Fungal Cleanse is a natural, herbal formula for dogs and cats that helps support a healthy microbiome in the digestive tract*. The microbiome environment is a blend of beneficial organisms, opportunistic pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Generally speaking, the more desirable, health-promoting beneficial organisms should be in higher concentrations than the undesirable bacteria and fungi. In addition, the more undesirable organisms are generally constrained to the lower intestinal tract referred to as the colon.
When poor diet, low stomach acid or certain medications like antibiotics, antacids (proton pump inhibitors) and NSAIDs are used, this can interfere with the proper ecology of the gut allowing less-desirable opportunistic bacteria and fungi to travel up higher in the digestive tract and swell in number. When this happens digestion can be severely compromised, toxins are secreted and the lining of the digestive tract can be damaged.
This is especially true with a fungus like Candida albicans whose tentacle-like structures can spread into the damaged lining of the digestive tract, making it more porous, so instead of being confined to the digestive tract, organisms like candida can spread throughout the body becoming a systemic infection. Research has shown that echinacea can help to support a healthier environment in the intestinal tract and oregano essential oil can reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and promote the integrity of the intestinal barrier (1).
What to Look for in a Superior Fungal Cleanse Formula:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary blend of USDA ORGANIC steam distilled plant oil and herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia) and Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare) (approx. 40 mg APS)
Organic vegetable glycerin USP, distilled water
Echinacea Root - This herb helps to support macrophage-mediated immune activity that is a dog or cat's initial defense against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Echinacea can also help to improve the health of the digestive tract in the case of an over-growth of pathogenic or opportunistic organisms like candida albicans as it has the ability to repair tissue damaged by infection.
Oregano Oil - The essential oil of this herb is rich in concentrated phenols that can help prevent and eliminate fungal infections. In one study, oregano oil completely inhibited the growth of candida and as an additional benefit the candida didn't develop resistance to oregano oil as it does to other anti-fungal agents.
Provide 1 ml per 20 lbs 2x daily. Best to provide on an empty stomach if possible. Squirt directly into mouth or place in a small amount of treat food (colostrum or goat milk yogurt works well).
Shake well before use.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container. If your animal coughs afterwards it is a sign they are breathing some in and it may be best to place in food in the future.
More Usage Instructions
Use for 7 - 10 days at a time. Then, take a week off and begin again as needed. It is recommended to provide additional beneficial flora at this time. Our Daily Multi Plus is a good choice as a high-quality enzyme and probiotic supplement.
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