BioPure: Introduction & Review
BioPure produces high quality and very potent formulas. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt is the medical director and formulator for the supplements. The supplements were created based on his work with extremely sick and chronically ill patients. He treats patients with complicated illnesses such as Lyme disease, ASD, Parkinson’s disease, and Crohn’s disease. He often found it challenging to find the quality supplements he needed to heal his patients, so he started sourcing his own raw ingredients.
I’ve heard Dr. Klinghardt (pictured above) referred to as the “garage band” of Functional and Integrative Medicine. I think this is because he was practicing very skilled Functional Medicine before there were groups, conferences, and training modules for learning these protocols. He started practicing this type of medicine before it was a trend. In fact, one could argue that he is the trend. Many Integrative Medicine practitioners follow his work and utilize him as a mentor.
Dr. K (as he is often called) has aided in unraveling many complex patients. He understands the needs and dilemma of the patients who are so sick that they are sensitive to everything, including supplements.
BioPure Mimosa Pudica
One of BioPure Healing Products most popular herbs is mimosa pudica. It is probably so popular because it has a wide range of uses. Mimosa pudica is a native Brazilian plant. It goes by many common names: “Sensitive Plant,” “Touch-me-not,” “Shameplant,” and “Shy plant” because the leaves actually respond to touch.
It gained this name because the stem droops down and the leaves will curl inward if something touches them. The leaves and stem also respond to rain, heat and light. The plant is native to Brazil and grows in tropical conditions. It can be invasive and is considered a weed.
It doesn’t have a long history of use in the US, but it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Historically it has been used for general well-being because it is supportive for liver health. More recently it has been used for parasites and bacteria of many types. According to Dr. Jay Davidson, mimosa pudica kills parasites by paralyzing them.
Parasitic infections contribute to symptoms experienced with Lyme disease, ASD, digestive disorders, and many autoimmune diseases. Many practitioners who are treating Lyme disease insist that parasitic infections must be eliminated before trying to get rid of the Lyme borrelia infection.
Dr. Klinghdardt recommends starting with a ½ teaspoon, 2 times per day. I recommend working with a practitioner or creating a customized protocol with me. I always start at ⅛ teaspoon dose. It is a thick and grainy powder, so I recommend using a blender to mix with a smoothie, or dissolving in water or herbal tea.
Another Biopure Healing product that I use is ZeoBind. It is more selective than charcoal. Charcoal has the propensity to bind to other helpful minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (D, E, and K). But zeolite doesn’t bind to minerals or fats. Zeobind works like a filter within your body. It traps toxins and lets go of other important nutrients. The zeolite molecules are negatively charged, which means that positively charged toxins are attracted to them. The zeolite molecules capture the toxins, which can then be safely excreted.
Zeolite is a type of rock that is formed when flowing molten lava reaches a water source. BioPure’s ZeoBind is a clinoptilolite rock that is formed by lava and ocean water.
There are many types and brands of zeolite supplements available. All zeolite supplements contain some aluminum molecules. Aluminum has been linked to Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders. Long-term use of some zeolite supplements can cause aluminum toxicity.
However, with BioPure’s Zeobind, this risk doesn’t exist. BioPure ZeoBind is the safest form of zeolite supplement because it contains both aluminum and silica molecules. This particular zeolite is made of aluminum silicate molecules at a 1 to 6.5 ratio. For every one aluminum molecule, there are 6.5 silica molecules as well. The silica binds to the aluminum so that it is safely excreted out of the body along with other trapped toxins.
All binders, clays, zeolites, charcoal, and fiber supplements should be taken at least 2 hours away from medications and supplements. I recommend ¼ teaspoon for general health and maintenance and higher doses during detoxification programs.
Chlorella Growth Factor
Chlorella is an algae that grows in freshwaters such as ponds and lakes. It, along with spirulina, is fairly high in proteins along with detoxification nutrients. Chlorella has a long reputation, supported by medical science, of being a superfood. The nutrients in Chlorella support detoxification and immune health.
If Chlorella is the best superfood, then Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is the best superfood extract. BioPure Chlorella Growth Factor is an extract from Chlorella Pyrendoisa. The cell walls in Chlorella Pyrendoisa are harder to digest than those found in Chlorella Vulgaris. However, the nutrients in Chlorella Pyrendoisa are much higher and useful than those in Vulgaris.
Chlorella has a very strong taste. If you want all the best nutrients, but don’t like the taste of Chlorella tablets or powder, then use Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). Luckily CGF comes in capsule form. Capsule form is superior to tablet form. Tablets are the least preferred delivery method due to the fillers needed to create them.
BioPure's High Quality Standards
As a patient and a practitioner, I never worry about the quality of BioPure Healing Products. Their standards are among the highest I have encountered. Their packaging is 100% biodegradable and nontoxic. They use herbicide and pesticide free raw ingredients. The BioPure website reports, “We embrace a proactive approach to health, and our products integrate science and nature. This powerful union results in potent dietary supplements that deliver results."
BioPure does not produce a new supplement unless they see a need and are filling a void. When BioPure releases a new product, I am always quick to investigate and learn how to use it in my own health journey, or with my clients. BioPure doesn’t rely on a flashy website or trendy ingredients. They produce healing products based on science and clinical experience.
Do you take Mimosa Pudica? How about CGF or ZeoBind? How has it helped you? If you would like a customized protocol using BioPure Healing Products, contact me at Carly@HealthyHabitsLiving.com.
Carly Neubert BA, NC
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