- March 26, 2013 at 2:37 am #101618
dvjorgeParticipantTopics: 283Replies: 1369
Fatty Acids have antifungal activity but also anti-bacterial activity.
Don’t abuse them to let your intestinal flora to recover.
Here is a fragment of a study:
This study assessed the antibacterial activity of short-, medium-, and long-chain fatty acids against various oral microorganisms.
The short-chain fatty acids [formic acid (C1), acetic acid (C2), propionic acid (C3), butyric acid (C4), isobutyric acid (C4), isovaleric acid (C5), hexanoic acid (C6)], medium-chain fatty acids [octanoic acid (C8), capric acid (C10), lauric acid (12)], and long-chain fatty acids [myristic acid (C14), palmitic acid (C16)], were investigated for antimicrobial activity against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus sanguis, Candida albicans, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, and Porphyromonas gingivalis.
The data demonstrated that the fatty acids exhibited patterns of inhibition against oral bacteria with some specificity that appeared related more to the bacterial species that the general structural characteristics of the microorganism. As a group the fatty acids were much less effective against C. albicans than the oral bacteria, with effectiveness limited to hexanoic, octanoic, and lauric acids. Formic acid, capric, and lauric acids were broadly inhibitory for the bacteria. Interestingly, fatty acids that are produced at metabolic end-products by a number of these bacteria, were specifically inactive against the producing species, whilst substantially inhibiting the growth of other oral microorganisms.March 26, 2013 at 3:12 am #101622
jay253MemberTopics: 5Replies: 43
i have read that olive oil helps to stop the candida from switching to fungal form ,is there any truth to this? i know biotin works but can cause acne and i have a bad cystic acne problem already. so im looking for other ways Ive been using candida clear and the diet my candida strings have changed color to white and look different and im getting wispy white material that wasn’t there beforeMarch 26, 2013 at 9:13 am #101634
CheeseyMemberTopics: 37Replies: 245
dvjorge;40121 wrote: Interestingly, fatty acids that are produced at metabolic end-products by a number of these bacteria, were specifically inactive against the producing species, whilst substantially inhibiting the growth of other oral microorganisms.
Perhaps, then, it might be effective taking caproic, caprylic or capric acid as an antifungal in conjunction with S. Boulardii, as these three fatty acid are end-products of the S. Boulardii and so would not inhibit it.
Having said that, the article also mentions the fact that these are not necessarily as effective as some bacteria in affecting Candida and also may destroy those bacteria. Obviously its difficult to extrapolate that information from the mouth to the gut, but its interesting nonetheless.
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