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Kombucha vs. Candida

Worried about candida or other yeast infections? Not so! Kombucha is a different kind of yeast-fungi. There are pathogen (harmful) and apathogen (harmless) yeasts. Kombucha is of the harmless kind.

Since kombucha is called a "mushroom" by many people and a "fungus" by others; and since it is a yeast as well as a bacterial ferment those with chronic candiasis or any other kind of yeast infections worry about consuming Kombucha. There is no need to worry. The Schizosacharomycodes in the Kombucha culture is a yeast that is not in the family of candida. This means it can actually be antagonistic to the troublesome yeast that infects so many people.*

*Source: Gunther Frank

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Candida albicans is a yeast that competes with your bowel microflora and produces nothing in the way of benefit to the host organism. It occupies the body's defenses, which have to be mobilized to oppose it. While this is going on, your immune system cannot effectively deal with other infections.

Kombucha, on the other hand, is a community of microorganisms that do have a beneficial effect on the host, namely by producing glucuronic acid. The yeasts in Kombucha compete with the candida yeasts and gradually replace them. They reproduce via vegetative propogation or fission, rather than by producing spores. This means that, instead of having an enemy inside you, you have a friend. You will also have some of the organisms that will colonize your gut somewhat and continue their good work.*

*Source: Gunther Frank

Provided that your batch is not contaminated with mold, there is nothing in Kombucha that can harm you. It is true that certain people may have a sensitivity to it, but that can be alleviated by reducing the dose. Professor Rieth of Hamburg, Germany, a leading expert in Mycology confirmed to us that there is absolutely no risk in drinking Kombucha as regards of yeast infections since the Kombucha yeast are apathogen. You can rely on his judgment that is based on careful research work. The German Bundesgesundheitsamt (the top Public Health Office in Germany, like the FDA in the USA) says: "Kombucha is not injurious to health."*

*Source: Gunther Frank