Candi-Trol, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains a significant amount of caprylic acid together with other synergistic nutrients meant to support a healthy intestinal microflora, free from Candida infection. Potassium sorbate is included as a natural stabilizer.
In healthy people, the intestinal microflora consists of balanced amounts of symbiotic microorganisms, providing nutritional benefits to the host. This balance depends on our dietary habits and can easily be disturbed by unhealthy diets or drugs, such as antibiotics and oral contraceptives. Under these conditions, opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms, such as the fungus Candida albicans, can colonize the small and large intestine.
Caprylic acid (octanoic acid), commonly found in foods such as coconut oil, milk fat, etc., is a natural dietary fatty acid which helps maintain a normal intestinal microflora. Studies have shown that dietary caprylic acid helps inhibit the growth of Candida albicans and other opportunistic fungi in both the small and large intestine. At the same time, caprylic acid does not adversely affect the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.
Dietary zinc, essential for optimum immune function, has been shown to be effective in reducing susceptibility to opportunistic infections, such as Candida, especially in those individuals with compromised immune systems. Studies have described clinical improvement with biotin supplementation of individuals with immune deficiencies associated particularly with carboxylase dysfunction.
Vitamins C and E, together with magnesium and calcium, are included in the formulation to offer metabolic support not only for a healthy immune system, particularly involving the thymus, but also for the maintenance of optimal structure and function of the intestine to help successfully resist opportunistic Candida infection.
Candi-Trol tablets may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to resist Candida intestinal infection and support a normal microecology of their intestinal microflora.
Cellulose, vegetable stearate and silica.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 tablet 3 times daily or as directed by physician.