What are Probiotics?
The average person carries around half a kilo (1lb) of bacteria around with them in their body. Literally billions of bacteria happily call your digestive system home, and most of them actually help your body. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics.
While this gut flora is in balance it supports the functions of both you digestion and immune system. Sometimes a change in lifestyle will allow an overgrowth of Candida Albicans to occur and this will unbalance the ratio of health bacteria in your system.
Under the right circumstances Candida yeast can reproduce and spread very quickly. There are various situations that make a Candida overgrowth possible, such as a course of antibiotics that kills off the beneficial bacteria in the intestines allowing the Candida to gain strength.
By eating certain foods and supplementing you diet with Probiotics you can reintroduce significant levels of good bacteria back into the digestive tract so that they can colonise and weaken the Candida. Once your gut flora get back to their normal levels they will inhibit the further growth of Candida while regulating the stomach pH acidity and supporting your immune system.