Biofilm

Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 4

Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 4

A majority of our antibiotics are produced from chemicals that microorganisms produce to reduce other organisms rate of growth or outright eliminate them. We use these chemicals (antibiotics) to reduce the growth of opportunistic organisms in the hope that we can reduce or eliminate sepsis. Sometimes antibiotics

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Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 3

Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 3

Supplements that I have recommended in the prior biofilm blog entries were about breaking down and eliminating biofilm. Are there supplements that can keep biofilm from being able to adhere so that it can be eliminated or not be able to be formed correctly in the first

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Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 2

Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 2

Another way to eliminate biofilm is to degrade the EPS matrix that protects the bacteria. Biofilm are held together by an exopolysaccharide matrix. The protective exopolysaccharide matrix encases the bacteria and has water channels that acts as a transport medium to exchange biochemical signals and nutrients between

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Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 1

Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 1

In one of my past blog posts, I wrote about biofilm. If you do not remember, biofilm is any group of microorganisms that stick together in a large colony on a surface. Bacteria, for example, adhere themselves to a surface, and to other bacteria by using tiny hair

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Biofilm: Why You Should Care That Too Much Of It Is Making You Ill

Biofilm: Why You Should Care That Too Much Of It Is Making You Ill

Biofilm are any group of microorganisms that stick together in a large colony on a surface. Bacteria for example adhere themselves to a surface and other bacteria using tiny hair like appendages called pili. They also form polysaccharide matrices to enclose the bacterial colonies to protect themselves

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