Sugar Alcohols Don’t feed candida.
It is hard to find a sweetener with low or not incidence during an intestinal fungal infection.
Truvia is one of the few that is safe. I have used it without any side effect. In fact, it is most of the time sold out in the supermarket I buy it. So, I assume there are many people consuming it.
Anyway, Truvia is safer than other brands that mix Stevia with Inulin. Inulin is a growing factor for yeast but sugar alcohols no.
In fact, Xylitol and Erythritol enhance the fungicidal activity of some antifungal compounds against candida albicans.
The enhancement effect of three sugar alcohols on the fungicidal effect of benzethonium chloride toward Candida albicans.
Ichikawa T, Yano Y, Fujita Y, Kashiwabara T, Nagao K.
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, The University of Tokushima, Institute of Health Biosciences, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan. [email protected]
The purpose of this study was to evaluate if the sugar alcohols erythritol, xylitol and sorbitol enhance the fungicidal effect of benzethonium chloride (BTC) toward in vitro candidal biofilms.
An in vitroCandida albicans biofilm was formed on a plastic coverslip coated with type I collagen. The enhancement of the fungicidal effect was evaluated using microbial assay after treating the biofilm with the test solutions (sugar alcohols: erythritol, xylitol, and sorbitol, each containing BTC solution).
No fungicidal effect was observed with sugar alcohols without BTC. The fungicidal effect of erythritol-containing BTC increased with the erythritol concentration. Further, the level of enhancement of erythritol was the highest in three sugar alcohols.
Sugar alcohols, especially erythritol, enhanced the fungicidal effect of BTC toward in vitro candidal biofilms.