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What is Candida?


Candida is a dimorphic organism, meaning it can exist in two shapes and forms simultaneously. One form is a yeast-like state that is a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism. The other is a fungal form that produces very long root-like structures, called rhizoids, that can penetrate the mucosa and is invasive.

What makes Candida bad?

Candida, in its yeast form is beneficial. We all have this form of candida in our bodies. The candida population should be low and indiscernible (no overt symptoms or cloudy saliva). “Friendly” bacteria and a healthy immune system prevent this yeast from becoming an infectious fungus. Click here for a simple candida test.

It is when our bodies lose their proper immune protection, or the intestinal pH is altered unfavorably, that candida can change from the yeast form to the fungal form. When this happens we get candida overgrowth. It has been unofficially estimated that a startling 80% of the population may have candidiasis that is out of control!

Candida overgrowth can become systemic.

Systemic Candida
Candida (candida albicans) is one of the most difficult organisms to remove from your body once it becomes systemic. When our bodies lose their proper immune protection, candida “morphs” from being a beneficial yeast in our intestinal track into a harmful fungus. In its fungal form it develops rhizoids (long root-like structures) that are invasive and penetrate the mucosa.

Once this happens, the boundary between our intestinal tract and the rest of our circulatory system breaks down, and this allows partially digested proteins to travel into the bloodstream where they assault our immune systems. This is the condition known as having "systemic candida."

What causes the change from good to bad?

There are many theories. Most naturopaths concur that the conversion happens due to some sort of attack on our immune systems—either prolonged antibiotic use, taking steroids or oral contraceptives on a regular basis, or a high sugar diet. It could be a combination of these. It is also conjectured that candida increases its numbers during periods of stress and lowered immune states.

What are the symptoms of a candida infestation?

Typical candida symptoms may include jock itch, depression, dry, itchy, flaky skin, anxiety, recurring irritability or mood swings, heartburn, indigestion, lethargy, food and environmental allergies, joint soreness, chest pain, acne or other skin problems, migraine headaches, recurring cystitis/vaginal infections, premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems.

How does ThreeLac™ and FiveLac™ help?

ThreeLac™'s role is to assist in stopping candida from breaking down the intestinal mucosa and allow the intestinal tract to resume a healthy state. This is when supporting your body with full oxygenation and proper nutrition becomes vitally important. Once your intestinal tract is healthy and pH balanced, the oxygenated cells and organic trace elements go to work to rid your body of toxins, including cleansing undigested proteins and fungal candida. Without healing the intestinal tract, trying to rid your body of candida is usually futile. However, once your intestinal tract no longer allows proteins and fungal candida into the bloodstream on an ongoing basis, your body will be better able to properly use the daily support you provide.

Systemic candida will be more difficult to eradicate than intestinal candida. Adding LHB along with Coral Complete or Mega Minerals Plus and Oxygen Elements Max may be necessary.

As its name implies, ThreeLac™ contains three forms of spore-forming lactic acid bacteria (FiveLac™ has five). These live microorganisms purge your intestinal tract of the parasitic, fungal form of candida. At the same time, ThreeLac™ helps to balance the pH levels in our bodies.

The secret behind ThreeLac’s and FiveLac's effectiveness is the micro-encapsulation process that gets the candida-fighting live bacteria safely past the acidic environment in the stomach. These oxygen-friendly bacteria go to work “dining” on anaerobic problem organisms that you don’t want.

If you have being taking Oxygen Elements Max then your body has a head start? You have already created a rich oxygen environment that ThreeLac™ loves.

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