FiveLac is a newer version of ThreeLac, the probiotic supplement for Candida sufferers. Whereas ThreeLac contains 3 types of live microorganism, FiveLac contains five beneficial microflora that will help to restore balance to your intestines.
You can buy FiveLac easily online, and some Candida dieters have had good results. However, others find that they need a higher-dose probiotic to effectively treat their Candida.
What are the health benefits of FiveLac?
FiveLac is an updated version of ThreeLac, which was tested in a clinical research study conducted by Dr. Gary Shima of the Californian Health & Longevity Institute. He found that, “After 30 days on ThreeLac, averaging three packets daily, 8 of the 9 subjects showed reduction of Candida antibody levels.”
This study also showed that patients taking ThreeLac saw a number of benefits to their health:
- Fewer Headaches
- Improvement in Mental Concentration
- Reduced Joint Pain
- Improved Allergy Symptoms
- Reduced Indigestion
- More Energy
However, you should note that this was an extremely small study, so these results should not be taken as proof. In fact, we recommend that you use a stronger probiotic like Healthy Origins, which contains 30 billion CFUs per capsule vs less than 3 billion in FiveLac.
What does FiveLac do?
FiveLac is a dietary supplement that supports a healthy digestive function. It contains five live bacteria – Bacillus Coagulans, Bacillus Subtilis, Enterococcus Faecalis, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum – and uses a unique micro-encapsulation process that allows the bacteria to pass through your stomach and into the small intestine.
The micro-encapsulation process basically encloses the friendly bacteria in small capsules. Without these, the bacteria would quickly be destroyed by the acidic environment of the stomach. The capsule allows these helpful bacteria to get where they are needed – next to the Candida growths in your intestine.
Probiotics can be taken at any stage of the Candida diet. Once you have begun to detox yourself, FiveLac will help to repopulate your intestine with beneficial microflora. The FiveLac bacteria restore your pH balance and actively compete with Candida for food sources in your gut, thus reducing the likelihood of another overgrowth.
Choosing a good probiotic is not always easy. In my Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan I have written a detailed guide to finding a probiotic that will work with your Candida treatment.
What do the Experts say about Probiotics?
“Evidence from clinical research demonstrates that adding ‘good’ bacteria to the diet promotes a healthy digestive and immune system.”
— Dr. Allan Walker,
Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“Compelling new studies are showing how probiotics can help keep healthy people healthy. One study showed a decreased incidence of common infectious diseases among kids in day care.”
— Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders,
“Friendly bacteria are vital to proper development of the immune system, to protection against microorganisms that could cause disease, and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients.”
— National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
“With the level of evidence that probiotics work and the large safety margins for them, we see no good reason not to prescribe probiotics when prescribing antibiotics.”
— Dr. Benjamin Kliger,
Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Taking probiotics is a habit that can really benefit the digestive system, which is intricately connected to our overall health.”
— Dr. Michael F. Roizen,
New York Times best-selling author, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you take FiveLac?
You can take one pack of FiveLac a day when you start the course. Add the powder to half a cup of water and drink. If after a few days you have seen no effects, then you can gradually increase your dosage. The final amount varies by person but can be up to five packets a day. Some care is needed in the storage of FiveLac. Keep it at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Each packet should be consumed within 24 hours of opening.
Q: Is FiveLac safe?
FiveLac can be taken with other drugs and anti-fungal medicines. Pregnant or breast-feeding women and those with serious medical conditions should consult their doctor before taking any supplement. Some anti-fungal drugs can harm your liver, but FiveLac’s live bacteria are perfectly safe. You may experience some symptoms of the fungal ‘die-off’, but this is actually a sign that the Candida yeast is being killed. Some flare-ups may involve rashes or itchy skin, or a brief exacerbation of previous Candida symptoms. If you notice any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q: How does FiveLac fit into a Candida Diet?
You can take FiveLac at any time during your Candida Diet.