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Can Lauricidin Cause a Herxheimer Reaction?


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Natural antimicrobials can help reduce levels of microbes and toxins. Lauricidin is a monolaurin extract from coconut oil that may cause a Herx response. Learn about die-off and how to manage it naturally.

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Can Lauricidin Cause a Herxheimer Reaction?

  1. 1. Can Lauricidin® (Monolaurin) Cause a Jarisch-Herxheimer Response? Dr. Alexander J. Rinehart, DC, MS, CNS Director of Health Education, Med-Chem Labs, Inc.
  2. 2. What is Lauricidin®? • Lauricidin® is pure monolaurin – a derivative from coconut oil used as an immune support • It is used by health professionals for a variety of gut and immune protocols to help support bacterial flora and yeast in the body.
  3. 3. What is a Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction? • Dermatologists Adolf Jarisch and Karl Herxheimer noticed that Syphilis patients were experiencing an array of symptoms upon antimicrobial treatment. The unique response was named a Jarisch- Herxheimer reaction. • Lauricidin® is naturally antimicrobial and can cause a Herxheimer reaction –associated with taking too much too soon! • Common Names: Die-off, Detox Reaction, Herx, or a Healing Crisis: • Lasts a few hours, to a few days
  4. 4. What is a Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction? • Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction • Release of Endotoxins, as well as Inflammatory Cytokines from reaction to microbial waste & cell death. • Potential Symptoms: • Flu-like symptoms • Achiness • Headache • Mental Fog • Skin Rash • Loose stools • Fatigue • Fever • Sweating • Chills
  5. 5. “Herx-Sensitive” Individuals These Clients Should Start Low on Lauricidin® – even just 1 single pellet three times per day: • Co-Infections: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Candida, Helicobacter pylori, Lyme [Borrelia burgdorferi], SIBO/dysbiosis. • Autoimmunity: Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. • Genetics • Polypharmacy/Frequent Antibiotic Use • Food Sensitivity/Allergy • Toxic Exposure: heavy metals, mold, etc. • Impaired Liver/Kidney Health • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  6. 6. Herxheimer (“Die-Off”) Mechanisms • Results from Microbe Death (i.e. Borrelia spp. [Lyme], Candida spp. [yeast] Syphilis infections, and others) • Characterized by toxin release upon microbial death that overwhelms detoxification pathways • Subsequent inflammatory cascade of cytokines (ex. IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-8) • Immune system reacts to microbial toxins & cell components
  7. 7. Nutritional Strategies for Die-Off / Herxing • Reduce Rate of Microbe Death – “Low and Slow” antimicrobial intake • Support Antioxidant Health • Support Liver and Kidney Detoxification • “Bind up” Toxins – ex/ Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, Glutathione support • Flush Toxins via Liver Pathways – Curcumin, Milk Thistle, Calcium-D- glucarate, Methylation Support, etc. • Digest Microbe Toxins – Proteolytic enzymes (ex. Proteases, Cellulases)
  8. 8. WHERE TO PURCHASE LAURICIDIN® DR. ALEXANDER RINEHART, DC, CNS Director of Health Education, Med-Chem Labs, Inc. Licensed Health Professionals Apply for a Professional Account: Non-Health Professionals (Click Above to Order Direct with Free Shipping) Customer Support: 1-877-770-7270 |