What is Candida?

Candida albicans is a type of fungus that occupies mucous membranes in cells of the intestinal tract. In a normal and balanced state, Candida poses no harm to the human body. When yeast growth is elevated due to certain conditions, Candida overgrowth can cause many symptoms in the digestive tract.

Do you have any of these symptoms? 

  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Distention
  • Mucus in bowels
  • Itching or discomfort
  • Rash
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Have you ever been treated with antibiotics?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Are you eating GMO foods?
  • Do you have gluten sensitivity or other food allergies?

Overgrowth of yeast and Candida can be caused by different things. Low levels of microflora can cause the problem. Antibiotics and immune suppression can also cause this. When left unchecked, Candida can damage intestinal walls, which can cause the body to absorb nutrients less efficiently. Candida imbalance is a primary cause of leaky gut or intestinal permeability. In order to break down the extra Candida, cellulase enzymes are needed to breakdown the cell wall of Candida, which is composed of polysaccharide-rich chitin. The problem is that cellulase enzymes are not found naturally in the body. Thus, they must be ingested through diet. Overall, Candida growth is a factor in healthy digestion and should be looked at to maintain healthy living.If you do have any of these conditions, it is very likely you have an overgrowth of Candida. To maintain a healthy digestive tract, Candida growth must be balanced in order to mitigate negative effects of overgrowth.

Rochester Holistic Center offers an effective product called Candida Control, which is a safe, well-tolerated two-week protocol in ONE bottle. It uses a patented enzyme approach to break down Candida naturally and places less stress on the body than commercially-available products.