Yes, I think many of us on this forum agree that with a SEVERE, SYSTEMIC candida fungal infection,
Systemic Candida is EXTREMELY rare.
probiotics as well as any supplements and vitamins are not only ineffective, but being used by the candida as a food source.
I disagree. As the studies I have presented several times show it is these benefical flora that generate the acids that keep the Candida growth under control and keep the Candida in its benign yeast form instead of tis pathogenic fungal form.
I am curious though as to where you found the claim that the Candida feeds on probiotics. I have never seen any evidence to this.
Also many medical professionals who treat candida agree as well (Dr. Bruce Semon is one).
You can only recolonize your gut with the good guys after you have beaten back the fungus so your intestinal lining is once again normal and able to accept and actually utilize the bacteria.
Again, it is the beneficial flora that control the growth of the Candida to begin with. The flora generate acids that turn off the Candida growth gene and keep the Candida in a benign yeast form: