Odor Cleanse is the same amino acid mushroom extract as Champex, which has been researched in Japan for controlling breath, body and fecal odor.
Studies in hospitals there used it to successfully eliminate body odor in the elderly and it improved their bowel movements after 30 days.
It removes ammonia from the blood. Ammonia stinks.
Lowers uric acid levels
Removes the smelly gases such as trimethylamine and other amines, sulpher, methyl mercaptan, indoles (fecal odor)
Increases the population of bifidus bacteria by double in 30 days. At the same time it reduces the population of c. difficile.
Inhibits the growth of Helico-pylori bacteria, known to cause halitosis
Improves kidney function
Improves liver function
Improves symptoms of gout
Boosts the immune system by removing toxins from the body
Improves bowel function (high in glutamic acid, which strengthens intestinal lining)
It was the finishing cure for me. Probiotics cut the odor a bit and fixed the constipation and yeast recurrences, but Odor Cleanse is the cure for my odor problem. The capsules are 75mg so I take 7 after each meal to make it 525mg per dose. The lower dose is only good for breath odor.
You can see the research studies for odor removal and intestinal health with graphs and charts at www.directfood.net/champex They are trying to start an IBS clinical trial for it. You can leave your email with them and they are supposed to follow up. I put mine name in 6 weeks ago but haven't heard back from them.
*There is a separate supplier thread with more online sources and retailers.* The list below is incomplete.
Champex will available on the U.S. website http://q-o-l.com/ beginning December 2007.
At www.betterlife.com Odor Cleanse is priced at $6.37 per bottle and you get a discount when buying quantity. www.smartbomb.com also sells Odor Cleanse ($5.37 per bottle sale right now).
Edited 09/17/07 to add: Pro M Internal Deodorizer by Life Extension is a 500mg dose of a different mushroom extract and is discount priced at $18.20 at www.betterlife.com, or $16.00 at www.healthmegamall.com.
Higher doses are needed for body odor than for breath odor and best results will be seen after 2 weeks or more use. My odor progressively improved each week and was completely gone after 5 weeks. I am at week 6 now and had a job interview a few days ago and no one made faces at me.
Odex is the same product too, but has been discontinued by Pure Encapsulations.
http://sterlingorganics.com sells a product called Quantum Kidney Complex which contains the mushroom extract too. Does not specify how many mg are in it.