What is candida?
Candida is a naturally occurring yeast fungus that lives in the mouth and intestines. This yeast is beneficial for the body in the correct amounts and aids with digestion and nutrient absorption. However, there can be certain circumstances and factors that may occur which can disrupt the current candida levels which causes them to overproduce. The most common of these is antibiotics, which work to kill off all types of bacteria in the gut causing an imbalance. This imbalance could then lead to a fungal infection called Candidiasis. When the candida yeast levels get too high, it can cause the intestinal wall to breakdown and allow it to enter the bloodstream, which can then result in a number of issues including yeast infections, thrush and digestive problems. For those that are suffering from candidiasis, there are three things that are needed to be done in order to get rid of it. First stop the overgrowth of yeast, secondly build up friendly bacteria in the gut and thirdly heal the intestinal wall to stop the candida entering the bloodstream.
Candida and the immune system
When the immune system is weakened through a number of potential factors, this reduces its ability to help fight against bacteria and viruses. This is why a weakened immune system can play such a big role in the cause of the candida yeast infection in the body. There can be a number of factors that may weaken the immune system and lead to an imbalance of candida levels in the body. Some of these factors include:
- Extended use of antibiotics
- An unhealthy diet
- Eating too many sugary foods
- Hormonal imbalances
- Lack of sleep
As a natural probiotic supplement, Candida Support is designed to support balanced candida levels in the body and especially the gut. In the gut we have ‘good’ bacteria which is beneficial to us and aids with digestion, and then we can have ‘bad’ bacteria, which we would want to reduce. This is where probiotics come in. Probiotics are often used to help balance the levels of the ‘bad’ bacteria without damaging the levels of the ‘good’ bacteria. Having a good balance of bacteria is very important in maintaining good digestive health and wellbeing and for our intestinal flora.
Meanwhile, Candida Support also then helps the body as a whole. Within this complex blend, it takes use of natural plant extracts as well as minerals such as zinc, which can help to support the immune system. Keeping the immune system healthy is not just important for helping to fend off the common cold; it can also help with the maintenance of the body which includes aiding damaged cells and helping to strengthen the digestive system. This can be especially helpful after a yeast overgrowth.
Candida Support is made up of a blend of natural ingredients and is unique as it combines probiotics with caprylic acid and specific plant-based ingredients. This makes it different from many other products out there that use either one or the other. Here are the three different components to the formula and their role in the Candida Support formula:
How to use
To use Candida Support simply take 1 capsule 1-3 times a day with food. As this supplement consists of natural ingredients there are no known side effects, however we suggest checking the full ingredients list for any personal allergies or restrictions. This natural formula is suitable for vegetarians and contains 30 servings per container so depending on use should last around 1 month.