What is the 5R Protocol?

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.

REMOVEUsing 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
as antagonists.
AntimicrobialBroad-spectrum antimicrobial herbs including: berberine, caprylic acid, garlic oil, oil of
oregano, uva ursi, olive leaf extract.
AntibioticsResearch the recommended antibiotic for the specific microbe present. Avoid medications to which the microbe is thought to have resistance.
AntifungalCaprylic acid, garlic oil, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract.
AntiparasiticBlack walnut, garlic oil, oil of oregano, Artemisia (wormwood), berberine, goldenseal, gentian root
extract, quassia bark extract, citrus seed extract.
AntiviralOlive leaf extract, purified silver, cat’s claw, monolaurin, osha root (Ligusticum porteri), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, reishi mushrooms, Echinacea, zinc
REPLACEIn 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.
REINOCULATERecolonization with healthy, beneficial bacteria. Supplementation with probiotics,
along with the use of prebiotics helps re-establish the proper microbial balance.
ProbioticsLactobacillus acidophilus‚ Bifidobacterium bifidum‚ Bifidobacterium longum‚ Lactobacillus rhamnosus‚ Bifidobacterium breve‚ Lactobacillus casei‚ Saccharomyces boulardii
PrebioticsBeta-glucan, fiber, inulin, pectin, xylooligosaccharides,
galactooligosaccharides, larch arabinogalactans
REPAIRRestore the integrity of the gut
mucosa by giving support to
healthy mucosal cells, as well as
immune support.
Colostrum, immunoglobulins, S. boulardii
Barrier Repair
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
REBALANCEAddress 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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