Is It Really Safe
to Take Threelac?
When Threelac for candida yeast originally came
out about 7 years ago, it contained three species of spore
forming bacteria that eat yeast and candida. They are
lactobacillus sporogenes, bacillus subtilis, and streptococcus
faecilis, which is not to be confused with the streptococcus
bacteria that causes strep. They are two different species of
Years later Threelac said it was made from
bacillis subtillis, bacillus coagulans and enterococcus
faecalis. The names were changed because of a
reclassification by the scientific community.
There have been recent reports of Threelac for
candida yeast making people sick and I took this stuff years
ago so I was very curious why these reports kept surfacing. I
wanted to know if it was true and if Threelac really was a
possible health menace. So I did a little research and these
are my findings.
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The problem bacteria seems to be enterococcus
faecalis and it is enough of a concern that the Australian
Department of Health and Aging has issued health
warnings in Australia.
They have also banned Threelac for candida
yeast from being sold at retail. Now from what I
understand, you can buy up to 3 containers and have it imported
for your personal use. But you cannot import it for resale.
Basically the findings said this: Members of
the meeting noted that a consultant (Natren) noted that this
bacteria was not of low risk, due to its implication in
transfer of antibiotic resistance in a hospital context.
"Natren said that bacillus coagulans or lactobacillis
sporogenes, bacillus laterosporus, enterococcus faecalis, and
enterococcus faecium should not be permitted in therapeutic
goods on safety grounds. Natren claims that E faecium and E
faecalis are able to aquire antibiotic resistance and
is a common opportunitistic pathogen in U.S. hospitals."
Natren was asked to provide scientific evidence
to prove what they said but I do not believe they have produced
this evidence. However, they were right, e. faecalis is a very
Since that meeting in 1998 the Australian
Department of Health and Aging has approved new drugs in 2005
to combat infections caused by enterococcus faecalis. Just the
fact that Australia had to ok new drugs to combat
enterococcus faecalis infections tells me that a person should
think twice before they take Threelac.
The Canadian government has listed it as a
health hazard and infectious agent. They claim enterococcus
faecalis is responsible for 9% of bacteremia infections, 16% of
urinary tract infections, and 5 to 15% of bacterial
endocarditis infections. You can read about what the Canadian
government has to say about enterococcus faecalis here.
There is an article about enterococcus
faecalis and bacterial endocarditis here as
The New England Journal of Medicine has this
to say about enterococcus faecalis. "Although
Enterococcus faecalis was once regarded as
nonpathogenic, this opportunistic gram-positive coccus now
ranks among the most troublesome hospital pathogens. It has
intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics and a remarkable
capacity for developing resistance to others (x17,160)." There is a picture at
the above link if you care to see it.
The Doctors Guide confirms they
have linked this bacteria to mortality
due to enterococcal bacteremia and is the third largest
cause of hospital infections. It also causes urinary
tract, abdominal, pelvic, and neonatal
You know, I took Threelac for candida yeast at
one time and I never had any problems. I am not the kind of
person that worries about things like this but some people
would be freaked out to find out about this information.
However, just the fact that these bacteria are
"Questionable" should make a person think
twice about using them in my humble opinion.
Enterococcus faecalis does reside in the human
intestine normally, but they are the bad guys. Our good
bacteria keep them under control so they don't make us sick.
However, when we get dysbiosis or an imbalance in the
intestine, they can infect us as they grow out of control.
I think that Threelac for candida yeast success
is because enterococcus faecalis is candida's
competitor and feeds on it. How else could you explain it?
Threelac did help a lot of people, I just hope they all will be
ok in the years to come.
People also want a quick fix and want to take
the easy way out when they are ill with anything. Threelac for
candida yeast gave many people that result but they really
weren't taking control of their health and its long term needs.
When you have candida or chronic yeast infections you have
serious problems. It indicates a breakdown in the immune system
and a persons overall health and generally it took years to get
to that point. It can take a while to get things back to
The suggested dose for Threelac is 1 packet a
day right before or after a meal. But the label also says you
can take up to 3 packets a day if needed.
A much more effective candida treatment other
than Threelac for candida yeast would be CP-1 and YST Management. YST Management will
eat the candida and CP-1 will clean up the waste and
restore the intestinal immune system to health while
crowding the candida out. Personally, I would take Syntol if I had to do this all
If you feel that taking Threelac for candida
yeast is worth the risk, you can buy it at wholesale
prices over at Amazon.
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