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What are Biofilms?

What are Biofilms?Biofilms are a collective of one or more types of microorganisms that can grow on many different surfaces, including living tisue.

Microorganisms that form Biofilms include bacteria, fungi and protists. One common example of a Biofilm is dental plaque, a slimy buildup of bacteria that forms on the surfaces of teeth. Biofilms can also be found within arteries and body tissue.

According to the National Institutes of Health:

A Biofilm is an assemblage of microbial cells that is associated with a surface and enclosed in a matrix of primarily polysaccharide material. Noncellular materials such as mineral crystals, corrosion particles, clay or silt particles, or blood components, depending on the environment in which the Biofilm has developed, may also be found in the Biofilm matrix. Biofilm-associated organisms also differ from their planktonic (freely suspended) counterparts with respect to the genes that are transcribed. Biofilms may form on a wide variety of surfaces, including living tissues, medical devices or natural aquatic systems.

How Do Biofilms Develop?

According to the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, Biofilms take shape when bacteria in moist environments adhere to surfaces by secreting a glue-like substance. This occurs on non-living materials such as metal and plastic (e.g. the slimy film coating a sink drain or shower curtain), but they also form on living tissues.

Think of Biofilms inside the body as microbial bomb shelters. A construction of sugars and proteins, biofilms are designed to protect organisms from the onslaught of your immune system and any antimicrobial compounds you take to get rid of the living inhabitants.

If left to accumulate, the matrix that anchors Biofilms to your organ systems gets stronger over time and begins to attract other microbes and toxins into the protective lair.

What starts as a small gang of pathogenic bacteria can become the breeding ground for invasive fungi, parasites, and viruses. An established Biofilm can also provide a unhealthy environmental for various toxins.

Organisms growing and reproducing within the Biofilm matrix can become more resistant to antibiotics and the immune system. Normally, a healthy immune system seeks out to destroy single pathogens with an arsenal of immune secretions. But a protected biological mass under a Biofilm may not signal the immune system of a possible threat. Such an attack waged by immune cells must penetrate through the tough Biofilm shield to target the pathogens.

How Can You Reduce Biofilms?

Research indicates that taking Systemic Enzymes may have the effect of breaking apart the sugars and proteins that act as binding agents and form Biofilm. The ingredients found in Trevinol, are believed to have the capacity to break down these agents and play a role in reducing Biofilms..

When you take digestive enzymes with meals, enzymes speed up the dismantling of food in your stomach. When you take certain other enzymes between meals on an empty stomach, they can spend time on systemic healing tasks such as inhibiting inflammation and destroying the protein-based protective shields around bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and food allergens.

While many enzymes don’t survive in acidic environments, Trevinol uses enteric coated capsules to avoid this potential problem. Taking systemic enzymes between meals when the stomach is more alkaline, further reduces their chance of being destroyed as they pass through the stomach and move on to the intestines for absorption.

Many people may not be familiar with Biofilms. But most people can benefit from cleansing Biofilms within their body. There may be meaningful benefits from taking protein digesting ("proteolytic") enzymes such as Proteases, Nattokinase, Bromelain and Papain.

Some potential benefits include:

Healthy Inflammation Response
Cleanses the Blood
Dissolving Formation of Fibrin (a protein linked to inflammation and blood clots)
Support of the Immune System
Dissolving Scar tissue