Candida is a type of yeast that is typically found in small amounts in the mouth and intestines and on the skin. In normal circumstances, the natural balance of healthy bacteria in our body keeps Candida under control. However, if healthy bacteria levels are disrupted or the immune system is compromised, Candida can begin to overproduce and cause a fungal infection known as candidiasis. In fact, Candida is the most common cause of fungal infections in humans worldwide.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Candida overgrowth:
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Oral thrush (white coating on tongue)
- Digestive issues (bloating, gas)
- Chronic sinus infections
- Skin rash and nail fungal infections
- Joint pain and muscle weakness
- Food cravings especially for sweets
Risk factors that can lead to Candida overgrowth:
- Taking broad-spectrum antibiotics
- Oral contraceptive, corticosteroid use
- A diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates
- A weakened immune system
- High alcohol intake
- High stress levels
How to Treat Candida:
The food you eat plays an important role in maintaining the balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut. Refined sugars and carbohydrates, dairy, and alcohol can encourage Candida and other “bad” microorganisms to grow. Eating too many of these foods may promote infection especially if you have a suppressed immune system. Consuming mainly whole foods which are minimally processed will help restore the good bacteria in your system and this will eventually crowd out harmful Candida.
In addition, Kolorex® Advanced Candida Care supports your body from the inside to fight against Candida. Additionally, Kolorex® topical products can be applied topically to assist with any external outbreaks. Offering a complete range of products, Kolorex® helps you get back to your best in no time.