No. SLS commonly refers to Sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common surfactant additive. In our toothpaste, we use sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, an amino acid derivative surfactant that is considered a much safer alternative. It is classified as a low health hazard in the EWG database, International Journal of Toxicology, and the Green Chemical Handbook.
Our Biocidin® LSF contains sunflower phospholipid instead of soy. It is stabilized into the optimal nano-particulate size range for absorption with a small amount of tocophersolan, a vitamin E analog. Safety data exists for tocophersolan at 300 times the amount consumed within our products. The ethanol alcohol portion of the products is derived from potatoes, but ethanol alcohol does not contain residual starch, sugar, proteins, or peptides. Our probiotic does not contain dairy.
The herbs in all of the products are from European and U.S. sources, except for the those in the Biotonic™ formula, which are from China. The Chinese herbs are certified organic and rigorously tested for any impurities. All of the herbs are processed in California at a cGMP facility, that is regulated by the FDA and has NSF certification.
There are many categories of antimicrobial herbs, some with high berberine alkaloid content like Gentian and Goldenseal, and some like Garlic that contains allicin and other compounds that have been extensively studied for potential effectiveness in resolving bacterial and fungal infections . 3-5 Many essential oils exhibit antimicrobial activity, and several categories of antimicrobial herbal constituent compounds such as plant tannins, eugenols , and OPC’s can disrupt the development of biofilms through one of several mechanisms. 6 Biofilm is the coating that bacteria and other pathogens develop to protect themselves from detection by our immune system and is a contributing factor to the recurrence of infection as well as the progression of many chronic illnesses . 7,8.
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