Did You Know…80 percent of people suffer from a serious—sometimes deadly—imbalance, and have no idea?
It may not be the most pleasant fact to contemplate, but we all have fungi living inside us. Candida albicans, one of the major fungal pathogens, lives in the human mouth and intestines. Typically, its presence causes no complications, but an overgrowth may result in undesirable symptoms such as…
Oral, intestinal, and genital infections
Luckily, an innovative microbiologist recently identified an all-natural, herbal treatment that quickly resolves dangerous fungal imbalance. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology at Kansas State University, found that compounds from a tropical plant called Gymnema sylvestre can rapidly eliminate overgrowth of Candida albicans.
The Dreadful Consequences of Fungus Overgrowth
Estimates show that almost 80% of people have unbalanced levels of Candida albicans. As mentioned above, candida makes up part of a healthy gut flora, but imbalance causes severe problems.
When the population of candida multiplies out of control, it weakens the intestinal wall. This can allow the fungus to penetrate the wall and enter the bloodstream, where it releases toxic byproducts. As the byproducts flood the body, they wreak havoc on your immune system and damage tissues and organs. The fallout from your immune system’s battle with these invaders ranges from headaches… to fatigue… to abdominal pain… to depression.
Overgrowth of Candida can be caused by a number of factors. The 3 most common are…
A course of antibiotics
Heavy consumption of carbohydrates and sugar
Unfortunately, many sufferers remain unaware of the condition until it is quite advanced, as even doctors often overlook the systemic problems it creates.
“Candidiasis is a debilitating condition that prevents you from waking up strong, healthy, and bursting with energy,” said Lisa Richards, an expert on candida. Extreme cases of candidemia and invasive candidiasis can even result in death.
Non-Toxic, Fast-Acting and Affordable
After noticing that diabetic people in developing countries used a plant called Gymnema sylvestre to control sugar levels, Vediyappan decided to study it. He and his research team found that the plant definitely stabilized blood sugar levels … but also controlled the growth of Candida albicans fungus. The team used gymnemic acid compounds distilled from the leaves of the plant to stop the spread of the fungus and to treat fungal imbalance.
The compounds act quickly, which is essential as fungal yeast can transition from easily treatable to severe and treatment-resistant in less than 30 minutes. The team also found the treatment is nontoxic, meaning its safe for use by cancer patients and other patients with compromised immune systems. “Taking this medicine could potentially help patients control the invasive growth of the fungus,” said Vediyappan, “and also help bring their sugar levels down.”
In some countries where the plant grows naturally, gymnema extract is already commonly used to treat diabetes and other ailments. The treatment is especially popular because it is cost-effective, Vediyappan said. He plans to continue studying gymnema sylvestre to try to determine its mode of action… possible applications for the treatment of diabetes… and ways to improve the treatment of Candida albicans and other fungal pathogens.