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Matrix is a specially-formulated enzyme mixture that is designed to support a healthy balance of intestinal microflora by helping to disrupt protective “biofilms” formed by undesirable microorganisms. Biofilms are complex groupings of microorganisms encased by a self-generated matrix of polysaccharides, proteins, water, metals, and debris. Microorganisms do not normally live independently of one another, but rather prefer life within an enclosed, protected biofilm community.
Familiar biofilms found in the mouth include dental plaque and the film covering the oral cavity upon awakening each morning. Biofilms are present in the stomach, small intestines, and colon. Microorganisms prefer to live in biofilms to increase their chances of survival and reproduction. Biofilms allow bacteria and yeast to develop and persist in favorable reproductive environments by conferring significant protection from predators, phagocytosis (a mechanism that the body uses to remove foreign substances), and other immune responses.
Biofilms also provide a physical barrier to antimicrobial agents thus making pathogenic microorganisms highly resistant to antibiotics and extremely difficult to eradicate. As a result, pathogens and other harmful microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract can predominate over “friendly” bacteria which may compromise normal gastrointestinal and immune function. This product can be used as part of a program to help rebalance the ratio of beneficial and pathogenic organisms and support optimal gastrointestinal health.
Matrix is intended for use in conjunction with efforts to support normal gastrointestinal function and microbiota. As an adjunct, it is best combined with the use of a high-strength, broad-spectrum, multispecies probiotic formulation and a prebiotic to encourage the formation of healthy intestinal microbial biofilm communities.
NOTE: Lysozyme in this product is derived from the egg white. Although this is a highly purified material, individuals with known egg white allergy should consult their physician before using this product.
- Helps Disrupt Gastrointestinal Biofilm: Specialized enzymes in this product help break down the components that form biofilm. Polysaccharides (such as cellulose) are very common constituents of the type of biofilm produced by a wide array of pathogens. This product provides polysaccharide-specific enzymes that help break these constituents down as well as protein- and peptide-specific enzymes that also aid in the disruption of biofilm.
- Supports Degradation of Yeast Cell Walls: Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that can comprise up to 60% of the cell wall of fungal organisms like Candida albicans. Another type of polysaccharide called chitosan can also be found in the cell walls of various fungi. To help disrupt the cell walls of yeast and other fungal organisms, this product includes several enzymes that target and break down or “lyse” these specific components. Lysozyme, an enzyme found in tears, saliva and breast milk, is also included for its unique lysing action on bacterial and yeast cell walls.
- Helps Protect Sensitive Gi Tissues From Irritation: Inflammation of gastrointestinal tissues can result from a variety of factors including toxins produced by intestinal pathogens. This product includes the enzyme Serratia peptidase to help protect sensitive gastrointestinal tissue from irritation and inflammation that can adversely affect tissue health and cause intestinal comfort. Research shows Serratia peptidase significantly degrades biofilm and favorably modulates immune responses.
- Complements Detoxification Protocols: This product is intended to be used with other efforts to help rebalance gastrointestinal microflora. By assisting degradation of biofilm communities that may harbor potentially pathogenic bacteria and yeast, this product can serve as an important dietary adjunct for detoxification agents such as broad-spectrum antibiotics, anti-fungal/anti-parasitic medications or naturally-occurring antimicrobials. This product may be especially appropriate for individuals with a history of prolonged antibiotic use or an imbalance in the ratio of beneficial organisms compared to pathogenic organisms such as Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Does Not Contain
Eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, casein, artificial colors or sweeteners.
Take 2 capsules twice daily between meals or as directed by a healthcare professional. The capsules should be taken away from meals to maximize the enzyme effects.
*These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.