Biofilms are a sticky cover made by bacteria - often encapsulating bad bacteria leading to chronic health conditions and fatigue. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 80% of microbial infections in the human body are caused by biofilm, many of them creating chronic conditions.
A Couple Health Issues Linked To Bad Biofilms:
Biofilms Are Difficult To Eliminate With Standard Antimicrobial Treatments Due To Their High Antibiotic Resistance.
Now not all biofilm is bad - good gut bacteria produce a thin lubricating moist biofilm in the gut, that allows for the passage of nutrients, and for your immune system to attack unwanted residents.
Essential oil of Peppermint came in 2nd on efficacy regarding degrading bad biofilms.
Unfortunately excess of bad bacteria will cause a thick biofilm made to protect the bad bacteria from attack of the immune system - in addition to also disabling optimal nutrient absorption from the gut. We are exposed to a tremendous of biofilm triggers every day - so you want to consider integrating some highly efficient and natural solutions to combat this issue, as your doctor won't be able to prescribe you anything for this anyway. Know that antibiotics will only make matters worse, much worse when it comes to degrading biofilms.
Top 3 Essential Oils To Break Through Biofilm
Several studies have investigated the different properties of herbs and other remedies to not just inhibit but actually DEGRADE biofilms, and they boil down to that only a few select herbs are effective at that - with antibiotics having no effect whatsoever.
So without further ado, The Top 3 scores are:
1. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2. Peppermint Essential Oil
3. Tea Tree Essential Oil
Essential oil of Eucalyptus was the overall top scorer on efficacy regarding degrading bad biofilms. Pure essential oils can be taken therapeutically orally, but best under supervision, as everyone needs different dosage, and they are very potent. Too high dosage will cause too intense toxic release too fast, and if your immune system is very weak, the release can just be too tough on your system, so use care.
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