GB-3 And Other Digestive Aids
By Lawrence Wilson, MD
© Revised, June 2008
I often recommend a product called GB-3 from Endomet Labs. This product is a combination of ox bile, pancreatin, dehydrocholic acid and Russian Black Radish. Here is why I love this product and any that would be very similar to it.
A CANCER PREVENTIVE
Based on national health statistics, about half of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lives. According to medical studies, on average one has had cancer three to five years before it is diagnosed. If the cancer can be stopped at an extremely early, pre-clinical stage, it is far easier and much better for the person.
Pancreatic enzymes can help destroy cancer cells. This was shown originally by Dr. John Beard, author of The Trophoblastic Theory of Cancer. The use of pancreatic enzymes is the cornerstone of the Kelley enzyme treatment for cancer. This program has been available for some years and can produce excellent results.
GB-3 provides an inexpensive but effective aid to preventing and even helping to get rid of sub-clinical cancer. I do not mean to imply that everyone has cancer. I also do not mean that GB-3 is a “cancer cure” by any means. However, it may be a helpful preventive and that is all. It is a simple step that never hurts and fits our paradigm of preventive health care through nutrition.
AN ANTIDOTE FOR COPPER TOXICITY
All slow oxidizers have excess copper in their tissues. While not always revealed on the mineral analysis, an elevated calcium level, a low sodium/potassium ratio, a low potassium level, mercury toxicity or a copper level less than 1.0 mg% in a slow oxidizer are indicators of hidden copper toxicity. If a person follows a nutritional balancing program, excess copper will eventually begin to be eliminated. The underlying cause of the copper imbalance is weak adrenal glands, which results in low ceruloplasmin production by the liver. Ceruloplasmin is the main copper binding protein. If copper is not bound, it is not able to be transported and utilized properly.
GB-3 is specifically designed to help eliminate excess copper. It contains Russian black radish, an excellent source of organic sulfur and an excellent copper antagonist. Ox bile, dehydrocholic acid and pancreatin assist liver activity to help mobilize copper from the liver.
Fast oxidizers also do well on GB-3, although they often require some copper for a while.
With the proliferation of toxic chemicals and toxic metals in the environment, most everyone has a toxic liver to some degree. Slow oxidizers, in particular, develop sluggish liver activity due to weak adrenal and thyroid glandular activity.
GB-3 is a liver support formula that helps the body eliminate many toxic metals and chemicals from the liver.
A SUPERIOR DIGESTIVE AID
GB-3 is a superior digestive aid compared to HCL-pepsin or vegetable enzymes for many cases. Its pancreatin and ox bile are needed by many people, especially those in the exhaustion stage of stress or what is called slow oxidation. One can read more about this on this website.
Most slow oxidizers have some degree of intestinal dysbiosis, including chronic candida albicans infection due to copper imbalance.
Many have other parasites as well. Pancreatin and ox bile in GB-3 help digest these organisms. In some cases, other anti-candida products may be needed as well. However, GB-3 is an excellent beginning to correct the intestinal flora and improve overall digestion.
Also, GB-3 is far more yang in Chinese medical terminology than either hydrochloric acid or vegetable enzymes. This is an advantage in almost all cases, as most bodies today are too yin in Chinese terminology.
A SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM INHIBITOR
An important part of nutritional balancing programs is to correct the autonomic balance. Most people have exhausted their sympathetic or fight-or-flight nervous systems. Most have fallen into a parasympathetic state of slow oxidation. However, many are yet what we call sympathetic dominant. This means they retain the mental patterns such as fear and worry that pushed them into an exhaustion state.
Pancreatin, dehydrocholic acid, ox bile and Russian black radish all inhibit the sympathetic nervous system, helping it rest and rebuild. Other parasympathetic products include calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, thymus, kidney, liver and pancreas glandulars, L-taurine and GABA.
REACTIONS AND CAUTIONS WITH GB-3
Upon starting GB-3, some people report diarrhea, intestinal cramps or stomach upset. This occurs because pancreatin and ox bile digest candida organisms, parasites, bacteria and debris in the intestines.
The solution is to reduce the dosage at first, as low as 1/2 tablet per day, and then slowly increase the dosage. The stomach discomfort usually passes within a few months.