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Propythium - the natural yeast killer

Propythium the natural yeast killer

Pythium oligandum is an incredible microscopic algae that the world has known about for some years, but only recently did mad scientists think to apply it to topical skin conditions in pets, horses and humans.

Pythium is a non-pathogenic (doesn’t harm plants or animals), microscopic, yeast-like organism that normally lives in the soil. There are over 50 species of it so far discovered but among the most useful are those discovered around the roots of many plants around the world, in particular Pythium oligandrum. 

It works via mycoparasitism. In essence, it consumes other fungi for survival. It attacks those organisms, extracting nutrients such as nitrogen, carbon, and nutrients for reproduction, and killing the organism in the process. It then creates zoospores that actively seek out more of that fungi and it’s spores. 

Pythium oligandum

Beyond mycoparasitism, P. oligandum further secretes enzymes curb bacterial growth in the area so it is not disturbed while it’s doing its thing. Most importantly, studies show, asides a reduction of pathogenic bacteria present, it does not induce significant shifts in the hose bacterial flora in the process (Vallance et al. 2009 & 2012).

Once resources deplete, P. oligandrum encapsulates and soon leaves its host to its natural environment, at which point all normal microflora returns activity can return to the area.

Other cool ingredients include medicinal grade oliver oil, vitamin E and silica, all of which work to repair the damaged skin area.

Ingredients: Olea europaea oil, Silica, Pythium oligandrum, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Eucalyptus globulus oil.

Uses: For topical fungi, yeast infections of dogs, cats and horses, including yeasty skin, feet and ears. Suitable for dry, sensitive, chapped or eczema-prone skin. Also suitable for those suffering atopic skin conditions or allergies.





How to use Propythium:

  1. Directly on affected area: Shake bottle well. Dampen affected areas with lukewarm water (34°C). Gently apply oil with pads provided. Leave for 10 mins. Remove excess gently. Reapply as needed.
  2. Bath: Shake bottle well. Add 1 tsp oil to 1 litre of lukewarm water (34°C), stir. Wash dog. After bath, allow skin/coat to air dry. Repeat as needed.
Available as an oil, as above but also effervescent tablets and an ear cleaner.