Important Candida strains tested for only £39
What is Candida?
Candida is the opportunistic fungus that causes Candidiasis or Candida overgrowth. It is usually found in your intestines where it forms part of your ‘gut flora’, the balance of microorganisms that help you digest food and support your immune system. Candidiasis occurs when this balance in your intestines is disturbed and the Candida fungus starts to overwhelm the rest of these microorganisms. This weakens your immune system and affects your ability to digest food. Additionally, the Candida cells release waste products, like the neurotoxin acetaldehyde, that can cause symptoms across the rest of your body.
It is not easy to describe Candida, as this fungus can exist in 3 different forms. The most important of these are the yeast form (a single yeast cell), and the fungal form (a larger organism which grows long branches, or hyphae). The fungal form is more virulent and is more likely to be the cause of Candida overgrowth. The ability to change its form gives Candida a natural advantage over other microorganisms, allowing it to exist in different temperatures and pH levels. This is what makes Candida such a difficult condition to treat.
Symptoms and Signs
There are many symptoms but the most common are:
Vaginal or Oral Thrush
Fungal Skin Infections
Penile Yeast Infections
Aches and Pains
Respiratory or Urinary infections
We test for Candida in your body, we find the type of Candida which will lead to better treatment. We will also send you a treatment plan with each test.
We test for the following types of Candida
Candida albicans 1
Candida albicans 2