Candida is a fungus, and fungus is a form of yeast. A small amount of Candida isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it aids in nutrient absorption and digestion. The problem is when candida grows out of control, just like an invasive weed in your lawn! Over 70% of your entire immune system is at home in your gut.
When you have too much of this yeast, it will break down your intestine’s wall, causing “leaky gut,” and enter your bloodstream. This may lead to invasive candidiasis. Once in your bloodstream, its toxic by-products wreak havoc on your whole body.
You can experience a host of unpleasant symptoms, from depression and chronic fatigue to infertility and joint swelling. With a major invasion, even more serious health problems can occur.
How can you get an overpopulated Candida infection under control? Sometimes anti-fungal medicines are prescribed, particularly if candidiasis is acquired in a hospital setting, due to invasive procedures. Also eliminate sugar, which feeds Candida. Fungus loves sugar!
Prebiotics Help Control and Correct Candida Overgrowth
If you could peek inside your gut, you’d see a constant war going on between microflora — yeast and bacteria that are beneficial to your body, called probiotics — and pathogenic yeast and bacteria — such as Candida. For optimal health, you want more good bacteria than bad.
How do you increase the number of good? You need to fertilize them, so they grow more!
Microflora’s favorite food is prebiotics, such as inulin and oligofructose, which can survive the harsh environment of your intestine to reach further down the tract into your colon where microflora live.
Prebiotics fertilize the probiotics you already have, and, make it a better place for any new probiotics you introduce into your system. When you eat yogurt or take probiotic supplements, you can encourage those microorganisms to stay, survive, and grow by feeding them prebiotics.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are different
While probiotics can improve the bacterial balance in your gut, they have their drawbacks. When you ingest yogurt, kefir or other probiotic-rich foods and supplements, you have to consider that probiotics are fragile. Being live organisms, they are susceptible to the heat and acid in your gut, and may not survive.
There’s also no way of knowing how many even survived the manufacturing process and storage of the product. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are not alive, and can survive the heat and acid your stomach dishes out.
You also don’t know which strains of probiotics would work for your unique system. That’s where prebiotics come in. Instead of introducing new strains of probiotics, and hoping they survive and benefit your body, you can fertilize the ones that are already there.
Feed the Good Bacteria and Help Them Overpower Candida
One of the easiest ways to boost the number of good bacteria is by taking Prebiotin. It’s as simple as mixing Prebiotin powder on your food or in your drink. It even comes in convenient travel packs for your busy lifestyle!