used in Paratrex™
Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth (organic, fresh water-food grade)
DE is an abbreviation of the words "Diatomaceous
Earth," which is a fossilized deposit of microscopic shells
created by one-celled plants called Diatoms. These plants inhabit
all the waters of the earth, and serve as the basic food for aquatic
life, just as grass is the basic food for land animals. The razor
sharp edges of the diatoms in Diatomaceous Earth discourage unhealthy
colonization of the intestinal tract. This ingredient has been
used to promote intestinal health and to help the body in its
fight against intruders without the use of chemicals. Because
of its sharp edges, this ingredient helps break up unwanted debris
and cut through the physical defenses of intestinal intruders.
Please note, DE will not hurt beneficial bacteria.
"Ingestion of diatomaceous earth is not toxic to mammals.
Rats fed a daily diet containing 5% freshwater diatomaceous earth
show no abnormalities after 90 days (Bertke 1964). Dairy farms
sometimes feed their animals food containing 1 to 2% diatomaceous
earth to control internal [organisms] (Allen 1972). Impoverished
humans add "fossil flour" to their baked goods in order
to stretch their flour supply (Cummins 1975)."
Organically Certified Black Walnut Hull
from Green Hull (Juglans regia) -
Ancient Greeks and Romans used Black Walnut
Hull to promote intestinal health and beneficial microbial activity.
Asian Peoples have also used the kernel and the green hull to
help promote cleansing of the intestinal tract. The high tannin
content of this ingredient is primarily responsible for its beneficial
properties; although other constituents such as juglandin, juglone
and juglandic acid are also most likely involved. Black Walnut
is thought to have the ability to oxygenate the blood, which creates
a state believed to be hostile to invasive organisms. The green
husk contains organic iodine. Iodine is known to have properties
which help produce an intestinal environment hostile to harmful
bacteria. Black Walnut has been used to promote healthy sugar
levels, to help melt away fatty materials, and to detoxify the
colon. Black Walnut is also useful for helping maintain an internal
condition that is unfavorable to fungi.
Organically Certified Grapefruit Seed
Extract (Citrus Paradise) -
Grapefruit Seed Extract is a biologically active
botanical extract derived from the seeds and pulp of wild-crafted
grapefruit. Grapefruit seed extract contains the following minerals:
phosphorus, potassium, iron and sodium, magnesium and all of the
vitamin B group, especially biotin which is an important nutrient
for the utilization of dietary body fats. The active ingredient
(citricidal) of grapefruit seed extract has been known to have
the unique ability to safely and effectively help boost internal
health. Citricidal is also said to effectively help create an
environment that is not friendly for intestinal invaders.
Organically Certified Wormwood Extract
(Artemisia absinthium) -
Historically wormwood has been used as an intestinal
cleanser and a medicinal herb. References to Wormwood go back
as far as 1600 BC in Egypt. In Paratrex™ it helps create
an extremely hostile environment for certain types of invaders.
It has also been known to promote healthy digestive processes
and help promote increased secretions of the liver and gallbladder.
Wild-Crafted Male Fern Root (Dryopteris
According to history, Male Fern Root has been
used for centuries as a medicinal herb to promote digestive health
and as an aid in cleansing bodily systems. Researchers have determined
that the oil of the male fern root contains the chemicals filicin,
filmarone, and oleoreson. These chemicals help establish an intestinal
environment that is toxic and debilitating to certain intestinal
invaders helping promote digestive health.
Wild-Crafted American Worm Seed (Chenopodium
ambrosioides L.) -
The oil of chenopodium, derived from the seeds
and other overground parts of wormseed, is an excellent ingredient
for any product designed to promote an intestinal environment
that is unfavorable to intruders. Before being popularized in
the 19th century in America by the medical establishment, American
Worm Seed was frequently used by the Native Americans to promote
digestive health. Wormseed is also said to have properties that
help remove intestinal irritants to the colon wall that can cause
spasms. Wormwood contains up to 90% ascaridol, an ingredient that
is very useful for promoting a hostile environment to would-be
Bromelain was first introduced in 1957 as an
important proteolytic enzyme that supplements the body's natural
enzymes. Bromelain, like all proteolytic enzymes, decomposes harmful
proteins in the body. Scientific literature contains over 600
research articles about Bromelain. It is derived from the pineapple
plant and is useful in supporting the body's natural recovery
mechanisms following physical stress occurring during strenuous
activities, and as general digestive aid.
Wild-Crafted Kamala (Mallotus Philippinensis
Kamala has been traditionally used to help cleanse
and flush the intestines of harmful substances. It is known to
act quickly and effectively.
Organically Certified Clove -
Has been used for many years to help aid the
body. It's believed to have natural detoxifying qualities and
to help promote an environment hostile to harmful intestinal bacteria.