Does Oxy-Powder® Harm Beneficial Intestinal Flora?
Global Healing Center contracted the services of the Mayfair Clinical Education & Research Centre to determine if Oxy-Powder® would demonstrate effectiveness for two primary criteria:1
- Destroying harmful bacterial organisms invading the intestines
- Not destroying beneficial organisms that aid in the digestive process
Empirical testing was performed to observe if the dietary supplement Oxy-Powder® would be effective at destroying harmful and/or beneficial intestinal organisms. Study director Prof. J. K. Lalla, Ph.D. implemented protocols whereby cultures of various strains of “parasitic” bacterial strains were exposed in-vitro to the oxygen-based colon cleanser Oxy-Powder® under controlled conditions.
Observations were made at regular intervals to note if any inhibition or outright dessication of the bacteria occurred due to the oxygenating action created by or exposure to ingredients contained within Oxy-Powder®.
The Microbiological testing was performed while observing the following conditions:
Four distinct species of harmful bacterial organisms plus one species of Probiotic (beneficial) organism were utilized as target subjects:
- Pathogens Escherichia coli
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Enterobacter faecalis
- Candida albicans
- Lactobacilus Bulgaricus (Probiotic)
Cup plate technique
1 capsule dissolved in 60 ml sterile distilled water
25 mg citric acid dissolved in 60 ml sterile distilled water
(Citric acid was included since Oxy-Powder® generates O2 and is active only in an acidic medium)
Frequency of Analysis:
0 minute, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes
No inhibition was observed at the given concentration against the five test cultures Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Lactobacillus bifidigus, Enterobacter faecalis and Candida albicans at the given time intervals.
The results very clearly indicate that Oxy-Powder® is ineffective in killing the test cultures. At first glance, one may be asking, “Isn’t it a bad thing for Oxy-Powder® to not kill these harmful organisms?” While, admittedly, Oxy-Powder® is not intended as a “parasite cleanse” supplement, it is very encouraging to note the Probiotic organisms Lactobacillus bulgaricus are also unharmed by Oxy-Powder®.
This indicates desirable Probiotic organisms such as these can survive even when Oxy-Powder® is acting in large intestine and colon region to oxidize compacted fecal matter as a method of alleviating some of the symptoms of constipation. Furthermore, the normal physiological processes of the beneficial bacterial strains (including generation of B complex factors) can continue uninhibited.
The experiment demonstrates Oxy-Powder® is quite safe for the natural intestinal flora of patients suffering from constipation whom wish to address their symptoms, such as having hard compacted waste matter in their intestines that can’t be removed otherwise. Oxy-Powder® works effectively at liquefying hardened, toxin-filled fecal matter so it can be flushed out normally while not harming the beneficial bacteria supporting healthy digestion.