Caprylic Acid: Named after the medium
chain triglycerides found in goat milk cream, this eight-carbon saturated
fatty acid is known for its therapeutic use as a preventive as well as
therapy for candidiasis and fungal infections. Studies show that caprylic
acid has a toxic effect on microorganisms, particularly lipid-coated
bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus1 and Streptococcus.2 Caprylic acid is
such a potent natural antimicrobial substance, it is used in commericial
settings as an all natural sanitizer.
Garlic: Known for centuries as
“nature’s antibiotic”, garlic protects and enhances the immune system. One
double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that those supplementing with
garlic were significantly less likely to get a viral infection and if they
were infected recovered much faster than those receiving a placebo. 3
Pau d’Arco: The dried bark of the
Tabebuia tree (Trumpet tree). The bark contains naturally occurring
flavonoids such as quercetin. It has been used for centuries to improve
Corioulus Versicolor: Also referred to
as Turkey Tail, it is a protein-bound polysaccharide K (PSK) that was first
extracted in Japan in 1965 and is a recognized medical mushroom in Chinese
medicine. It has been well documented to boost immune function.
Grifola Frondosa: For hundreds of
years, this rare mushroom has been used in Japanese health care because of
its ability to support the immune system. This mushroom is rich in minerals
(potassium, calcium, and magnesium), vitamins (B2, D2, niacin) and
Leptinula Edodes: This cultivated
mushroom, known as shiitake, dates back over two thousand years in Japan. It
contains antibacterial properties which helps it to boost immune function.
One study found that consuming the alpha-glucan-rich compound, AHCC (Active
Hexose Correlated Compound), extracted from shiitake mushrooms may enhance
Papaya Leaf: Papaya leaf is rich in
antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. It
also contains powerful proteolytic enzymes like papain and the bioflavonoid
Plantago Ovata: A common European perennial, it is used medicinally as an
astringent, demulcent, emollient, and expectorant. It achieves this end by
absorbing large amounts of water and other compounds, effectively,
“sweeping” the intestinal lining.
Ginger: The root is used medicinally
and is especially beneficial for compromised digestion, heartburn, vomiting,
nausea and motion sickness. 5
Grapefruit: Grapefruit is high in
fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and pectin. It also contains bioflavonoids such
as naringin. Often used as antiseptic and antimicrobial agent.
Pumpkin Seed: The seeds are used in
herbal medicine and are rich in carotenoids, including lutein, carotene, and
beta-carotene. 6 The U.S. Pharmacopoeia listed pumpkin seeds as an official
medicine for parasite elimination for over 73 years.
Slippery Elm: The inner bark is
medicinally used because it produces large mucilage cells (gummy substances)
that assist in removing excessive mucous and other undesirable components. 7
It is traditionally used for its ability to soothe mucous membranes and
because it generates the correct environment for health-enhancing bacteria
in the G.I. tract to grow and thrive
Black Walnut: Contains natural
chemicals called tannins and quinone, traditionally used for their
anthelmintic properties. This ingredient displays aggressive activity
against bacterial and fungal pathogens that are common to GI dysbiosis.
Oregon Grape Root: Contains berberine
and hydrastine; both potent, botanical alkaloids. Berberine is a bitter herb
that supports immune function and encourages the body’s purging of toxic
substances and harmful micro-organisms. It exhibits broad spectrum
anti-microbial activity inhibiting fungal, yeast and bacterial
Wormwood: Is native to Asia and used
for more than 1000 years as an anthelmintic (antiparasitic). It is a bitter
herb and, as such, stimulates the digestive system.
Rosemary: Used to treat insufficient
bile flow through its bitter action and essential oil. The volatile oil is a
potent antibacterial and also a spasmolytic of the gastro-intestinal
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
If you have a medical condition or are under the age of 18, consult your
physician before using this product.
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2. EPA - Antimicrobials Division - www.regulations.gov - Docket Number;
EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0477 Caprylic (Octanoic) Acid.
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hexose correlated compound (AHCC) in healthy volunteers: a double-blind,
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pregnancy: randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial. Obstet
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Haworth Herbal Press, 1999.
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Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.
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of Mahonia aquifolium crude extract and its major isolated alkaloids.
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Mahonia aquifolium extract and its major protoberberine alkaloids. Phytother
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Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
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