Greetings. It’s New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of Canxida, the Candida dietary supplements. I’m going to talk a little bit about full spectrum probiotics today.
Many people I see with Candida or with SIBO or other gut problems think it’s important to take one particular probiotic, for example, saccharomyces boulardii, and will take that one in quite a high dose saying, ‘Well, I’ve heard it’s good for Candida. It’s good for traveler’s diarrhea. It helps people with quite lose bowels. It’s definitely the one to take.’
Another person will take one specific type of lactobacillus, say lactobacillus rhamnosus or lactobacillus plantarum because they’ve been to sessions such as a seminar from a particular company and they’ve heard that this is the best probiotic to take.
I’ve done quite a bit of research and reading into probiotics in the last 12 months and I can tell you something. The most important probiotic to take is the one you’re going to take in every day and regularly for a long time. Plus on top of that, make sure that you have a diet with at least some cultured or fermented foods in it and make sure that you have a digestive system that allows the bacteria to grow. Because otherwise you’re just going to piss it off. If you’re going to be drinking alcohol every day and take a probiotic once or twice a day thinking that you’re going to counter the other one, it’s pretty dumb. Stupid way of thinking. That’s like earning $100,000 a year, but spending $75,000 a year at the casino or going to Las Vegas. That’s pretty stupid thinking isn’t it. Taking something in on one hand and giving it out on the other to counterbalance it, it’s a stupid idea.
The point I’m going to make is you really want to think about lactobacillus acidophilus, in particular. It’s a very, very important probiotic for the small intestine. It’s probably the most important probiotic to have because it allows so many of the other beneficial bacteria to thrive because it creates that kind of environment. It’s also the most researched lactobacillus, the acidophilus. It’s definitely the one that you want to get in a dietary supplement and preferably a high quality one. So don’t just settle for any kind of probiotic. Be careful.
The bifida bacteria tend to favor the large intestine, so you need to get a balance of lactobacillus and bifida bacteria in a dietary supplement. I also believe that the rhamnosus, in particular, is one of the most important immune boosting of all the lactobacilli and it works very well when combined with lactobacillus acidophilus.
There are many reasons why I’ve chosen to put together the formula I have called Canxida Restore. But the main thing that I wanted to achieve with the formula is to create a full spectrum probiotic. By putting several of the species of the lactobacillus together and a few of the bifida bacteria, I’ve created a full spectrum probiotic with a very, very nice high live count.
We’ve got lactobacillus acidophilus DDS1, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus rhamnosus, so you’ve got four lacto strains in there and then we’ve got the two main bifida strains. A product like that is really, what I’d call full spectrum. And it’s going to be good for people with a wide range of conditions, whether they’ve got heartburn or GERD, whether they’ve got diarrhea or constipation, whether they’ve got inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel disease, it doesn’t matter. Candida patients thrive on these kinds of probiotics, particularly when they’re high quality.
Be sure to check out that product, Canxida Restore, if you’re interested in a probiotic. But there’s more. I’ve also put seven enzymes in this product. And I believe that for a full spectrum probiotic to work most effectively, it’s best given with a couple of very high quality enzymes as well. And I chose several there that really work on proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, in particular. I’ve got lots of amylase in there, cellulase, protease, hemicellulase, invertase, glucoamylase, and serrapeptase, so there is a systemic enzyme in there as well.
I’m going to talk a lot more about enzymes on other videos. But when you’re going to consider a probiotic of quality, you want to think, is it best if I take the probiotic with an enzyme or separate. And I always now really try to encourage patients to take a probiotic/enzyme combination formula. It works very, very well, and it’s certainly worth trying.