Biofilm Phase-2 Advanced™
The gut microbiome is a complex and integral part of health in general. For the gut to function optimally, there needs to be a good balance of beneficial bacteria. When the gut microbiome is out of balance whether from improper diet, antibiotic use, or inflammation then pathogenic microbes are able to take hold in the gut and cause a host of problematic symptoms.
As these unfavorable microbes thrive they build protective barriers, also called biofilms, around themselves. These biofilms evolve from weaker forms (Phase 1) to stronger forms (Phase 2) making it harder to infiltrate. There are natural dietary herbs and nutrients that are good anti-biofilm agents as well as antimicrobials to support a healthy gut microbiome balance. Biofilm Phase-2 Advanced supplement is designed specifically as an advanced biofilm disruptor.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – has antioxidant activity and also promotes the regeneration of other important antioxidants including glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It also helps to disrupt biofilms.
Black Cumin – has been shown to have strong broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against multiple strains of bacteria, fungi, virus, and parasites. It has also been shown to play a role in the inhibition of bacterial biofilm formation.
Bismuth Subnitrate – a good binder and biofilm disruptor that also has potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.
Having a healthy immune response is imperative to staying well and bouncing back quickly after sickness. Giving the body an extra boost of immune supportive nutrients is a nice way to be proactive and prepared for the typical “cold-and-flu” season as we head into Fall.
One of my favorite combinations of immune supportive supplements is Super Bio-Vegetarian. A potent nutritional supplement that combines a selection of vitamins, minerals, and herbal constituents, as well as Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms that enhance the body’s own immune mechanisms to maintain a healthy immune response.
Barberry – contains a constituent called Berberine which is an antimicrobial and can help decrease inflammation and modulate the immune system.
Bitter Orange – contains bioflavonoids that have been shown to decrease inflammation as well as have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Cayenne Pepper – is considered a stimulant that increases circulation and has been shown to increase body temperature and help clear infections.
Echinacea angustifolia – also known as coneflower, is often used for support when there are infections.
Echinacea purpurea – is best used as a prevention against upper respiratory tract infections.
Garlic – is a plant with effective antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It is often used for infections of the respiratory tract such as recurrent colds and influenza.
Ginger – is a medicinal plant that has many benefits including antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.
Goldenseal – is useful for infections and inflammation. It is particularly restorative to the mucus membranes and can help clear out excessive mucus or phlegm.
Grapefruit – part of the Citrus genus, has been used all over the world for its health benefits including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.
Magnesium – an important mineral nutrient involved in a wide array of functions. It has been shown to improve sleep and support calmness during times of stress.
Maitake – both an edible and medicinal mushroom that has been shown to modulate the immune system and act as an antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial.
Myrrh – is a gum resin that is primarily used for respiratory infections and to help clear out mucus. It also has anti-inflammatory activity.
Oregon Grape – has antimicrobial properties that can help with clearing bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
Shiitake – an edible and medicinal mushroom used to support health conditions such as depressed immune system, infections, bronchial inflammation, frequent colds, and the flu.
Vitamin A (100% as beta carotene) – beta carotene is converted in the body to vitamin A which is important for immune function and as an antioxidant.
Vitamin B6 – performs a wide variety of functions in the body including immune function. One way it does this is by promoting the production of lymphocytes and interleukin-2.
Vitamin C – plays a role in immune function. It has antiviral and antibacterial effects and also functions as an antioxidant.
Zinc – a cofactor in many biochemical pathways, it functions as an antioxidant, is anti-inflammatory, and has antiviral properties. It is a great additional support when there is immune deficiency.