Pharmaceutical-Grade / Anti-Fungal
Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor

AO Candida Caps
Code LUF-1 / 120 Capsules x 700 mg. / Price: $39.95
(sent by courier direct from Thailand)

or years the effects of the compound, lufenuron, have been known for its anti-fungal properties, in both animals and people. In 2000, for example, a nearly 300-case study was published in the American Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, showing that "lufenuron provides an effective, convenient, and rapid method for treating fungal infections in dogs and cats." (Other studies have come to similar conclusions, and some of these are posted in the column to the right.)

AO Candida Caps Are Safe & Effective
Against Candida Overgrowth
Unlike most antifungal medications, AO Candida Caps have few, if any, side effects. It doesn't tax the liver, kidneys, or endocrine system. (In fact, lufenuron is eliminated through the feces). It's easy to take and solid results are normally experienced after the first 15 day cycle (see below). The mechanism of action is clearly understood: Candida uses chitin-synthesis as a defensive-mechanism to prevent the deterioration of its cell membrane. It's a logical choice as chitin is the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature after cellulose.
AO Candida Caps causes the chitin to deteriorate, leaving the fungal cell membrane exposed to "in vivo" elements. This, in turn, causes the bleeding out of inter-cellular organs, killing the fungus.
This action poses no threat to any human or other mammalian bodily function, as we do not produce or use chitin. However, most fungus, yeast, and mold are all dependent on chitin production for their survival, and many of these are pathogenic to humans -- thus, AO Candida Caps will not only clear out candidiasis, but any other condition caused by a microorganisms that uses chitin as part of its cell membrane protection strategy.
Additionally, lufenuron is safe for diabetics, since it has no caloric value, and it will not interfere with whatever probiotic or prebiotic regimen you happen to be taking. When stored in a cool, dry place, has a minimum shelf-life of five years.

Click above to see the original Candida Protocol Load Program

How the Candida Protocol Works
[Note: The information below was carried by the now defunct site, We've known several practitioners who have used this protocol quite succesfully, many with slight variations. Below, we provide the protocol as it was originally given with improvement based on input from the practitioners we know who have used it successfully. As always, questions can be addressed to]
The Candida Protocol targets Candida overgrowth using Candida Capsules over a 35 day period. Candida Capsules progressively load Lufenuron into the fatty tissues of your body. The gradual loading process attacks the Candida overgrowth, breaking holes in the chitin cell wall of the fungi, allowing your immune system to kill it off. In this process you may experience "die-off" symptoms, if you do, indeed, have a fungal overgrowth problem.

  • Take a candida capsule (700 mg. Lufenuron), 4 times a day, around 4 hours apart. Take this WITH 10 grams of saturated natural fat -- coconut oil, butter, cheese, and cream are all good choices. Do this for 5 strasight days, break for 10 days. (You can think of this as one cycle, so, therefore, a cycle lasts 15 days). Repeat the three times, totaling 35 days. (See chart above.)
  • The capsules must be taken with at least 10 grams of natural fat in order to be absorbed into the body. Lufenuron dissolves in fat and is stored in the fat tissues, where it is gradually released into your bloodstream. If the Lufenuron is taken without food that contains some oils or fats, it will not be fully absorbed in the fat tissues and will not be effective.
Things You Can Do To Improve Results
We strongly recommend a pre-treatment in preparation for the 35 day Candida Protocol. These are some important items that can greatly improve your results:
  1. Detox your body, especially from toxic heavy metals. Effective products: zeolite, clay baths, and oil pulling.
  2. Build good gut flora with pro-biotics. (Do not take antibiotics during this treatment period).
  3. Maintain a sugar and alcohol free diet throughout the course of treatment for best results.
  4. Drink filtered water and reduce consumption of acidic pH beverages like coffee, tea, sports/soda drinks.
These recommendations can be started 2 weeks prior to the 35 day Candida Protocol, and continued during the protocol.

Lufenuron has no side effects, but it can bring on feelings of unease during the Candida "die-off" phase. When the Candida is attacked it releases toxins into the body causing die-off symptoms. Die-off symptoms may include fatigue, brain fog, nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, low grade fever, headache, sore throat, body itch, muscle and / or joint soreness or pain, feeling as if coming down with a flu.
The die-off symptoms can last from one day to one week and can come and go throughout the Lufenuron treatment. However, as your body becomes stronger, your susceptibility to Candida toxins is reduced and as a result, so are your die-off symptoms.
The severity of symptoms depends upon the strength of the organs most affected by Candida, your immune system, the degree of Candida infestation, and the environmental and/or emotional stress you are experiencing.

Now that you have eliminated the Candida overgrowth, it is important to maintain a healthy body to keep Candida at bay. Lifestyle changes -- healthy eating with minimal sugar, carbohydrates, and maintaining an alkaline pH will keep your body in balance and prevent Candida from taking over. In some cases (systemic candida overgrowth), a second treatment of the 35 day Lufenuron protocol is recommended to fully rid the extreme Candida overgrowth.

Lufenuron is an effective veterinarian remedy that targets the outer protective shell of Candida (Chitin). It is not metabolised or eliminated by the liver or kidneys; it is excreted through the feces. Lufenuron prevents Chitin formation allowing your own immune system to attack the Candida.
There are different grades of Lufenuron, a high grade purity of 99+% is best to use, as we use in AO Candida Capsules.
There are quite a number of people in the alternative cancer field who believe that cancer is a fungus. Interestingly, the leading proponent of this line of thinking is oncologist, Dr. Tullio Simoncini. In fact, his landmark book on the subject is entitled, Cancer is a Fungus: A Revolution in Tumor Therapy. He has even recommended patients taking large doses of sodium bicarbonate to attack the fungus. Having worked in the field over 30 years ourselves, we feel that this is an oversimplification. If it were true, customers who had cancer could take AO Candida Capsules and nothing else, and cure their cancer. There are reported cases where people have taken lufenuron and had a complete remission; however, we believe that this is insufficient to make this kind of claim. Similarly we have known many people who have followed various sodium bicarbonate protocols and not experienced the positive effects on their cancer that they were looking for. Worse still, Simoncini took up the practice of using an injectable form of sodium bicarbonate -- one that resulted in the death of two patients. This brought him enormous legal trouble.

Simoncini's position reminds us of that of the late naturopath, Dr. Hulga Regehr Clark, who took the position in books with titles like, The Cure for All Cancers and The Cure for All Advanced Cancers that all cancers were caused by parasites. In this case, the liver fluke -- which to us is extracting a frequent contributor and turning it into a universal etiology. We do not, however, wish our comments to be interpreted as besmirching either the work of Simoncini or Clark. Both of them have offered valuable clinical insights. Neither of these practitioners, in our estimation, however, provided a complete picture that could be extrapolated as relating to all cancer.
Our belief is that there are many cancers that benefit from clearing out the underlying fungus. In fact, we can tell from the use of escharotics applied topically when there is a high count of fungus in the blood. Getting rid of opportunistic pathogens always helps someone who has a degenerative condition. Always. But that doesn't necessary mean that this one measure alone will arrest the disease. Each case is different.

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Why We Decided to Make
This Product Available
Most people know that we are herbalists and naturopaths. The vast majority of our work is with plants, and even personally, we avoid pharmaceutical drugs wherever possible, because it is our experience that nature usually provides the best solution -- without the smorgasbord of side effects.
One condition we encounter frequently in our work is fungal and yeast overgrowth. Candidiasis, by itself, is a big problem. For many, Lugol's Iodine is effective It is naturally occurring, of course, and many people are deficient in iodine anyway. It does, however, not work for everyone, nor is it quick acting in the most severe cases. (The same can be said for oregano oil and cinnamon oil, both very broad-based, antimicrobial essential oils.)
For this reason, we were interested in a compound that appears to have helped thousands of candida sufferers, despite the fact that it is most decidedly not natural. We've known about lufenuron and it effects since at least 2014, when we had the opportunity to speak with Sarah Vaughter, another vendor of the product. Later, we had the chance to talk extensively with another vendor who has since retired from the business. Our concerns centered around safety and efficacy, as they do in examining any new product.
After weeks of study, we came to the conclusion that the naysayers of "the lufenuron approach" are largely vendors with their own candida program and/or book, who are simply attempting to kick a competitor to the curb. Most of their arguments are disingenuous.
With this in mind, it is important to emphasize that AO Candida Caps provides a quick solution in a relatively short span of time. This is not a palliative product. You take the product. You get rid of the candida, and then you stop taking it. You're in. You're out. We do not recommend that you take this product on the mere suspicion that you might have fungus. It's better if you can get properly tested. Furthermore, we especially recommend this product when other approaches have failed.
Lastly, we work with a greatly many people in the third world and other impoverished areas of the world. If you Google other vendors of this product, you'll find that they are very high-priced -- much higher than we charge. This puts this approach out of the hands of people who simply can't afford it.
Now they can.

Patents, Studies, Rebuttals,
Comments Concerning Lufenuron
U.S. Patent Number 6,110,971: Original Novartis patent for Lufenuron, entitled, "Fungicide Composition Comprising A Benzoylphenylurea" -- The purpose and range of function of Lufenuron is revealed in the patent itself: "The invention allows a therapeutic treatment of a variety of fungal infections. These may include systemic infections as well as topical fungal infections. In particular, and by a preferred embodiment, the present invention allows treatment of skin fungal infections in both humans and animals, nail or genital fungal infections in humans, eye fungal infections or ear fungal infections in both humans and animals, and others. Particular examples of fungal infections which may be treated in accordance with the invention are caused by dermatophytes such as those of the genus Microsporum (e.g. Microsporum Canis) which cause various skin fungal infections of the skin, nails or hair; those of the genus Aspergillas, and yeasts, e.g. Malassezia or Candida."
Use of lufenuron for treating fungal infections of dogs and cats: 297 cases (1997-1999) -- Conclusions and clinical relevance: Results of this study suggest that lufenuron provides an effective, convenient, and rapid method for treating fungal infections in dogs and cats.
Control of cutaneous mycosis in five chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) with lufenuron -- Five chimpanzees at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, of both sexes and between six and eight years of age, were treated with lufenuron at a dose rate of 60 mg/kg bodyweight to control various types of mycotic skin infections. The 409.8 mg tablets were administered by mixing them with milk and avocado. Each animal received two or three treatments three weeks apart. Most of them improved significantly during the two to three weeks after the first treatment, and they had completely recovered two to four months later. All the chimpanzees accepted the medication readily, and no adverse drug reactions were observed either immediately after the treatment or during the subsequent eight to 10 months.
In vitro efficacy of lufenuron against filamentous fungi and blood concentrations after PO administration in horses -- The value of this study concerns toxicity. True efficacy has to be measured "in vivo," in other words, how does the compound perform in the organism being studied. This study doesn't measure that. What's important here is that "Lufenuron was detected in the blood of all but one (out of 21) horse and showed no adverse effects."
Lufenuron: A Potential Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor Against Aedes aegypti L. -- This is a study of the effects of lufenuron against Aedes aegypti, a mosquito and dengue vector. It's importance is that it advances the understanding of how Lufenuron, an IGR, Insect Growth Regulator, works against invertebrate chitin, the same organic material which lufenuron dissolves in its action against candida.
Dr. Myhill (UK): Lufenuron -- a potentially useful treatment to treat candida -- One practitioner's perspective.
Marty Ross, M.D.: Lufenuron: An Experimental Yeast Treatment -- He comments: "When other common treatments for yeast overgrowth of the intestines fail, based on my clinical experience when I practiced in Seattle, Lufenuron works about 85 to 90 percent of the time as an effective nutritional support. However, because there are no human safety studies, I suggest taking it for no more than two months at a time." (As you can see at left, we recommend a 35 program).
Lufenuron -- Candida Treatment -- Danielle M. Bryant is an author and therapist, who has struggled with severe candidiasis. On this page she gives a "blow-by-blow" of her experiences with lufenuron. She doesn't think lufenuron is a panacea (neither do we), but she feels that combined with an anti-fungal diet, it is an important tool for safely and effectively getting rid of candida.
Lufenuron Candida Treatment Patient Guide -- This is the 14-page PDF treatment guide produced by Sarah Vaughter, a pioneer in lufenuron/candida treatment. It has quite a number of valuable insights, however, it also has comments that run counter to our own experiences. (For example, Sarah pooh-poohs the use of natural vermifuges, which is just nonsense. We live near the Amazon, and nasty parasites are so prevalent that nature vermifuges are integral to the health of entire tribes. They are central to their ethnobotany.) Her comments marginalizing the importance of diet is also, in our opinion, not helpful, if not misleading.
Rebuttal to Comments from Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan Site -- This is a doctor who has his own Candida treatment plan. I've done a cursory examination of it, have no critical comments to say about it. He has a three bottle program that uses undecenoic acid as an anti-fungal agent, his own probiotic, and something he calls "Detox Essentials." He also coaches with dietary and other lifestyle advise.
I don't know anyone who's used these products, so I can't say anything -- good or bad.
The reason I mention this link here is because this Dr. McCombs does a hatchet job on lufenuron that not only doesn't comport with my associate's experience with lufenuron, having worked with many hundreds of people, but flies in the face of the more credible material I've read in the extent literature. I'll go one step farther: if lufenuron was capable of doing half the things Dr. McCombs says it does, I wouldn't even bother with it. This is, however, not the case. The studies he does site appear extremely bias and remind me of the article I wrote last January (2020) about corruption in the medical journal business. (See: Official Medical "Science" in Retreat.