Does DoTERRA Oils GX Assist Candida Detox Supplement Work?

doterra-oils-gx-assist-candida-detoxI have all but a couple of the listed symptoms for potentially having Candida overgrowth. So yes, I am definitely doing a cleanse.

I have recently been introduced to Ceritfied Pure Therapeutic Grade oil line called doTERRA. So far, I LOVE them and have seem nothing but amazing results with the many various problems I’ve treated with these oils.

I just purchased one of their products call GX Assist. It claims to be extremely effective with cleansing the body of Candidiasis.

I will be using this product for 10 days with a cleansing diet and then follow with their PB Assist+Probiotic Defense formula.

They recommend doing this monthly for a healthy digestive system and regular cleansing.

Would you research this and tell me what your professional opinion is regarding these products?

I’m always a bit leery of these “cleansing all in one” supplements as often they are over priced and for the most part unnecessary.

I took a look at GX Assist and here’s what I uncovered.

GX Assist Active Ingredients

  • Oregano Oil– This herb is high in antioxidants and has been used as an anti-microbial. However, too much could also kill helpful bacteria in the intestines.
  • Melalueca– This is commonly known as tea tree oil and although I recommend it externally, it’s not recommended to be taken internally as it can be toxic.
  • Lemon Oil– This smells nice, but the Ohio State University studied it and found it has no effect on human immunity.
  • Lemon Grass Oil– Again smells nice and adds flavor to cooking, but no evidence of anti-candida properties.
  • Peppermint Oil– This soothing oil can relieve gas and has been shown to have anti-viral properties, but there’s not much evidence of yeast fighting properties.
  • Thyme Oil– Contains 20-54% thymol which is a natural antiseptic, but it kills bacteria as well as fungi, so again, could kill helpful bacteria in your mouth and intestines.
  • Caprylic Acid– This is the active fatty acid in coconut oil that gives it its antimicrobial properties.

My Verdict

I think you may be wasting your money. You could follow a sound Candida diet using natural coconut oil, and a few of the whole supplements above that are proven effective.

Also, I would say drinking kefir daily would be better and cheaper than the PB Assist and Probiotic Defense formula.

I’m not sure how long a bottle lasts, but it looks like both would cost around $80 a month.

I can’t say that they wouldn’t help or work as I have not tried them, but I do know for less money you could buy a great Candida diet plan and whole herbs from a good source.

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2 comments on “Does DoTERRA Oils GX Assist Candida Detox Supplement Work?
  1. Camille says:

    Just a comment on doTERRA’s GX assist and any of their products:
    These products are definitely not a waste of money. All of their products undergo a third test that no other company does. It tests for anything in the oils that should not be there. For example, it tests for weeds or pesticides that may have been harvested with the plant. Because of this, all of their oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (not just Therapeutic Grade). They have raised the bar as far as purity goes. These oils, with the exception of a few like Winter Green are safe to take internally. As for the oils in GX assist:

    Oregano: anti-fungal. Can kill everything off, that is why it is recommended to only take it for 10 days and then follow it with the PB assist to restore friendly bacteria

    Malaleuca: Also an anti-fungal. Has been found to disrupt the cellular membrane of Candida Albicans. doTERRA’s Malaleuca is non-toxic if taken internally because it is 100% pure

    Lemon: Anti-fungal. A study conducted in 1998 found that lemon to be effective against two bread molds. Also has antiseptic and antiviral properties.

    Lemongrass: Has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.

    Thyme: Highly antibacterial and antifungal.

    doTERRA is an amazing company. Feel free to check out there website to learn more about their products. It you want to know more about something, or someone, go straight to the source!

    Thanks for your info on this website. It is very helpful!

    Information for the above oils can be found in, “Modern Essentials, A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils”

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks Camille! I agree! If you have no experience in the understanding of a company and their products, at least go straight to the source and research for yourself.