Treating Candida without Saccharomyces Boulardii

I had done a detail post on Saccharomyces boulardii in 2016 and concluded Do not explicitly take this probiotic. Looking at the overgrowth of several bacteria genus in uBiome samples from CFS patients, I keep finding this listed as enhancing the overgrowth bacteria.  Almost all of these overgrowth bacteria suppresses bifidobacteria and thus appear to contribute to keeping supporting the CFS microbiome state.

Molecular Monitoring of the Fecal Microbiota of Healthy Human Subjects during Administration of Lactulose and Saccharomyces boulardii [2006] found no impact on bifidobacteria but reading the study we read “”None of the subjects had a history of gastrointestinal or metabolic disease” as well as  “it cannot be excluded that subtle changes in less predominant species or groups of species may remain undetected by this approach.” On both of these grounds, their conclusions likely do not apply to dysfunction when rare bacteria take over; bacteria that are our overgrowth.

What should be considered as alternatives?

Bottom Line

Many things work against candida. Some researcher are happy to publish positive results that it reduces candida by 50% (1/2). When actual numbers are given, we want the one(s) with the best numbers. The clear winner is: Lactobacillus Fermentum reducing to 1/10000. This is available on in 6 BCFU capsules.The next one with numbers is Mutaflor, just reducing candida to 1/10.