Candida Support is a synergistic blend of herbs that supports healthy balance of bacteria in the intestines. This formula uses Pau D’Arco, Black Walnut, Oregano Oil, and Caprylic Acid in promoting growth of health-supportive bacteria. Regular consumption of processed foods, alcoholic beverages, antibiotic medications, and stress promotes overcrowding of parasites like candida albicans.
Ingredients (per serving)
Serving size: 2 vcaps
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), garlic (bulb), olive leaf, cat's claw root, wormwood herb, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and cellulose powder. Contains tree nut (walnut hulls).
Take 2 vcaps twice daily, with food.
Adults only. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding without prior medical consultation.
The herbs contained in NOW Foods Candida Support possess potent anti-fungal activity. This formula is an alternative treatment for candidiasis manifested by oral and vaginal thrush. People with athletes foot, dandruff, and jock itch are also recommended to use Candida Support. Those on long term antibiotics, oral contraceptives, laxatives, and hormonal therapy should also take this probiotic support. Those under stress may use Candida Support as prevention for overcrowding of parasites in the intestines. Candida Support may also help immune suppressed patients by promoting the growth of helpful microorganisms to prevent infections.
The herbs in Candida Support work together in preventing the overgrowth of candida albicans, the causative agent for oral and vaginal candidiasis. Normally, small population of candida albicans is present in the intestine. But due to poor diet quality, immune suppression, stress, alcohol abuse, long term use of laxatives and antibiotics, these fungi grow in large number and proliferate into the mucous membranes causing a condition called candidiasis. Candidiasis is a yeast infection that affects newborns, infants, women, adults, and the older population. Candidiasis symptoms includes thrush or the cheeselike patches in the mouth or the vagina, skin lesions, headaches, urinary tract infections, diarrhea or constipation, fatigue, and depression. The herbal ingredients of NOW Foods Candida Support have different beneficial properties in combating candidiasis. Pau D’Arco has mild antifungal action but has strong immune supporting properties and high concentration of antioxidants that promotes better defenses against the disease. Black walnut has the ability to expel parasites from the instestine, including fungi. Oregano Oil contains a phenol known as carvacrol which has very potent antifungal properties. Lastly, caprylic acid also has fungicidal powers and it also promotes the growth of other beneficial microorganisms in the gut.