Candida albicans is a normal component of our gut flora, but when an imbalance occurs it can result in thrush or yeast infections. We already know that mushrooms have huge immune boosting properties, but their metabolites also create natural antibiotics that fight Candida infections.
Simply put, mushrooms use yeast as food. Yeast is added to mushroom cultures because it provides nutrients and vitamins that help the mycelium grow. A similar process happens when a person ingests mushrooms during a time that the body has an overgrowth of yeast.
So next time you need a natural remedy for a yeast imbalance remember to pop the probiotics, reduce or eliminate sugar intake, and enjoy a mushroom extract.
Stamets, Paul. MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms. MycoMedia Productions, 2002.