Biotics Research Dysbiocide - 120 caps
Biotics Research's Dysbiocide supplies a proprietary blend of herbs and herbal extracts to support normal gut health.
Dysbiosis has historically been defined as an imbalance of gastrointestinal microflora, indicating an increase in abnormal flora with a coinciding decrease in normal flora, and an increase in pathogenic organisms and yeast in the lower bowel. The definition has since evolved to what Dr. Alex Vasquez describes generally as “A relationship of non-acute, non-infectious host microorganisms interactions that adversely affects the human host.” There are numerous correlations including poor diet, physical and/or psychological stress, and overuse of antibiotics to name a few. For instance, psychological stress has been demonstrated to decrease the level of secretory IgA, resulting in decreased mucosal immunity.
Selected botanicals are well recognized in promoting the health of damaged intestinal tissue resulting predominately from dysbiosis. For example, the active principals of Stemona sessilifolia root exert antifungal and antibacterial properties. Artimisia absinthium, whose properties are at least partially attributed to its α-santonin content, is a potent, rapidly acting herb with actions that are cholagogue (inducing bile flow), and therefore digestive, as well as healing in nature. This is attributed to its essential oils and amoroids, which also possess antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. Artemisia has also been shown to stimulate bitter receptors. Research has correlated the ingestion of bitter stimuli with an initiation of cellular and molecular responses in the endocrine cells of the GI tract. Anethum graveolens seed is an aromatic herb know for its calming effect on the autonomic nervous and digestive systems, as well as having carminative and stomachic properties. It also provides an essential oil containing corvone, limonene and α-phellandrene which possess potent activity against bacteria, fungi and molds. Hedyotis diffusa is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Active principles include anthraquinones, iridoid glucosides, triterpenoids and flavonoids. Hedyotis has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant, hepatoprotective and neuroprotective properties.
By virtue of its combination of these and other Eastern and Western herbs, Dysbiocide® affords a broad effect, providing an unfriendly environment for undesirable intestinal organisms.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy