Probiotics for Candida Albicans

Probiotics are one of the most important parts of a Candida albicans cure. They are the good bacteria that live in your intestines and digest your food for you.

They produce many beneficial chemicals and help process the waste for elimination. With them you are strong and healthy and full of energy - without them you would die!

The intestines have been called the second brain. They determine how you feel. If they intestines are unhappy, you are unhappy. Just try to smile and enjoy yourself when you have heartburn, gas, diarrhea or constipation!

When the intestines are unhappy, they are not functioning up to their full capacity. That means that a lot of the nutrients are not being digested and not all of the toxins are being cleared from the body.

An estimated 400 types of bacteria live in your gut. There are three pounds (nearly 100 trillion) of bacteria in your gut. That's trillion with a T! There are ten times more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body.

There are many things that kill off the beneficial bacteria. Poor food choices feed the bad guys and harm the good. Chemicals in our food, air, water and cosmetics kill off the good.

Antibiotics and other medicines kill or limit the growth of the good guys. All of these things adding together can lead to a Candida overgrowth. 

Probiotics work to restore the normal flora in the gut. They do this first by competing with other organisms for nutrients.

They also produce beneficial chemicals. These chemicals either increase your bodies immunity or make the environment less favorable for the bad guys to live. 

Beneficial Chemicals Produced by Bacteria:

  • B Vitamins
    • Niacin
    • Folic Acid
    • Pyridoxine
    • Biotin
  • Vitamin K
  • Butyric Acid
    • May help prevent cancer
  • Lactic Acid *
  • Acetic Acid *
  • Short Chain Fatty Acids *
    • * These 3 lower the intestinal pH - making it too acidic for Candida to thrive
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
    • Makes the gut inhospitable to the Candida
  • Bacteriocins
    • Antimicrobial compounds that kill yeasts, viruses and bad bacteria

In addition to helping with your Candida treatment, pro-biotics can help many other conditions that may or may not be related to a Candida overgrowth.

Conditions Helped or Cured by Probiotics:

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Weak Immune System
  • Digestive Problems
  • Acid Reflux
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Travelers diarrhea
  • Eczema in Children
  • Food Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Uro-Genital Problems

While scientific proof is lacking, these beneficial bacteria may also improve skin health, and treat herpes infections.

The following types of bacteria have been shown to be beneficial as a treatment as well as for overall health.

They are listed in order of importance from most important to least important.

They are typically abbreviated rather than being spelled out.  The L. is short for Lactobacillus and the B. is short for Bifidobacterium.

Beneficial Types of Probiotics:

  • L. Sporogenes
  • L. Acidophilus
  • B. Bifidum
  • L. Bulgaricus
  • L. Reuteri
  • L. Fermentum
  • L. Rhamnosus
  • L. Casei
  • B. Brevum
  • B. Infantis
  • L. Plantarum
  • B. Longum
  • Bacillus Subtilis
  • Bacillus Lichenformis
  • L. Johnsonii
  • B. Lactis
  • L. Paracasei
  • L. Salivarius

In order for the pro-biotics to have maximum effect, you need to follow a few guidelines. 

Instructions for taking Probiotics:

  • Take on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before eating

  • Choose a brand that contains a mixture of live organisms from the list above

  • At the very least the product should have the top 3 on the list - more is better

  • Choose a brand that has an expiration date on the label

  • Avoid extreme heat or freezing as it will kill the bacteria

  • Certain brands must be kept refrigerated to keep the bacteria viable

  • Prebiotics are food for the probiotics - they ensure the bacteria thrive

You can also get pro-biotics by eating fermented foods.  Many fermented foods contain massive quantities of bacteria. I try to have some fermented foods with every meal to keep healthy bacteria in my gut. 

Whether you are taking them to cure a Candida overgrowth or simply for overall health, the important thing is that you take them.

They are vitally important to your health and numerous things that kill them off. Do yourself a favor and try some now. 

They are discussed in depth on pages 62-64 in the book "Candida Albicans - The Hidden Disease"

Below I have a list of the brands that I have researched and like. Most of them have multiple strains of bacteria. I also list the dosage, costs, the contraindications and the references of the studies that show that pro-biotics can knock out your Candida overgrowth. 


  • Take between 1 and 20 billion viable (live) bacteria per day

  • Divide them into 3 or 4 doses during the day

  • Take on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before eating


$10 to $60 per month, depending on form and brand

Contraindications and Adverse Effects

Symptoms of toxicity from taking probiotics are rare.


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  • Goldberg, Israel (1994) Functional Foods: Designer Foods, Pharmafoods, Nutraceuticals. Chapman & Hall, Inc. ISBN-0412988518

  • Tortora, Gerard and Derrickson, Bryan (2005) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology – Eleventh Edition. Wiley. ISBN-0471689343

  • Drisko, J. et. al. (May 2003). "Pro-biotics in health maintenance and disease prevention". Altern Med Rev 8 (2): 143-55. [Abstract]

  • Playne, M. and Salminen, S. (2002). "Health Benefits of Probiotics: Human studies and clinical trials". Nutrafoods 1 (1): 5-11.

  • Huffnagle, Gary and Wernick, Sarah (2007) The Pro-biotics Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements. Bantam. ISBN-0553804928

  • Mindell, Earl (2004) Basic Health Publications User's Guide to Probiotics: Learn How "Healthy Bacteria" Can Help You Fight Infections and Restore Your Health. Basic Health Publications. ISBN-1591201144

  • Karpa, Kelly Dowhower (2006) Bacteria for Breakfast: Probiotics for Good Health. Trafford Publishing. ISBN-1412009251

  • Lee, Yuan-Kun, et al. (1999) Handbook of Probiotics - First Edition. Publisher. Wiley-Interscience. ISBN-047119025X

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