Bio Botanical Research FAQ
Do any of the products contain gluten? What about artificial colours, flavours, sugar, corn, soy, or dairy?
No. All of our products are gluten-free and free of most common allergens and artificial ingredients. 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.
Do any of the products contain tree nuts?
The Biocidin® Liquid, Biocidin® LSF, Biocidin® Capsules, Biocidin® TS, Dentalcidin™, and Dentalcidin™ LS all contain black walnut hull and leaf, which may contain trace amounts of the black walnut nut protein. Therefore, these products would not be suitable for use by those with severe nut allergies, as determined by their healthcare provider.
Are the products vegan?
All of the products are vegan, with the exception of the Dentalcidin™ toothpaste, which contains the bee product, royal jelly.
Do any of the products contain GMOs?
All of our products are GMO-free. Our ingredient sources are organic or wildcrafted whenever possible.
Where do the product ingredients come from?
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.
What are the capsules made of for the G.I. Detox™+, Proflora 4R, and Biocidin encapsulated products?
Vegetarian cellulose capsules are used for all products that come in capsule form. The cellulose is sourced from poplar and pine trees (HPMC), and as such may not be suitable for anyone with a severe poplar or pine tree allergy. The capsules used for the Biocidin® also contain a small amount of titanium dioxide, which gives them their opaque white color.
Does the zeolite “clay” in the G.I. Detox™+ product contain some aluminum in its chemical structure?
Yes, because clays (and microcrystalline zeolite powders) are formed around an aluminium core. Some other common aluminium-containing clay powders are bentonite, kaolinite, and montmorillonite. Every clay powder on earth has a chemical “backbone” of metals in its structure. The important part to consider is the ratio of silica-to-alumina and their relative bioavailability from the zeolite since they are not uniform across all sources. The crystalline structure, pore size, and amount of silicon present vary greatly in zeolites, which makes each one operate differently. When there is more than 6 times the amount of silicon than there is aluminium, as in the zeolite we use for G.I. Detox™+, then it attracts heavy metals (and all cations) to the compound and does not leach them out. When the zeolite is laden with an excess of silicon it creates a strong attraction for more metal minerals. Then we add additional highly bioavailable MMST Silica and other binders to the zeolite creating an even stronger “pull”. It is virtually impossible for a human digestive tract to free the aluminium from the zeolite we use, so there is no potential for aluminium absorption into the body from the G.I. Detox™+. Our zeolite powder is rigorously tested for any impurity by a third party, prior to inclusion in G.I. Detox™+ capsules at a cGMP facility.
My product doesn’t have an expiration date printed on it. When should I replace it?
The products have a manufacturing date printed on them (“MFG” followed by a date). Although the product may not have an expiration date, it is recommended to replace the product three years after the printed manufacturing date.
Approximately how many drops are contained in each bottle?
There are approximately 700 drops in each bottle of Biocidin® broad-spectrum Liquid Formula. There are approximately 100 servings in each bottle of Biocidin® Liposomal Formula (each serving meaning 1 pump, equivalent to about 5 drops of the liquid formula). There are approximately 1950 drops in each bottle of Biotonic™ Adaptogenic Tonic.
How do I store the products?
Storing the products upright in a cool, dark place is ideal. They should be kept out of direct sunlight. There is no need to refrigerate the products, however, the liposomal Biocidin® (LSF) does contain oils that may keep longer if refrigerated after opening.
How can I keep the products from leaking while traveling?
When carrying Biocidin® LSF, be sure to engage the pump locking mechanism by turning the top to the left until it won’t depress. For the regular Biocidin® liquid, make sure the neck of the bottle is clean by wiping the threads off. It’s best to place the liquid products in a plastic bag while traveling, and to keep them upright as best as possible, to prevent leakage.
How should probiotic supplements be taken during a Biocidin protocol?
Probiotics should be taken a minimum of two hours after a dose of Biocidin, Olivirex, or G.I. Detox+. Taking probiotics before bed is preferable, if possible, to give them maximum proliferation time without food or supplement interference. Proflora 4R does not need to be taken apart from Biocidin, but should still be taken at least one hour apart from any Olivirex or G.I. Detox+.