Probiotics are a popular treatment for yeast infections caused by Candida. Recent studies indicate that people suffering from a localized, “superficial” yeast infection such as oral thrush, vaginal yeast infection or a male yeast infection, may also be suffering from an overgrowth of Candida in the gut.
If this overgrowth becomes severe it can cause a wide range of negative symptoms. These can include physical issues such as digestive problems, abdominal bloating, chronic gas, headaches, generalized fatigue, joint pain and inflammatory bowel disorders as well as psychological issues including mood swings, forgetfulness and “brain fog.” Candida yeast infections often occur following the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics that diminish the population of healthy bacteria in the gut.
In order to address the root cause of the yeast infection – an imbalance of natural flora in the gut – probiotic supplements can play an important role. The best probiotics for yeast infections are those that replenish the populations of “beneficial” bacteria in the body and control the populations of pathogenic organisms including Candida yeast species.
Probiotics and Yeast infection
Clinical studies indicate that certain Lactobacillus strains (such as Lactobacillus acidophilus LAFTI L10 and Lactobacillus GG) exhibit antimicrobial activities and enhance Candida elimination. The three products we list below contain Lactobacillus species, provided in a blended form with other strains. Some also contain prebiotics (non-digestible fibers that are thought to promote the growth of healthy bacteria) and yeast fighting enzymes.
A very popular product and recognized as one of the best Candida probiotics. The ‘pearl’ delivery system ensures a high percentage of bacteria (a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Longum) will arrive unharmed to your lower digestive system. The active cultures are similar to those found in yogurt, but made available in much larger quantities.
A specialty yeast probiotic. Not only does Syntol contain 3.4 billion CFUs of probiotic bacteria, but it also includes the prebiotic inulin to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria as well as an enzyme specifically designed to weaken the structure of the Candida organism.
One of the most popular yeast infection probiotics. It has been specially formulated to create conditions in the gut that help control Candia overgrowth Although Threelac, a product by the same manufacturer, has received many positive reviews, we were pleased to see the release of Fivelac as it also contains Lactibacillus Acidophilus in a more enhanced formulation to bring relief from fungus and yeast overgrowth.