Did you know that nearly 75% of women will have at least one vaginal yeast infection during their lifetime?
But did you also know that an overgrowth of the fungus that causes most yeast infections, Candida albicans, can be a trigger for Hashimoto’s or autoimmune disorders?
These symptoms could be a sign that you have Candida:
- Bloating, gas, belching
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Mood Swings
- Bad Breath
- Pain in muscles or joints
- Brain fog
- Vaginal burning/itching
- Thick white cottage cheese discharge and/or a sweet odor
- Discomfort or even pain during urination
- Painful sex
In fact, yeast overgrowth is so common in people with Hashimoto’s and thyroid issues, that most will have some degree of it.
Candida albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human mouth and intestines. In small amounts, it’s no problem and this natural fungus can aid in nutrient digestion and absorption. But an overgrowth can damage the intestinal lining and release toxic byproducts directly into the circulatory system.
Sadly, many, many things can increase the risk of Candida overgrowth:
- Antibiotics use
- Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
- Birth Control Pills
- Being stressed out which releases cortisol
- A diet rich in starchy foods, sugar and alcohol
When the “right” conditions exist for Candida overgrowth in the gut, it actually spreads quickly by creating germ tubes which then form tiny roots (hyphae) that embed themselves in the intestinal wall – causing significant tissue damage and leaky gut. Check out the graphic below:
If you suffer from Candida, MegaMycoBalance can help to RECONDITION the gut and promote healthy yeast balance within the microbiome. If you use it with MegaSporeBiotic, it’s even more powerful.
MegaMycoBalance is made with undecylenic acid (an organic fatty acid derived from castor bean oil) and bee propolis (a plant resin with natural antifungal properties that bees use to line their hives). Undecylenic Acid inhibits the growth of Candida Albicans by targeting the roots (Hyphae) of these germ tubes. In addition, bee propolis has been found to have inhibitory activity against many fungal species including Candida albicans. As a result, MegaMycoBalance can support a healthy balance of vaginal flora by restoring balance to the intestinal flora.