It is well known by medicine that mannan release by candida albicans affect our immune response.
This is off-topic, but I’ve had some candida tests done and one of them showed me there is no mannan in my blood (an ELISA test was done) which I find weird since as far as I understand I’m supposed to have it if I’m sick with a CRC. Could it be false negative? Or is it normal to have no mannan showing up for a person with candida?
Has anyone else on this forum tried looking for mannan in the blood?
The other tests showed me IgM 61.2 U/ml (the normal range is written there as 0-80 U/ml) and IgG 304 U/ml (normal range: 0-100 U/ml). That and all the symptoms (white tongue, sugar cravings among others (pointing these ones out as the other ones could show a problem that is not a CRC, but I can’t imagine another disease causing these 2 symptoms)) clearly show I have candida. I’m thinking maybe I should try getting the test done again. I’m not sure.
Of course my regular MD tested me for everything that she knew how,including thyroid, knowing I went there to check for candida. All she said was that everything came out perfectly normal, even though anything with sugar caused my throat to close and I was having bad die-off,freezing cold…
I requested a copy of my blood test, and found some things very “off” but over all, thyroid and blood levels of certain things did show normal, even though I knew I was very infected.
Point being that blood tests can be expensive paths to no-where.
I was supposed to see this guy that comes to specific vitamin shoppes who takes blood and looks for yeast…but I couldnt get my money and schedule to line-up.
I never did see him, (maybe this is a mannan test you both were talking about?) but I find it funny that someone would do it for 60$ in a store, but my own md didnt know to check for it.
So glad I have an ND guiding me now, who keeps reminding me candida overgrowth is the symptom, not the illness, than the md I had who said “your fine. Really.”