Beat Drug Resistance with Natural Candida Treatment

Beat Drug Resistance with Natural Candida Treatment

An article just released on the web gives research results on the degree of resistance of strains of Candida to pharmaceutical drugs[i]. This paper emphasises that the number of fungal infections being reported is increasing. This increase is due in part to the extensive use of broad spectrum antibiotics.  When these drugs are used both the good and the bad microbes are wiped out. This can then provide an environment where the yeast like fungus Candida albicans flourishes.  Research has found that Candida is the most frequently identified fungal  organism and the leading cause of fungal infections in the world. There are different types of Candida and the most commonly identified one is Candida albicans. As time goes by and the well known drugs are used more frequently, we are starting to find some resistance to the common antifungal pharmaceutical drugs. In the referenced research, some infections of Candida albicans were even found to be resistant to more than one drug. This highlights the urgent need for new antifungal therapies. Many natural substances have been found to possess antifungal activity. An extract of the leaves of the native NZ shrub, horopito (Pseudowintea colorata) was tested for antifungal activity in the 1980s and found to have very strong antifungal activity against Candida albicans[ii]. This discovery is the basis for the Kolorex range of antifungal products. Kolorex softgels have high antifungal activity and there is no known resistance to the active ingredient. Natural products such as Kolorex softgels provide important alternatives against the increasing number of Candida albicans infections  and the increasing drug resistance.



[i]Yang, Y.-L., Chen, H.-T., Lin, C.-C., Chu, W.-L., Lo, H.-J., & TSARY Hospitals. (n.d.). Species distribution and drug susceptibilities of Candida isolates in TSARY 2010. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.03.003

 

[ii] McCallion, R. F., Cole, A. L., Walker, J. R., Blunt, J. W., & Munro, M. H. (1982). Antibiotic substances from New Zealand plants. II. Polygodial, an anti-Candida agent from Pseudowintera colorata. Planta Medica, 44(3), 134–138.

 

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