Candida is a yeast that normally exists in its harmless and beneficial yeast form in the digestive tract and throughout the body, along with 100 trillion other microbes.
Primarily due to the effects of antibiotics, it rapidly converts to its fungal form and spreads throughout the body. The fungal form will affect the way every organ, tissue, and cell of the body functions. This can contribute to over 120 different diseases and conditions.
Common symptoms associated with candida include: sugar/sweet cravings, gas, bloating, fatigue, low energy, allergies, sinusitis, acid reflux, hormonal imbalances, brain fog, depression and arthritis.
If you’ve ever taken even one dose of antibiotics, you’ll have systemic candida.
Common Candida Infections
Of the 200+ known species of Candida, over 40 of them are known to cause human infections. Of these, the 8 common species of Candida listed below account for over 90% of the infections found in humans on a regular basis.
Common Candida Species
- Candida albicans – is responsible for over 85% of fungal Candida infections.
- Candida glabrata
- Candida tropicalis
- Candida parapsilosis
- Candida krusei
- Candida guilliermondii
- Candida lusitaniae
- Candida kefyr
Less Common Candida Species
For a more detailed list of the different types of Candida, please click here to visit our FAQs.
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