Fungi & Yeast
Ellagic acid inhibits the fungal and yeast enzyme Chitin Synthase II. All fungi and yeast need this enzyme to manufacture Chitin, a key structural polysaccharide used in their cell walls. By supressing this key fungal and yeast enzyme, the fungi and yeast are unable to grow. When they die at the natural end of their life cycle, they cannot be replaced as long as the Chitin Synthase II enzyme is inhibited. Since Chitin Synthase II is not a human enzyme, its inhibition does us no harm.
Ellagic acid inhibits the viral enzyme gyrase. All bacteria need this enzyme to maintain the integrity of their DNA. By suppression this key bacterial enzyme, bacterial DNA unspools and the bacteria die. Since gyrase is not a human enzyme, its inhibition does us no harm.
The exact mechanism by which parasites are affected by ellagic acid is not clear but current research points to the glutathione transferase pathway.
Whenever a cell becomes pathological, our DNA sends it a signal to self-destruct. This is one of the most powerful safeguards we have in preventing pathology and it works the majority of the time. Unfortunately, it only takes one pathological cell capable of blocking this signal for a pathology to form. It is specifically those cells that are capable of overriding the self-destruct signal from the DNA that continue to grow and eventually form pathologies. Ellagic acid reiterates the self-destruct signal in pathological cells. Unlike chemical protocols which damage healthy and pathological cells alike, apoptosis, or cell self-destruction, only applies to pathological cells and other damaged cells that are no longer useful or safe to have in the body.
90% of all infections are biofilm infections. Biofilms aren’t haphazard layers of slime, bacteria and yeast. They can build hexagonal honeycomb like structures reaching sizes and complexities that rival modern cities complete with apartment buildings and skyscrapers. Biofilms have transport systems for food, water and waste disposal system and can even store nutrients and water for future use when conditions may not be as abundant. Biofilms create nanowires that connect their entire structure together acting like a microbial nervous system. They even have their own police force that gets rid of members of the biofilm that aren’t contributing to the benefit of the whole. Biofilms also have tiny appendages called pili that they use to attach to our tissues and to each other. When they activate the pili in unison they can ventilate the entire biofilm and regulate its temperature. In their reproductive phase, biofilms send up giant towers with fruiting bodies that launch pieces of itself off to distant locations. Once jettisoned, their pili form flagella so they can crawl or swim through our bodies to start a new biofilm community somewhere else. If the area they are in is deemed too inhospitable, the entire biofilm can move on these pili like a giant slimy caterpillar to another location in what researchers call ‘swarming’. Biofilms are worthy adversaries but they do have a weak spot…
Ingredients: A proprietary blend of ellagic acid, quercetin, pumpkin seed extract, bromelain, gingko biloba and nattokinase.