More about Candida

Candida is a fungus — a form of yeast — that is normally found in very small amounts in the body, most significantly in the intestines. There, it works to aid in nutrient absorption and digestion. Typically, the beneficial bacteria in the gut are able to maintain normal levels of candida; however, there are factors that can cause an overgrowth of this yeast.

Possible Candida Overgrowth Causes:

  • Antibiotic use
  • Alcohol use
  • Oral contraceptive use
  • Diets high in refined sugar and carbs
  • Diets high in beneficial fermented foods
  • High-stress lifestyles

An overabundance of candida can compromise the intestinal wall, which then allows the yeast to enter the bloodstream where their toxins and by-product toxins can cause health issues. Some common symptoms include: skin, memory, vaginal, urinary tract, mood, nail, focus, energy, digestion and immune issues, as well as cravings for refined sugar and carbs. Since sugar is what feeds yeast, indulging in the cravings can make matters worse.

Natural Healthy Concepts has dozens of supplement options that offer several different approaches to help you maintain healthy candida levels in your body. Click on the products to learn more.

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