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My Top 5 Supplements For Breaking Down Yeast Biofilms

Let’s be honest- getting on top of a recurrent or chronic yeast infection in your dog can be tough!! Like many microbes, yeast have sneaky ways to avoid the effects of many conventional medications and can build up resistance to them, making it almost impossible to get rid of. One of these protective measures is what is known a s a biofilm that acts like a shield, making yeast resistant to conventional treatments. However, once this protective biofilm is disrupted or stripped off, the yeast becomes vulnerable to the immune system's defenses. In todays short video let’s look more at this biofilm and some of the best natural remedies to help break them down. So stay tuned for more.

So firstly lets look at what a yeast biofilm is. Biofilms are a complex community of yeast cells that adhere to each other and to surfaces, forming a structured and protective matrix. Biofilms are common in nature and can be found in other microbes too. Yeast biofilms are predominantly formed by species of the fungal genus Candida, such as Candida albicans, which is a common in dogs along with the Malassezia yeast species. Biofilms can develop on both living and non-living surfaces, but are common in mucosal tissues (oral cavity, vaginal walls) and the skin.They tend to be are highly resistant to antimicrobial agents, including antifungal drugs, making them challenging to treat. The biofilm matrix acts as a physical barrier that prevents the penetration of drugs and host immune cells, allowing the yeast cells to persist and cause chronic or recurrent infections. Furthermore, biofilms promote cell-cell communication and cooperation within the community through a process called quorum sensing. This enables coordinated behavior and enhances the overall adaptability and survival of the yeast cells within the biofilm.It should be noted that not all yeast cells develop a biofilm. However, species, such as Candida albicans and Malassezia (both common in dogs and the main types of yeast causing issues) are well-known for their biofilm-forming capabilities

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