Candida albicans is one of the many species of bacteria normally found in a healthy colon. While the fungus is usually benign, certain conditions can lead to an overgrowth, resulting in numerous health problems. Increased stress, lowered immune function, overuse of antibiotics, and oral contraception can all pave the way for a Candida or yeast infection.
When this happens, virtually every system is affected. Symptoms may include intestinal discomfort, thrush (white patches in the mouth), jock itch, or vaginal infections.
Candida Clear by Vitabase can help restore a normal balance to the intestinal system with a combination of four natural ingredients.
Caprylic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid that is readily absorbed in the intestine and exhibits high fungicidal activity against yeast. The exact mechanism by which it works is not fully known, but researchers believe it dissolves the cell membrane of yeast.
Pau d’Arco, a popular supplement derived from the inner bark of an Amazon tree, has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It helps destroy fungi by increasing the oxygen supply to cells.
Black walnut is a familiar tree in the eastern United States, and many enjoy its nut. Beneficial compounds may be found in the hull and leaf. According to one study, black walnut was very effective at containing Candida.
Repeated studies have shown oregano to be beneficial at fighting Candida.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps twice daily, preferably with meals.