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Though conventional medicine typically limits its consideration of Candida overgrowth to vaginal yeast infections and immune-deficient patients, natural health care providers have long recognized that excess Candida may be a significant root cause of disorders throughout the body, especially in the skin, digestive tract, reproductive system, and circulatory system.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with Candida overgrowth include:
Often times, these and other symptoms are temporarily relieved with prescription drugs that, over the long term, tend to suppress immune system activity, which actually fuels Candida overgrowth.
In my experience, the three most common causes of Candida overgrowth are:
Regular intake of highly refined carbohydrates, especially those that are made with white flour and sugar.
Regular exposure to antibiotics.
Lack of health-enhancing organisms in the gastrointestinal tract.
In addressing a number of different health conditions associated with Candida overgrowth, I have found Synbiotic Plus to be effective in restoring a healthy balance of microorganisms in the body, and as long as one commits to minimizing regular intake of highly refined carbohydrates, the prognosis for lasting improvement is typically excellent.
Yeast thrives in highly anaerobic (non-oxygenated) conditions. Synbiotic Plus contains a professional grade blend of probiotics, prebiotics, and enzymes that helps create and support a highly oxygenated environment, one that can help prevent growth of large colonies of yeast and promote growth and maintenance of health-enhancing bacteria. Most of this oxygenating effect is accomplished by the Lactobacillus family of microflora in Synbiotic Plus, which produces hydrogen peroxide as a natural byproduct. This hydrogen peroxide effectively kills off colonies of excess yeast throughout the intestines.
Synbiotic Plus can actually facilitate removal of Candida that has embedded itself into the wall of the digestive tract. Candida has an outer protective shell of protein. Under this layer, Candida is primarily composed of cellulose and a derivative of glucose called N-acetyl-glucosamine. The enzymes that are included in Synbiotic Plus - serrapeptase, protease, amylase, glucoamylase, cellulase, and hemicellulase - can strip away Candida's protective protein shell and cellular infrastructure.
In effect, the blend of enzymes, protiobics, and prebiotics in Synbiotic Plus acts as a highly effective intestinal cleanse that facilitates elimination of dead yeast and other harmful microorganisms from the body. Because elimination occurs via bowel movements, this cleansing action rarely occurs with typical symptoms of detoxification, as toxins that are often generated from yeast die-off are quickly eliminated without entering the bloodstream.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
In a nutshell, what is Synbiotic Plus?
Synbiotic Plus is a professional grade blend of non-competing probiotics and prebiotics that facilitate a high oxygen environment, which can help prevent growth of yeast colonies and promote growth of health-enhancing bacteria.
Synbiotic Plus includes a potent blend of enzymes that is capable of eliminating dead yeast, harmful bacteria, and toxins from the body.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are essentially the food source for probiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that pass through your digestive tract until they reach your large intestine, where they then feed the beneficial microflora. Supplementing with a prebiotic such as inulin (contained in Synbiotic Plus ) on its own has been clinically shown to increase the body's levels of natural microflora. Supplementing prebiotics together with probiotics provides the best possible support to your gastrointestinal tract and immune system.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are "friendly bacteria." Probiotics improve the balance of health-enhancing organisms in the digestive tract. They inhibit growth of harmful microorganisms, including yeast. Probiotics can help boost immune function and increase resistance to infection.
How many health enhancing organisms are there in each capsule of Synbiotic Plus?
Each capsule contains 3.4 billion CFU's of 100% complementary microflora and spore-germinating probiotics. Also included in every capsule is the prebiotic, inulin, as well as a potent blend of enzymes to help break down yeast and eliminate it from your digestive tract.
Is Synbiotic Plus gluten-free?
Yes, Synbiotic Plus is a gluten-free product. It is also free of soy, wheat, tree nuts, dairy, shellfish, pesticides, and herbicides. Synbiotic Plus is vegan-friendly.
How does Synbiotic Plus work?
Synbiotic Plus uses spore germination technology, a revolutionary new process that delivers probiotic spores rather than living bacteria. Probiotic spores are dormant life forms that protect the bacteria from acidic conditions, as well as extreme temperatures. These spores, along with the potent probiotics, attach themselves to the mucosal lining of your intestines and begin to germinate, allowing for complete microflora colonization. Also, the included blend of enzymes promotes break down of any dead fungus or toxic materials remaining in the intestinal tract, allowing for elimination of unwanted debris.
What is Candida?
Various strains of Candida are naturally found in the human body. With healthy levels of microflora, these yeast strains live in harmony within the intestine. A poor diet, regular exposure to antibiotics, chronic emotional stress, and other factors can cause Candida overgrowth. Eventually, these yeast strains can begin to turn "parasitic," taking up resources that could be used to fuel health.
Over time, Candida can begin developing roots that penetrate and attach themselves to the inside of the intestinal wall. These roots can dig deep enough to cause abnormal permeability (leakage) in the intestinal tract and allow toxic material to flow into your bloodstream. Candida is comprised of an outer protective protein layer and mainly cellulose and N-acetyl-glucosamine under the protein layer, making it very difficult for your body to break down and eliminate naturally. Synbiotic Plus contains a powerful blend of enzymes that can strip away the protective protein shell and begin digesting the cellular infrastructure of Candida.
How long do I need to take Synbiotic Plus?
My experience has been that it takes about three months to see significant benefit. It can only help to take a maintenance dose to promote good long term GI tract and immune system health, but this will depend on your dietary and lifestyle choices.
Does Synbiotic Plus need to be refrigerated?
Refrigeration of Synbiotic Plus is not necessary. The advanced spore germination technology and freeze dried bacterial strains allow for a shelf-stable product. However, it is important to store probiotics in a cool and dry place.
Is Synbiotic Plus safe?
No serious or adverse effects have been reported from taking probiotics or enzymes such as those in this formula.
DIRECTIONS: Take 1 to 4 capsules with 8 ounces of water between meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For therapeutic results, take 3 or 4 capsules three times daily.
WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing, or under medical supervision, please contact your healthcare provider prior to using Synbiotic Plus.
INTERACTIONS: Unless given permission by your health care provider, it's best not take Synbiotic Plus with other probiotics. Other products may contain probiotic strains that might compete with or are cannibalistic with Synbiotic Plus's microflora.
STOMACH DISTRESS: Synbiotic Plus contains the Prebiotic Inulin made from natural Chicory root. Chicory root fiber in large concentrations like that in Synbiotic Plus, can cause stomach irritation for the first few days. Inulin is commonly used in yogurt manufacturing to enhance probiotics. Inulin, like all other dietary fiber, is safe to consume as your body adjusts to passing them. If stomach distress continues for longer than 4-5 days, discontinue Synbiotic Plus.