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Fermented Oregano—Promotes Healthy Microbial Balance†
With a full-spectrum fermented oregano blend, organic fermented warming botanical blend, organic ashwagandha extract and an organic fermented bitter botanical blend, the fermented oregano is specially formulated to support a healthy microbial balance and healthy immune system function.†
It’s been said that life is all about balance—and that holds true for the microbes in and on our bodies. Good microbes can have good benefits, while bad microbes can have equally bad effects. And downright “ugly” microbes? Well, you get the idea. U-G-L-Y.
The goal here is to have microbial balance, with the good guys strong and in the game because having too many of the bad guys or ugly guys can be a problem.
MICROBES: THE GOOD, BAD AND “UGLY”
Our world is full of microbes. There’s no escaping it. Some are beneficial, some are not-so beneficial, while others are downright nasty and threatening. In fact, even our bodies are hosts to a myriad of microbes—good, bad and “ugly”—called the microbiome.
But don’t underestimate the microbiome’s microbial mojo. It’s 50 billion bacteria strong, living on the skin, in the mouth, nose, intestines and more, and has an enormous impact on human health. It’s massive, intricate, personal and complex all at once, and keeping it healthy can help keep you healthy.
Truth be told, anything that alters the microbiome can adversely affect the immune system as well as the bacteria in the microbiome because bacteria interact with the body.
For example, gut bacteria communicate with the neurons of the immune system (and up to 80 percent of immune cells are housed in the gut), directing them to be at attention, to be strong and to protect the body. They also play a role in healthy detoxification, intestinal health, metabolic health, mood health and much more.
You see? Microbes—including bacteria, viruses and fungi—and their balance are MACRO important for health.
But the microbiome is in nearly constant flux due to diet, lifestyle, environment, contact with others and more. Here’s a prime example: in one study, within hours, microbes found in a hospital room’s surfaces quickly found their way to patients’ skin, but at approximately 24 hours, the patients’ microbes attempted to take over the hospital room. The longer the stay in the hospital, the more the two microbial camps melded together to create equilibrium.
This highlights that we are constantly exchanging and interacting with the microbial world around us, and that could be either good or bad news, depending on the microbes.
Modern-Day Microbial Mayhem: Balancing Out Microbes
Modern-day living has its benefits, but it is also known for some microbial mayhem—everything from “bad’ bacteria, “vexing” viruses, “funky” fungi and even pesky protozoa or parasites.
The truth is that we can’t avoid microbes. They’re a part of our lives. But we can know more about them and help tilt the microbial scales in our favor through intentional dietary and lifestyle steps.
Here’s a bit of general, well-known information about the microbial pack—including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa—we can come into contact with:
Bacteria are single-celled microscopic organisms that are literally everywhere around us—both inside and outside of the body—and can live in extreme conditions, including a variety of environments, from hot water to ice. Some are good for you; others are not.
Bacteria are tiny but powerful and complex, with a tough protective coating that helps them be resilient. Some have a tail (flagellum) that helps them move around, while others have sticky hair-like appendages that help them stick together to each other, to hard surfaces or on human body cells.
Many bacteria exist in the human body, particularly the stomach and mouth, but they are also found on surfaces and in substances such as water, soil and food.
Then there’s the host of viruses. Viruses are 100 times smaller than a single bacteria cell, and a bacteria cell is more than 10 times smaller than a human cell. Viruses usually enter the body from the environment or other people or from soil to water to air by way of the nose, mouth or any skin breaks.
To survive and thrive, viruses must enter a human or animal cell and hijack the cell to help them multiply—but they can also infiltrate bacterial cells. Many viruses are able to mutate from one host to the next or even from one species to the next. Some viruses can exist for hours or even days on surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards and more.
Fungi are primitive organisms that live in the air, in soil, on plants, in water, or even in the human body. Only about half of all types of fungi are unfriendly, and others can be beneficial. Some fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air, and can be inhaled or they can land on the skin. They, too, are resilient.
Protozoa are one-celled animals that use other living beings for food and for a place to live. Some protozoa are known as parasites, and they take up residence in or on the body and chow down! You can get protozoa from contaminated food or water, a bug bite, or sexual contact.
Parasites range in size from the tiny, one-celled protozoa to worms that can be seen with the naked eye.
OREGANO BENEFITS FOR HEALTHY MICROBIAL BALANCE†
Oregano is an outstanding culinary and health-promoting herb that has been used for thousands of years. Not only does oregano provide flavor for food, but it has also been noted for its antioxidants and for its microbial-balancing benefits.†
In fact, oregano has strong phenol antioxidants that can favorably balance out the microbial forces.
Two of the most important components of oregano are rosmarinic acid and thymol, both of which are powerful antioxidant compounds that not only can help support a healthy immune system.†
Likewise, oregano has microbial-balancing components—thymol and carvacrol—which can help with healthy microbial balance, with carvacrol also acting as a major phenol antioxidant.† Oregano also naturally contains a slightly stimulating agent that can positively influence microbial balance so that the body can keep its equilibrium.†
Oregano also features contains pinene, limonene), ocimene, and caryophyllene to help support healthy microbial balance and healthy immune system function.†
All combined, oregano helps to support microbial balance, while helping to support a healthy immune system.†
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Oregano also contains ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf). Ashwagandha is well-known for its rich history in health-supporting benefits, including support for a healthy response to stress.†
Here’s the truth: microbes—good, bad and “ugly”—have been around much longer than humans have been, and they’re not going anywhere soon. In fact, microbes make up our microbiome and are constantly changing due to diet, lifestyle, environment and more.
So, get a handle on microbial balance, while supporting immune system health, with Ancient Apothecary Fermented Oregano.†
Combined with the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studied Ashwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Oregano is a microbial balancer like none other.†
How to Best Use This
This is best taken for short periods of time such as 2-4 week cycles on followed by 2-4+ week cycles off of it to kill off bad microbes and improve immunity. Cycling off allows the body to repopulate the gut with healthy microbes that improve nutrient absorption, stimulate bowel motility and decrease inflammation.
Normal Dosage: Take 1 cap with each meal
Advanced Dosage: Take 2-4 caps with each meal. Only do this dosage if you respond well (no unwanted symptoms from the normal dosage).
It is also great to combine this with a binder such as activated charcoal and take the charcoal about 90 mins after finishing the meal in which you took the oregano so it can bind and reduce any endotoxin debris released by the dead microbes.