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What You Need To Know About “The Herx Reaction”

Parents know that introducing a probiotic into the diet can be a challenge, so it’s important to know what your child can expect. Here is a bit more about the science behind All-Star’s Bio-Heal and how it can affect your child.

Bio-Heal works to heal the lining of the gut and essentially crowd out the “bad guys” (the yeast that is causing irritation) by creating more “good guys” (the healthy bacteria). During this process, the yeast begins to die, which releases a waste called endotoxin. As the name implies, endotoxin is slightly toxic to the body, and the immune system creates a response to try to fight it that can unfortunately create some feelings of discomfort. The technical term for this entire process is the “Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction,” often called “The Herx Reaction” for short.

Side effects that can be experienced from the Herx Reaction can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Gastrointestinal Distress (such as nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation)
  • Low-grade Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Body Itch
  • Pain
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Irritability

These side effects would be difficult for anyone but are especially challenging for parents who already experience behavioral problems. It is hard! And although it may seem counterintuitive, this battle in the gut means that the product is working, and the body is beginning to heal.

Here are some ways to relieve the discomfort your child feels during this process:

  • Be consistent in taking the Bio-Heal
  • Take *Enterosgel® 2x daily (this is available on Amazon)
  • Increase water intake
  • Reduce the current dosage of Bio-Heal by ½

*Enterosgel® is an intestinal adsorbent that acts in the digestive tract to bind toxins, harmful substances, pathogens and allergens and removes them from the body as stool. Enterosgel® protects the digestive tract mucosa and prevents harmful substances from penetrating into the body.

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Marty Orefice

About the Founder

My name is Marty Orefice, founder of All-Star Nutrition. After experiencing a radical transformation with my son, I have dedicated my life to helping millions of children reach their full potential through the power of supplements and nutrition.

We don’t listen to so-called experts that tell us there’s nothing we can do to help our kids. We are parents who never give up. We are motivated by helping our kids reach their potential and will do whatever it takes to help them.

Because we’re fighting against large food and chemical companies, we do things differently. We do things smarter. We pull techniques from other industries and disciplines. We sacrifice. We use nutrition and supplements to provide the foundation our children need to reach their potential. We do the hard things that others aren’t willing to do.

If you talk with your doctor or look in traditional textbooks, they’d tell you what we’re doing is impossible. Yet it’s happening. Every Single Day.

I invite you to join the movement and help our children reach their full potential.

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