Biofilms and Lyme Disease
Lyme disease bacteria and co-infections produce biofilms which are a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). They are generally composed of extracellular DNA, proteins, and polysaccharides.
Microbes form biofilms in response to stressors, like when you try to kill them, to protect themselves!
The protective nature of biofilms can cause Lyme disease treatment resistance, failures, or relapses.
Certain substances, including proteolytic enzymes, breakdown biofilms, allowing antimicrobial agents to eradicate the microbe.
ALWAYS start slow and work your way up to full doses. If a herx reactions does occur, see our Herx/die-off section for suggested products to make you more comfortable through the process.