Candistroy is a two part system to help eliminate yeast overgrowth. It consists of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herbs in addition to a probiotic. One bottle of the two part system is labeled “Candistroyer”. Candistroyer contains a natural substance called Tannates. It is supposed to bind to bad fungus in your body and make them ineffective. The second part of the system is called the “Probiotic Rebuilder”. It contains lactobacillus acidophilus BT1386 and Bifido bacteriaI, which help create a healthy balance of bacteria. A healthy balance of bacteria is an important part of having a healthy yeast free vagina. The two products also say they are both shelf stable, which means you are getting a potent product. Often times products, especially ones containing lactobacullus acidophilus, are not very potent by the time they make it into your grocery bag. Candistroy ensures potent products.
I decided to try Candistroy in the place of AZO yeast. The product suggests you start slowly and work your way up to more pills, otherwise, you may experience severe die off symptoms. Die off symptoms may include flu like symptoms, as well as an increase in itching down there. Recommended dose is as follows: week 1: take 1 tablet of each product with breakfast and dinner. Week 2: increase to 2 tablets of each product with breakfast and dinner. Week 3 up to 6 months: increase to 3 tablets of each with breakfast and dinner.
There are a couple of problems I had with Candistroy. For one, I experienced very severe die off symptoms. I took as directed and even stayed on the week 1 dose for two weeks because the die off was so bad. I literally felt like I had the flu. I felt hot, nauseous, stuffed up, and had a bad sore throat. I also had white looking stuff in my stools, which I assumed was all the yeast being flushed out. I lost a lot of weight while on these pills, and I felt horrible. I also felt a lot of itching down there. I stuck it out though, thinking it would get better. Eventually the die off symptoms subsided. The second problem I had was that once you get to the maximum recommended dose, you are taking 12 pills a day. These aren’t small pills either. I only stayed on Candistroy until I finished the two bottles because I just couldn’t deal with taking that many pills. Plus it didn’t seem to work as well as AZO Yeast.
Many people say they felt much more energetic and completely yeast free after finishing the two bottles, but it didn’t do that for me. It didn’t seem to fight off the itchiness towards the end of my period very quickly (the time I’m most prone to yeast infections). I most certainly didn’t feel very energized. It’s also expensive, $24 for the two part system and it won’t last a full month taking the maximum dose. I guess the only good thing about this system is that you go on for 6 months and then you get to go a couple of months without taking anything. Many people gave this product great reviews and that is why I tried it. It just didn’t work as well for me, and I absolutely cannot deal with taking 12 large pills a day.
(Rated 2/5 Stars)