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We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to assist you.

Please note Nutritional Medicine NZ does not provide medical advice.

All product information should be evaluated by your practitioner prior to use.

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Ordering & Products

With one exception, our products are made without common allergens, including dairy, gluten, soy, corn, animal products, and artificial colouring or flavouring.

Biotonic™ contains Fo-Ti root, which is prepared in black soybean. Because of this, Biotonic may contain trace amounts of soy.

Biocidin®LSF contains sunflower phospholipids instead of soy. They are stabilized into the optimal nano-particulate size range for absorption with a small amount of tocophersolan. Safety data exists for tocophersolan at 300 times the amount consumed within our products.

Our products do not contain peanuts. (Note: See FAQ specifically regarding tree nuts.) Some products contain alcohol as a carrier. The alcohol is derived from potatoes and/or cane and is free of residual starch, sugar, proteins, or peptides.

The Biocidin® Liquid, Biocidin® LSF, Biocidin® Capsules, Biocidin® TS, Dentalcidin™, and Dentalcidin™ LS all contain black walnut hull and leaf, which may contain trace amounts of the black walnut nut protein. Therefore, these products would not be suitable for use by those with severe nut allergies, as determined by their healthcare provider.

The herbs in Biocidin Botanical™ products are sourced from verified suppliers in the US, China, Europe, and India.

All of the products are vegan, with the exception of the Dentalcidin™ toothpaste, which contains the bee product, royal jelly.

Vegetarian cellulose capsules are used for all products that come in capsule form. The cellulose is sourced from poplar and pine trees (HPMC), and as such may not be suitable for anyone with a severe poplar or pine tree allergy. The capsules used for the Biocidin® also contain a small amount of titanium dioxide, which gives them their opaque white colour.

Yes, because clays (and microcrystalline zeolite powders) are formed around an aluminium core. Some other common aluminium-containing clay powders are bentonite, kaolinite, and montmorillonite. Every clay powder on earth has a chemical “backbone” of metals in its structure. The important part to consider is the ratio of silica-to-alumina and their relative bioavailability from the zeolite since they are not uniform across all sources. The crystalline structure, pore size, and amount of silicon present vary greatly in zeolites, which makes each one operate differently. When there is more than 6 times the amount of silicon than there is aluminium, as in the zeolite we use for G.I. Detox+, then it attracts heavy metals (and all cations) to the compound and does not leach them out. When the zeolite is laden with an excess of silicon it creates a strong attraction for more metal minerals. Then we add additional highly bioavailable Silica and other binders to the zeolite creating an even stronger “pull”. It is virtually impossible for a human digestive tract to free the aluminium from the zeolite we use, so there is little to no potential for aluminium absorption into the body from the G.I. Detox+. Our zeolite powder is rigorously tested for any impurity by a third party, prior to inclusion in G.I. Detox+ capsules at a cGMP facility.

The products have a manufacturing date printed on them (“MFG” followed by a date). Although the product may not have an expiration date, it is recommended to replace the product two years after the printed manufacturing date.

No. SLS commonly refers to Sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common surfactant additive. In our toothpaste, we use sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, an amino acid derivative surfactant that is considered a much safer alternative. It is classified as a low health hazard in the EWG database, International Journal of Toxicology, and the Green Chemical Handbook.

There are approximately 700 drops in each bottle of Biocidin® broad-spectrum Liquid Formula. There are approximately 100 servings in each bottle of Biocidin® Liposomal Formula (each serving meaning 1 pump, equivalent to about 5 drops of the liquid formula). There are approximately 1200 drops in each bottle of Biotonic™ Adaptogenic Tonic.

Product Storage/Transport

Do not allow the product to freeze, or to remain in an area above 32℃ (90℉)  for a prolonged period of time. In transit, the products may be exposed for short periods to temperatures higher or lower than recommended for storage, and this is not typically a problem.

Not when it will be consumed within a day. However, it is helpful to store the mixture in a lidded container to protect from dust and spills. If more of the diluted mixture is made than will be consumed in one day, than it should be refrigerated, and replaced at least every several days.

When carrying Biocidin® LSF, be sure to engage the pump locking mechanism by turning the top to the left until it won’t depress. For the regular Biocidin® liquid, make sure the neck of the bottle is clean by wiping the threads off. It’s best to place the liquid products in a plastic bag while traveling, and to keep them upright as best as possible, to prevent leakage.

General Product Usage

Nutritional supplements such as the herbal products made by Biocidin Botanicals™ are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any kind of disease or medical condition. The purpose of broad-spectrum nutritional supplements is to support the body and maintain health. These supplements are formulated to provide nutritional support.* For best results, contact an integrative healthcare provider, naturopath, or another practitioner familiar with nutritional and herbal supplement protocols.**

Although not ideal, you can take it with a full stomach. A little extra may be taken, to compensate for the hindered absorption. Please consult your practitioner for specific amounts. Taking Biocidin® 15-20 minutes prior to eating helps to maximize absorption, and is strongly suggested.

It is very important to wait an hour or more, until the stomach has emptied, to take the G.I. Detox+. It is also advisable to wait another full hour, after taking G.I. Detox+, before eating or drinking anything other than water. This helps to ensure that the G.I. Detox+ is helping cleanse biofilm breakdown and not food nutrients, supplements, or medications.

Preliminary research supporting the use of the ingredients in the products in the amounts listed in the product Usage Guide has shown no significant reduction in beneficial gut flora. The use of a high-quality probiotic supplement like Proflora® 4R during the protocol is still highly recommended, as it supports the normal proliferation of healthy gut flora.

Most probiotics should be taken a minimum of two hours after taking Biocidin®, Olivirex®, or G.I. Detox+. Taking probiotics before bed is preferable, if possible, to give them maximum proliferation time without food or supplement interference. Proflora® 4R does not need to be taken apart from Biocidin®, but
should still be taken at least one hour apart from any Olivirex®, or G.I. Detox+.

Due to reports of GI tract upset when combining the two, we do not recommend taking grapefruit seed extract while following a Biocidin® protocol.

Under the supervision of your healthcare practitioner, you can take the Biocidin® for 4-8 weeks for an annual or semi-annual cleanse. G.I. Detox+ and Proflora® 4R are highly recommended along with Biocidin®, to support this periodic GI cleansing.

Biocidin® and Olivirex® should generally be taken an hour apart from antibiotic drugs to avoid stomach upset. These herbal products are generally very safe and can actually support the body when used along with antibiotics. G.I. Detox+ should always be taken a minimum of one hour away from any medications. Be sure to read the product insert for the drug in question to see which herbs are contraindicated, if any.

Antibiotics are important drugs that are often very helpful and are a valid treatment option. We do not suggest that you stop taking a prescribed antibiotic drug unless directed to do so by a qualified medical professional.