In healthy people, the intestinal microflora consists ofbalanced amounts of symbiotic microorganisms,providing nutritional benefits to the host. Thisbalance depends on our dietary habits and can easilybe disturbed by unhealthy diets or drugs, such asantibiotics and oral contraceptives. Under theseconditions, opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms,such as the fungus Candida albicans, can colonize thesmall and large intestine.
Caprylic acid (octanoic acid), commonly found infoods such as coconut oil, milk fat, etc., is a naturaldietary fatty acid which helps maintain a normalintestinal microflora. Studies have shown that dietarycaprylic acid helps inhibit the growth of Candidaalbicans and other opportunistic fungi in both thesmall and large intestine. At the same time, caprylicacid does not adversely affect the growth ofbeneficial intestinal bacteria.
Dietary zinc, essential for optimum immune function,has been shown to be effective in reducingsusceptibility to opportunistic microorganisms, suchas Candida, especially in those individuals withcompromised immune systems. Studies havedescribed clinical improvement with biotinsupplementation of individuals with immunedeficiencies associated particularly with carboxylasedysfunction.
Vitamins C and E, together with magnesium andcalcium, are included in the formulation to offermetabolic support not only for a healthy immunesystem, particularly involving the thymus, but alsofor the maintenance of optimal structure and functionof the intestine to help successfully resistopportunistic Candida microorganisms.
Adults take 1 tablet 3 times daily or as directed by a physician.