What is Candida Albicans?

Candida albicans is a type of fungus that is classified as a yeast. It is a common pathogen of candidiasis, also known as Candidosis, Candidiasis, Candidamycosis, Monoliasis, Thrush, or, in the case of babies, “Diaper Fungus”.

This kind of fungus is also frequently found in humans on the mucous surfaces of the mouth and throat and in the genital area, as well as in the digestive tract. This fungus is found in 75% of all people, according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE).

Candida albicans belong to the facultative pathogenic agents, which live in a state of equilibrium with our immune defenses and our micro-organisms. However, if there is a strong increase and a strong imbalance, for example, of the intestinal flora, it can often trigger other complaints or illnesses.

The yeast test with saliva

There is an easy and quick way to determine if and to what extent your intestines are contaminated with Candida Albicans. This test is also known as the Candida Saliva Test.

How to do the test

In the morning, fill a glass with still or tap water immediately after getting up. The water should be at room temperature.

Now it’s time to collect some saliva! Spit into the glass of water and wait for about an hour without moving the glass. You can make your first conclusions after about 20 minutes.

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Signs of Candida infestation

The following signs are most likely indicative of a possible Candida infestation:

  • The saliva sinks quickly and collects at the bottom of the jar
  • Long threads stretch down from the surface of the water
  • Cloudy flakes are floating on the surface

Unobtrusive saliva floats on the surface of the water.

Your test is positive?

You do not have to panic if your test is positive, but, it is highly recommended to treat the Candida infestation fast in order to restore a natural balance. Several therapeutic approaches are available for this treatment.

Regardless of which method you choose to get rid of the fungus, you should consider the following in any case: Do not eat any sugar! Sugar is fungi’s favorite food!

What to do in case of a possible Candida infestation?

If your self-test was suspicious, you can do a quick laboratory test to be on the safe side. Many diagnostic laboratories offer this test, but your local pharmacy can also give you very good advice.

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