Candida is a type of yeast that can invade our bodies, mostly the gastrointestinal tract, when our immune systems are compromised. Certain medications, prolonged antibiotic use, and specific health issues or dietary changes can lead to an imbalance of microbes in the body. It does not tend to cause problems when it is found in normal levels, however, an overgrowth of candida can potentially cause serious infections and disease. As a matter of fact, candida yeast is the most common cause of fungal infections in the world.
Yeast thrives in extremely anaerobic (non-oxygenated) conditions. Syntol AMD is a natural probiotic supplement, from Arthur Andrew Medical, that facilitates an extremely oxygenated environment, preventing the growth of additional yeast colonies and providing the perfect conditions for indigenous or "good" bacterial growth. This is accomplished by the Lactobacillus family of microflora included in the formula, which have the ability to produce hydrogen peroxide as their byproduct. This acts as a poison to the yeast, effectively killing colonies of excessive yeast throughout the intestine.
In addition, Syntol is extremely effective at removing candida yeasts that have already attached to the digestive tract. Candida albicans are composed of an outer protective protein layer. Under this shell, candida is primarily composed of cellulose (their cell walls) and N-acetyl-glucosamine. Syntol uses the extremely potent blend of enzymes like protease (protein-digesting), cellulase and hemicellulase (cellulose-digesting), glucoamylase and amylase to help breaks down sugars, as well as serrapeptase.
These enzymes strip away the candida's protective protein shell, and begin digesting its cellular infrastructure. Syntol contains this powerful intestinal cleanse to assist in the removal of dead yeast and other bad bacteria from the body. This will protect the body from experiencing detox symptoms from toxins typically given off from the elimination of yeast.
Another product from Arthur Andrew Medical, called Floraphage, was tested in conjunction with four popular probiotic supplements to determine its ability to increase the potency or growth of each respective product. The average increase in CFU activity, which is the measurement of probiotic bacteria growth, for the four products was 2400% versus control (growth without the use of Floraphage).
Floraphage is what is known as a bacteriophage (or phage), which is a microscopic protein that specifically targets bad bacteria and destroys their cell wall. Once a phage has attached itself, these “bad” bacteria essentially burst open, releasing more phage and nutrients, known as prebiotics, for our good bacteria to feed on. In doing so, Floraphage further creates an oxygenated environment and reverses the growth pattern of certain bad bacteria and allows good bacteria to proliferate in their place. This can have a dramatic affect on candida growth.
Phages are everywhere, in our food, in the water we drink, on and in our bodies, and pretty much anywhere else imaginable. Floraphage is the first dietary supplement formula to utilize these amazing microscopic proteins.
You can find both of these amazing products in the Digestive Health section of our online store!