Are Biofilms the Missing Key to IBS?
New Research Points Finger at Microscopic Biofilms
Do you suffer from chronic IBS symptoms and infections that seem to keep coming back no matter what you do? Why are these infections so hard to beat?
According to the most recent research, the answer lies in something called biofilm.
There are hundreds of microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. Some of the bacteria in the GI tract are helpful, and some are harmful. The pathogenic or harmful bacteria cause a range of illnesses including inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia and ulcerative colitis.
Microorganisms, including bacteria, do not typically float freely throughout the gastrointestinal tract. They usually live in protective slimy sheaths called biofilms.
Why Biofilms Are So Troubling
A biofilm is a highly resistant and sophisticated protective film that stands up well against the usual physical forces that occur in the GI tract. The biofilm is made up of proteins, polysaccharides and DNA. Harmful bacteria and microorganisms hide underneath biofilm.
The biofilm protects the bacteria and allows it to persist even in hostile environments. Biofilms also defend microorganisms from being attacked by the body’s immune system.
The rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria is because of biofilm
Biofilm is a significant factor in chronic infections. Biofilms are resistant to many modern medications, including antibiotics.
Scientists say that bacteria safely living under biofilm is up to 1,000 times more tolerant to antibiotics than free-floating, or planktonic bacteria. Biofilms cost the healthcare system billions of dollars a year.
Although antibiotics may help temporarily and get rid of some of the infection, it doesn’t kill the entire colony. Most of the bacteria burrow safely within their protective biofilm. This makes it nearly impossible to eradicate the disease for good.
It is essential to understand biofilms because they are the missing key in addressing chronic GI infections and many chronic diseases. Most standard treatments do little to disrupt the biofilm, which is imperative to kill the harmful microbes that live within. Scientists have long known that new weapons are needed in the war against biofilms as the standard medical treatments just do not work well.
One method of attack against biofilms is the Restore 3 All-in-One Program
This natural supplement works in three different steps.
- Disrupt – Step one of the Restore 3 Program consists of taking biofilm dissolving enzymes on an empty stomach. These proteolytic enzymes work incredibly well at naturally dissolving pathogenic biofilm. Our bodies typically produce proteolytic enzymes but only a small amount. Increasing the number of enzymes in the body helps it rid itself of biofilm.
- Remove – Safely removes pathogenic yeast and bacteria from the gut.
- Restore – This step helps restore your digestive system to a healthy state. The last step replenishes your gut with healthy microbes that work to keep IBS symptoms away for good.
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Shriti Singh, Santosh Kumar Singh, Indrajit Chowdhury, Rajesh Singh
Open Microbiol J. 2017; 11: 53–62.
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