Candida and Probiotics

A reader wrote:

“Ken, I need to repopulate my microbiome. I have been treating candida overgrowth on my own and it is working but I think I need to take more or different probiotics. I have used a number over time in and effort to get a variety into my system but I can’t get rid of the candida to the point of normalcy. 

I can’t eat the anti candida diet due to gastroparesis. Is there a specific product or strain and what find of Dr might deal with this. None of the drs I see think it is a real thing. The 100lbs I have lost with the only change being natural anti fungals says otherwise. Thank you.”

There are actually two questions:

  • Controlling candida
  • Restoring a microbiome.

So today, I will review what we know from studies on PubMed on the first one. For the second, I suggest getting a ubiome done and then reviewing the suggestions (which will likely include probiotic suggestions).


Bottom Line

Three specific genus of Lactobacillus seem to be demonstrated to be effective.

  • Lactobacillus paracasei [high potenancy, lowest $ per CFU: CustomProbiotics]
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus [high potenancy, lowest $ per CFU: CustomProbiotics]
  • Lactobacillus fermentum [See this post  for sources]

Remember, we are likely talking therapeutic dosages.

This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of any medical condition. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any  changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.