An imbalance in intestinal and vaginal flora can encourage the pathogenic potential of the body's natural bacteria. A number of factors can lead to such an imbalance, particularly the use of antibiotics or an upset to the immune system.
Candida albicans is a yeast which is naturally present in the body, particularly in intestinal and genital mucous membranes. In certain circumstances, Candida albicans can become pathogenic and cause infections ranging from superficial to systemic mycoses. Candida albicans is actually responsible for over 70% of the vaginal infections which affect most women at least once in their lifetime.
Candalb provides natural ingredients which act synergistically to encourage a healthy balance of intestinal and vaginal flora :
- probiotics, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, combined with inulin which promote balanced intestinal and vaginal microflora, prevent the development of potentially pathogenic bacteria and stimulate the immune system, as well as boosting the efficacy of antibiotics ;
- caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid (MCT) and a common treatment for the control of Candida albicans. It is naturally present in coconuts. Its sodium salt, sodium caprylate, breaks down the cell walls of the yeast, preventing it from spreading, and restoring ‘friendly’ gut flora. Sodium caprylate is very well tolerated by the digestive system ;
- arabinogalactan, extracted from Western larch (Larix occidentalis) is a safe and effective anti-fungal, used widely to treat candida and vaginal mycosis. In addition, its efficacy in supporting the immune system by stimulating proliferation of lymphokines is scientifically-supported. It is a powerful weapon against persistent or recurrent infections ;
- serrapeptase, a proteolytic enzyme, which helps reduce toxins in the intestine and reactions to foreign bodies. It also boosts antibiotic efficacy.