Microbiome Support 1 (180 ct)
Microbiome Support 1 is a combination of medicinal herbs and minerals that have been shown by clinical research to be effective in alleviating gastric ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). We would also use this product to aid in the healing of duodenal ulcers and inflammation.
This product also targets the microorganism (Helicobacter pylori) that has been shown to be associated with stomach ulcers.
Berberine is isolated as the main alkaloid from the roots and bark of Berberis vulgaris. It is believed that it may inhibit the multiplication of bacteria, fungi, and viruses and there are those who believe that berberine’s most celebrated effect is its antibiotic properties. Berberine may exhibit antibiotic activity against bacteria, protozoa, and fungi.
Indigo is a herbaceous perennial which takes its name from the Greek word Bapto which means to die. It is used as an astringent and as an antiseptic.
Licorice is a perennial herb or shrub. The major active component is the triterpenoid saponin glycyrrhizin. The uses of licorice in both Western and Eastern cultures dates back several thousand years. The most popular use of licorice in the United States is in the deglycyrrhizinated form providing support for those with peptic ulcers. Recent research has discovered that Glycyrrhiza glabra contains antimicrobial flavonoids.
Clove Flower and Bud
Clove is a plant, indigenous to the Molluca Islands and is cultivated there as well as in Tanzania, Madagascar, Brazil and other tropical regions. Clove contains volatile oils, flavonoids, tannins, and triterpenes. Clove has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm is indigenous to North America. It is demulcent, emollient and soothing to the alimentary canal. Slippery Elm may be useful in the treatment of gastritis and gastric or duodenal ulcers.
Barberry is native to most of Europe. Barberry contains several aIkaIoids (berberine, berberubine, berbanine) and others in its roots. It also contains chelidonic, citric, malic and tartaric acids. Barberry may possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Myrrh is a highly valued botanical medicine in the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. A wide variety of Ayurvedic formulas contains Myrrh which may have a positive effect on inflammation.
Oregon Grape Root
Oregon grape’s historical use is similar to that of Hydrastis. The medicinal value is thought to be due to the high content of isoquinolines alkaloids, especially berberine, which may have antibiotic activity.
Bismuth is a naturally occurring mineral that may exert activity against H. pylori. It may be possible that while some antibiotics could in time become less effective against H. pylori. It is very unlikely that H. pylori will develop resistance to bismuth. Bismuth preparations are safe when taken as directed.
Bentonite is an absorptive and colloidal clay which has been shown to be very effective in absorbing toxins. One study suggests that it plays a role in preventing the toxic effects of aflatoxins.