Got Candida? You’re not alone
Candida albicans is a type of fungus that is found normally on your skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, rectum, and vagina. The fungus can travel through your bloodstream and cause problems in your throat, intestines, and the valves of your heart.
While Candida albicans occurs naturally in your body, it can become infectious when there is some change within your body that promotes out of control growth of the fungus.
The result is a condition called “candidiasis moniliasis” or more commonly, a “yeast” infection. When it affects the mucous membranes in your mouth, it is called “thrush.” Diaper rash in infants is another form of yeast infection as is “paronychia”, which is a yeast infection that can occur around your finger and toe nails.
While most of these conditions are not serious or life-threatening, a candida infection in your bloodstream can travel to your organs, resulting in a serious infection.
Why infections like Candida are increasing
Most of the time Candida albicans is harmless. In fact, a study conducted by Rice University has shown that about 70% of the population have it in their gut. However, it becomes a real problem when something changes the balance between the fungus and the beneficial microorganisms found in your gut.
One reason that Candida infections are on the rise is connected to diet. In today’s fast-paced society, more and more people are eating processed foods which contain a lot of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Candida is dependent on these organic compounds to grow and reproduce.
Long term periods of stress can also contribute to changes in your body which make it optimal for a yeast infection — a rise in blood sugar levels and a weakening of your immune system.
Another common cause of candida infections is the use antibiotics which, while working to destroy harmful bacteria, can also result in the destruction of beneficial bacteria, especially in your digestive system, which cause the fungus to multiply.
Our probiotic supplements can help
At Global Health Trax, we have developed a line of natural supplements to help support and maintain a healthy digestive system as well as improve your overall health and wellness.
Our line of probiotics helps to prevent an overgrowth of Candida before it can occur. They provide you with a natural approach to preventing yeast overgrowth which is safe as well as cost-effective.
GHT’s ThreeLac Probiotic is a formulation of three powerful microflora which help to maintain the balance of flora in your intestinal tract. ThreeLac comes in individual dose packets or in a capsule form. FiveLac packets contain the same powerful blend as ThreeLac, but with two additional microflora.
Our CranLac packets contain the same powerful flora as ThreeLac, but we’ve added cranberry powder to help maintain urinary tract health.