BFB-1 is a Bio Film Buster of essential oils blends. The main purpose is to help degrade biofilms, interfere with communication between microbes, enhance penetration of concurrently used antimicrobials and act as antimicrobials themselves. There are two overlapping formulas a doctor pick via our muscle testing results. Some patients will need one of them while more chronic patients may need both simultaneously.
BFB-1 consists of a proprietary blend of the following essential oils: Piper nigrum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Syzygium aromaticum l.,and Origanum compactum benth.
A biofilm is a negatively charged group of cells which produce a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance and adhere to each other.
The biofilm is used to both protect the bacteria from the host’s immune system and most antimicrobial agents, while also serving as a nutritional reservoir in times of need. It’s an efficient way to ensure that many microbes of a certain species survive, thrive, replicate, and avoid attack. Biofilms have been found to be involved in a large percentage of bodily infections.
Biofilms can also be referred to as “bacterial slime”, and are generally composed of extracellular DNA, proteins, polysaccharides, fibrin, microbes, minerals and heavy metals. A biofilm can be comprised of multiple microbes; bacteria, viral, protozoa, parasite, and fungus that cohabitate and engage in “quorum sensing”, a form of communication used for sharing information and mutual survival.
A Lyme Disease researcher in New York also demonstrated that Borrelia species not only produce biofilm, but can live in the community in any form (i.e., spirochete, cell wall deficient, spheroblast, and cyst). Additionally, other associated bacteria such as Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Mycoplasma species can inhabit these communities as well.
Chronic sinusitis patients undergoing surgery presented with biofilms approximately 80% of the time. Other infectious processes in which biofilms have been implicated include problems such as urinary tract infections, catheter infections, middle-ear infections, endocarditis,
Lyme disease and its co-infections, infections in cystic fibrosis, and infections of permanent indwelling devices such as joint prostheses and heart valves. More recently it has been noted that bacterial biofilms may impair cutaneous (skin) wound healing and reduce topical antibacterial efficiency in healing or treating infected skin wounds.
Other Methods not recommended:
Current treatments by some(not MyVites) for biofilms include proteolytic enzymes (serrapeptase/lumbrakinase/nattokinase) which are very effective at dissolving mucopolysaccharides. HOWEVER, N-acetylcysteine and lactoferrin also may cause biofilm degradation. This can be harmful and we do not suggest it.
Other products used to degrade biofilms include EDTA (calcium, heavy metal removal), and silica (In vitro studies show biofilms do not grow on silicone rubber.)
Important to avoid other products in our opinion
The problem with these other agents in our opinion is that none are highly antimicrobial and as a result can result in microbes being released into the systemic circulation and causing problems far removed from their original site as well as acute exacerbation of existing low level conditions. We have seen patients end up with serious complications from using these agents as a result of “freeing” microbes that were living with the biofilm and were now released. This is why we prefer BFB 1 and or BFB2.