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Phage Complete Testimonials

The following testimonials for Phage Complete are a sampling of what has been received on The Gut Health Protocol Facebook group with a few private messages thrown in (though these people are also group members). No one received any compensation for their review. This does not include the large number of private messages I get, nor very short comments such as “working great!” You can click here to order a bottle for yourself, and join these happy people, or click here to learn more.

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  • Ali B. – “John, you are a genius. I feel AWESOME on phage complete. I’m 5 days in. Starting at two pills a day was a little bit too much for me. 1 a day is working great! Normal stools (which never happens) no bloating, and great energy! Def having a little bit of die off, but mostly itchiness and that is it. Def not making me constipated as I was afraid it was going to.”

    Ali B. – 8/3/2017 Update: “Yes!! I still stand by my testimonial. This stuff is awesome!”
  • Newsha M. – “I don’t have SIBO, but do have SIFO and dysbiosis. My stool test showed low levels of bifido and some other good bacteria, below-range butyrate, and high E coli. I’ve been struggling with on-and-off chronic fatigue for a couple of years. I’m in the kill phase and all the die off had made fatigue worse. I got a big improvement in energy after just one day of Phage. None of the other probiotics I had been taking had helped my fatigue “
  • Bridget W. – “Third day on phage complete. Been having three a day! No bad side effects, starting to get very good stools (normally constipated and not at the moment)… I brought 4 it was about £33 pounds customs. But it is worth it so far very pleased with the results.”
  • Becky L. – “Improved stool consistency, less urgency. Better mood, energy. I have started with one pill a day for about a week. I wish you well with it.”
  • Olivia – “I give it (Phage Complete) to my 19 month old baby. She does just fine on it! In fact her eczema and bowel movements have greatly improved in the 17 days she’s taken it.”

    Olivia – “Phage Complete probiotic update. My 19 month old baby is on day 17 of the supplement. She (normally) suffers from severe food allergies and has a skin condition called eczema which is said to be caused by leaky gut and “leaky” skin, which is why we are exploring the gut – skin connection. She had a small die off reaction around day 3 or so where her skin flared up in her typical eczema spots for a day or two, but since then her eczema has almost completely disapeared and her skin is so soft! We are doing other things to treat her skin of course, but Phage Complete was the only new thing we added. She is still reactive to foods, but she’s not having any new flare ups! Her poop is also healthy looking. I think we found a winner here. Thank you for developing this probiotic John Herron!”
  • Cyrus S. – “Between Phage Complete and goat colostrum I’m feeling as good as any time in the last 15 years.”
  • Deena – “I have taken 2 doses of it and so far I feel so hopeful! Both days I had perfect bathroom visits (sorry I know TMI but it is something to celebrate here). Think I am going to increase to two doses per day starting tomorrow. Thank you John Herron!!!”
  • William B. – “Phage Complete has made a noticeable improvement in my quality of life (QOL) in just over 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I did experience pretty significant die off while taking 2 capsules per day that felt quite similar to doing bowel prep before a colonoscopy. It was not painful just unpleasant due to frequency/urgency of it all, especially the night before and morning of airline travel. Thankfully, the bloating and urgency to use the bathroom slowly subsided over the next couple of days as I took just one capsule instead of two. Once I felt totally comfortable again (~4 days or so), I bumped it back up to 2 capsules and have stayed there since. While keeping everything else the same (i.e. I tried to run it like an experiment by not adding/subtracting anything else), some things I’ve noticed would be an improvement in the eczema on my hands that is almost gone, the smoldering inflammation around the site of bowel re-section has decreased significantly, some food sensitivities have decreased, and I have much, more energy. Definitely excited to see what else the coming weeks and months on Phage Complete have in store for me!

    William B. – Addendum on 7/19: “ I’m very encouraged already and it’s only been slightly less than a month! #amazing “
  • Anna F. – “Ordered two more bottles! everyone in my family loves this product and can see positive changes after only a week on it”
  • Adam J. – “I just ordered another bottle. This is the FIRST probiotic that I can take. Phages is the FIRST probiotic that actually helps me, and it is the FIRST probiotic that I have taken that does not make me feel worse. Thank you John Herron!!!”

    Adam J. – 7/17/17 Update: “Morning all 🙂 I have been having amazing results with Phages probiotics. In fact, they are the first probiotics that have not made me feel worse, and are actually helping the bloating and sorry if TMI…making almost normal, perfect BMs (cannot remember the last time it was this ‘normal’).”
  • Stephanie V. – “It is helping me and I have high Methane. My stomach hasn’t been hurting me as bad. I just ordered my 2nd bottle.”
  • David B. – ” I would like to say I have been taking phage for nearly 2 weeks AND IT IS THE ONLY PROBIOTIC THAT I CAN TAKE! A big chur bro from this Kiwi John Herron If I lived closer I would shout you a beer and shake your hand for making such a wonderful product, at long last I have a probiotic that doesn’t give me a major sibo set back! 🙂 🙂 🙂 “
  • Justin D. – “much less painful bloating after foods, no more constipation, no more joint pain, increased energy levels, less reflux. I still have some bloating and indigestion problems due to liver/candida issues that I dont think PC will address. But for a probiotic it did pretty damn good probably comparably to when I was taking close to 2 trillion CFU per day of visbiome which was costing me almost $200 a month, this is $40 a month Im very happy”
  • Shawn T. – “I am on week 3 of Phage Complete and have noticed so many benefits(since day 1). Pain and nausea are gone. Anxiety is GONE. My hard core sugar cravings are gone. Skin conditions have been showing signs of improvement. I am much more calm and focused. My stool has gotten way better. Night sweats(I believe to be hormone imbalance) are gone. Smelly gas is gone. I hope this feeling of wellness continues as I continue to take it and hopefully heal my gut. This supplement has been such a blessing. Thank you so much John Herron…I was giving up hope, but this has tremendously helped me both physically, and mentally.”

    Shawn T. – Addendum: 7/20/2017 – “The product phage complete was developed by the author after the book came out. I started using it a month ago and all symptoms (even ones I didn’t notice much) are gone and stool is back to normal. There are some foods to avoid while on phage complete that you can see on the FAQ part of the website for it.”
  • John P. – “This morning I woke up, had breakfast and had another Phage. Today I have had three perfect BMs, no pain, a shed load more energy, almost as if I was never sick before. My sinuses feel clear. I can only put this down to Phage. I don’t know what it is, but after all those Antibiotics and HP my body felt like it had nothing left. I have tried so many Probiotics over the last 12 months, nothing worked like this. I am a very sensitive person when it comes to herbs, they seem to effect me more than most, but I can stand by the Phage Complete and urge anyone struggling with their gut health to give this a go. I have given some of my second bottle to friends to try as well. Thank you John Herron, you have made a fantastic product. More updates to come as time goes on.”
  • Matt K. – ” I’m on my 4th week and can tell a huge difference. I am able to tolerate foods that I couldn’t tolerate that well in the past and having regular bowls everyday which is not normal for me. I have had more evergy, slept better and just feel good. I hope it continues in this direction. I can’t thank John Herron enough for this product. So far I give it 2 thumbs up.”
  • Catherine S. – “I am doing very well taking this probiotic, often I have some adverse reaction but not with your product. I am very grateful to you and I will order at least 2 more bottles… Bless you for your dedication and commitment to all of us with various G.I. Issues.”
  • Zoe S. – “I have been taking it for almost two weeks and bloating, pain and gas are gone! Feeling great!”
  • Madeline B. – “I’m now free to leave the house, thanks John!”
  • Nathan H. – “I’ve been using phage complete to great success along with the steps outlined in your book. You’ve been a lifesaver and I appreciate how kind hearted you are to help all these people without charging an arm and a leg to do so. If there’s ever anything I can do to repay the favor please don’t hesitate to ask!”
  • Sean D. – “I’ve been taking Phage complete for almost a month now and it’s great, definitely “feel” like I have more energy and also feel like my digestion has improved too.”
  • Carly P. – “Yes it did (bloading disappeared) and I’ve felt so much improvement since taking it!!!”
  • Rachel S. – “I will tell you that my Bm’s have become fantastic since starting all of this which is great news!… Thank you so much John!!!”
  • Ji K. – “I had lifelong severe C (constipation), resulting in debilitating CFS/ME. The GHP plus phage complete has COMPLETELY resolved that. My mother was the same and is also doing well on the product. Just an n=2 anecdote, but it did clearly work for us.”
  • Ng T. – “Hi john, thankyou so much for writing the gut health protocol and developing phage complete. It has helped alleviate my symptoms tremendously”
  • Annette K. – “Thank you, John Herron! I have been battling SIBO for 5 1/2 years. I have tried every option out there multiple times and the only thing that has helped is Phage Complete! I am still in disbelief that I’m not bloated anymore! I’m hoping it sticks because after all this time it feels too good to be true! I literally have tears come to my eyes when I eat because I can’t believe I can eat and not look 6 months pregnant! I’m so grateful!”

    Update 8/25/2017: “Thank you! I appreciate your help. I can’t believe how much PC has helped. I feel like I’m getting my life back! Obviously still some gut healling to do, but I think I’m finally on the right track. I owe this to you!”

  • Milos C. – private message on 8/25/2017 – After 3 years of suffer, lost kilograms, palpitations, anxiety and constant fatigue. Sun is getting step by step out of Fog “
  • Francesca J. (private message on 8/30/2017) – “Hi John, just wanted to give you a bit of an update and just ask a question about the protocol. In good news – I have been doing the protocol now for 5 weeks… I have been feeling a whole lot better – wasn’t expecting to feel a difference for a little while! Energy has improved, gut symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, bloating, cramping) have improved… thrush has come back negative after being very persistent yay! BMs are HUGELY improved, and just feel like I am getting more from my food. Thanks so much for all your help and for this protocol – this is the biggest difference I have ever seen in my gut symptoms and it has given me a lot of hope and optimism about getting back to “normal”! ”

    Update (9/13/17) = “Also saw Dr. Paul %%%%% last week – leading gastroenterologist in gut healing. He basically said that your protocol was working well for me (which I knew already!) and that he wouldn’t change a thing, just stick with the phage complete, cinnamon oil, lactoferrin and s. boulardi for another month, and keep upping the fiber and probiotics… (he) agreed with me and you that adding in a broad spectrum antimicrobials like usnea was not a good idea and would damage the microbiome… Has been 2 months now and I am feeling unrecognizably better!!”

  • Rachel A. – “It is the only thing that keeps brain fog away for me. I tried to reduce (since I think the die-off is contributing to my hair loss) but felt distinctly worse. After just a day and a half of taking it 2x a day again, I already feel better! (I have suspected SIBO-C, not officially diagnosed.) John Herron, I just want to thank you so much for The Phage Complete.

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Testimonials

Phage Complete FAQ

Phage Complete
Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

General Questions

Phage Compete can be taken during all stages of The Gut Health Protocol (just like fermented foods and SBOs).

You should take Phage Complete at least two hours away from strong kill supplements or antibiotics and at least 6 hours away from Lactoferrin. Do not take antiseptic like products (e.g. nano silver and grapefruit seed extract) with Phage Complete as they will kill both the probiotics and phages. Despite what the manufacturers may say, these products destroy the microbiome. Chapter 3 in The Gut Health Protocol discusses this and includes excepts from research studies.

If you have bad histamine intolerance please see the FAQ on that topic. Phage Complete does not contain histamine, but dying unwanted bacteria can cause it to be released, this is temporary.

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Yes.

The strains in Phage Complete are very acid tolerant. They have been shown to be very tolerant to the harsh conditions of the stomach. The powder can be mixed in food or drink and consumed that way. Just do not microwave the powder or cook it. If added to hot food just make sure the temperature of the food is below 140°F (60°C).

You can also consume just half a capsule of powder if you wish. This may be handy during the first week if you are still experiencing die off symptoms from 1 capsule.

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No, the phages used in this product are grown in a sterile lab environment. The company I use to bottle the ingredients purchases all of the ingredients from this well respected supplier. Everything used in this product, at each step of the way, must be cGMP certified, FDA inspected, and independently inspected. I’m the formulator of the overall product, I never actually touch the capsules or the raw ingredients.

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Are you feeling achy, have a headache, maybe some flu-like symptoms after starting Phage Complete?

Congratulations! Most likely you are suffering from a “Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction” (or Herxheimer Reaction, or Herx for short), also known as “die off”. This is caused by gram-negative, endotoxin (LPS usually) releasing, bacteria dying! This is a well known condition in medicine, and can also be seen after antibiotics. For very severe diseases (e.g. sepsis) a Herxheimer Reaction can be dangerous, for chronic gut issues, with bacteria dying at a moderate pace, it is not. This type of bacteria has to die in order for you to feel better and balance your microbiome.

Symptoms (usually mild) can include:

  • Body aches
  • Muscle pain
  • Head ache
  • Migraine (if prone)
  • Nausea
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Low grade fever
  • Thirst
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Body itch
  • Worsening of existing anxiety and/or depression

These symptoms are temporary, and generally dissipate in 2-4 days. If you had a lot of bad bacteria (now dead bacteria!) you may continue to feel a bit achy for a week, but you will most likely improvements after 2-4 days.

Bacteria, of course, die all the time, but at slower rates. LPS producing bacteria can make you feel a little bad day to day (e.g. brain fog); when they die in mass, you feel a lot worse. It sort of overwhelms your body’s ability to quickly detox them. The problem is everyone is different in the amount of toxins produced and their ability to detoxify them. So there is no one phage/probiotic dosage that works best for everyone.

Because you still need to “do life”, and not just lie in bed all day, you’ll need to adjust your dosage. You don’t want to just get through this, you want to control the die-off as to only experience low to low/moderate levels. If you were taking 2 capsules per day, take 1 capsule for a week instead, then try 2 after that (remember, it isn’t the probiotic making you ill, it is the dying bacteria. Once most of the LPS bacteria are dead adding more probiotic won’t cause more die off). If, after a couple of days, that doesn’t help try 1 capsule every other day for a week, then 1 capsule per day, then after another week ramp up to 2 capsules per day (divided, 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening). You can also break open a capsule and take 1/2 per day if you wish (rather than one every other day), even a 1/4 if necessary. So if you start with one and experience a lot of die off, skip the next day and then start with half a capsule per day. It is also fine to start with 1/4 capsule per day and work your way up, this is especially recommended for children, elderly or if being at your best (what ever that is) is critical.

Here are some more things that can help:

  • Drink plenty of water. Try not to drink anything that can possibly dehydrate you for the first week (e.g. alcohol, coffee, soda).
  • Take a Milk Thistle supplement to help support the liver and kidneys.
  • Active Charcoal supplements can help mop up LPS endotoxins. But don’t take them for more than a week without a break as they can interfere with mineral absorption as well, so only take if you are getting die off symptoms,
  • Get more sleep. Remember that detoxifying LPS molecules from gram-negative bacteria is a normal function of the body. It is when your body can’t keep up that you get symptoms; sleep helps our bodies function better and greatly improves detoxification of LPS.
  • Epsom salt bath – it seems to help some people, but not others. It doesn’t hurt and it feels great.
  • Mild exercise helps, a brisk walk is great. Don’t over do it while experiencing die off. Anything inflammatory isn’t not a good idea.
  • As outlined above, take a one day break and/or reduce the dose.

Don’t worry if you do not get a Herxheimer Reaction, you are still killing unwanted bacteria and improving your microbiome. Not everyone experiences die off, in fact less than half of the people do. They can still be greatly improving their microbiome (fewer undesirable bacteria, more beneficial bacteria), but if they have gram-negative LPS endotoxin coated bacteria dying, they are able to keep up with the detoxing. Younger people generally handle detoxifying more efficiently than older people. You are also still helping to rebuild your microbiome, and that is always a good thing.

You can read a lot more on lipopolysaccharides (LPS) endotoxins in Chapter 12 of The Gut Health Protocol.

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Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) released from dying gram-negative bacteria (such as e.Coli) can trigger the body to release low levels of histamine. This should last about as long as die-off does, which varies from person to person, but generally 3-7 days. Just keep in mind that killing unwanted bacteria and making room for beneficial bacteria is a good thing. Since Phage Complete kills gram-negative bacteria this can temporarily cause histamine symptoms.

“The effect of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on histamine release from human basophils. I. Enhancement of immunologic release by LPS… lipopolysaccharide (LPS)… enhanced by an average of sixfold the response of peripheral blood basophils obtained from allergic donors to several allergens in vitro as judged by release of histamine.” — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2578909

“The potentiating effect of LPS was observed in grass pollen and dog dander allergic patients as well as in patients sensitized to E. coli or Staph, aureus bacteria… Bacteria can release histamine by immunological or nonimmunological mechanisms, and only the immunological histamine release was found to be potentiated by LPS. It is speculated that endotoxins reinforce release of histamine caused by allergens in allergic patients or by bacteria in persons sensitized to these microorganisms.” — http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.1986.tb00288.x/abstract

So getting rid of this LPS producing bacteria is important as it produces (sheds) LPS molecules 24/7; again, killing unwanted bacteria and making room for beneficial bacteria is a good thing. LPS producing bacteria might actually be one of the reasons some people suffer from histamine symptoms even when not consuming any histamine containing / liberating foods.

Following the FAQ advice for die-off and cutting back might help.
https://www.theguthealthprotocol.com/wp/phage-complete-faq/?Display_FAQ=1128

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Probably “Yes” if your condition is related to the gut’s microbiome (the bacteria that inhabit it). Unless your doctor says otherwise, Phage Complete is appropriate any dysbiosis (imbalance) of the microbiome.

Will it “cure” these conditions. The FDA does not allow nutritional supplements to use the word “cure” in conjunction with any medical condition. And now that there are prescription drugs for SIBO-D, it is now considered a medical condition (strange, 5 years ago most doctors said it was all your head).

“Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of an abnormally high number of coliform bacteria in the small bowel.” — PMID # PMC3752184 (Amit H. Sachdev and Mark Pimentel)

Good bacteria is also what keeps intestinal candida in check. This is why people often get intestinal candida after taking antibiotics, antibiotics kill off the good bacteria, leaving the gut wide open to a candida (or other yeast) infection. Restoring the microbiome can Bacteria Time Bombonly help with this. With 70% of the immune system in the gut keeping it healthy can provide benefits to the entire body.

Correcting a dysbiosis of the small intestine will go a very long way towards helping you overcome these conditions. Improving the microbiome never hurts. My advice would be to read through the testimonials.

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Yes, Phage Complete is gluten / soy / egg / etc free. Phage Complete only contains what is listed on the label, there are no hidden ingredients.

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Because of FDA regulations, the phage complex is being marketed by the manufacturer as a PREbiotic (as the beneficial bacteria feed on the cells of the dead bacteria). The manufacturer can not make health claims about killing disease causing bacteria, so they don’t mention the names of the bacteria. Since I sell the product I can’t make those health claims either.

All I can say is the 15mg of phages in this product make one HECK of a PREbiotic!

Though I am not calling these phages a medicine, this is what one researcher said about the ability phages to multiply in the gut.

“It’s the only medicine that grows” – Ryland Young, head of the Center for Phage Technology at Texas A&M University

If you haven’t read the Bacetriophage Therapy article yet it’s a great read (even if I do say so myself).

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Maybe, especially over time.

SIBO-C is caused by methane producing “archaea”. Archaea are not bacteria, and as such they don’t respond the same way to drugs and many natural botanicals used against bacteria (antibiotics don’t really effect archaea very much at all). However, archaea are subject to competitive pressures by bacteria (which can actually release bactericides to kill competition). So improving the microbiome can naturally help keep archaea in check. In fact it is normal to have a small amount methane producing archaea in the gut, it is when they’re allowed to overgrow that it causes a problem. As with many opportunistic infections, it can over grow after taking antibiotics or getting food poisoning, when the gut is left undefended. This is when less desirable strains are allowed to flourish.

Beneficial bacteria and archaea have been competing with each other for millions of years, so bacteria can actually (actively) help keep archaea in check (through the release of peptides and bacteriocides), as well as competing for resources and space.

Archaea also feed on hydrogen. Since many unwanted and pathogenic bacteria produce hydrogen, controlling hydrogen producers can also help control archaea. Phage Complete, and The Gut Health Protocol, are great at this.

Phage Complete amplifies certain beneficial bacterial strains (such as lactobacillus strains) throughout the colon. Testing has shown increases of over 100x. Whereas most probiotics often can not even be detected in stool samples, some of the probiotic bacteria included in Phage Complete test 100x the CFUs in the stool than what was consumed. This is due to the phage complex.

However, not everyone with SIBO-C seems to benefit from this. I am currently investigating ways to improve the success rate. If Phage Complete doesn’t help your constipation, please check back often to see if there is new advice.

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For Best Results

For Best Results

Maybe, if you don’t have histamine intolerance (HIT/MCAD/MCAS).

However, Phage Complete amplifies the amount of beneficial bacteria throughout the colon from 10x to 100x. Most probiotics that you consume normally aren’t even measurable in the stool (several people in the Facebook group have proven this to themselves using uBiome stool testing). However, with Phage Complete the probiotics are amplified throughout the colon, providing benefits to the entire colon, this does not occur with other products.

This is a great thing! However, if you start off with a huge amount of beneficial bacteria (CFUs) then amplify that, it can get to be too much. It isn’t dangerous, in fact it will help push out unwanted bacteria, but you may get a lot more CO2 gas than usual. This gas can cause bloating and, basically, shredded, stools. Might cause some embarrassing flatulence as well.

For this reason I recommend consuming no more than 4 ounces of fermented food per day. If this amount causes you too much gas, try consuming less, or consume 2 ounces, twice per day. If you don’t get a lot of gas / bloating you can consume more. Again, this assumes you do not have histamine intolerance, if you do have one of these conditions do not consume fermented foods. It will do no harm to quit fermented foods all together if you need to. Phage Complete provides the probiotic strains that help your gut the most, and perhaps the best prebiotic on the market (phages). More probiotic bacteria simply is not necessary.

I also recommend avoiding yogurt as it is high in both histamine and d-lactate producing strains. In addition the l.acidophilus in yogurt can deconjucate bile acid. This deconjugated bile acid can cause pain and inflammation of the intestine (gastritis and enteritis).

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Phage Complete – For Best Results

Please see the following PDF file for a printable version.

This probiotic / prebiotic supplement can be taken the same as any other probiotic. However, to get the most from its unique properties the following are a few tips.

Dosage:

  • If your gut is out of balance take:
    • 1 capsule per day for the first week (this helps prevent bacteria die-off symptoms)
    • 1 capsule / twice per day for 7 more weeks (longer is OK). If you start to feel flu like symptoms this is caused by undesirable gram-negative bacteria dying (die off). It is fine to switch back to 1 capsule.
    • 1 capsule as maintenance and for general health
  • If your gut seems healthy, and you want to help keep it that way, take 1 tablet / once per day.
  • More than 3 capsules per day will not show additional benefits.

General Advice:

  • Avoid other probiotic supplements that may contain probiotic strains that produce histamine or d-lactic acid, especially if you have histamine intolerance or issues with d-Lactic Acid (see The Gut Health Protocol if you aren’t sure). Phage complete does not contain these potentially problematic strains. Yogurt is high in both histamine producing and d-lactic acid producing strains, you may want to consider not consuming yogurt if you are sensitive to these conditions.
  • There is no need to take other lactobacillus probiotics. You may take an SBO or HSO probiotic if you wish (Phage Complete does contain an SBO strain), but it is not necessary.
  • Follow The Gut Health Protocol diet and protocol (with modifications below)
  • While healing the gut, consume no sugar, wheat, dairy (other than grass fed butter and fermented kefir), and alcohol (again, see The Gut Health Protocol for more information).
  • Avoiding lactose (from dairy) and fructose (mostly from fruit) sugars can be especially important as many people malabsorb these sugars and don’t know it (malabsorbed sugars feed bad gut bacteria). If you are sure you have neither of these issues they can be added back after your gut health is better. Again, see The Gut Health Protocol for far more information.
  • You may experience some very mild die off symptoms at first (this is called a mild “herxheimer reaction”), such as a little gas (from dying bad bacteria, not from the product) and mild muscle aches. Again, these should be very mild only last two to three days. See the FAQ regarding Die-Off (see link below). This occurs any time bad bacteria are dying, and is one of the reasons you already feel bad (as bacteria die all the time, they will just die at a faster rate with this supplement). There is also a video on die-off in the FAQs that can be very helpful. You may need to start off at a lower dosage and work up.
  • Please see the FAQ at The Gut Health Protocol website for up to date information. See address below.

Using Phage Complete On “The Gut Health Protocol”

The Gut Health Protocol (TGHP) is the perfect companion to Phage Complete. Phage Complete has been formulated to “First Do No Harm” but it goes well beyond that. The probiotic strains have been specifically chosen for their gut healing benefits. I could find no other probiotic on the market that I felt was appropriate for people: with chronic idiopathic gut issues, wanting to improve their gut health, wanting to strengthen / balance their microbiome, or who have complicating issues such as those under the Histamine Intolerance umbrella. Therefor I had to create one.

  • See the FAQs at https://www.theguthealthprotocol.com/wp/phage-complete-faq
  • Phage Complete can be taken during all phases of TGHP, it contains no FODMAP fibers so does not feed bad bacteria.
  • Because of the unique nature of this formula you should reduce the amount of fermented foods you consume. Limit intake to one 4 ounce serving of kefir, kimchi or sauerkraut per day, or avoid completely for a few weeks. Avoid kombucha due to the sugar it contains, fewer benefits, and possibly d-Lactic acid producing strains. Some people may need to stop consuming fermented foods for a couple of weeks.
  • Follow the “For Best Results” recommendations above.
  • Follow the “Strategy” sections in TGHP book.
  • Phage Complete contains no FODMAP fibers, no maltodextrin, no histamine producing strains, and no d-lactic acid producing strains.
  • During the kill phase, it is best to take Phage Complete 1-2 hours away from any kill supplements. The strains in Phage Complete have been shown to not be very sensitive to cinnamon oil, therefore taking the two together during the Healing & Repair phase should not be an issue (though still separate by 2 hours, just in case). If you take lactoferrin, try to take it at least 8 hours away from PC, or stop taking it, as lactoferrin has anti-viral properties.
  • During the Healing and Repair phase, soluble fiber enhances the benefits of this formula. The fiber will help feed all beneficial strains; while Phage Complete will help them succeed and create a very hostile environment for many of the undesirable strains. You may find that you need to start slowly with soluble fiber and less may be needed with Phage Complete than without.

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Yes & No.

Because of the probiotic amplifying effect, you need to make sure you are taking probiotic strains that do not encourage histamine production, created d-lactic acid, or interfere with bile acid. Especially those with a high CFU count.

Phage Complete contains only probiotic strains that do not produce these harmful or unwanted side effects and, for most people, should be the only probiotic you need.

SBO / HSO probiotic strains are usually safe to take with phages, but you should take the minimum recommended dosage.

As new research comes out, and is tested by members, I will probably be advising what specific probiotic strains work particularly well with Phage Complete for specific purposes.

The following probiotic bacterial strains should be avoided (really even if you aren’t taking Phage Complete).

Histamine Liberators / Producers:

  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii

People with histamine intolerance should always avoid these strains, regardless of whether take phages or not.

D-Lactate (D-Lactic Acid) Producing Strains:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus (yes, found in yogurt!)
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus (also very common in yogurt)
  • Lactobacillus lactis (found in buttermilk)
  • Lactobacillus buchneri
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus,
  • Lactobacillus jensenii
  • Lactobacillus vitulinus

A couple of these strains are found in lower amounts in Kefir. Kefir contains a lot of different strains, this actually helps lower the risk of D-Lactate from these problematic strains. It is when a strain is taken at a higher CFU count in isolation that you see the most problems. Never the less, you should consume no more than 4 to 6 ounces of kefir per day while taking phages. Also watch for symptoms D-Lactate.

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The following FAQ assumes that you have read The Gut Health Protocol. The paragraph numbers below line up with the section numbers in Chapter 1 of the book. Phage Complete (PC) changes what is needed for supplements. Most of you will end up taking fewer supplements, having much better results and perhaps even save some money. The following will briefly cover those differences:

Chapter 1

  1. Fermented Foods - Do not consume any fermented foods the first week you are on Phage Complete, then introduce them slowly. PC will amplify the beneficial bacteria, and fermented foods already contain a lot. After the first week, one 4 ounce serving per day is enough; consuming more isn't dangerous, but can cause an over abundance of CO2 gas, thus bloating and perhaps loose stools. If you continue to experience gas you should try stopping all fermented foods again to see if that helps. Phage Complete contains a good balance of probiotic bacteria, all of which help the gut in various ways.

    Avoid commercial yogurt due to both histamine and d-lactate producing bacteria strains. The L.acidophilus in yogurt can also interfere with bile acid. Yogurt is the cause of some symptoms for many people without them even knowing. It is possible to make gut healthy yogurt at home using Phage Complete as the starter, several people in the Facebook group do this. Dairy kefir is OK in small amounts as it has a very large variety of strains, helping to keep L.acidophilus in check, yogurt does not. But it too is high in histamine. If you think you have histamine intolerance you need to avoid all fermented foods.
  2. Diet - A very low sugar diet is still recommended. No need for a highly carb restricted diet (though doing so is fine). Jump straight to the "Repair or Healing Phase" diet in Ch 1, Section 2 diet. Your gut is probably a mess, so avoiding grains, dairy and raw vegetables is still recommended, at least until you've completely healed. Well cooked vegetables are fine after the first week. Especially avoid lactose, fructose, and sugar alcohols as these often malabsorb and feed bad bacteria. If you have histamine intolerance, or think you might, you will need to be on a low histamine food diet. If you know you are currently sensitive to FODMAPs you will need to avoid those as well. For most people the diet does not need to be very complicated.If you think you have SIFO (intestinal yeast) it can still help to restrict carbohydrates. See this FAQ as to how Phage Complete should help with SIFO.
  3. Sleep & Exercise - Continue to get plenty of sleep and a little exercise. This can help with die off symptoms too. Do not underestimate the power of both sleep and a little exercise for healing!
  4. Biofilm disrupter - Optional. An enzyme based biofilm disrupter is still a good idea. But you do not need to take it for more than a month. The body will eventually get rid of biofilms on its own, but an enzyme biofilm disrupter will speed up that process and help with nutritional absorption.
  5. Lactoferrin - Optional. Due to its anti-viral qualities, Lactoferrin can interfere with bacteriophages. If you do take it do so 8-12 hours away from Phage Complete.
  6. Betaine HCl - Optional. Use as needed, per The Gut Health Protocol. Not everyone needs this. As your gut heals you'll probably need it less.
  7. Parasite Kill Supplements - Optional. Use as needed, per The Gut Health Protocol. Take at least 2 hours away from Phage Complete
  8. Soil Based (SBO/HSO) Probiotics - Optional. Not really needed with Phage Complete. Can be optionally taken as needed if the formula contains no lactobacillus strains. PC will encourage the growth of all probiotic bacteria. Once you can eat raw organic vegetables again you'll be getting SBOs from those vegetables. Work the soil in a garden, walk in the woods, visit a farm, go camping, all of these things will encourage SBOs to return once your gut is functioning well. You can, optionally, take a good SBO if you wish. Make sure the formula only has SBO/HSO strans; both Prescript Assist and MegaSporeBiotic are good choices. Phage Complete contains one very good SBO strain to help get the process started, it also helps in healing the gut (not all SBOs do, but they are beneficial in other ways).
  9. Kill supplements - If you are just starting out, see the "Strategy" information at the end of Ch.1, Section 9. 100% Pure cinnamomum zeylanicum bark Cinnamon Oil is the most important kill supplement (do not take other kinds, or powders. See the book for more information). Clove oil is a good 2nd choice. This helps selectively kill bacteria that Phage Complete does not. PC encourages the removal of all bad bacterial strains through improving the microbiome, strain competition, and bactericides released by beneficial bacteria. Though Phage Compete might be all you need, I recommend taking this cinnamon oil anyway, it can help speed the process of rebalancing and restoring the microbiome. If you have not done a kill phase recently take 2 drops of cinnamon oil / twice per day, at least two hours away from taking Phage Complete. If you have completed the kill phase take 1 drop / twice per day, 2 hours away from PC for two weeks. You can then drop it completely, or if you like the flavor, 1 drop / day is OK. More than that and you might be interfering with microbiome diversity. Keep a bottle on hand in case a family member needs it.
  10. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - Optional. Removing Polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) from the diet is beneficial, especially for general health. Replacing "vegetable" oils (all are high in PUFA) with EVCO, refined coconut oil (no coconut smell/flavor), olive oil, and pure animal fats is a very good idea. Most people are consuming a diet far too high in PUFA oils (vegetable, corn, soy, safflower) with a high Omega 6 content. This excess Omega 6 is very unhealthy, we need some PUFA Omega 6 in our diet, but we're, on average, consuming about 20x too much.
  11. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) - Optional. Useful if you are on antibiotics. Can also help the liver deal with the negative consequences of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) producing bad bacteria. Can help with killing bad bacteria and preventing biofilm production. Again, most likely optional.
  12. Colostrum - Optional. Excellent for helping to heal the lining of the gut, also improves the immune system. If you use this purchase a good liposomal colostrum. Wait to take this until after the kill phase to get the most for your money. Once any infection is gone the body can heal itself without it. Naturally contains a little lactoferrin, so take 8-12 hours away from Phage Complete.
  13. Lauricidin / Monolaurin - Optional. May help kill bacteria and yeast were Cinnamon Oil and PC do not. If you don't get better the first time around (though I'm betting you will) this might be good to add the second time.
  14. Zinc Carnosine - Optional during the kill phase. See next section.
  15. Milk Thistle - Recommended. Can really help with detox symptoms. Try to take it the first 3-4 weeks after adding PC or starting any kill phase. Taking longer is fine. Some people with histamine intolerance (MCAD/MCAS) have reported histamine reactions with some brands / batches of powdered Milk Thistle (this is the same for many dried herbs).
  16. Larch Tree Arabinogalactan Fiber - Recommended. Take per the protocol. This helps feed good bacteria and hinders many bad strains (see Chapter 2 in the book).

Take Phage Complete daily.

Chapter 2:

See the Strategy section at the end of this chapter.

  • Fermented foods – Optional. Again, limit to 4 ounces per day while on PC. If it bothers you, stop consuming it.
  • Soil Based Probiotic (SBO) – Not needed, optional.
  • Fiber – take per book instructions. Eating good, well cooked vegetables is the best way to obtain soluble fiber. This should be a staple in your diet for the rest of your life.
  • Butyrate – Optional. Excellent for helping to heal the colon, and also helps the small intestine. Take if you can afford it. Otherwise Phage Complete encourages the reestablishment of your natural microbiome. As such, within weeks of starting PC you’ll be making your own butyrate by consuming foods high in soluble fiber.
  • Sleep – Do not underestimate the healing powers of sleep!
  • Diet – See the “Repair and Healing Phage” section of The Gut Health Diet in Chapter 1. The important point here is to avoid most sugar; especially avoid lactose, fructose, and sugar alcohols.
  • Continue to take Phage Complete daily.

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Shipping

Shipping

Yes!

International ordering to many countries is now available. The postal service lists Priority Mail International shipping to most countries as 6-10 days, but this may not include the time spent in customs; this can sometimes add 7-14 days in a few countries.

You will need to know the customs and duty rules / costs in your country before ordering. You’re advised to contact your local tax agent or customs office to get an estimate of what these fees / rules might be. Once an order is placed it can not be canceled. I’m sorry, but no refunds will be issued for orders refused, confiscated, or duties assessed by customs.

All orders are shipped by USPS “Priority Mail” (air) as to avoid long periods of time in a shipping container in possibly very hot conditions. See this FAQ for more information. If you purchase other items from the U.S. you may want to consider a reshipping service to save money on shipping.

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Shipping Rates

$29.95 International Priority Mail

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium*, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany*, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands (British), Yugoslavia.

* For orders to Germany and Belgium, your order will be shipped with all health claims blacked out on the bottle and the “For Best Results” document will not be included (you can download it though). This is due to these countries making no distinction between a “health claim” and a “medical claim”, resulting in orders being returned (simply saying “probiotics are good for you” can get an order returned). These measures seem to make the customs officials happy. If you have any questions please contact us first. To date, we’ve had no problems with other countries.

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If you live in another country, and wish to place an order, contact me and I’ll see what I can do. Your risk of problems with custom clearance might be higher, some countries are not included due to very high fraud reports / advisories.

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Phage Complete is a shelf-stable probiotic. However, very long periods (several days to weeks) of time at temps over 90°F can shorten the remaining shelf-life. Between 90-140° it actually starts to activate the bacteria, eventually, if it stays at those temps, the bacteria run out of food. It isn’t until that point that the probiotics *start* to die off. The phages will be fine through all of this.

Probiotic bacteria are designed to live in our intestine, where the temperature is 98.6°F. One day in a hot mailbox may knock a week off the food supply in the capsule, but it will otherwise be fine. If you think you’re going to keep a bottle for a long time before using it you may want to put it in the refrigerator.

Separate from their food supply, very high temperatures can kill probiotic bacteria. The four lacto & bifido probiotic strains in the formula won’t be killed until temperatures reach 60°C (140°F). Bacillus Subtilis (DE111) won’t be killed until temperatures reach over 90°C (190°F). Temperatures have to reach 70°C (158°F) to start to kill the phages. It is actually possible to reach 140°F in a ground/sea shipping container on a very hot day, if the container is left in direct sunlight. This is why I will not ship Phage Complete by slower ground/sea shipping methods.

All shipping will be by Priority Mail (Air). The shipment will go from the postal facility to the plane to postal facility or customs (so no long periods in the sun), and transit times will be far less than ground/sea shipping methods.

The post office says that normal delivery is 1-3 days for U.S. domestic shipping, and 6-10 days for international (though the order may sometimes get caught up customs). Because all of the long haul legs of the shipment go by air, I don’t expect very long periods of time at very high temperatures.

The shipping from the manufacturer to me was ground shipping. Therefore I had the shipment go by refrigerated truck the whole trip (actually “chilled”, temps were 33-36°F the entire time). My storage here, while waiting for fulfillment, is completely environmentally controlled. So Phage Complete will leave here with maximum shelf life and it is guaranteed to have label potency for 18 months from the manufacture date under standard shelf conditions.

This is my long way of saying, shipping Priority Mail should present very little risk. But it is for this very reason that I am not offering a ground shipping option.

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Ordering

Ordering

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If checking out your PayPal account, please make sure your shipping address is current / correct.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

The following are the active ingredients in Phage Complete. See the label image below for all of the ingredients and measures.

Probiotic Strains

  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • DE111® (Bacillus subtilis)
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum

PreforPro ® – Phage Complex

  • LH01 – Myoviridae
  • LL5 – Siphoviridae
  • T4D Myoviridae
  • LL12 – Myoviridae
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Phage Complete – Benefits Whitepaper

Phage Complete – Benefits

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Phage Complete is the most advanced Probiotic / Prebiotic / Phage formula on the market today. A proprietary formula based on the latest scientific research, every ingredient has been chosen to heal and benefit the gut. Some strains have been scientifically shown to benefit the gut after taking antibiotics. Though this is a fairly long document I think you’ll find it very informative. Phage Complete is based on thousands of research studies to bring you a supplement designed from the ground up to help heal and benefit the gut, the root of overall good health. Click here for testimonials, here to order, or here to read an article on phages in general.

  • Contains a completely safe phage complex that is scientifically shown to selectively kill certain strains of “bad” bacteria, does not harm our beneficial bacteria, and supports a healthier microbiome. The cells of dead bacteria serve as a prebiotic food for our beneficial gut bacteria! PreforPro® supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut through a novel prebiotic that’s not fiber or starch-based, and requires a significantly smaller dosage than typical prebiotics.
  • Scientifically shown to vastly amplify the number of beneficial bacteria in the colon and help rebalance the bacterial microbiome of the small intestine. See figure 1.
  • Shown to help the body balance the microbiome, which studies show can improve several conditions, such as: leaky gut, bacterial overgrowths, acquired fructose malabsorption, intestinal inflammation, bloating, and thought to benefit any condition where the microbiome is involved.
  • Contains Bacillus subtilis a spore forming bacteria normally found in a healthy gut. This strain can persist in the GI tract, increase its numbers and then re-sporulate. The phage complex enhances this process.
  • Delayed Release capsule ensures probiotics travel safely through the harsh conditions of the stomach to where they belong, in the intestines.
  • Very gentle on you, yet starts working in hours! No bloating fibers or prebiotics.
  • Compare Phage Complete to other products; Phage Complete contains NO Maltodextrin, NO GMO Ingredients, NO Glycerin, NO Magnesium stearate, NO Gluten/Eggs/Soy/Corn/Nuts/Dairy/Lactose/Sugar* and is Vegan diet safe. Few other products can say this!
  • One bottle of Phage Complete is a two-month supply for most people and costs significantly less than similar probiotics (two capsules per day can be taken during the kill and healing phase). We invite you to compare Phage Complete to the probiotic you’ve been taking.
  • Non-histamine producing probiotic strains, this formula does not cause histamine related inflammation / reactions. This greatly benefits healing as many people with intestinal issues are sensitive to histamine. Inflammation leads to leaky gut and both inflammation and leaky gut can cause many symptoms and slow healing. In fact some of the strains in Phage Complete actually help degrade histamine or help in the healing of histamine intolerance conditions.
  • No d-lactate (d-lactic acid) producing probiotic strains. Most probiotics contain strains that produce significant amounts of d-lactate and this can cause a range of symptoms for many people. See “Lactic Acidosis – Fatigued, Confused, Grumpy? This might be why.
  • The probiotic strains in this formula produce natural vitamins (including Vitamin K2 and folate) that are easier to absorb and utilize than synthetic vitamin pills. This can also benefit people with certain genetic conditions (such as MTHFR) where certain biochemical pathways, that convert synthetic vitamins to their natural form, may be hindered.
  • FODMAP Diet safe formula, contains no FOS, inulin or other bloating prebiotics. These particular fibers are the “F” in FODMAP. Some probiotic formulas also contain glycerin, which is a polyol, polyol is the “P” in FODMAP. Phage Complete contains no FODMAPs and does not cause gas, bloating or flatulence.
  • No refrigeration required, 11 Billion CFUs at time of manufacture, formulated to maintain at least 7.5 billion CFUs after 18 months (from time of mfg) under normal shelf conditions. Because of the prebiotic phage complex included in this formula, a higher probiotic CFU count would not be recommended. See further details below.
  • Designed to improve the benefits of other probiotics and fermented foods. The CFU increase of some probiotics has been measured at x100 or more compared to the same probiotic without phages. See Figure 1. Consuming other probiotics with a high CFU count (especially histamine and d-lactate producers) is never recommended.
  • Microbial imbalances are linked to many different diseases and conditions. This includes, but is not limited to: diarrhea, constipation, “brain fog”, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, poor energy levels, IBS, SIBO, autoimmune conditions, and many diseases normally linked to the immune system. Balancing the microbiome can go a long way in helping your body get rid of these conditions or prevent them in the first place.
  • Starts working in hours, not days or weeks. There is a 30-day money back guarantee, if you haven’t started to see some positive results in 30 days return it for a full refund to the address on the bottle. Please include a copy of your PayPal receipt, all refunds will be made through PayPal (either to your PayPal account or the credit card you used to purchase).
  • Less than $1 / day
  • Formulated by the author of The Gut Health Protocol, https://theguthealthprotocol.com
  • Manufactured in a USA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility, independently inspected by NSF.

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Comparison Table

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The table above compares Phage Complete to 6 other popular probiotics; big names and popular online doctor brands. As you can see Phage Complete is not only less expensive than all but one probiotic, but beats all of them in the comparison. People trying to heal their gut should take 2 capsules of Phage Complete per day for a limited time, this can be lowered to 1 capsule after gut symptoms improve. This may not be advised for some of the other formulas due to unwanted ingredients or poorly selected probiotic strains.

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When comparing probiotics, you should not look at just the number of strains and CFUs. Phage Complete contains fewer strains and CFUs than some of the other probiotics, but it would have been very easy, and inexpensive, to add more Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains to the formula. However, this would have meant adding strains that produce histamine, create harmful d-lactate acid, break down bile acid, or competed with the other good bacteria while serving little good. The strains in this formula were chosen to provide the greatest benefit, while not leading to harmful inflammation from subclinical histamine overload and other issues. A higher CFU is not always better and can often cause unwanted side effects.

As shown in Figure 2, standard probiotic formulas usually do not benefit the lower regions of the colon, even if taken with inulin. The phage complex in Phage Complete (PreforPro™) not only feeds beneficial bacteria but also selectively kills their unwanted competition; the results are dramatic. It does this without the bloating and gas associated with inulin and many other prebiotic fibers.

Phage Complex

The phage complex included in this formula has been shown to amplify the benefits of many probiotic bacterial strains. Phages work like a very selective kill supplement as well as a highly effective prebiotic. Yet it does this without the side effects of either traditional kill supplements or fiber/starch based prebiotics.

The following bacteria showed significant growth when this phage complex was co-administered, compared to the control: L. rhamnosus, B. bifidum, B. longum, B. subtilis. These strains are also included in Phage Complete. These strains all have benefits to gut health, as described below.

Phages are absorbed by their matching bad bacteria, destabilizing (lysing) the bacterial cell wall, resulting in release of nutrients into the gut environment which can then be utilized by probiotics and the good bacteria of the GI tract. Because of the novel nature of the product, and its patent-pending status, full details have not been released. FDA regulations also do not allow the manufacturer (or us) to market supplements in a way that infers a disease treatment, therefore the exact pathogenic bacterial strains killed by the included phages are not available for release. But they were selected to provide the greatest benefit to the microbiome. The phages in PreforPro® have been granted Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA and are commonly found in our environment (they are not GMO).

PreforPro is a novel prebiotic that supports the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut through a mechanism that is not fiber or starch‐based.

Benefits include:

  1. it is efficacious in small doses (15mg) and starts working within hours (not days),
  2. it functions in both the small and large intestines,
  3. it does not cause flatulence or bloating,
  4. is not affected by varying gut environments,
  5. it works in conjunction with a broad spectrum of probiotic species (such as those included in kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, etc). We’ve included 5 probiotics that have been specifically tested to benefit from this phage complex; these probiotics are discussed below.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Lactobacillus plantarum

L. plantarum is a gram-positive oxygen tolerant anaerobic bacteria. It is commonly found in fermented vegetable foods (such as sauerkraut and kimchi) and plant matter.

  • Non-Histamine Producing
  • Non D-Lactate Producing
  • May mitigate symptoms after antibiotic therapy
  • Can produce the vitamin folate in the intestine

This strain has been shown in research studies to protect against intestinal permeability (leaky gut).

“These data demonstrate that pretreatment with L. plantarum 299v, which is a probiotic bacterium, protects against E. coli-induced increase in intestinal permeability, and that L. plantarum 299v alone has no influence on the intestinal permeability. Thus, this study supports the concept that probiotics may exert beneficial effects in the gastrointestinal tract.” — PMID #11911334

“administration of L. plantarum 299v counteracts the otherwise increased passage of mannitol across the small intestinal wall induced by a non-pathogenic strain of E. coli… L. plantarum 299v administered for one week in the drinking water could protect from E. coli-induced permeability… in a placebo controlled study of critically ill patients treated by antibiotics, L. plantarum 299v was shown to reduce the colonization of Clostridium difficile… L. plantarum 299v has been administered in randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled trials to IBS patients, where they experienced relief in their symptoms including significantly less bloating and abdominal pain” – PMID # PMC3257727

“L. plantarum in intestinal epithelial function and its therapeutic effects in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of intestinal barrier dysfunction and intestinal inflammation and justifies the use in inflammatory disorders, which is significant to both biotechnical and clinical fields. L. plantarum can protect against intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction” – PMID # PMC2997994

An IBS & SIBO “… study has shown that 4 weeks of treatment with Lactobacillus plantarum improved symptoms such as pain and flatulence in IBS patients and these effects continued for 1 year. L. plantarum was found in the feces (84%) and rectal mucosa (34%) only in the treated group. This result showed that probiotics could alter the host gut microbiota composition with improvement of IBS symptoms… Another similar study in 40 patients with IBS significantly ameliorated abdominal pain and improved all IBS symptoms compared to placebo.” – PMID # PMC3155061

“L plantarum 299v, was shown to abolish increased intestinal permeability in rats exposed to Escherichia coli.” – DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2004.06.068

“evidence from experimental animal studies consistently indicates that probiotics exert barrier-enhancing, antibacterial, immune-modulating, and anti-inflammatory effects, which all could be benefits in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and intestinal failure… L plantarum 299v may either prevent or delay symptom recurrence after antibiotic therapy” — doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2005.11.046

“Lactobacillus plantarum constitutes an exception among lactobacilli, since it is capable of folate production” – PMC3257725

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

L. rhamnosus is a gram-positive beneficial bacteria strain commonly found in probiotics. It is also found in kefir and un-pasteurized milk. It is both acid and bile-stable and helps keep the environment of the gut healthy by producing l-lactic acid. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG survives gastrointestinal transit and does not produce D-lactate (PMID # 16734098). Though not a true “resident” strain, it is thought to have the ability attach to the intestinal lumen and stay through several bowel movements. L. rhamnosus is one of the world’s most researched probiotic strains with over 800 scientific studies.

  • Non-Histamine Producing
  • Non D-Lactate Producing
  • Mast Cell / Histamine Stabilizer
  • Can help prevent Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
  • Can produce Vitamin K2 in the intestine

“Median duration of diarrhoea was significantly shorter (P<0.001) in children who received L rhamnosus strain… One day after the first probiotic administration, the daily number of stools was significantly lower (P<0.001) in children who received L rhamnosus strain” – PMID # PMC1949444

We conclude that Lactobacillus (rhamnosus) GG supplementation is well tolerated and may reduce the frequency of severe diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort related to 5-FU-based chemotherapy. – PMID # PMC2360429

“Patients who received Lactobacillus had less grade 3 or 4 diarrhoea (22 vs 37%, P=0.027), reported less abdominal discomfort, needed less hospital care and had fewer chemotherapy dose reductions due to bowel toxicity. No Lactobacillus-related toxicity was detected… We conclude that Lactobacillus (rhamnosus) GG supplementation is well tolerated and may reduce the frequency of severe diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort related to 5-FU-based chemotherapy.” – PMID # 17895895

“Using meta-analyses, three types of probiotics (Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, and probiotic mixtures) significantly reduced the development of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.” – PMID # 16635227

“L.rhamnosus JB-1 treatment lead to significant inhibition of mast cell mediator release in response to a range of stimuli including IgE mediated activation… These studies demonstrate that Ingestion of L.rhamnosus JB-1 leads to mast cell stabilization in rats and identify KCa3.1 as an immunomodulatory target for certain lactobacilli. Thus the systemic effects of certain candidate probiotics may include mast cell stabilization and such actions could contribute to the beneficial effect of these organisms in allergic and other inflammatory disorders.” – PMID # PMC3398942

Lactobacillus rhamnosus “have a potential protection effect against colon carcinogenesis; inducing apoptosis and ameliorating inflammation, and may hold a promise as bio-therapeutic dietary agent.” – PMID #27447122

“production of menaquinones, or vitamin K, which is a capacity that appears unique for L. rhamnosus among the Lactobacillus genus” – PMID #PMC4943194

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Produces no histamine and no d-lactic acid, Gram-Positive. Once babies are born, B. bifidum is one of the first colonizers of the human. In a healthy adult gut, this strain continues with us for life.

  • Non-Histamine Producing
  • Non D-Lactate Producing
  • Protects the intestinal wall and reinforces the epithelial barrier function. Improves and thickens the mucus layer of the gut.
  • Helps fight h.pylori and partially relieves damage it causes to the gastric tissue.
  • Improves intestinal tight junctions, helps repair and prevent leaky gut.

“mucin breakdown activity as operated by B. bifidum could trigger the secretion of additional colonic mucin, thus increasing the thickness of the total amount of mucus layer covering the gut and so reinforcing the epithelial barrier function, which constitutes an important feature especially in those subjects affected by irritable bowel syndrome… The capacity to efficiently use mucus is a typical feature also of Akkermansia muciniphila, a human intestinal species that has been associated with healthy intestines and disease prevention” – PMID # PMC4140077

“These results, together with the diminished H. pylori pathogenicity ratio in animals treated with bifidobacteria, indicate that strain B. bifidum CECT 7366 is a potential probiotic, exerting in vivo antagonistic activity against H. pylori. Furthermore, in vivo assays have demonstrated that it partially relieves damage to gastric tissues caused by the pathogen.” – PMID # PMC3067243

“Strengthening of the intestinal epithelial tight junction by Bifidobacterium bifidum… These results suggest that Bifidobacterium species enhance intestinal epithelial barrier function” – PMID # 25780093

“Bifidobacterium bifidum improves intestinal integrity in a rat model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)… administration of B. bifidum protects against NEC in the neonatal rat model. This protective effect is associated with reduction of inflammatory reaction in the ileum, regulation of main components of mucus layer, and improvement of intestinal integrity… B. bifidum treatment appears to enhance the development and formation of functional TJs… altered distribution pattern of these two TJ proteins contributes to increased intestinal permeability and disassembly of TJs leading to a breach in mucosal barrier in NEC animals. Treatment with B. bifidum prevents these pathological changes by protecting intestinal barrier integrity, thus blocking translocation of luminal toxins into systemic circulation.” – PMID # PMC2777452

“we showed that B. bifidum-induced restoration of epithelial TJ (Tight Junction) barrier may be attributed to increased production of acetate and formate, as demonstrated in cocultures of B. bifidum and Caco-2 cells… B. bifidum WU12 exerted the highest TER-restorative effect on Caco-2 cell monolayers among the tested Bifidobacterium strains.” – PMID # PMC4393161

Bifidobacterium longum

  • Non-Histamine Producing
  • Non D-Lactate Producing
  • Possibly improves cognition
  • Converts sugars to l-Lactic acid which has been shown to create an environment inhospitable to many bad bacterial strains and hospitable to beneficial strains.
  • Promotes proper mast cell activation.
  • Can help reduce inflammation in the gut.
  • May benefit people with fructose malabsorption as B.longum utilizes excess fructose as a food source (doing so without harmful byproducts).

“Bifidobacterium longum alleviates food allergy through mast cell suppression. – 2016 PMID # 26433560

“The effect of BL (Bifidobacterium longum) were evaluated first on two different models. Using ex vivo human skin explant model we found a statistically significant improvement versus placebo in various parameters associated with inflammation such as a decrease in vasodilation, oedema, mast cell degranulation and TNF-alpha release.” – PMID # 19624730

“Increasing evidence suggests that a brain-gut-microbiome axis exists, which has the potential to play a major role in modulating behaviour. However, the role of this axis in cognition remains relatively unexplored. Probiotics, which are commensal bacteria offering potential health benefit, have been shown to decrease anxiety, depression and visceral pain-related behaviours… B. longum 1714-treated mice made fewer errors than other groups, suggesting a better learning. In the fear conditioning, B. longum 1714-treated group also showed better learning and memory” – PMID # 25794930

“B. longum probiotics suppressed inflammatory destruction of the gut” – PMID # PMC3725482

“A number of studies have indicated that resistant carbohydrate is utilized by the bacteria in the colon in the biosynthesis of folate, particularly Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum… A number of other B-group vitamins that are synthesised by members of the microbiota and that may be produced in the gut include riboflavin, vitamin B12, niacin and pyridoxine” – PMID # PMC3571646

“inhibits the growth of C. albicans and some pathogenic bacteria.” – PMID # 18661679

“Short term synbiotic (Bifidobacterium longum) treatment of active UC resulted in improvement of the full clinical appearance of chronic inflammation in patients receiving this therapy.” – PMID # PMC1774839

“Gout is an acute inflammatory disease characterised by the presence of uric acid crystals in the joint… oral BL (Bifidobacterium longum) treatment reduced the inflammatory response in an experimental murine model of gout, suggesting it may be useful as an adjuvant treatment in patients with gout.” – PMID # 26322542

“The researchers found that mice colonized by one bifidobacterium subspecies, B. longum, were able to survive when fed the pathogenic bacteria E. coli O157, while GF mice without the bacteria died of infection within 7 days… The key actor in this mechanism is a carbohydrate transporter encoded by genes present in certain strains of bifidobacteria such as B. longum, which enables these bacteria to utilize fructose to produce acetate in the distal colon.” – DOI: 10.1038/nature09646

“Bifidobacterium longum may down-regulate IL-18 and IL-1β (proinflammatory cytokines) expressions… thus reduce the visceral hypersensitivity of PI-IBS (postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome).” – PMID # 26697916

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bacillus subtilis – DE111®

  • Non-Histamine Producing
  • Non D-Lactate Producing
  • May improve villi health
  • May mitigate symptoms after antibiotic therapy
  • Spore forming, stays in the gut 30-60 days
  • DE111 supports the normal breakdown of complex carbohydrates and fats, promoting proper digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Communicates with intestinal cells to maintain gut barrier function [1]
  • Crowds out bacterial pathogens and maintains healthy gut flora [2] [3]

Bacillus subtilis was discovered by German soldiers during WW2. A large number of German soldiers were dying of dysentery while fighting in African and little to no medicine was available. German scientists discovered that the locals had a treatment they had been using for at least hundreds of years, when someone got sick with dysentery they would eat a small amount of fresh camel dung. It was later discovered that this dung had a very large amount of a bacteria later named Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis was later cultured commercially and used by the German army to cure dysentery. After the war many western countries started using B. subtilis for gut and urinary tract diseases.

“B. subtilis promotes shallower crypt depth, which results in longer villi, greater villi surface area and more absorptive epithelial cells. Furthermore, shallower crypt depth promotes rapid epithelial turnover in response to inflammation from pathogenic bacteria… Changes in small intestinal morphology and in particular, increased villus height and VH: CD ratio in ducks fed diets supplemented with B. subtilis indicate improved gut health and digestive capacity” – PMID # PMC5143344

“Ingestion of significant quantities of B. subtilis is thought to restore the normal microbial flora following extensive antibiotic use or illness” – PMID # PMC99781

“The experiments showed that 70–90% of dietary-supplemented Bacillus spores germinate in the proximal part of the pig GI tract… Bacillus strains can temporarily remain in the GI system, but will be unable to permanently colonize the GI tract.” — doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03633.x

“B. subtilis strain may be considered as non-pathogenic and safe for human consumption.” – PMID # 17934835

“CONCLUSIONS: Bacillus indicus and B. subtilis should be considered safe for oral use” – PMID # 18312567

“Bacillus subtilis R0179 used in several commercial probiotic products… Strains were subsequently screened for the presence of enterotoxins and virulence factors and were subjected to 28 days of repeated high-dose oral toxicity testing in rats. No risk factors or aberrant activities were identified using such a detailed approach. Thus, both microbes were deemed to pose low risk to the consumer and, therefore, safe for use as probiotics.” – PMID # 18449224

“Spores of Bacillus species are found in soil, dust, and water as well as in the air (27). Their primary reservoir though, has long been considered soil, and indeed, they can be found there in abundance… we have used a molecular approach to prove that orally administered B. subtilis spores germinate, proliferate, and then resporulate within the gut” — doi:10.1128/JB.188.7.2692–2700.2006

“The safety of Bacillus species has been extensively reviewed elsewhere (de Boer and Diderichsen, 1991; Ishibashi and Yamazaki, 2001; Logan, 2004; Osipova et al., 1998; Sanders et al., 2003; SCAN, 2000a) and most incidences of illness associated with Bacillus appear to result for opportunistic infections or miss-diagnosis. Extensive animal studies including acute and sub-chronic toxicity testing as well as in vitro studies have now been performed on a number of species, including B. subtilis var. Natto (Hong et al., 2008), Bacillus indicus (Hong et al., 2008), B. coagulans (Endres et al., 2009) and B. subtilis 2335 (Sorokulova et al., 2008) and B. licheniformis 2336 (Sorokulova et al., 2008). All appear to show no indicators of adverse effects. Studies are showing that these bacteria are able to grow within the intestinal tract and possibly be considered temporary residents. This is important because it shows that these bacteria are not foreigners but rather may exert a unique symbiotic relationship with their host.” – DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2010.03.007

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  1. Thomas, Carissa M, and James Versalovic. “Probiotics-Host Communication: Modulation of Signaling Pathways in the Intestine.” Gut Microbes 1.3 (2010): 148–163. PMC. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.
  2. Vacca A, Pantaleo G, Ronco M, Dammacco F. Chemoimmunotherapy for multiple myeloma using an intermittent combination drug schedule (melphalan + prednisone) and alternating course of B. subtilis spores. Chemioterapia. 1983;2:300–305
  3. Mazza P. The use of Bacillus subtilis as an antidiarrhoeal microorganism. Boll Chim Farm. 1994;133:3–18

* Though Phage Complete contains none of the allergy causing ingredients listed, it is manufactured in a plant that may process these ingredients. Though great care is taken to prevent cross-contamination this can’t be guaranteed.

New Advanced Probiotic / Prebiotic Formula

Announcing – Phage Complete

After years of looking for a good Probiotic I finally gave up! There just wasn’t one. So I decided to develop and contract for one to be created! It also has a unique new Prebiotic. The name of this new product is Phage Complete.

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Phage Complete is only $39.95 for a two month supply* and includes free U.S. Priority Mail shipping (click here for International shipping information). If you order 4 bottles the price is even less, only $35 each, or $17.50 / month, that is only 58 cents per day! Sold direct, so the price is much less than any serious competition, far less per day than even a cup of really cheap gas station coffee, works much better than either the competition’s product or the cup of coffee, and carries a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Manufactured and bottled in a U.S. FDA / cGMP inspected facility. Really, what do you have to lose?

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The checkout process will be completed through a secure connection, no one has access to your charge card information except for PayPal. Using, or opening, a PayPal account is optional, a PayPal account is not required. If you do use a PayPal account your order can also be covered by their purchase protection. The first screen is where you choose the quantity (for multi-bottle discounts), from then on you’ll be on the secure (https) PayPal site. International orders see below for important information. Sales Tax will be added to all Minnesota orders. Orders are shipped in 1-3 business days (normally 1) unless otherwise noted here. Free Priority Mail Shipping in the U.S.

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* you may wish to take 2 capsules per day for the first 2-3 months to help re-balance the microbiome. Instructions are provided with your order.

 

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Do you purchase other items from the U.S.? If so it is recommended that you use a Package Consolidation service. This allows you to shop from any online U.S. based store, have the consolidation service combine your orders, and ship everything to you in one box! You will save a lot of money and get free shipping on your Phage Complete order to the consolidator! They also get better shipping rates than we can, so you can actually save money even if this is the only thing you purchase!

Or we can ship directly to you at the rates below.

International ordering to many countries is now available. There is a two bottle minimum order. The postal service lists Priority Mail International shipping to most countries as 6-10 days, but this may not include the time spent in customs; this can sometimes add 2-14 days, it varies a lot from country to country.

You will need to know the customs and duty rules / costs in your country before ordering. You’re advised to contact your local tax agent or customs office to get an estimate of what these fees / rules might be. Once an order is placed it can not be canceled. I’m sorry, but no refunds will be issued for orders refused, confiscated, or duties assessed by customs. See the list below for countries we’re accepting orders from.

All orders are shipped by USPS “Priority Mail” (air) as to avoid long periods of time in a shipping container in possibly very hot conditions. See this FAQ for more information. If you purchase other items from the U.S. you may want to consider a reshipping service to save money on shipping.

Up to 4 Bottles = 1 Shipping Charge!
(when ordered / shipped together)

Shipping Rates

$29.95 International Priority Mail
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium*, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany*, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands (British), Yugoslavia.

* For orders to Germany and Belgium, your order will be shipped with all health claims blacked out on the bottle and the “For Best Results” document will not be included (you can download it though). This is due to these countries making no distinction between a “health claim” and a “medical claim”, resulting in orders being returned (simply saying “probiotics are good for you” can get an order returned). These measures seem to make the customs officials happy. If you have any questions please contact us first. To date, we’ve had no problems with other countries.

$24.95 International Priority Mail
Canada

Free Priority Mail
United States and Territories

If you live in another country, and wish to place an order, contact me and I’ll see what I can do. Your risk of problems with custom clearance might be higher, some countries are not included due to very high fraud reports / advisories.