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May 27, 2018

What is Metagenics CandiBactin-BR Used For?

As a proud provider of health and wellness supplies, InnerGood digs deeper into the brands we carry, going beyond each product label so that we can answer any questions our valued customers may have. And given that our most popular supplement brand is Metagenics, we often receive inquiries about their products. One frequently occurring query is in regard to CandiBactin-BR, a product that gets a lot of press for encouraging a healthy intestinal environment, improved immune function, and detoxification. Of course, that description just scratches the surface, which is why we have decided to dedicate an article to this important health supplement.

*Note: consult with your physician before consuming CandiBactin-BR or any self-care health supplement.

What You Need to Know About Metagenics CandiBactin-BR’s Role in Improving Your Gastrointestinal Health

It Contains Berberine

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Get 15% off Candibactin BR and AR today by using the code ‘guthealth‘ at the checkout.

CandiBactin-BR is a berberine based formula. Berberine is a plant-derived (see image above) compound with many health benefits. When you ingest berberine, it gets taken in by your body, is transported into the bloodstream, and then travels into the body’s cells. From there, it binds to several “molecular targets” and changes their function in a manner similar to how pharmaceutical drugs work, but naturally. Those changes are often highly beneficial.

Studies show that berberine is a potent oral hypoglycemic agent that has significant beneficial effects on lipid metabolism. By definition, lipid metabolism is the synthesis and degradation of lipids (an important component of living cells), which involves the breakdown or storage of fats used for energy. These fats are obtained via food consumption or through absorption or are synthesized by the liver. Ostomates living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) exhibit lipid abnormalities. High lipid levels equate to high amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides circulating in your blood, which can put you at risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Lipid abnormalities are also correlated with type-2 diabetes. As you can see, IBD and correspondingly high lipid levels can compound your preexisting health concerns. Given berberine’s role in managing lipid metabolism, it’s worth considering adding this compound to your dietary regime.

Berberine is also known for its antimicrobial properties and thus supplementation has shown to have a positive effect on the intestinal microbiome, gut hormones, and mucosa, in addition to ulcerative colitis and other bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Additional Herbs to Harmonize the Actions of Berberine

The berberine is extracted from natural plant sources including Oregon Grape and Coptis Root, which together support gastrointestinal health. But what makes the CandiBactin-BR formula even better than taking berberine on its own, is that it incorporates other important herbs that have shown to promote a calm digestive tract. These herbs include Ginger Rhizome, Chinese Licorice, and Chinese Rhubarb Root, all of which work harmoniously with the 400 mg per serving of berberine sulphate. Let’s take a brief look at the gastrointestinal benefits of each of these herbs on their own.

In addition to the many proven benefits of ginger, data shows that the herb and its constituents accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract, which supports numerous observations of its effectiveness as an anti-nausea agent. There is also evidence to suggest that it may serve as a colon cancer-preventing compound.

Then there’s licorice root, which has traditionally been used to soothe gastrointestinal problems and to speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance in the digestive tract. Rhubarb has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote gut health, and there is recent research data to show that rhubarb root can support gut microbial diversity.

In addition to the aforementioned herbal trifecta, CandiBactin-BR includes Chinese Skullcap Root (often used to treat leaky gut syndrome) and Phellodendron Bark (has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial effects).

With CandiBactin-BR, Metagenics has worked tirelessly to put together a herbal formula that provides one of the most complete gastrointestinal health supplements on the market today.


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Get 15% off Candibactin BR and AR today by using the code ‘guthealth‘ at the checkout.

InnerGood has taken care in selecting the supplements we make available to those living with IBD, IBS and to ostomates across Canada. This Metagenics product is yet another one that we’re proud to list in our inventory, and together with the guidance of your healthcare practitioner, we hope that it works to support your gastrointestinal health for years to come.

View more on CandiBactin-BR as well as it’s companion Candibactin-AR. Contact us with any additional questions you may have about this Metagenics product and/or find out how you may qualify for FREE shipping and direct billing for this and any other supplies we carry. See our full Metagenics Product lineup for Canada here.

 

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43 Replies to “What is Metagenics CandiBactin-BR Used For?”

    1. Good question Josie – thanks for asking! We checked in with the good folks at Metagenics and they said that for maintenance it would depend on what each person unique needs. A good practice is to take a probiotic and perhaps fiber or other support depending on what your digestive issues are. We will send you Metagenics’ standard GI Health Protocol by email, but be sure to consult your health care provider.

    1. Hi January,

      Sorry for the delayed response. You should speak with a Naturopath to understand what foods upsetting your gut. It really is unique to each individual.

      Thanks for your question.

  1. When should I take Candibactin-BR, first thing in the morning, with a meal or on an empty stomach, just before bed? Is it ok to take with vitamins? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sue,

      Apologies for our delayed reply and thank you for your great question. Candibactin-BR should be taken with food during the day – morning should be fine. In terms of whether you can take it with other vitamins, and overall dosing, you should seek advice from your physician or health care practitioner for direction.

      Best wishes!

  2. Three years ago a tumor was discovered in my stomach and half of stomach was removed. As a result I can’t eat much and that has resulted in weight loss, From 154 lbs to 124Lbs.Now it is upto 134lbs. I also notice that my poop smells bad leading me to suspect some bad bacteria. Will Candi Bactin cure this?

    1. Thanks for your question. Candibactin-BR is intended to provide a bit more relief with mild diarrhea. Candibactin-AR traditionally provides relief for individuals dealing with stomach upset and gas. There may be some related help here for you with these supplements and worth trying. With that said, we tell individuals to speak with a health care professional first regarding fowl smelling stool to identify the possible source of the problem.

    1. Hi Charity,

      Thanks for your question and reaching out. This question is best answered by a Naturopathic Doctor or your Family doctor.

      Best wishes to you,

      InnerGood

    1. Thanks for reaching out Bridget,

      As far we understand it, this product is FDA approved. For more information on Candibactin BR regulatory approvals in Canada, we recommend getting in touch with Metagenics.

  3. If you have SIBO and took the the two prescriptions per doctor and do not want to go that route again, can you take Candibactin as daily support? The SIBO is not going away and I would rather use a natural supplement. I do take several supplements from Metagenics and trust them. I am also taking the Ultra Floral Spectrum as my daily probiotic. Does candibactin BR cause diahrea?

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Thanks for our questions. First off, you should get advice from a healthcare provider such as a naturopathic doctor on this subject to help you identify the right course of action. With that said, Candibactin-BR is a Herbal formula that helps alleviate mild diarrhea. It is also often prescribed to help treat sibo in combination with Candibactin-AR.

    1. I’ve sent you the GI protocol. You can find our full selection of Metagenics Probiotics here. Please be sure to connect with your health care provider prior to starting this, or any other program.

      Best wishes!

  4. Hello,
    I have purchased both Candibactin AR and BR and would like to receive the Metagenics GI Health Protocol. Can you send it to me per email? Thanks.

    1. Hi Ellen,

      Thanks so much for reaching out and your purchase. We’ve sent you the GI Protocol. You should review this first with your Health Care Provider before starting.

      Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Kisa,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Marley,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Ebenezer,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

  5. Please send to me the metagenics protocol for maintenance on Candibactin BR. I am working with my Gastroentronologist, and need your recommendations Thank you

    1. Thanks Judy,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Kelsey,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Janet,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Oped,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

    1. Thanks Zoe,

      We have sent you Metagenics GI Protocol. Speak with your healthcare provider before starting the program. Best wishes and thanks again!

  6. Can you please send me the Metagenics GI protocol? I have done well on this and want to share info with my son’s doctor. Mine has retired.

    1. Thanks for reaching out Jamie. We’ve sent the GI Protocol to you. Please do speak with your Health Care Provider prior to starting this program.

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