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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Candida

DESCRIPTION

Normally present on the Skin and in the digestive tract, the candida fungus (Candida albicans) only becomes problematic when it undergoes abnormal growth. Upon such growth, candida infects mucous membranes, especially those of the mouth or vagina.

This fungal Infection, known as candidiasis, usually results from an unbalanced diet, or the presence of another debilitating force, such as AIDS. These factors compromise the Immune Systemís response to normal, controlled candida growth.

Other factors that encourage candida overgrowth include excess sugar consumption and use of antibiotics, which destroys the balance of normal bacteria within the body.

HERBS

Garlic (3)
Goldenseal

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

L- acidophilus (1)
Evening Primrose Oil
Folic Acid
Selenium
Vitamin A (4)
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C (2)
Vitamin E

REFERENCES

1. Neri A, Sabah G, Samra Z. Bacterial vaginosis in Pregnancy treated with yogurt. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1993;72:17-19.
2. Brajtburg J, et al: Effects of ascorbic acid on the antifungal action of amphotericin B, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 24(3), Sept 1989, p 333-337.
3. Hughes BG, Lawson LD. Antimicrobial effects of Allium sativum L. (Garlic), Allium ampeloprasum L. (elephant Garlic) and Allium cepa L. (onion), Garlic compounds and commercial Garlic supplement products. Phytother Res 1991;5:154-58.
4. Mikhai MS, et al: Decreased Beta Carotene levels in exfoliated vaginal epithelial cells in women with vaginal candidiasis, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 32(3), Oct 1994, p 221-225.