What is Candida?
Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is normally present on the skin and in mucous membranes such as the vagina, mouth, or rectum. It is also a normal inhabitant of the human gut. However, when a person becomes dysbiotic, Candida can morph to become a pathogenic (injurious) invasive fungus and give rise to Candidiasis which is caused by over growth of Candida, predominantly Candida albicans. Candida is a yeast that in health does not cause a problem. If you are run down for any reason it may become established and can take hold and make you feel unwell.
Symptoms of Candida can include:
Candida is not the only condition to cause these symptoms but if you suffer from a number of the above then Candida may be the reason or part of the reason.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
The most abundant type of antibody, IgG is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections.
Found in high concentrations in the mucous membranes, particularly those lining the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, as well as in saliva and tears.
Found mainly in the blood and lymph fluid. It is made by the body to fight new infections.
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.