Biocidin: The Basics
Biocidin is all about balance. Bio-Botanical Research’s Biocidin formula is a harmonious collaboration of botanicals that works on improving the entire GI tract and oral health. This formula also supports microbiome balance for your gut, lungs, mouth, and other mucus membranes. All of their herbal ingredients come from sources in the United States and Europe (as opposed to China).
Founded in 1989 in response to the outcry from physicians wanting an option to address microbiome health, Bio-Botanical Research was born. It’s been almost 30 years, and this company continues to be an industry leader in botanical formulations. Founded by Dr. Rachel Fresco, Bio-Botanical is the result of her love for herbology and botanical sciences. She continues to use her impressive experiences in herbology and clinical nutrition to develop unique formulations for improving overall health. Dr. Fresco is also a speaker on the topics of biofilms, microbiome balance, and systemic health.
Quality is top-notch at Bio-Botanical Research. They hold their product quality at a high standard. Their formulas are free from top allergens and use FDA regulated Certified Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP). Independent laboratories are utilized in order to optimize their products to their full potential.
What is Biocidin?
As I mentioned above, Biocidin is meant to balance your body’s ecology---the good and bad microbes in your body. While it has been used by healthcare practitioners for intestinal support and cleansing for 30 years, it has remained relatively unknown. The formulas are strong and as always I recommend going low and slow. The synergistic strength of the herbs is powerful and sure to upset any unwanted critters (microbes) in your body.
I’m going to answer some FAQ’s regarding this botanical beauty, get your pen and paper ready!
Are there any other allergens present?
Bio-Botanical Research tries very hard to not let allergens into their formulas. Their products are made without common allergens like gluten/wheat, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, soy, and artificial ingredients. All of their products are vegan with the exception of the Dentalcidin™ toothpaste which includes royal jelly from bees and Vitamin D3 sourced from sheep’s wool.
It is worth mentioning, however, that some of their products, (Biocidin® Liquid, Biocidin® LSF, Biocidin® Capsules, Biocidin® TS, Dentalcidin™, and Dentalcidin™ LS) have traces of black walnuts in them, making them unsuitable for those with severe tree nut allergies.
How long do I take Biocidin?
For an annual cleanse, I recommend that you take Biocidin for 3-6 weeks, under supervision of your healthcare professional of course. If you want a customized plan for using Biocidin, please set up a paid consultation with me. If you purchase Biocidin and have general questions about the formula, you can set up a free 15 minute phone consult. Always take a detox support product like G.I. Detox or another binder to ensure that you are removing dead microbes and toxins.
How do I take Biocidin LSF (Liposomal Formula)?
Biocidin LSF was developed in collaboration with Dr. Shade of Quicksilver Scientific. It has the same blend of 17 herbs found in the original Biocidin liquid formula, but in a highly absorbable liposomal delivery. The herbal combination is suspended in sunflower phospholipids for better absorption and superior delivery.
The suggested use for the Biocidin LSF product is to begin with a lower dosage of 1 pump per day and slowly increase the dosage with time to three times a day. Each pump of Biocidin LSF is the equivalent to 5 drops of the original Biocidin Liquid Formula.
For those who are extremely sensitive, I recommend diluting 1 pump in 10 ounces of water, and consuming only 2 oz per dose. This would be the equivalent of 1 drop of the original Biocidin liquid.
For this formula, you need to hold it under your tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing. It can be added to water. I do not recommend taking this after a meal because that will slow down absorption. I would recommend 10-15 minutes before you plan to eat. If you forget to take it before you eat, you can take it at least 30 minutes after you eat. Biocidin LSF can also be used topically.
What does Biocidin kill?
Biocidin prohibits the grouping together of pathogens in your body and supports the growth of healthy gut flora. According to their research Biocidin “has shown no significant reduction in beneficial gut flora.” For more details about what kind of pathogens it kills, please read below.
What do I use Biocidin for?
Biocidin is used to reduce gut infections as well as a variety of other conditions like Lyme disease, skin infections, gum infections, the flu, and common colds. It promotes a balance of healthy microbes.
What are the side effects of taking Biocidin?
You aren’t likely to experience any side effects as long as you go low and slow. Bio-botanical Research recommends starting with 1 drop of original Biocodin or 1 pump of Biocidin LSF. They recommend starting with 1 of the Biocidin capsules. If you are sensitive to supplements, have a mold exposure, chronic infections, or histamine intolerance, I recommend AVOIDING the capsules and using the liquids only. That way you can start with a much lower amount and control the dose. The botanicals in Biocidin are strong and too much can cause a die-off or “herx” reaction. You could experience flu-like symptoms, headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, body aches, and brain fog. These are signs that your body is not detoxifying quickly enough for the amount of microbes the formula has killed. This creates an overloaded lymphatic system. Although this is a good sign that the formula is working, it is not comfortable or productive for your healing.
More on Biocidin and which of it's products can benefit you in next week's article!