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Now Foods Candida Support is a diet supplement which prevents from the overgrowth of Candida albicans yeasts and promotes balanced bacterial flora of the intestines. In the formulation’s composition one can find natural, plant extracts enriched with a dose of biotin.
The supplement is working best in the prevention and treatment of fungal infections. It is especially recommended for people who struggle with overgrowth of Candida albicans, have a tendency to recurrent infections (also intimate), suffer from food intolerances and have digestive system aliments.
The supplement’s composition is based on natural compounds, mainly of plant origin, which are famous for their strong microbial effects. What is important, by removing the pathogenic microorganisms from the organism, they do not affect the beneficial bacterial flora, and because of that, the organism gains invaluable support on its way to homeostasis.
The main ingredients of the supplement are:
Pau D'Arco, or powdered bark from ant tree. It has strong antibiotic effects. It is effective against many pathogenic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but unlike synthetic antibiotics, it does not affect the population of desirable intestinal bacteria of the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium kind. Moreover, lapachol, present in the ant tree bark, is a powerful antifungal substance, targeting mainly Candida albicans strains. It is believed that it interacts with the cell membrane of yeasts, which leads to their deactivation.
Additionally, Pau D'Arco has a beneficial effect on the immune system. It should be explained that the presence of Candida albicans in the organism is natural and does not threaten health, provided that the immune system is strong enough to keep the yeast in check and prevent excessive expansion.
Black walnut contains large amounts of juglone, which works well in the case of yeast infections. In one study, it was shown that it is as effective in fighting Candida strains as, available on prescription only, nystatin. Moreover, it kills not only Candida albicans, but up to 14 species and 48 different pathogenic strains of Candida. In addition, it has antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.
Oregano oil is obtained from wild marjoram, one of the most popular spices. It is distinguished by an unprecedented wealth of pharmacologically active substances, mainly flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols, but also antioxidant vitamins and essential elements for the health. The most valuable compound isolated from oregano is carvacrol. It directly affects the cell membranes of pathogens, increasing their ion and proton permeability. In this way, the integrity of microorganisms pathogenic cells is distorted and their breakdown occurs. The antifungal activity of oregano oil is comparable to that of nystatin.
Caprylic acid is one of the medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCT) with clinically proven fungistatic and bacteriostatic properties. It is widely used in the therapy of candidiasis due to the versatility and numerous mechanisms it uses to cause an effect. It can i.a. inhibit the growth of Candida albicans strains and limit their adhesion to the organism’s cells. Moreover, it promotes the disruption of bacterial biofilm, which hinders access to pathogens, and thus reduces the effectiveness of treatment of candidiasis and bacterial infections.
Biotin is one of the vitamins contained in a large group of B vitamins. It has a beneficial influence on the intestinal mucosa and promotes the restoration of the proper intestinal microflora. Scientists point to a possible correlation between biotin deficiency and increased susceptibility to Candida albicans infection. This is probably related to the dimorphism of these yeasts. There are studies suggesting that biotin has the ability to limit the conversion of yeast to the filamentous form, which more easily penetrates deeper into the tissues and promotes the spread of ringworm.
Apart from the aforementioned substances, the composition of the supplement was enriched with a small amount of: garlic, providing unique sulfide compounds with strong antimicrobial activity; olive leaf extract, which is a source of oleuropein, that has similar effects as antibiotics as well as it destroys pathogenic microorganisms and deprives them of their ability to adhere to cell walls; vilcacora extract, which has a strong immunostimulatory effect, and thus supports the strengthening of immunity, which is a guarantee of the organism’s homeostasis and maintaining the amount of Candida at an appropriately low level; and wormwood, which has strong antifungal and antiparasitic properties.
To sum up, Now Foods Candida Support is a supplement composed of natural, herbal ingredients that are known for their ability to destroy undesirable microorganisms. Its undoubted advantage is that it does not affect the beneficial, probiotic microflora.
During supplementation, it is advised to drink a sufficiently large amount of water to aid the organism in detoxification and avoid feeling unwell. It is also worth introducing a low-carb and sugar-free diet.
For the maximization of the effects, the supplement can be combined with appropriately selected probiotic therapy.
Now Foods is a company with years of experience in the industry that offers a wide range of nutrients and dietary supplements. Brand is known for its high-quality products designed for hair and nails and supplements supporting the immune system. The offer includes the antioxidant supplements, antibacterial supplements, reducing appetite supplements, products supporting the reduction of body fat and improving digestion. All products are made from natural ingredients.
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|per portion (2 capsules)||amount||%RDA|
|Total Fat||0.5 g||< 1%*|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||3%*|
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Caprylate)||45 mg||11%|
|Caprylic Acid (from Magnesium Caprylate)||500 mg||-|
|Pau D’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) (Bark)||300 mg||-|
|Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) (Hull)||300 mg||-|
|Oregano Oil Powder (Origanum vulgare)||200 mg||-|
Cellulose (capsule), Garlic (Allium sativum) (Bulb), Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea), Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) (Bark), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) (Aerial Parts), Silica, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Cellulose Powder. Contains tree nut (walnut hulls).
Calories are the conventional name of the unit expressing the energy value of food, the demand and energy expenditure in human body, which in fact is 1 kilocalorie (1 kcal). 1 kilocalorie is the amount of thermal energy required to heat 1 g of water and 1 degree Celsius. The SI unit of thermal energy is 1 joule (1J), equal to approximately 4,185 kcal.
The energy value is determined by the chemical composition of the food product, by means of the so-called. physiological equivalents. Most often Atwater equivalent is used: ratio for protein 4 kcal / g, for carbohydrates 4kcal / g, and for fat - 9kcal / g.
The energy value carried out with the so-called. "Caloric bomb" is equivalent to the physical energy, amounting to 4.1 kcal per 1 g carbohydrate to 5.65 kcal per 1 g protein, 9.45 kcal per 1 g of fat.
Nutritional value, determines the suitability of a food product for realizing life functions of human, the higher it is - the higher bioavailability and lower quantity for consumption for obtaining the effects.
Fat is an essential nutrient plant and animal organisms. Because of the nutritional value and composition of fats are divided into: saturated (mono-saturated and multi-saturated fatty acids) and unsaturated fatty acids (including essential fatty acids - EFA). The group of lipids include lipids (triacylglycerols, waxes), complex fats (glycolipids, phospholipids), sterols and isoprenoids. Saturated fatty acids is a group of fatty acids having different carbon chain lengths, in which except for the carboxyl group, each of the carbon atoms is bound by a single bond. May adversely affect the lipid profile, so they can be used in limited quantities. Fats are a concentrated source of energy, with different flavours, facilitating the consumption and swallowing of food. They have building functions (part of cell membranes and co-create the white matter of the brain). EFAs are precursors of tissue hormones and biologically active compounds. The unsaturated fatty acids include fatty acids from the group Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 (the last digit indicates, on which, counting of the end of the chain, there is a double bond in the appropriate carbon chain. The essential fatty acids include: acids, medium-Omega-3 [n-3 ] included in EFAs [essential fatty acids], and long chain (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) Omega-6 and Omega-9. the number indicates that the last double bond in the carbon chain is on the third from the end carbon atom. The acids from the omega 3 group are essential components of cell membranes, they are precursors of eicosanoids and biological activators. They must be combined with ingestion in suitable proportions of Omega-6 acids.
Dosage: Depending on demand and applied diet. It is generally accepted that fats should constitute 20-30% of the energy (calorie) of meals daily.
Biotin (vitamin H, co-enzyme R) is in a group of B vitamins, due to the presence of sulphur compounds it is involved in the synthesis of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Also synthesized in the intestines. It enhances the production of hormones and regulates cholesterol levels. It reduces muscle pain. It prevents hair loss and graying of hair. It soothes the skin inflammations. No toxic effects. Often combined with other B group vitamins and vitamin A. The natural sources of biotin are: whole grain bread, yeast, eggs (yolk), milk, brown rice and cheese.
Daily demand: 100-300 mg per day
Magnesium (element from the group of alkaline earth metals, atomic no. 12, a chemical symbol - Mg), one of the most important health microelements, participates in the synthesis process of the disintegration of high energy compounds and processes of transformation of hydrocarbons and fats. It affects the dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure, prevents hypercoagulable state. Shortages affect cardiac arrhythmias, malignant muscle cramps, insomnia and anxiety. It is a component of many dietary supplements and found in foods such as whole grain bread, legumes, buckwheat, rice, fish, meat, as well as chocolate, cocoa and nuts.
Dosage of 100 - 500 mg / day
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