YEAST/FUNGAL DETOX by Spence Masson
Microorganisms normally colonize our skin and other mucosal surfaces such as the intestinal tract. The majority of these organisms are beneficial and protective. However, if the population of friendly bacteria is somehow decreased, for example through the use of antibiotics, then unfriendly parasitic microorganisms like Candida albicans (yeast) will take the opportunity to proliferate and to cause harm.
So yeast infection can be viewed as a parasitic problem. Conditions of warmth and humidity favor the growth of yeast. The skin, oral cavity, toenails, gastrointestinal tract and vagina are the most vulnerable sites for yeast overgrowth.
Yeast/Fungal Detox is a unique combination of ingredients formulated to help control the growth of yeast and other parasitic microorganisms.
First of all are the herbs oregano, echinacea, garlic, and pau d'arco, all known for their antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant effects. The antioxidant minerals selenium and zinc are also included. They have fungicidal and antimicrobial properties as well, and zinc is especially beneficial in the treatment of skin infections like seborrheic dermatitis, caused by fungi. Selenium helps to boost immune functions and improve resistance to infections. Selenium deficiency is known to increase parasitic infestation.
The last three ingredients are all organic acids: sorbic, propionic and caprylic acids. Caprylic acid has antifungal properties. Researchers found that at high doses, caprylic acid destroys the integrity of the cell wall of Candida albicans causing the cells to leak and collapse. At low doses, it inhibits Candida reproduction and proliferation. Studies have shown that propionic and sorbic acids also inhibit yeast growth, including vaginal yeast infections.