach.

I took the Cbd oil on the onset of a migraine attack and when I felt anxious and overwhelmed. I can’t say it had an amazingly pain reducing effect at the low dose I took it at. But I also did not get a full-blown migraine, so perhaps it was working.

The second time I took it I also happened to drink green tea matcha maca latte (perhaps the antioxidant super power had a synergistic effect?), and that seemed to have done the trick – I felt clear, optimistic and productive all day.

Is it legal?

CBD oil is not legal in all countries or states, so be sure to investigate if you can buy it where you live.

Where can you buy it?

To guarantee the effectiveness of the CBD oil the percentage of the active ingredients must be quite high. I’m not an expert, but I recommend comparing a few different companies, and also seeing if your friends, colleagues or family can recommend a reputable brand. The manufacturing process is also important, as well as the soil it is grown on, and you obviously don’t want any pesticides sprayed on the crop, etc. I bought mine on recommendation from a friend from cbdoilsuk. The brand is Charlotte’s Web (it’s a US brand — and no, I am not in any way affiliated with them and do not get any commission or discounts for recommending them here, dang!).

Recap

Unlike hemp oil or cannabis/ marijuana (which is actually still illegal in a lot of countries and states), CBD oil has medicinal properties and can be especially effective at relieving pain & anxiety, as well as bringing down inflammation and boosting your mood. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which makes it an amazing secret weapon in your Candida fighting arsenal.

It’s slightly on the pricey side, but overall thumbs up from me. If you can’t afford it – don’t worry though. There are plenty of other natural antifungals that you can use to fight Candida that are very inexpensive, like oil of oregano for instance. After all I overcame my Candida issues without the help of Cbd oil too. The cannabidiol oil just has some added properties. But if you don’t have an autoimmune disease or chronic pain then you might not need those additional benefits anyway.

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