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Health Benefits and Uses of Horopito

Support for Yeast Infections


Horopito Background and Benefits

horopitoHoropito (Pseudowintera colorata) is one of the oldest flowering plants on Earth and can only be found in New Zealand forests. This ancient shrub is a member of the primitive Winteraceae family, common to the Southern Pacific.

Horopito leaves contain a natural antifungal extract called polygodial which is effective at killing Candida albicans. It works as a non-ionic surfactant and kills Candida by damaging its outer membrane. Recent research shows that polygodial is the most powerful antifungal in its class, outperforming other natural antifungals like garlic, caprylic acid and oregano oil.

Horopito has an excellent safety record with plants containing polygodial used traditionally in New Zealand, Japan, South America and Africa. There is no documented history of toxicity by Horopito. However, as a precaution, pregnant women and small children should first consult with their health practitioners prior to taking this ingredient.

Xtend-Life uses world-leading New Zealand Horopito in our urogenital range. This clinically-proven ingredient has been used by satisfied customers around the world for over 20 years. It has undergone extensive research and clinical trials to confirm its effectiveness in relieving candida symptoms.

Horopito has been compared with Diflucan medication and shown to be equally as effective with less bacteriological relapse after a month from treatment (80% relapse with Diflucan compared to just 32% with Korolex Horopito).

Uses of Horopito

Horopito is primarily used as a natural way to target candida overgrowth and its symptoms which include yeast infections, fatigue, skin irritation and unexplained weight gain.

Digestive support


Horopito works to prevent candida overgrowth from occurring in the gut which may help relieve symptoms such as bloating and constipation as well as promote healthy balanced microflora.

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Cognitive support


One common sign of a candida infection is constant fatigue and poor mood. Horopito may help relieve this symptom by killing off candida.

Yeast infections


Vaginal yeast infections are one of the most common signs of candida overgrowth and are often related to a recent UTI. Horopito can be taken in combination with any topical treatment.

Signs You May Need Horopito

Candida overgrowth is the biggest sign you need Horopito. Symptoms of candida overgrowth include sugar cravings, acne, bloating, constipation, fatigue, mood swings yeast infections or persistent fungal infections. If you have experienced candida overgrowth in the past, Horopito is also good to take as a preventative measure.

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Other Ingredients That May Be Of Interest

Kiwifruit extract - Kiwifruit extract is a natural prebiotic which works to promote healthy digestive microflora. A healthy well-balanced body is the first key to preventing candida or bacteria overgrowth in the body.

Cranberry extract  - Cranberry extract is often used for urinary tract infections and may help to relieve discomfort and recurrences.