Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. Probiotics come mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods, such as yogurt.
by Dr. Leo Galland
The dietary supplement lactoferrin is the subject of promising research for its ability to augment drug therapy for candida (yeast).
Scientists at the University Centre for Pharmacy in The Netherlands looked at potential beneficial drug-supplement interaction between lactoferrin and fluconazole (brand name Diflucan), a drug used for treating yeast infections.
According to the scientists, failures in the treatment of difficult cases of candida call for new treatments to support the activity of the common antifungal agents. Continue reading »