In the case of bacteria overgrowth in the GI tract, it is not only important to put the right things in, but cleansing the bad bacteria out. This is the fundamental purpose of Microbe Cleanse. Microbe Cleanse by Celarity aids in establishing a healthy microbial balance in the GI tract through the use of key nutrients like berberine, bayberry bark and grapefruit seed. This powerful gut healing formula is a key component of theSIBO Kit and any regimen looking to balance and restore gut microflora.
What Is Microbe Cleanse?
Microbe Cleanse features a concentrated 4:1 extract of Oregon grape root, which supplies berberine—a plant alkaloid that influences the activities of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract, supports immune function, and may influence cytokine balance. The 4:1 extracts of bayberry bark and grapefruit seed complement the actions of berberine to support healthy microbial activity, stimulate circulation, and promote mucous membrane health. Zinc is included in this formula for its immune-supportive effects.
Berberine can also address the intestinal secretion of water and electrolytes induced by certain organism toxins, thereby supporting healthy stool formation. Furthermore, it may reduce smooth muscle contraction and intestinal motility, and delay intestinal transit time. Both in vitro and animal research suggest that berberine can affect COX-2 protein.
MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY)
Myrica cerifera (bayberry) The root bark and berry of bayberry have been traditionally used as an astringent and circulatory stimulant. Like the berry, the root bark contains tannin constituents that are responsible for its astringent action.[5,6] Astringent herbs are traditionally used to maintain the already normal release or secretion of perspiration, stool, essence (the body’s reproductive and regenerative substance), and urine. As a circulatory stimulant, bayberry helps to increase body energy levels and supports toxin elimination. Myricitin, a flavonoid isolated from bayberry, exhibits antioxidant activity, particularly in the colon.
CITRUS X PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT)
The seed extract of grapefruit, commonly known as GSE, is widely used as an oral supplement to maintain healthy gut ecology. GSE is employed by the food processing and agricultural industries for a diversity of applications. It is important to note that GSE contains a variety of phenolic substances with antioxidant activity including vitamin C, hesperidin, limonoids, tocopherols, serols, citric acid, and other trace minerals.
The supportive effects of zinc on immunity and microbial balance are well documented. Zinc ions are thought to work directly in the GI tract, affecting microbial activity therein. Immune cells, due to their high rate of proliferation and differentiation, need a constant and sufficient supply of zinc. Although further study is needed, zinc supplementation also shows promise in its ability to support healthy stool formation. In this formula, zinc is provided as Albion® TRAACS® zinc glycinate chelate for optimal absorption and utilization.
This formula is an essential piece of clearing out bad bacteria from the intestines. Many conditions have excess bacteria overgrowth in the GI tract. Not only is it important to support the gut with proper nutrients and good bacteria, but it is crucial to remove the bad bacteria. This is where Microbe Cleanse shines and why I use this as one of the most important supplements for bacteria overgrowth.
Count:120 vegetarian capsulses
Suggested use:Take one capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
Storage: Keep in cool, dry place out of reach of children.
Does not contain:Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy protein, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
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