If you’ve been taking OLE for a few days, and you are either barely having any die-off symptoms or none at all, and your UTI continues unabated, don’t despair. There are two possibilities:
- Your OLE is no good. (If you’re on Vitacost capsules, it’s not this one)
- Your intestinal Candida has a protective biofilm.
The first is the most likely, and you should study your OLE label to make sure you don’t have a dud. If you realize that your OLE has 6 or 9 or 12% oleuropein per capsule, that means you need to pop those pills like they’re candy. You may be taking 250 mg capsules with 6% oleuropein, in which case you’re getting 15 mg of oleuropein per capsule, when the dosage recommendations I’ve laid out are based on getting 90 mg of oleuropein per capsule. Increase your doses accordingly, and order the good stuff!
If you’re taking Vitacost or Swanson Super Strength OLE, and you have no real response other than a little gurgling in the abdomen, your Candida has a biofilm. Forget biofilm enzymes, don’t even go there. There’s a simple quick fix for this that doesn’t require a fancy supplement (which is almost completely ineffective anyway, in my experience).
In the case of Candida biofilm, you need to get yourself a strong natural laxative and completely clear your system out. Do it so that you wake up in the morning with a clean slate, as it were. You can now take the charcoal you’ve been waiting to use: if they’re around 280 mg, take 10. If they’re 500 mg, take 5. Drink 16 oz water with them, and another 8 oz an hour later.
I know that sounds like a lot of charcoal capsules, but it’s actually just half a tsp of charcoal. When you send activated charcoal through your system when it’s empty, the only thing charcoal can draw to itself is Candida, and charcoal doesn’t give a flying monkey’s rear if that Candida has a biofilm. It sucks it up biofilm and all, like a black hole of pure Awesome.
Take that charcoal first thing in the morning and don’t eat or drink anything but plain water for the next two hours. After that, eat normally for the rest of the day and take your supplements.
If you have a tendency to constipation, you should repeat the laxative dose later so that you have a clean slate again in the morning, but if constipation is not a problem, just repeat that cycle where you take charcoal first thing in the morning, when your gut is as empty as possible. Take everything else as usual, the rest of the day.
Repeat that routine every day until your UTI is dead: you should begin to feel dramatically different in 2-3 days, as Candida is swept out of your gut and the OLE/garlic/cayenne move into your bloodstream and land on that UTI like a ton of brick.
Or a boulder. That works, too.