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GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)

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GI Microb-X

GI Microb-X� is a blend of botanical extracts with a long history of use as natural antimicrobials. The ingredients provide a broad spectrum of activity against the most common pathogens present in the human GI tract in conditions of dysbiosis, while being relatively sparing of normal flora. The botanical substances in GI Microb-X� are also commonly represented on sensitivity testing provided by the major functional laboratories performing stool analysis.

GI Microb-X Features:

  • Tribulus terrestris (also known as puncture vine), a member of the Zygophyllaceae family, is an annual herb found in many tropical and moderate areas of the world, including the US and Mexico, the Mediterranean region, and throughout Asia. Its health and medicinal effects are the result of active phytochemicals including steroidal saponins currently referred to by medical researchers and physicians as X steroidal saponins. These X steroidal saponins have the ability to influence the entire immune system of the body and have been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects.
  • Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhizomes and stem bark of various plants including Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis vulgaris (barberry), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis (coptis or goldenthread), and Berberis aristata (tree turmeric). Berberine has also been used historically as a dye, due to its yellow color. Varma first documented the use of berberine in 1933 for the eye infection chronic trachoma. There is clinical evidence to support berberine's use in the treatment of bacterial diarrhea. Berberine has also shown antimicrobial 2002. activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, helminths (worms), and chlamydia.
  • Sweet Wormwood (Artemesia anuua) demonstrates significant antimicrobial effects and has been traditionally used even in the treatment of malaria. It has a particular historic use of being used to treat parasitic gastrointestinal infections. It is derived from the inner bark (wood) of the Artemesia annua tree and it kills parasites (worms), therefore it became known by the common name of wormwood.
  • Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) also has a long history of use as an intestinal anti-parasitic (i.e. vermifuge, antihelmitic) in botanical medicine. It also possesses activity against common bacterial and fungal pathogens that occur in GI dysbiosis.
  • Grapefruit and other citrus seed extracts have long been used as antiseptics. They have been most specifically applied clinically to reduce fungal overgrowth by such common organisms as candida and geotrichum. Grapefruit seed extract also has demonstrated antibacterial function, most notoriously with hemolytic coliform bacteria.
  • Bearberry Extract (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) is grown throughout Asia, North America, and Europe and has a long history of medicinal use dating back to the 13th Century. The leaves have been used worldwide as a diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and treatment for urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections. A tea brewed with the leaves has also been used as a laxative. Arbutin, the main chemical constituent of uva ursi, is a phenolic glycoside that becomes hydrolyzed to hydroquinone. Both chemicals contribute to the antiseptic effects in the urinary and GI tracts. Other active constituents include tannins, mono and triterpenes, and flavonoids. Arbutin alone has also been reported to relieve pain from kidney stones, cystitis and nephritis.
  • Caprylic Acid is the common name for the eight-carbon straight chain fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in palm and coconut oil, and in breast milk. Doctors and nutritionists often recommend caprylic acid for use in treating candidiasis and bacterial infections. Due to its relatively short chain length it has no difficulty in penetrating fatty cell wall membranes, hence its effectiveness in combating certain lipid-coated bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, various species of Streptococcus, and intramucosal Candida. Caprylic acid may affect the fluidity of viral and fungal cell membranes. The lactoperoxidase system in combination with caprylic acid can inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in food. Studies have reported that dietary caprylic acid inhibits the growth of Candida albicans and other opportunistic fungi in both the small and the large intestine. At the same time, caprylic acid does not seem to adversely affect the growth of beneficial intestinal microflora.

Serving Size:2 capsules
Servings Per Container:30 vegetarian capsules

Active Ingredients:

  • Tribulus terrestris 400 mg
    [standardized to contain 40% furostanol saponins]
  • Wormwood (Artemisia annua).......300 mg
    (stem and leaves)
  • Magnesium Caprylate 300 mg
    (yielding 267 mg Caprylic Acid; 23 mg Magnesium)
  • Berberine Sulfate.......200 mg
    (from Berberis aquifolium)
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract.......200 mg
    (Citrus paradish) (seed)
  • Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) (bark).......100 mg
    [standardized to contain 6% berberine]
  • Bearberry.......100 mg
    (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) (leaf)
  • Black Walnut.......100 mg
    (Julglans nigra)(hull/leaves/bark)

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose.

Recommended Use:
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules daily upon arising and 2 capsules at bedtime. Change to taking with a meal if it causes stomach upset.

Read customer questions and answers about Digestive Health on our blog.

The recommended usage for this product is two capsules upon arising and 2 capsules at bedtime. Change to taking with a meal if it causes stomach upset.

GI Microb-X Features:

  • Tribulus terrestris (also known as puncture vine), a member of the Zygophyllaceae family, is an annual herb found in many tropical and moderate areas of the world, including the US and Mexico, the Mediterranean region, and throughout Asia. Its health and medicinal effects are the result of active phytochemicals including steroidal saponins currently referred to by medical researchers and physicians as X steroidal saponins. These X steroidal saponins have the ability to influence the entire immune system of the body and have been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects.
  • Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhizomes and stem bark of various plants including Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis vulgaris (barberry), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis (coptis or goldenthread), and Berberis aristata (tree turmeric). Berberine has also been used historically as a dye, due to its yellow color. Varma first documented the use of berberine in 1933 for the eye infection chronic trachoma. There is clinical evidence to support berberine's use in the treatment of bacterial diarrhea. Berberine has also shown antimicrobial 2002. activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, helminths (worms), and chlamydia.
  • Artemesia anuua (Wormwood) demonstrates significant antimicrobial effects and has been traditionally used even in the treatment of malaria. It has a particular historic use of being used to treat parasitic gastrointestinal infections. It is derived from the inner bark (wood) of the Artemesia annua tree and it kills parasites (worms), therefore it became known by the common name of wormwood.
  • Juglans nigra (Black Walnut) also has a long history of use as an intestinal anti-parasitic (i.e. vermifuge, antihelmitic) in botanical medicine. It also possesses activity against common bacterial and fungal pathogens that occur in GI dysbiosis.
  • Grapefruit and other citrus seed extracts have long been used as antiseptics. They have been most specifically applied clinically to reduce fungal overgrowth by such common organisms as candida and geotrichum. Citrus seed extract also has demonstrated antibacterial function, most notoriously with hemolytic coliform bacteria.
  • Arctostaphylos uva ursi is grown throughout Asia, North America, and Europe and has a long history of medicinal use dating back to the 13th Century. The leaves have been used worldwide as a diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and treatment for urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections. A tea brewed with the leaves has also been used as a laxative. Arbutin, the main chemical constituent of uva ursi, is a phenolic glycoside that becomes hydrolyzed to hydroquinone. Both chemicals contribute to the antiseptic effects in the urinary and GI tracts. Other active constituents include tannins, mono and triterpenes, and flavonoids. Arbutin alone has also been reported to relieve pain from kidney stones, cystitis and nephritis.

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    UPC 87945200179
    Manufacturer: DFH
    SKU: GIX060


    Customer Reviews
    Average Rating on 5 Reviews
    (05 stars in 5 rating(s))
    5 star rating Strong stuff! 11/28/2013 GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
    Reviewed by Lorie from Normal, IL.
    This product is very effective but strong. I had to reduce my dosage, and I still got the results I wanted.

    5 star rating Review on GI microbe X 9/16/2013 GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
    Reviewed by Jane from Illinois.
    I have dealt with Candida for a long time, and I hope this product can turn that around. I have used so many things in the past with no success. I have been very tired on the GI microbe X and hope this will help in the healing process. I have used in for 35 days and I am supposed to use it for 60 days.

    5 star rating Bought this for SIBO 3/30/2010 GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
    Reviewed by Lori from Medina, Ohio.
    I bought this on the recommendation of Julie. I have SIBO - Small Intestine bacterial overgrowth. Hopefully, it will help get rid of the bacteria. It doesn't have a taste to the capsules and doesn't seem to upset my stomach at all.

    5 star rating Bought this for SIBO 3/30/2010 GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
    Reviewed by Lori from Medina, Ohio.
    I bought this on the recommendation of Julie. I have SIBO - Small Intestine bacterial overgrowth. Hopefully, it will help get rid of the bacteria. It doesn't have a taste to the capsules and doesn't seem to upset my stomach at all.

    5 star rating excellent product 1/12/2009 GI Microb-X Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
    Reviewed by Fleur from Fort Worth, TX.
    I have had Chron''s disease for many years and have found traditional medicine to only be useful for alleviating symptoms in the short term. After visiting a naturopath and learning to use this product in conjuction with probiotics and Digestizmes I have almost no symptoms and, ironically, have lost 9 lbs!

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