The 5R Protocol is a widely accepted clinical guideline to treating pathogens and imbalances in the
GI microbiota and restoring health to the gastrointestinal tract.
|REMOVE||Using a course of antimicrobial,|
antiviral, anti-fungal, or
anti-parasitic therapies in cases
where these organisms are
present. It may also be necessary
to remove offending foods, gluten,
or medication that may be acting
|Antimicrobial||Broad-spectrum antimicrobial herbs including: berberine, caprylic acid, garlic oil, oil of|
oregano, uva ursi, olive leaf extract.
|Antibiotics||Research the recommended antibiotic for the specific microbe present. Avoid medications to which the microbe is thought to have resistance.|
|Antifungal||Caprylic acid, garlic oil, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract.|
|Antiparasitic||Black walnut, garlic oil, oil of oregano, Artemisia (wormwood), berberine, goldenseal, gentian root|
extract, quassia bark extract, citrus seed extract.
|Antiviral||Olive leaf extract, purified silver, cat’s claw, monolaurin, osha root (Ligusticum porteri), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, reishi mushrooms, Echinacea, zinc|
|REPLACE||In cases of maldigestion or malabsorption, it may be|
necessary to restore proper digestion by supplementing
with digestive enzymes.
|Betaine hydrochloride, apple cider vinegar, herbal bitters, ox bile, lactase, pancreatic|
enzymes (amylase, lipase, protease), pepsin.
|REINOCULATE||Recolonization with healthy, beneficial bacteria. Supplementation with probiotics,|
along with the use of prebiotics helps re-establish the proper microbial balance.
|Probiotics||Lactobacillus acidophilus‚ Bifidobacterium bifidum‚ Bifidobacterium longum‚ Lactobacillus rhamnosus‚ Bifidobacterium breve‚ Lactobacillus casei‚ Saccharomyces boulardii|
|Prebiotics||Beta-glucan, fiber, inulin, pectin, xylooligosaccharides,|
galactooligosaccharides, larch arabinogalactans
|REPAIR||Restore the integrity of the gut|
mucosa by giving support to
healthy mucosal cells, as well as
|Colostrum, immunoglobulins, S. boulardii|
|L-Glutamine, aloe vera extract, deglycyrrhizinated|
licorice, marshmallow root, okra, N-acetyl glucosamine,
quercetin, S. boulardii, slippery elm, zinc carnosine,
vitamin A, essential fatty acids, B vitamins
|REBALANCE||Address whole body health and|
lifestyle factors so as to prevent
future GI dysfunction.
|Sleep, diet, exercise, and stress management|
Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you.
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