A new study [https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/new-research-confirms-high-toxin-levels-linked-to-more-severe-c-difficile-infection] shows that the amount of C. difficile toxins A and B in the gut is directly linked with the severity of infection symptoms. These symptoms, including diarrhea, stomach pain and nausea, result from C. diff. toxins damaging and destroying tissues inside the intestines.
“While prior studies had shown a possible association between stool toxin levels and clinical outcomes, this study was the first of its kind to convincingly demonstrate that the concentration of C. difficile toxins influences disease severity.”
– Carolyn D Alonso MD
The study results comes as no great surprise, as C. diff. toxins A and B have long been known to cause diarrhea, colitis and other negative symptoms in people with a C. diff. infection. But unlike prior studies, this one used a new and highly accurate test for C. diff. toxins. Current C. diff. tests are notoriously difficult and prone to false positives, so this new test method could make diagnosis quicker, easier and more accurate.
The link between C. diff. toxins A and B and infection symptoms means that taking steps to reduce or remove these toxins from your gut can help to reduce the symptoms of the infection. Supporting your immune system is also an important step. Equally important is to take toxin binding supplements to further help your body to eliminate C. diff. toxins.
How to Mop up C. Diff Toxins
One tried and true way to remove toxins from the gut is to take binding agents such as activated charcoal, zeolite clay or MMST silica. My favorite broad-spectrum binding product is G.I. Detox+. This product must be taken away from food or medications by at least one hour, because it binds up whatever it comes in contact with.
A newer method of selective bio-toxin removal is the use of bovine-based immunoglobulin (IgG). Unlike traditional binders that indiscriminately bind to a wide range of molecules, IgG specifically targets only the disease-causing bacterial or fungal toxins inside the gut. My favorite Immunoglobulin product is called Mega IgG2000. Unlike other milk-derived products on the market, Mega IgG2000 is made from bovine serum, making it lactose-free, casein-free, and β-lactoglobulin-free.
Both of these toxin binders are very gentle and easy on upset and inflamed intestines. Either type of toxin binder could easily be added to your traditional or natural treatment approach.