Enzymedica Candidase contains the highest amount of cellulase of any Enzymedica product. The combination of Cellulase and Protease is formulated to manage and treat yeast overgrowth.
Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body. It is found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth, and throat. When the balance is upset, infection results. This is known as Candidiasis and the fungus travels to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. It affects both women and men. In the mouth, it is called thrush; in the vagina, it is called vaginitis (yeast infection).
Candidase by Enzymedica works three ways:
- In individuals with Candida overgrowth there is often a large amount of undigested fiber (cellulose) in the large intestine. It is believed that the mucous that the body naturally produces due to the difficulty of digesting this fiber may protect the Candida from our body¹s natural overgrowth prevention mechanisms. Cellulase is the enzyme that breaks down fiber. It is also the only digestive enzyme our body does not make. By adding cellulase to the diet this fiber can be removed along with the mucous and our body is able to achieve balance.
- Fungi (Candida) is a group of organisms formerly regarded as plants lacking chlorophyll. They can either exist as single cells or make up a multi-cellular body called a mycelium, which consists of cellulose like filaments known as hyphae. The cell contains some fungal cellulose or a compound called chitin. Chitin is a polysaccharide, or carbohydrate, which is structurally very similar to cellulose. For the same reasons cellulase may help remove undigested fiber (cellulose) in the colon, it may assist in breaking down this "cellulose-like" hyphae and chitin.
- The cell wall of yeast is protein. The enzyme protease has the ability to hydrolyze (digest) protein. Protease has been used in clinics all over the world to break down this fungus and prevent its overgrowth.
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